Posts for tag: invisalign

By Franklin Family Dentistry
July 12, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures

Does your smile have a few flaws? Your Franklin, KY, dentist, Dr. David Fowler of Franklin Family Dentistry, can help you improve your smile with a cosmetic dentistry treatment or service.

Is one of these cosmetic dentistry treatments right for you?

Depending on your particular smile problems, Dr. Fowler may recommend one or more of these treatments during your visit to the Franklin, KY, Dental office:

  • Bonding: This is one of the least expensive cosmetic dentistry treatments. It can cover discolorations, fill in cracks and gaps, extend tooth length, or improve the shape of a tooth. During the treatment, your dentist applies tooth-colored composite resin to your tooth, shapes it, and hardens it with a curing light.
  • Invisalign: Are your teeth crooked? Invisalign offers a subtle way to realign your smile. You'll wear clear, removable aligner trays that gradually improve the position of your teeth. Invisalign is an excellent option for both teens and adults.
  • Crowns: Crowns, or caps, slide over the tops of teeth after they've been made a little smaller. A crown may be a good option for you if you want to change the appearance or length of a tooth, prevent a fragile tooth from breaking, or restore a broken tooth. Although dental crowns used to involve two appointments several weeks apart, same-day crowns have eliminated the wait for your new crown.
  • Bridges, Dentures, and Dental Implants: Restoring lost teeth not only improves your appearance but also makes it easier to enjoy your favorite foods. Bridges replace one or two missing teeth and consist of artificial teeth attached to crowns on either end. Dentures replace all of the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. Dental implants, the newest restoration option, restore both the roots and crowns (tops) of teeth. Titanium posts called implants bond to your jawbone and provide a strong foundation for the crowns attached to them.
  • Teeth Whitening: If your smile is dull or yellow, teeth whitening offers a simple solution. The professional-strength whitening gel that your dentist uses breaks apart dark pigments that cause stains. After a one-hour treatment, your teeth will be up to eight shades lighter.

Are you ready to enhance your smile with cosmetic dentistry? Call your dentist in Franklin, KY, Dr. Fowler of Franklin Family Dentistry, at (270) 586-0606 to schedule your appointment.

By Franklin Family Dentistry
June 22, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

Invisalign is a dental solution that makes use of computer imaging technology to manufacture custom-made clear aligners that fit over your teeth to correct their position. By changing out aligners every two weeks, the teeth will be in their proper final positions after the completion of the treatment.

If you’re interested in whether Invisalign will work for you, you can consult with our dentist Dr. J. David Fowler of Franklin Family Dentistry in Franklin, KY. In the meantime, here are some FAQs about Invisalign to start.

How Fast Can I See Results?

The results of Invisalign treatment could vary depending on the actual condition of the patient. However, on average, the desired final result could be seen in about 12 months. When properly completed, adult patients could even see significant changes in as short as six to eight months, provided that they follow all the instructions of their dentist.

Is Invisalign The Right Treatment for Me?

While Invisalign is an outstanding solution for many adults and teens, not all qualify for the treatment. You need to be properly assessed to establish whether it is the right dental solution for your specific condition and only your dentist can perform this assessment.

Are There Things I Should Avoid While Under Invisalign Treatment?

There are some things that you must remember to make sure that your Invisalign treatment is a success. Just remember to:

  • Avoid getting the aligners dirty.
  • Take good care of the aligners so that it lasts the treatment.
  • Follow all the directions of your dentist during the treatment.
  • Never play with your Invisalign aligners.
  • Drink plenty of water while under the treatment.
  • Always observe a good oral hygiene routine.

Is There an Effect If I Don’t Wear The Aligners Less Than 22 Hours Daily?

Despite being quite an advanced solution, to make certain that the right results are gained, you need to have discipline and compliance. Results can still be achieved even if you don’t use your aligners for 22 hours daily but these might come slowly. At worst, you will be sabotaging your progress under the treatment.

Can I Clean The Trays With Toothpaste?

You can use toothpaste to clean your Invisalign trays. Make sure though that you do it gently to avoid scratching the material and dulling the surface of the tray. Remember to also clean your teeth before putting the aligners back on.

Will Invisalign Whiten My Teeth?

The Invisalign treatment is not designed to whiten your teeth. However, you are welcome to seek teeth whitening procedures while under the Invisalign treatment. Ask your dentist how to go about it without disrupting your desired result from the Invisalign treatment.

Need More Information Invisalign? Contact Us

Set up an appointment with your dentist here at Franklin Family Dentistry in Franklin, KY, Dr. David Fowler, by dialing (270) 586-0606.

By Franklin Family Dentistry
April 13, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures

Invisalign treatment could be one of your secret weapons when it comes to getting straight teeth. Aside from moving your teeth into their proper places, it likewise allows you to carry on with your daily life as usual. With thermoplastic aligners that are removable, invisible, and comfortable, it’s not surprising that Invisalign is among the most popular orthodontic treatments worldwide.

If you’re wondering if you can benefit from Invisalign, you can consult with Dr. J. David Fowler here at Franklin Family Dentistry in Franklin, KY. Meanwhile, here’s a peek at what Invisalign treatment can offer.

Flexibility

Since you can remove Invisalign aligners during mealtimes, you can still eat pretty much anything you like, as long as you clean your teeth properly afterward before putting your aligners back on. Likewise, if you play contact sports, you can swap your aligners for a standard mouthguard during a game or practice and then put them right back after. You can also do the same if you use your mouth for playing a musical instrument.

Comfort

Made of lightweight, thermoplastic material that’s super lightweight and comfortable, Invisalign aligners will also be custom-fitted to your teeth. This will ensure a perfect fit so you won’t have to worry about wearing them for the recommended amount of time daily, which is between 20 to 22 hours.

Effectiveness

If you wear the aligners religiously, Invisalign treatment could be completed in a year or so depending on the severity of your orthodontic issue. Invisalign could effectively resolve minor to moderate orthodontic issues including gapped teeth, crowded teeth, overbites, and underbites. For more severe cases though, your dentist in Franklin, KY, may suggest traditional orthodontic treatment combined with Invisalign for the best results.

The Style Factor

Removability and invisibility are the greatest style factors offered by Invisalign treatment. Because the aligners are practically invisible, no one will really notice them unless someone closely scrutinizes your smile. Likewise, you can remove them for short amounts of time such as in pictures, weddings and things like that if you prefer people not knowing that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.

Oral Care is a Breeze

Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you simply take them off before you go about your oral care routine and place them back afterward. Cleaning the aligners is also easy. Just use your toothbrush and some toothpaste.
 

Interested in Invisalign Treatment? Give Us a Call.

Contact Franklin Family Dentistry at Franklin, KY, by calling (270) 586-0606 to schedule your appointment with Dr. J. David Fowler.

By Franklin Family Dentistry
February 07, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

InvisalignIt is never too late to get a straight, beautiful smile. No metal braces needed!

Are you an adult who isn't happy with their crooked, misaligned smile? If so, you aren’t alone. It’s amazing how much our smiles affect not just our appearance but our confidence as well. Of course, you may think you’re too old for braces, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, more and more adults are turning to our Franklin, KY, family dentist Dr. David Fowler to get Invisalign. Read on to learn more!

 

Your Dental Issues

The biggest factor that will help our Franklin, KY, dentist determine whether or not Invisalign is right for you is the issue or issues you are looking to correct with Invisalign and how severe the problem is. While Invisalign can handle a variety of issues it won’t be the ideal treatment for someone who is dealing with a severe overbite or issues that require realignment of the jaws.

Invisalign is ideal for handling,

  • Crowding
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Underbite

If the issues you are dealing with are more severe this doesn’t mean that you’re out of luck, it will just mean that you may need to consider traditional metal or clear braces because they will be more effective for severe cases.

 

Your Age

Invisalign is designed to cater to older teens and adults who are looking to get a straighter smile. After all, we understand that the idea of getting braces later in life may not be ideal. Whether you are worried about having braces for your senior photos or sporting braces around colleagues, we understand your concerns and know that Invisalign can make our teen and adult patients more confident.

Unfortunately, Invisalign is not ideal for children and young teens, whose teeth are still growing. Each aligner is custom-made to fit just perfectly against your teeth to shift them into place, so teeth that are still growing won’t respond well to this orthodontic treatment.

 

Your Dedication

Another reason so many people love Invisalign is that it can be removed before eating or brushing and flossing. Of course, the more you wear the aligners the more effective your treatment will be. If you think you may be tempted to wear your aligners less than 22 hours each day then this may not be the ideal way to straighten your smile.

 

Interested? Give Us a Call!

If you are an adult living in Franklin, KY, and are interested in finding out whether Invisalign could finally give you the straighter smile you’ve always wanted, it’s time to call Franklin Family Dentistry. Dial (270) 586-0606 today to schedule a no-risk consultation with us!

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.