Do your crooked teeth make you feel self-conscious when it’s time to say “cheese”? Have you been putting off straightening your teeth for some reason or another? If you’d like to get perfectly straight teeth, contact the smile professionals at Edgewood Dental Care for a variety of orthodontic options!
At our Edgewood, KY dentist office, our highly-skilled doctors and friendly team can help patients of all ages achieve a perfectly aligned smile to improve your appearance, oral function, and confidence! For your convenience, we offer morning, evening, and Saturday hours to fit your busy schedule!
We will discuss all of your cosmetic dentistry options with you so you can make the decision that is best for your smile! We’ll also review every step of the process before we begin so you’ll know exactly what to expect!
Get A Beautiful Smile With Invisalign
Depending on your current situation, we may be able to give you perfectly straight teeth with Invisalign! Using a series of custom-made, clear, plastic aligners, Invisalign gradually moves your teeth to their ideal position.
Our own Dr. McMahon has improved so many smiles at Edgewood Dental Care that we have even earned Invisalign Preferred Provider status!
Once we have determined you are a good candidate for Invisalign, we will plan your treatment and design your custom set of aligners using advanced dental technology, such as:
- Digital X-rays, which provide a clearer picture with less radiation than traditional X-rays
- iTero intraoral digital scanners to get adjustable, real-time 3D impressions of the inside of your mouth
Then, we will send this information to the Invisalign lab to make your aligners! So there will be no surprises, we can even provide a preview of what your newly straightened teeth will look like after Invisalign!
You’ll need to change to the next set of aligners about every two weeks, but you’ll only need to check in with our Edgewood, KY office about every six weeks so we can check your progress. In addition to saving time thanks to fewer dental appointments, Invisalign offers many advantages compared to other orthodontics options because the aligners are:
- Discreet: thanks to the nearly invisible clear aligners, no one will know you’re straightening your teeth!
- Comfortable: instead of metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses smooth plastic that won’t irritate your mouth.
- Removable: take out your aligners for normal brushing and flossing, as well as special occasions!
Your Other Orthodontics Options
If Invisalign isn’t right for you, we can also straighten your teeth with an array of braces options.
One exciting service we provide is clear ceramic braces. These braces work just like traditional braces but use clear or tooth-colored brackets and wires so they will be far less noticeable. The smooth ceramic is also more comfortable!
Our Edgewood, KY dental office also provides traditional metal braces because they are a tried-and-true method of straightening teeth. Compared to the braces of the past, these braces are more comfortable and typically work faster!
For more severe cases, we can also fit you with full-banded orthodontics. These are basically braces that use a metal cuff fitted around each tooth to connect to the brackets and wires. Full-banded orthodontics can straighten teeth and fix more serious alignment issues with your jaw as well, including:
No matter your particular case, we will come up with a solution to give you the straight smile of your dreams. We may even be able to combine services to fit your needs and goals. For example, many of our patients choose to use clear ceramic braces on their upper teeth and traditional metal braces on their lower for a more subtle look.
At Edgewood Dental Care, your comfort is our priority. Our friendly team will do everything we can to put you at ease from the moment you arrive. To help you relax, we have equipped our office with a broad selection of comfort items, including:
- Flat-screen TVs in every care room
- Heated and massage chairs in some rooms
- A beverage and snack bar in our reception area
- Headphones to listen to music
- Warm towels
- Soft blankets
- Lip balm
And if all that isn’t enough to calm your nerves so we can fit your specific orthodontic solution, we can also help relieve your dental anxiety with dental sedation options!