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By Franklin Family Dentistry
June 07, 2018
Tags: invisalign  

Invisalign TrayGetting braces is a right of passage for millions of American children and teenagers. But if you want straighter teeth as an adult, or are a teenager who doesn't want to walk through your high school and social activities with a metallic smile, traditional braces are not an ideal option. But thanks to Invisalign clear aligner trays, you don't have to choose between straighter teeth or a clear smile. Dr. David Fowler, a dentist in Franklin, KY, recommends Invisalign for teenagers and adults looking for a more discreet but effective way to correct common bite and alignment problems for a straighter, healthier smile.

Get Straighter Teeth with Invisalign in Franklin, KY

Invisalign offers a minimally invasive and discreet alternative to braces. The system consists of a set of custom designed, removable plastic aligners that are each worn for approximately two weeks and then replaced by the next tray in the series as your teeth gradually begin to shift into place. The aligners are also removable for up to two hours each day, which allows you to continue to eat the food you like and practice your normal oral hygiene routine for the duration of the treatment, which can average 15 months depending on your situation.

Because the trays are designed from high-grade clear plastic to fit comfortably and securely over your teeth, they are very inconspicuous and allow you maintain your normal routine with minimal disruptions. One of the main reasons that adults and teenagers often give for skipping needed orthodontic treatment is the embarrassment factor and social consequences of wearing braces for up to a two year period. Invisalign helps to make the choice easier, and may even be more affordable in some cases.

Find a Dentist in Franklin, KY

For more information about Invisalign and to find out if they are a good option for you or a member of your family, contact Franklin Family Dentistry by calling (270) 586-0606 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Fowler today.

By Franklin Family Dentistry
July 26, 2017
Tags: invisalign  

Has the thought of wearing metal braces kept you from straightening your teeth? Many people would like straighter teeth but don't want to 


wear metal wires and brackets for several years. Invisalign offers an excellent alternative to traditional braces. Franklin, KY, dentist Dr.

 J. David Fowler explains how Invisalign can improve your smile without drawing attention to your teeth.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligner trays to realign your teeth. The clear trays are designed to fit your teeth snugly and comfortably. You're probably wondering how you can straighten your teeth without wires or brackets. Your aligner trays exert gentle pressure on your teeth, gradually repositioning them. Trays are usually worn for two weeks, then replaced with a new set of trays.

Can both children and adults benefit from Invisalign?

Invisalign is an excellent option for older teens and adults. The aligners can be used to correct a variety of mild to moderate orthodontic issues, including under and overbites, crowding, gaps between teeth, crossbites and open bites. If you're a teenager, you can expect to wear Invisalign aligner trays for the same amount of time you would wear metal braces. Invisalign offers a special benefit for adults, who may only need to wear the trays for about a year, in some cases.

What benefits does Invisalign offer?

Invisalign offers important advantages that traditional braces don't such:

  • No Changes to Your Appearance: When you wear Invisalign, most people won't be aware that you're straightening your teeth. Although the aligner trays are very unobtrusive, you may wish to remove them for a few hours when you attend a special event or play your favorite sport. Usually, you'll wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day.
  • No Food Restrictions: Love popcorn? You can keep eating it when you wear Invisalign aligner trays. In fact, you can eat anything you want. You'll remove your trays before you eat and won't have to worry about damaging them with hard or sticky foods.
  • No Brushing or Flossing Difficulties: Your oral hygiene routine becomes much more complicated when you wear traditional braces. You have to be careful to avoid breaking wires and must use special flossing tools to floss. Since you'll also remove your trays to brush and floss, no special routines are needed.

Improve your smile with Invisalign. Call Franklin, KY, dentist Dr. J. David Fowler at (270) 586-0606 to schedule your appointment.