Like glaciers and tectonic plates, teeth are slowly yet surely on the move as they attempt to turn their host’s mouth into frozen tundra and then rip it apart like a bite-size Pangaea. Defeat devious teeth with this Groupon: for $2,999, for you get a complete Invisalign orthodontic treatment at The Kentucky Center for Orthodontics, with locations in Louisville, Clarksville, Frankfort, Lexington, Nicholasville, Richmond, Winchester, Mount Sterling, and Owingsville (up to a $6,200 value). The complete Invisalign treatment includes the following:
- Photos, impressions, x-rays, and treatment plan
- All aligners and associated appointments
- Posttreatment retainers<p>
Drs. Douglas Durbin, John Huang, and Thomas Garner of The Kentucky Center for Orthodontics bring order to unruly mouthscapes with Invisalign treatments. As Invisalign Preferred Providers, the skilled orthodontists straighten crooked chompers with a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia. The Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial 30-minute exam held in the Louisville or Lexington offices, including digital x-rays, photos, and impressions of the patient’s mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment.
Depending on the client’s teeth, as few as 12 or as many as 48 separate aligners will need to be worn during a period of 6–15 months before the straightening effect finally self-actuates in a sudden burst of pink smoke and slobber. Aligners are only removed when eating, brushing, flossing, or modeling a finely clenched jaw. After the treatment, a retention device, which may be bonded to the back of the teeth to make it virtually invisible, works to maintain results. Patients can view some Invisalign FAQs here.
The Kentucky Center for Orthodontics
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.