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Our greatest goal is to give you the healthy, straight, and beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision.

Our practice will work with you every step of the way to make sure your orthodontic care is as rewarding as possible. We utilize the latest technology, and offer a variety of safe and gentle treatment options to give you the customized, individual care you deserve.


Every smile starts with an initial consultation!

Our initial consultation will allow us to provide you with treatment options that will best fit your needs. Our team will be glad to answer any questions you may have. During your initial consultation, we will:

  • Review your dental and medical history forms
  • Perform a complete oral exam, with X-rays, to determine whether treatment is necessary
  • Help you create a customized treatment plan
  • Discuss all financial information, insurance options, and payment plans

Please contact our practice to schedule your initial consultation.

What happens after the initial consultation?

You’re one step closer to achieving the smile you’ve always wanted! After your consultation, we will schedule your first appointment. We will then begin placing your orthodontic appliance. This appointment generally takes about an hour, and during this time our team will make sure you are as comfortable as possible.


Scheduling Appointments

Visiting our office every four to eight weeks is an essential part of your orthodontic treatment. Our practice will work with you to make sure your appointments are as convenient as possible.

We understand that “life happens”! If you’re running late or need to reschedule, please let us know and we will do everything we can to accommodate you.


Visiting the dentist during orthodontic treatment

It is vital that you continue to visit your family dentist once every six months for teeth cleanings and routine dental checkups, even during your orthodontic treatment.

Welcome to the Ahrens Orthodontic family where your smile is our passion!


Braces For All

Crowding

Spacing

Orthodontics for children

While there is no exact age for children to begin orthodontic treatment, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends a visit to the orthodontist around age seven.

By this age, most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, which makes it easier for us to diagnose and correct tooth and jaw problems sooner and without surgery.

Early treatment allows the orthodontist to:

  • • Correct and guide the growth of your child’s jaw to help the permanent teeth come in straight
  • • Regulate the width of the upper and lower arches
  • • Create more space for crowded teeth
  • • Avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions later in life
  • • Correct thumb sucking and help improve minor speech problems

Some things to look for that may mean your child needs to see an Orthodontist:

  • • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • • A hard time chewing or biting food
  • • Mouth breathing
  • • Finger or thumb sucking
  • • Crowded, misplaced, or blocked teeth
  • • Jaws that pop or make sounds when opening and closing
  • • Teeth that come together abnormally, or do not come together at all
  • • Jaws and teeth that are not proportionate to the rest of the face
  • • Crowded front teeth around age seven or eight

Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment for an orthodontic evaluation. Early treatment now will give your child a healthy, beautiful smile for the future.


Orthodontics for Teens

Don’t worry! Braces aren’t nearly as scary as you may think. In fact, today they come in a variety of styles, materials, and colors, which makes life with braces much easier, more comfortable, and even more stylish than in the past.

How long will I have to wear braces:

The amount of time it takes to treat your smile with braces depends on three key factors:


  • Early treatment — Early treatment enables orthodontists to monitor the growth of the jaw and recommend further orthodontic treatment if it becomes necessary.

  • What needs correction — The amount of treatment needed to correct a problem will determine how long the process takes. Different patients react to treatments differently. Treatment times can vary, depending on how quickly your body responds and how much work is needed to give you the show-stopping smile you desire.

  • YOU! — Your willingness to use the appliances your orthodontist gives you plays a major role in the length of time it takes to complete your treatment.

Orthodontics for Adults

Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for teens. Many adults are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health, and they want to feel better about their appearance.

Common reasons why adults consider orthodontic treatment

  • • A bad bite or malocclusion, which causes teeth to fit together incorrectly
  • • Teeth are crowded or spaced apart, possibly leading to tooth decay or gum disease
  • • Abnormal jaw pain, or pressure caused by crooked teeth
  • • Desire for a healthier mouth and a more confident smile

To learn more about the benefits of adult orthodontics, please contact our practice to schedule an appointment. We understand you have a busy schedule, and we will work with you to make sure each office visit is as convenient as possible.



3 Convenient Locations



Louisville (East End)

2015 Herr Lane, Louisville, KY
Telephone: (502) 426-2744

Crestwood

6225 W Highway 146, Crestwood, KY
Telephone: (502) 241-1811

Taylorsville

4819, Taylorsville Rd. Taylorsville, KY
Telephone: (502) 426-2744