Clear Braces and Aligners in Louisville, KY
As we get older the idea of wearing braces with metal or clear brackets and wires can be less than appealing. Luckily at Henn Orthodontics there are other options for anyone looking to straighten their smiles more discreetly. Clear aligners like Invisalign can be used to fix mild to more complex dental cases, promising a better-looking smile and bite. Henn Orthodontics' Customized Advanced Clear Aligners are more efficient and promise better results than Invisalign.
If you've been told you are not a good candidate for Clear Aligners, please give us a call for another opinion!
About Henn Orthodontics' Custom Clear Aligners
Our Clear Aligners consist of a series of clear, plastic aligners that are custom-designed by Dr. Henn to fit your upper and lower teeth. We are able to fix a variety of dental issues including gaps between teeth, overcrowding, crooked teeth, and mild to severe malocclusions. We can use Aligners on the youngest of patients too depending on our treatment goals!
Once we deem you an ideal candidate for treatment we will take impressions or a scan of your smile that Dr. Henn will then use to create your unique set of aligners. Each aligner is designed to shift certain teeth according to the detailed treatment plan we created for you and your smile. Once the aligners have been created we will fit you with the first set in the series, and review all instructions as well as show you the video of how we expect your smile to transform over the course of treatment. We may ask you to wear rubber bands similar to our braces treatment in order to correct any bite issues you might have. Our Aligner treatment is mush mush different than most other offices and your dentist office.
Wearing Clear Aligners
We advise all patients with clear aligners to wear them for about 18-22 hours each day. You should take them out to eat or drink. Each aligner will be worn for 1 week, after which you will replace them with the next set in your treatment series. Over time these aligners will gradually shift your teeth into the proper position. You will see us every 10-12 weeks for routine visits to make sure that your treatment is progressing as it should.
Benefits of Clear Aligners
What makes clear aligners an ideal option for some of our patients is that it offers a way to straighten smiles without the use of metal or clear braces that can sometimes turn people away from getting treatment later in life. You can remove your aligners and you don’t have to worry about dietary restrictions, as you would if you opt for braces. Just remove your trays before eating or drinking and then be sure to brush and rinse out your aligners before putting them back in. It’s that simple!
Also, you don’t have to worry about brushing and flossing around delicate wiring either, as you can easily remove your aligners prior to your oral care regime. Our Clear Aligner System can easily fit into any lifestyle.
Treatment with Clear Aligners
The length of your treatment will depend on the complexity of your case. The average treatment length for all of our treatment options is about one year; correcting a bite issue in our patients may require them to wear their aligners for more than a year. But you also may only have a few misaligned teeth, and our express aligner options can get your smile perfect in under 6 months!
If you are interested in finding out whether our Custom Clear Aligner System could improve your smile and bite, then the next step is to schedule an free orthodontic consultation with your Top Orthodontist, Dr. Henn.