Invisalign Aligners in Louisville, KY
FIRST OFF! - Invisalign or any clear aligner system can have completely different outcomes based on the dentist or orthodontist you use. IT'S NOT ALL THE SAME! Invisalign is a company that provides clear aligners in order to straighten teeth without the use of conventional braces. Here at Henn Orthodontics in Louisville, KY and in Princeton, IN we understand that as an adult or late teen it isn’t really ideal to sport a mouth full of braces. Despite all the benefits of having a straighter smile, we realize that it's unlikely that someone who is in college or in the working world will want to wear braces. Fortunately, you can fix crooked teeth and bites and get a straighter smile without other people noticing when you choose Invisalign.
Invisalign is made up of a series of clear thermoplastic aligners that are customized to fit over your teeth. These aligners look similar to whitening trays and each aligner is specifically designed to shift certain teeth throughout the course of your treatment. Once we decide that Invisalign is right for you, we will map out your treatment plan, which we will then send to an Invisalign lab so they can begin designing your aligners.
Besides being discreet, these aligners are also removable. This means that you won’t have to worry about adhering to a strict diet, as you would with traditional braces. You won’t have to worry that certain foods will damage brackets or wire. Just remove your aligners prior to mealtime and you’re all set.
The same goes for your oral care routine. Just remove your aligners prior to brushing and flossing. It’s that simple. Now you won’t have to worry about carefully trying to brush around your traditional braces, where food and bacteria can easily hide. Flossing can also be a challenge with these orthodontic systems, but Invisalign makes it easy to continue caring for your teeth and gums without changing your daily routine. Invisalign fits seamlessly into your lifestyle.
Most adults and older teens are great candidates for Invisalign. If you have crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, crowding, overbites, underbites, crossbites or an open bite, then Invisalign could be right for you. On average, most adult’s Invisalign treatment takes about one year. For teens who choose Invisalign, their length of treatment may be comparable to that of traditional braces. At our office, we have more efficient treatment times with aligner because of Dr. Henn's extensive knowledge of the material.