Why should I choose clear aligner therapy?
With clear aligner therapy, you can get the beautifully straight smile of your dreams without traditional braces. Clear aligner therapy utilizes a series of custom-made dental appliances that gradually straighten your smile by applying gentle, consistent pressure to the teeth. The biggest draw of clear aligner therapy is the discreet look, as the aligners are made of clear thermoplastic material that is nearly invisible when worn. If you’re struggling with crowded teeth or gaps, clear aligner therapy may be right for you.
Goodbye Goopy Impressions!
Digital scanning has made creating your custom clear aligners easier than ever. Say goodbye to goopy impression trays and hello to your best smile yet!
In-House Clear Aligners
For certain cases, we can custom-craft your aligners in-house with our advanced technology for speedy treatment!
Trusted Brands for Every Case
We utilize several of the most popular clear aligner brands at our practice, including Invisalign, Spark, and 3M Clarity. Each brand uses slightly different materials and a unique approach to alignment, allowing us to further tailor treatment to suit your needs.
Discover the Possibilities
Find out how clear aligner therapy can transform your smile with a free consultation! Dr. Chandiramani will answer any questions you may have and walk you through a custom treatment plan so you can make an informed decision about your treatment options.
The Benefits of Clear Aligners
No brackets. No wires. Custom-fit to your grin.
Eat and drink what you want, and keep up on your oral hygiene.
Align your smile in less time than traditional braces.
The Clear Aligner Therapy Treatment Process
Consultation & Digital Imaging
During your initial consultation, your Louisville orthodontist will get to know you and your smile goals, and determine if clear aligner therapy is right for you. First, we’ll examine your oral health to check for gaps and crowding, and ensure your gums are healthy enough for treatment. We will then take 3D scans of your mouth to create a digital mockup to plan your treatment and even give you a sneak preview of what your smile will look like after your clear aligner therapy is finished.
Once your initial set of aligners is ready, you'll visit our office to collect them and have your attachments placed. During this appointment, your orthodontist will provide detailed instructions on how to wear the aligners effectively for optimal results. In most cases, patients are advised to wear their aligners for a minimum of 20-22 hours per day. Every week or two, you'll transition to the next set of aligners, replacing the current ones. However, the frequency of switching aligners may vary depending on factors such as your bone quality and how your teeth respond to the planned movements. Your orthodontist will guide you accordingly, ensuring the best approach for your unique situation.
To ensure your progress stays on course, we'll schedule check-ins every 8-10 weeks. These regular appointments serve a dual purpose: assessing your progress and providing you with your upcoming sets of aligners. By diligently adhering to the prescribed daily wear time, your aligners will keep working their magic, gradually shifting your smile into its desired position. For added convenience, we also offer virtual check-in visits for certain minor appointments, making it even easier to stay connected with your orthodontist.
Maintain Your Smile
Once your treatment is complete, you'll receive a set of retainers to ensure the longevity of your beautiful new smile. These retainers, while resembling your original Invisalign aligners, are specifically designed for long-term use, built to withstand greater pressure without losing their effectiveness. To maintain the alignment of your teeth for years to come, it is generally recommended to wear these retainers nightly. By faithfully following this routine, you can enjoy the benefits of your transformed smile well into the future.