At Hernández Dental Care, we want to create as many positive dental experiences as possible. We know that to accomplish this goal, we must provide comprehensive care and multiple options for our patients to choose from. Your smile is unique, so any treatment plans we develop for you should be as well—this is especially true for orthodontic treatment. If you’ve been hiding your smile because your teeth aren’t as straight as you’d like them to be, we’d love to tell you about each of the straightening methods we offer and help you select what’s best for your lifestyle and budget.
We have several options available including short-term and invisible solutions, so you can straighten your smile faster and more discreetly than ever while allowing your smile to shine through treatment.
Do you have crooked, gapped, or overcrowded teeth? How about an overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, or overjet? We can design a treatment plan that helps you obtain a smile even more beautiful than you’ve imagined—and with four different ways to shift your teeth into a desirable position, it’s easier than ever to get started!
Innovative techniques, advanced technologies, and more comfortable, durable materials have been combined to make orthodontic care accessible to every smile. If what’s been keeping you from orthodontic treatment is wondering where to start and with whom, you don’t have to look any further! Dr. Hernández is proud to take continuing education courses and invest in the most up-to-date technologies to give Louisville friends and neighbors the opportunity to transform their smiles from the comfort of their dental home.
Whether you’d like to go with the tried-and-true orthodontic method that’s been working for decades, you’d prefer the discretion of virtually invisible aligners, or it’s just your most visible teeth that are giving you grief, we can get them into shape!
You’ve probably known dozens of people who’ve gone through orthodontic treatment, maybe even a family member or close friend. If you’ve seen their made-over smile and wondered: “Could it work for me?” our answer is “Yes!”
“Dr. Hernández is the best dentist there is. He is very professional and thorough & has completely transformed my smile! I would never go anywhere else & recommend him to everyone I know!”
– Heather R.
“Good attention. Excellent staff. I recommend them. No more nerves.”
– Moma H.
The best way to find out is by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Hernández. You can rest assured he’ll listen intently to help you determine which option is best for you. Digital x-rays and impressions will be collected to map out a precise treatment plan.
The tried-and-true method that’s been around since your great-grandparents were kids! Advancements through the 20th and 21st centuries have made braces more comfortable and effective.
The first clear aligner system to enter the dental world, backed by more than two decades of successful results. Invisalign® has helped over 5 million people gain confidence in newly straightened smiles.
ClearCorrect™ is another invisible alternative to braces. Their aligners have been created in Texas since 2006 and have helped thousands of patients shift their teeth into healthier positions.
While some discomfort is expected because your teeth are bones being shifted into new positions, the pressure is light and works over time. Anti-inflammatories can relieve some of the tension, and we’ve got tips and tricks for each method of straightening (like the application of orthodontic wax to wires or sharp edges of clear aligners).
While straight teeth are undeniably appealing to the eyes, they’re also less prone to cavities and gum disease, and an aligned bite can make your TMJ (temporomandibular joint) happy. With fewer crevices for bacteria and food debris to hide in, flossing and brushing are more effective at preventing gum disease and decay.
This will depend upon your unique smile, but as a general rule, we recommend retainers to keep your teeth in their new position. Your teeth have a memory of their own and may have been in their old position for a long enough time to miss it, even if you don’t. To keep your teeth where you want them, we can provide you with a custom-fitted retainer.
If you have any questions about orthodontic treatment or are ready to schedule a consultation with your Louisville dentist, give us a call today or schedule an appointment online! We look forward to seeing your smile transform.
*Dr. Hernández is a general dentist performing orthodontic services.