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Invisalign – Shepherdsville, KY

Achieve A Straighter Smile In Less Time

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Dr. Patrick Carroll understands what it takes to create a straighter smile. Crooked teeth, overcrowding, and even bite alignments can make eating, speaking, and chewing extremely difficult. This is why he offers Invisalign in Shepherdsville to his patients. This treatment uses clear, plastic trays to gently move your teeth in the right direction. Many patients opt for Invisalign because of its ability to straighten teeth discreetly. If you’re ready to stay goodbye to your old teeth and hello to a new and improved smile, call our office to schedule an appointment.

How Invisalign Works

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If you don’t want to worry about the hassle and embarrassment of metal brackets and wires, Invisalign is most certainly the right solution for you. Using clear, plastic trays, these aligners are designed to straighten your teeth quicker than traditional braces. Depending on your individual dental needs, treatment can take about a year.

Okay, but how does it work? Let us explain.

When you arrive for your consultation, Dr. Carroll will discuss the entire treatment process. Taking impressions of your teeth, he will send them off to the lab so your customized trays can be created. Each set of aligners will represent your smile at that stage of treatment. Once you receive your trays, you’ll wear them for two weeks before switching to a new set. The pressure from the aligners shifts your teeth into a new position.

What is so great about this type of treatment is that there are no unnecessary visits to the dentist office for adjustments. Invisalign aligners don’t need to be adjusted like traditional braces. You will be expected to come in every six weeks or so to allow your cosmetic dentist in Shepherdsville to examine and ensure everything is moving along smoothly.

Indications for Invisalign

A woman with a gap between her teeth

Many people think braces are designed to only fix crooked teeth. Thankfully, that’s not the case. Invisalign can fix a variety of orthodontic issues.

Crowded Teeth

If you’re having trouble thoroughly cleaning your teeth, it may be because you have teeth that are too close together. When you’re unable to effectively brush and floss your teeth, you’re at a much higher risk of developing gum disease and tooth decay. With Invisalign, it can make it possible for your teeth to reposition and have more space.

Spaces Between Teeth

Gaps between teeth can be embarrassing. It may be cute when you’re little, but as an adult, you’d rather not be able to stick a few quarters between your two front teeth. Invisalign can bring your teeth back together, eliminating the extra space and preventing food particles and bacteria from getting trapped between your teeth.

Bite Alignment

Whether it’s an overbite, underbite or crossbite, Invisalign can fix it. An incorrect bite alignment can put additional pressure on your jaw, which, in turn, makes you more susceptible to developing TMJ or bruxism.

Benefits of Invisalign Orthodontics

A woman with a straight smile

Gone are the days when traditional braces were the only way to achieve a straighter smile. With Invisalign and its advanced technology, you can receive treatment without anyone knowing! Dr. Carroll will be happy to go over all the benefits of this type of treatment, but to give you a head start, here are a few of the benefits associated with Invisalign:

  • Quick results: Don’t expect to wear braces for years and years. With Invisalign, you’ll have straighter teeth in about 12 months. Of course, each patient is different, so it will depend on your dental needs as to how long you’ll need to receive treatment.
  • No irritability: Metal wires and brackets can rub and irritate the soft tissues of your mouth, but Invisalign is smooth, so you’ll never have to worry about painful sores or cuts in your mouth.
  • Gentler treatment: Traditional braces require harsh wire tightening to forcibly move your teeth. Invisalign aligners gently move the teeth in the desired direction. There will be minimal discomfort, but it will dissipate quickly.
  • Discreet: If you don’t want anyone to know you’re being treated, you don’t have to with Invisalign! Your trays are clear, so as long as you keep them clean and avoid stain-causing foods, we’ll keep this secret between the two of us!