Unlike the traditional wire-and-bracket model of traditional orthodontics, Invisalign relies on an entirely different kind of system. Patients will wear a customized series of aligners instead. Each aligner is designed to represent a different stage of gradual tooth movement, and they’re worn for an average of two weeks each before switching to the next one in the provided set. Patients will also need to plan to attend brief progress appointments here in Hurst every six weeks so that our dentists can track your smile’s changes and ensure that everything is going smoothly.
One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign treatment is right there in the name – the clear aligners are very subtle when worn, which means that most people you see in a day won’t even realize they’re there at all. They’re also fully removable, and patients won’t have to make significant, inconvenient changes to their diet or oral hygiene routine to accommodate their use. While every case is different, most people are finished with treatment in under two years.
At Cimarron Family Dentistry, we’re thrilled to now be offering the state-of-the-art PROPEL system, which helps make Invisalign treatment even more efficient and transformative! The process will involve our dentists creating small, strategic holes in the jawbone (also known as microosteoperforations), which help make the movement of teeth far more effective over time. It also increases blood flow, resulting in well-stimulated bone tissue that regrows at an accelerated rate. In many cases, pairing PROPEL with Invisalign clear aligners can cut the overall treatment time in half.