A beautiful and attractive smile typically includes straight teeth. When teeth are crooked, overlapped, or misaligned, many people feel self-conscious about their appearance. Common dental issues like these can also be to blame for functional problems, and may be the root cause of complex dental needs in the future. While many men and women want to straighten their smiles with orthodontic care, the thought of metal braces is not appealing to many adults. To assist patients with these types of oral concerns, cosmetic and restorative dentist Dr. Marianna Farber and her professional team at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry in New York, NY, are pleased to offer patients Invisalign orthodontics. This state-of-the-art dental practice also features the additional option of VPro5™ by Propel Orthodontics for an even faster straightening process.
Invisalign is a fantastic choice for individuals who desire a discreet, less noticeable method of repositioning misaligned teeth to obtain a balanced, beautiful smile. When these clear, virtually invisible aligners are being worn, they tend to be difficult to detect by others. Imagine having a smile that is straight, healthy, and convenient to achieve. Keep reading to understand more about the benefits of combining Invisalign and Propel Orthodontics.
How Invisalign works
Invisalign orthodontics may be a more desirable treatment choice for teens, tweens, and adults of all ages who want an option other than metal braces. Thanks to advancements in dental technology, the Invisalign system was created as a less-noticeable option to correct orthodontic issues. New York City patients who choose the Invisalign system can remedy several types of orthodontic problems, including:
- Gaps between teeth
- Overlap or crowding
- Crooked teeth
- Narrow dental arches
The benefits of Invisalign aligners
FDA-approved Invisalign treatment utilizes computer-generated aligner trays made from a patented clear, durable, and flexible material. At the beginning of the process, a digital impression of the mouth is taken and sent to a special Invisalign lab where a series of custom Invisalign trays will be created. Each set of clear trays is typically worn over the upper and lower teeth for two weeks, for a period of 20 – 22 hours each day. One of the most beneficial features of Invisalign is that the trays can be easily removed from the mouth to eat, brush teeth, and play sports. Each set of trays gradually shifts the teeth to a more-desirable position in the mouth.
Some New York City patients may still be more suitable candidates for traditional metal braces. However, more and more people are turning to Invisalign. In many cases, Invisalign can reduce orthodontic treatment time by up to 50% when compared to traditional braces. And when Invisalign is combined with the advanced technology of Propel Orthodontics at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry, the results of a straighter, healthier smile are apparent even more quickly.
What is Propel Orthodontics?
Propel Orthodontics is a start-of-the-art treatment approach designed to enhance the orthodontic process by making it up to 64% faster. Propel technology can be utilized with traditional orthodontics or Invisalign. Propel for Invisalign works through a small device known as the VPro5, which supplies high-frequency vibration to the teeth and jawbone when placed in the mouth. Patients wear this device in the mouth at home, positioned between the upper and lower teeth, for only five minutes each day.
The VPro5 is a waterproof device that transmits high-frequency vibrations, which initiate bone remodeling (a process that occurs during orthodontic tooth movement) as teeth are gently moved through the jawbone to their ideal locations. As a result, the teeth can move more quickly through the bone and at a more anticipated rate. While the time commitment to Propel Orthodontics is minimal, the results can significantly impact the treatment outcome in several positive ways.
Benefits of blending Propel and Invisalign technologies
Dr. Farber offers Propel Orthodontics and Invisalign for her New York City patients to enhance their overall orthodontic experience, maximize results, and in many cases, cut their treatment time in half. Some of Dr. Farber’s patients only need to wear each set of Invisalign clear aligners for one week instead of 14 days. Since the treatment time is reduced, the number of dental visits is also minimized, saving patients who choose this option valuable time.
Expedited orthodontic results
Incorporating Propel Orthodontics into an Invisalign orthodontic treatment plan is ideal for many patients. The VPro5 device can be an excellent complement to Invisalign orthodontic treatment for teenagers and adult patients alike. If you have been considering orthodontic treatment but wish to avoid the challenges, appearance, and lengthy treatment time of traditional braces, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Marianna Farber at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry in New York, NY. She and her experienced team are proud to bring the latest in innovative care to her patients and would love to help you enjoy the benefits of straight and healthy teeth. It is never too late to get the smile of your dreams.