Invisalign & PROPEL

Choosing to straighten your teeth is a big decision that affects not only your appearance, but your lifestyle as well. As an adult, you may be looking to improve your smile for business and social reasons, or even for a special occasion like your wedding day. Or perhaps you're a teen or the parent of a teen looking for an effective yet modern-day solution. Either way, Invisalign and Invisalign Teen can provide a simple way to accomplish this without having to put your life on hold. Take a moment to learn more about the entire Invisalign treatment process and how it can help you.

Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces

While the results may appear the same—a confident, beautiful smile—when you stop and actually compare Invisalign® to other teeth-straightening options, the advantages become quite apparent. Knowing the pros and cons of each option ahead of time will help you make a more confident decision.

How does Invisalign work?

Once we’ve determined that you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, Dr. Saran or another member of our team will take a detailed scan of your teeth using their 3M Digital Scanner so that we can have a series of clear, custom-made aligners created. Each of these aligners represents a different stage of your smile as it slowly shifts into a much more ideal position; all you have to do is wear them for the instructed amount of time before switching to the next in the set. Also, we ask that you attend regular, brief check-ups at our Long Island City practice so that we can ensure you’re progressing smoothly.

Invisalign treatment offers patients several valuable benefits over metal braces. There are no uncomfortable wires or brackets to worry about – only smooth, clear plastic that’s been crafted to match your unique needs. Because of their removable nature, you won’t need to make any changes to your diet or oral hygiene routine at home. And best of all, we can usually complete your treatment in 6 -18 months, which is a significant improvement over the multiple years traditional orthodontics can often require.

What is PROPEL?

While Invisalign is already a relatively quick procedure, what if you could shorten that time even further? PROPEL is a relatively painless procedure, and it can be completed in only minutes with virtually no recovery time at our Long Island City practice. The trick is that it stimulates your alveolar bone, allowing orthodontic force to become even more effective and remodel your bone efficiently. For Invisalign patients, this can reduce your treatment time so drastically that you go from an aligner every 2 weeks to only 1 week.

With the help of Invisalign and the state-of-the-art PROPEL system here at LIC Dental Associates in Long Island City, patients can achieve the look of their dreams in a much quicker and comfortable fashion without ever needing to sacrifice their self-confidence.

You should be able to enjoy the smile of your dreams, and Dr. Ishwinder Saran and the rest of our thoroughly trained team would be happy to help you reach that goal. We’re sure that you’ll enjoy our commitment to personalized customer service, revolutionary technology, and the latest in advanced, comprehensive services. Contact LIC Dental Associates today if you have any questions for our team, or if you’d like to schedule your first appointment. Located in Long Island City, we also welcome new patients from the areas of Astoria, Sunnyside, and beyond.