The Kentucky Center for Orthodontics’ trio of doctors all got into orthodontics when they realized just how much a great smile can improve someone’s life. Dr. Douglas Durbin, the inventor of the Flosspik polypropylene interproximal dental cleaner, Dr. Thomas Garner, and Dr. John Huang enhance the smiles of both children and adults with Invisalign treatments, braces with clear brackets, and invisible retainers glued to the back of teeth. They use digital imaging to construct treatment plans, they avoid headgear whenever possible, and they never just pull out a tooth when it won’t cooperate. Under their steady hands, The Kentucky Center for Orthodontics has straightened the teeth of more than 35,000 patients, including Miss Kentucky USA 2009 Maria Montgomery.
Once clients are comfortably ensconced in the dentist's chairthe oral exam begins. The resident toothsperts will check each individual incisor, cuspid, bicuspid, and molar for chips, cracks, staining, and loitering Minnesota Twins, ensuring that enamel bones are sound for biting, and gums and soft tissues will be inspected for any signs of periodontal disease. The x-ray battery exposes the roots and inner sanctums of oral stalagmites to reveal any soft spots, problem areas, or cavities. When your mouth checks out as mammalian and your teeth are cleared for take-off, the professional teeth cleaning begins. An expert cleaning removes all the buildup and surface staining that regular brushing and flossing can't—hardened tartar, hard-to-reach plaque, and bacterial graffiti along the gum line.
The primary goal of the husband-and-wife team behind Brannon Family Chiropractic is simple: to eliminate pain. Their expert treatments and adjustments are designed to ease the sort of spinal discomfort that can adversely affect quality of life, even when the pain isn't necessarily severe. After opening their first location, known as Eastland Chiropractic, the pair added the Brannon location in 2009, the better to meet their goal of subduing the region's aches one vertebra at a time. Today, Brannon Family Chiropractic is also home to the Serenity Massage Center—a tranquil space where licensed massage therapists work to release knots in backs, necks, shoulders, and Gordian shoelaces.
Dr. Sonja Maggard grew up caring for teeth. Aside from her own oral-hygiene regime, she worked in her father's dental office starting at age 14. With all this experience, she aspired to own her own practice, a dream that has become a reality for Dr. Maggard as an adult. When not beautifying the teeth in her community, she attends advanced education courses around the country—including Washington, Louisiana, and Texas—and specializes in treatments such as Invisalign technology.
Dr. Cindy Munoz and her staff preserve the splendor of smiles with restorative and cosmetic dental treatments. Committed to cutting-edge cleaning technology, Dr. Munoz is constantly foraging for new ways to help folks say cheese and consume cheese with confidence. The doctor specializes in replacing missing, broken, or cracked teeth with crowns, bridges, partials and dentures. Her office also excels at advanced surgical procedures, such as mini dental implants and at brightening grins with teeth-whitening treatments performed in the office or with take-home kits.
Husband-and-wife team Drs. Teresa Boyd and David R. Thornton share many things, including a home in Lexington, two sons, and a dental practice. But the sharing doesn't stop with the two of them. Dr. Thornton shares his knowledge with students and health-conscious saw blades at Bluegrass Technical Community College, and Dr. Boyd has shared her time, offering free dental services to underprivileged kids through community and volunteer programs. The dentists also provide their clients with unique financing options. After cleanings, dental implants, or Invisalign treatments, patients can pay upfront or apply through CareCredit to divide their total into manageable monthly payments.