Regardless of whether you are a child, teenager, or adult, orthodontic treatment is usually a change for the better. The mechanisms involved in the movement of teeth are virtually the same regardless of a person's age. Crowded or twisted teeth, protruding front teeth, large spaces or gaps between teeth, chewing difficulties, TMJ pain (TMD), and other bite problems can all be corrected by orthodontic treatment. We also offer accelerating orthodontic treatments such as AcceleDent Optima and Propel's VPro5 to cut treatment time by up to 50%. This means, those who are in need of orthodontic treatment can see stunning results in half the time.
Best of all, we now offer flexible "no down payment" and "no interest" payment plans. Having insurance can make braces more affordable. The physical and psychological benefits of orthodontic treatment usually last a lifetime, which make orthodontics a very wise healthcare investment. Call Drs. Durbin, Morris and Garner at Kentucky Orthodontics & Invisalign today for a free consultation. We can discuss the specifics of your treatment in further detail and set up an appointment at any one of our 9 Kentucky locations.
"Great!!! Staff is so wonderful. Dr. Durbin did a great job with my daughters teeth. She has a beautiful smile."- T.P. / Google / Aug 20, 2017
"The professionals working at Kentucky Orthodontics and Invisalign were nothing short of phenomenal from my very first visit to my last. Everyone was very personable and welcoming from the orthodontists, to the dental hygienist, to the front desk receptionists. Each session the orthodontists and dental hygienists were very thorough with my treatment plan and made the necessary adjustments to ensure that I didn’t just have a good smile but a great smile. As with anything in life, the amount of work that you put in will ultimately determine your final outcome. My particular treatment was Invisalign which required me to wear my retainers 20-22 hours per day. I’ll admit at times it wasn’t easy but i knew that if I followed the individualized treatment plan provided to me that I would ultimately achieve my desired smile. Now that I have completed the treatment I can honestly say that I couldn’t be more happy with my smile and it’s all thanks to the professionals at Kentucky Orthodontics and Invisalign! I would highly recommend Kentucky Orthodontics and Invisalign to anyone wanting to achieve a great smile!"- B.E. / Google / Nov 06, 2018
"Dr. Durbin asked me to write a review up after my treatment had started and finished, but I was so impressed with the entire staff that I am writing a review now. I highly recommend this office, even though I currently have nothing being done to my teeth. They are very professional and friendly. Can't wait to see how great my teeth look."- D.A. / Google / Oct 30, 2018
"I’ve been a patient of Dr. Durbin’s for going on 10 years now, and am continuously impressed with the services he has provided (braces, invisalign, retainers, etc.), the friendly office staff and the welcoming environment. If you have been searching for an orthodontist, look no further! Dr. Durbin and his team truly care about each patient’s long term success and work hard/efficiently to ensure positive results are achieved. Dr. Durbin and staff, thank you for giving me a smile I am more than proud to show off!"- R.L. / Google / Oct 19, 2018
"As a person who had Conventional braces as a teenager and didn’t wear my retainer as I should, I found later in life that due to grinding my teeth and dealing with Trigeminal Neuralgia my teeth had shifted and I was unhappy with the results. Drs. Durban, Morris and staff provided me with Invisalign’s. They are so knowledgeable, caring and considerate. I was able to get my teeth straightened with Invisalign’s and they had the knowledge to deal with a rotated tooth and bring it back into line. I am so happy with the results and glad I made the call to Kentucky Orthodontics & Invisalign to change the way I feel about my teeth and smile!!"- P.K. / Google / Sep 16, 2018
About age requirements
Orthodontic treatment can greatly benefit the oral health of children, teenagers, and adults. We often see patients as young as 6 years old. However, every patient's case differs, which means orthodontic treatment will vary as well. Our practice performs full exams and diagnostic tests before any treatment is performed.
What To Expect
Although we see patients from 6 years old up into adulthood, the initial orthodontics process is the same. Every patient will undergo a thorough consultation and exam of their teeth, gums, and jaw. From there, our orthodontists will create a customized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs. Below is a brief summary of our approach toward orthodontic care for children, teen, and adults.
We believe there is a benefit to early treatment of certain orthodontic problems. We routinely see patients between the ages of 7-10 to monitor their growth and development; however we only intervene when necessary. We think that by monitoring the development of our younger patient’s smiles we are more successful in treating them. Orthodontics should be age appropriate to each specific patient.
Teenagers comprise the majority of patients in most orthodontic practices. We pride ourselves on our ability to get our adolescent patients excited and motivated about their orthodontic treatment. We understand that teenagers have concerns with how they look or feel about their treatment. We offer different options for teenagers such as traditional silver braces that can be decorated with colored rubber bands, clear brackets, and in many, if not most cases can offer Invisalign-Teen Clear Aligner treatments.
Adults who have healthy teeth and supporting structures are never too old for orthodontic treatment. Approximately 25% of our current patients are adults experiencing braces or Invisalign for the first time to enhance their appearance and improve their oral health. In fact, many adults are opting for healthy smiles by receiving orthodontic care that was not available to them as children. Thanks to advanced technology, older adults can now experience clear or ceramic braces, inconspicuous retainers, and modern surgical techniques that easily correct skeletal issues.
Whether you or your child are receiving orthodontic care, our office will provide specific instructions. Your comfort level during treatment will vary depending on the severity of your unique case. Generally, most discomfort can be eased by using over-the-counter pain medication and/or sugarless gum. Please feel free to call our office if you have any questions regarding your treatment and care. Our staff can easily assist you and set up an "emergency" appointment, if it ever becomes necessary. However, most patients will usually have follow-up appointments scheduled 8-12 weeks after their initial appliances placement and treatment.
Plan Your Procedure
Great care for all ages
If you or your child are in need of orthodontic care, call any one of our 9 locations in Louisville, Lexington, Frankfort, Georgetown, Winchester, Mount Sterling, Owingsville, Richmond, or Nicholasville. Our talented Orthodontists, Drs. Douglas D. Durbin, Lauren D. Morris and Thomas C. Garner, and can create a custom treatment plan that will address all your orthodontic needs and concerns. Don't let age discourage you from obtaining that gorgeous smile that you deserve!