Invisalign in Somerset, KY

At Southern Dental Group, we understand that crooked and misaligned teeth can be embarrassing, but we also know that straight teeth—when it comes to your bite, tooth integrity, and ease of hygiene—are simply healthier teeth. Because of these things, the team at our Somerset, KY dental office is dedicated to helping you achieve your healthiest and most beautiful smile. We want you to grin and laugh with confidence and maintain your teeth for life.

Dr. Michael Pope, our top Somerset, KY dentist, transforms smiles regularly through Invisalign clear aligners, and the team at Southern Dental Group love to see the transformations—both the new smiles and renewed confidence in patients following treatment.

If you’re considering orthodontics to straighten your smile, we invite you to contact our dental office at (606) 678-0874 to schedule a consultation exam with Dr. Pope our Invisalign dentist in Somerset, KY.

We also invite you to read through the questions below to learn more about Invisalign clear aligners, and never hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions or concerns about this great teeth-straightening therapy.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign straightens your teeth using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. These aligners gradually and gently shift your teeth into place. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile without interference to your daily life!

What is the Invisalign process?

Invisalign in Somerset, KY starts with a consultation with Dr. Pope. He carefully examines your teeth and gums, takes x-rays, and makes a determination as to whether Invisalign is the right therapy for you.

If you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, we take a mold of your mouth. This impression is used to create your Invisalign clear aligner trays. Dr. Pope will also plan your smile with you, and you will have a good understanding of what your smile will look like following therapy.

During this exam consultation, we encourage you to ask any questions or bring up any concerns that you may have about Invisalign therapy. Dr. Pope is the kindest and most gentle dentist around and he loves to interact with his patients and put their mind at ease prior to any treatment or procedure.

What types of issues does Invisalign correct?

Invisalign in Somerset, KY addresses several tooth alignment issues including:

  • Bite alignment
  • Twisted teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Gaps between teeth

What is the difference between Invisalign and traditional braces?

Traditional braces rely on metal, wires, and tightening appointments to bring your teeth into their proper positions. This system can be bulky and uncomfortable, sometimes cutting into sensitive cheeks and gums. Traditional braces also draw attention to your teeth and are far more obvious compared with Invisalign. Further, you can’t remove traditional braces when brushing, flossing, eating, and drinking. This means oral hygiene may be compromised because of difficulty with flossing and cleaning. Additionally, it is easy to get food trapped in wires, which can be embarrassing.

Invisalign, on the other hand, is made of soft plastic, which is meant to feel comfortable inside the mouth. Invisalign is also removable when brushing, flossing, eating, and drinking. Clear aligners are simply a more comfortable, practical, and discreet alternative to braces of the past.

What is the difference between Invisalign and ClearCorrect?

Invisalign and ClearCorrect in Somerset, KY both straighten teeth, but Invisalign is the most trusted clear aligner system on the planet. It is often the go-to therapy for dentists who want to provide their patients with an innovative and trusted product or system.

What are the health benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign not only gives you a beautiful smile, but the therapy also considers your emotional well-being and oral health.

When teeth are straight and your bite is aligned, this helps prevent wear and erosion. Wear and erosion can lead to cavities, infections, and even future tooth loss.

Straight teeth are also easier to clean because there is no more overlapping or twisting.

At Southern Dental Group, we have noted that are patients are happier about their smiles and laugh easier following Invisalign therapy!

Do I still have to visit the dentist regularly during Invisalign therapy?

Generally, Dr. Pope will check in on your progress every six weeks. However, it’s important to maintain regular dental exams and cleanings during your Invisalign therapy.

Regular brushing and flossing will not get rid of the stubborn bacteria that can lead to tooth decay. Our dental hygienist, on the other hand, is able to clean your teeth thoroughly using the latest dental techniques and technologies. A teeth cleaning in Somerset, KY is a relaxing and comfortable experience!

The American Dental Association recommends twice-yearly exams and teeth cleanings, and we support this recommendation.

How long will I need Invisalign therapy?

Dr. Pope will discuss the timeline with you during your initial consultation, but generally Invisalign therapy lasts between one and two years. This timeline is dependent on your smile needs. Also, Dr. Pope generally recommends that you wear your Invisalign clear aligners for 22 hours per day, giving you time to eat, drink, brush, and floss without your aligners.  

Will I have to wear a retainer?

Following orthodontics, including Invisalign clear aligners, you will wear a custom retainer to help your teeth stay in their new positions. This is a way to protect your investment and remind your teeth that these new positions are their homes for life!

Does my insurance cover Invisalign?

All insurance plans are different, but some do cover all or a portion of orthodontic treatments. We recommend consulting your provider. Also, because we want you to get the therapies you want and deserve, we will file claims on your behalf no matter which provider handles your dental insurance.

Do you have payment options?

At Southern Dental Group, we want you to get the dentistry you need, which is why we have partnered with CareCredit and LendingClub. These third-party lenders offer convenient repayment plans and interest-free options for individuals who qualify. Generally, it takes only a few minutes to receive approval online!

Why Southern Dental Group for my Invisalign therapy?

Dr. Pope spends numerous hours each year with continuing education. He always wants to know and learn the latest techniques and technologies to keep his patients comfortable and smiling. His dedication to craft benefits his patients, and our growing list of satisfied Invisalign clients speaks to his commitment to dental excellence.

Additionally, Dr. Pope selected his dental team based on their patient-centered focus and attention to detail.

Dr. Pope is a member of the American Dental Association, Christian Medical & Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and an Alumni of the Dawson Academy.

Remember, when you’re in our dental office, you are family!

We invite you to experience the Southern Dental Group difference today and become a member of our Somerset, KY dental family.