Invisalign – Louisville, KY

Choose the Clear Choice in Orthodontics

Brackets and wires aren’t the only methods to fix bite and alignment problems. Invisalign in Louisville is the preferred choice among teens and adults because it’s virtually undetectable. Clear aligners are worn over your teeth to move them into their best positions, providing a comfortable, sophisticated alternative to metal braces. We’ll help you achieve a straight smile in less time with Invisalign.

How Invisalign Works

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Traditional braces use wires and brackets bonded to the teeth to slowly pull them into position. Although this method has been used for generations to treat the most complex oral health issues, metal braces have some disadvantages, like their noticeable appearance. Invisalign differs because it relies on a series of aligners that apply continual pressure to move your teeth gradually. Your dentist in Louisville will take an impression of your mouth to create aligners that will fit over your teeth like a glove. You must commit to wearing them for 22 hours per day and switch to the next in your series every 1-2 weeks. While every case differs, most patients are finished with their series in about 12 months.

Indications for Invisalign

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Invisalign can treat several alignment and bite issues, but it’s not right for everyone. Your cosmetic dentist will examine your mouth to determine if you’re a candidate for clear aligners. Often, Invisalign can be used to treat:

Crowded Teeth

Overlapping teeth can increase your risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Invisalign will resolve crowded teeth to make them easier to keep clean.

Gaps Between Teeth

Invisalign can close small gaps between teeth for an attractive, healthy smile.

Bite Alignment

Invisalign can correct several bite issues to create a balance between the upper and lower teeth.

The Benefits of Invisalign

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1 in 5 orthodontic patients is over the age of 18 thanks to less noticeable treatments, like Invisalign. Clear aligners provide exceptional benefits that aren’t possible with metal braces, including:

  • Improved confidence during treatment.
  • Difficult to detect when worn over the teeth.
  • No appointments for adjustments.
  • No irritation to the inside of the lips or cheeks.
  • No dietary restrictions.
  • Easy maintenance and care.
  • Quicker results.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

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Invisalign is attributed with a hefty price tag, but it’s more affordable than you might realize. Various factors will affect the amount you’ll pay, but we strive to keep a straight smile affordable for everyone. We offer various solutions to keep clear aligners within your budget, like:

  • Traditional Payments: Our office accepts all traditional payment methods, like cash, checks, and credit cards.
  • Dental Insurance: Many dental plans cover orthodontics. After meeting your annual deductible, your benefits can pay a set amount to lower the expenses you’ll pay out-of-pocket.
  • Monthly Payments: You can pay any remaining costs using a monthly payment plan with little or no interest based on your credit approval.
  • Special Offers: Ask us about any current special promotions.

If you are ready to achieve a straight smile with no brackets or wires, it’s time to see if Invisalign is an option for you. Contact our office today to request a consultation.

Invisalign FAQs

Questions about Invisalign

Invisalign in Louisville is a discreet, convenient alternative to brackets and wires, but it’s normal to have some concerns before you’re ready to commit to them. Your cosmetic dentist will explain everything during your Invisalign consultation, so you will feel confident about the road ahead. While you wait for your appointment, here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

What does Invisalign look like?

Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic. While you can see them when holding the aligners in your hand, they are virtually undetectable when in your mouth. They’ll fit over your teeth like a glove and blend in with your smile. Your aligners will stay transparent with the right care, like removing them when eating or drinking and cleaning them regularly. Although the aligners are clear, any attachments or buttons will be a little more noticeable, but still harder to detect than metal brackets and wires.

How long does Invisalign take?

Treatment with Invisalign is shorter than traditional braces; however, every case differs. Various factors will affect your timeline, like your age. Invisalign for teens is often shorter than for adults because their teeth aren’t as firmly set in their jawbones. The complexity of your alignment issues will also influence the number of aligners you’ll need. The more aligners, the longer your treatment will take. Your cosmetic dentist in Louisville will explain how many aligners are needed and the timeline for your treatment during your consultation. You can avoid unnecessary delays by following your dentist’s instructions, like wearing your aligners for at least 22 hours per day and changing your aligners on time. Don’t forget to maintain your regular check-ins, so your dentist can monitor your treatment’s progression.

Does Invisalign hurt?

Many patients say Invisalign is less painful than metal braces because there aren’t any wires pulling on your teeth or brackets rubbing on the inside of your cheeks. However, it’s normal for your mouth to be tender when beginning your treatment and when changing to a new aligner. Although your teeth may hurt, it’s a sign your treatment is working. You can manage any discomfort using an OTC pain reliever and eating softer foods until any tenderness subsides. As you get used to wearing your aligners, you’re less likely to experience pain.

Is Invisalign cheaper than metal braces?

Believe it or not, both treatments can cost about the same. Several factors will influence the amount you’ll pay, like if you need any prep work, the severity of your orthodontic needs, and your dental coverage. Many insurances can be used to offset the cost of orthodontics. After meeting your annual deductible, you can use your orthodontic allowance to lower the amount you’ll pay out-of-pocket. Our office offers various payment methods for any remaining balance, like third-party financing. Based on your credit approval, you can pay for Invisalign using monthly payments with little or no interest. You’ll invest in the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve without spending your life’s savings.