Invisalign Braces – The Clear Choice for Straight Teeth

The advanced technology of the Invisalign Teen™ allows a clear, plastic device to achieve the same results as the old-fashioned braces, but without metal bands, brackets or wires. Among other issues, the Invisalign spacers correct crowded teeth, wide spaces, cross bite, overbite and underbite.invisalign braces - orthodontics

“Clearly different” – “Clearly undetectable” – “Clearly Awesome!” That’s what teens are saying about the Invisalign aligners, a totally different and “awesome” way to straighten teeth.

Custom designed especially for you, Invisalign Teen™ straighten your teeth with a series of custom-made clear aligners that are almost totally undetectable, allowing you to keep doing the things you want – playing sports, singing, playing in the band, or hanging out with friends. They will not interfere with your social life in any way, and you can even have pictures taken, confident that your smile and not your braces will be what people are looking at. Imagine getting your Senior Pictures taken without the embarrassment of the “metal mouth” smile you see in those old yearbooks.

Since you can remove the Invisalign aligners there are no forbidden foods. You can eat pizza and caramel apples, and even chew gum without the worry of things getting stuck between the wires and the brackets. You also don’t have the pain of wires poking you in the cheeks, rubber bands popping in your mouth, or days of discomfort after your braces have been tightened.

There are so many advantages to the Invisalign Teen™ aligners it’s almost impossible to think of going to metal braces. You may experience a bit of discomfort during the initial period, but as you get used to them they are virtually painless. Invisalign moves your teeth in such small increments you won’t even know they are moving at all, and you don’t have to wait for the braces to be taken off to see results. Many people have remarked that they can see changes after only a few weeks.

As your appearance and smile improves, so will your confidence. A whole new world, and a new attitude, will open up for you.

Your parents will be happy to hear there are other advantages with the Invisalign Teen™ device not available in the “adult” version (Invisalign is also for adults!). The investment they make with their hard-earned money has some safeguards “built in.”
As part of the Invisalign Teen™ device a blue button has been added that will allow the dentist to track if you are wearing the spacers and complying with the treatment laid out. The dot is designed to fade to clear over a two-week period. If worn properly for 20-22 hours per day, taken out only for eating, brushing, playing sports or attending special events, you will accomplish what you have set out to do. If you aren’t wearing them like you should, your dentist will know.

Since Invisalign Teen™ allows for the growth of permanent teeth (secondary molars and first and second bicuspids) you don’t have to put off treatment until all their teeth are in.

As a bonus, you don’t have to worry about losing an aligner. Free replacements of up to six spacers are included in your treatment schedule…just in case.

With Invisalign Teen™ there is also the advantage of more time to do everything. What would have taken two years with traditional braces can often be accomplished in far less time with the clear spacers, and with fewer office visits to disrupt your schedule.

Invisalign Teen™ is fairly new technology, but it is not without tried and tested results. Over a million people worldwide have been equipped with Invisalign and the vast majority of them have been extremely pleased with the ease, comfort and results. Many of your favorite movie and television stars have worn, or are currently wearing, Invisalign. Some even wear them while they are working – bet you didn’t know that!

Our dentists have performed over 50,000 cosmetic procedures and are Certified Invisalign Providers – for both teens and adults. In addition to 10 years of experience in traditional orthodontics, and four years of advanced training experience in aesthetics, TMJ and bite correction, they can provide an assortment of treatments to correct your teeth, gums and jaw structure, including conventional braces treatment, if that is what is needed.

Only a certified professional can determine if the Invisalign Teen™ is right for you. Although not everyone is a candidate, the majority of people are, and only a consultation with a certified Invisalign professional will be able to determine the best course of treatment for your particular problem.

After your dentist examines you, he will sit down with you and your parents to discuss possible courses of treatment. The staff will take their time and answer any questions you may have.

Call our office today to set up your free consultation. Don’t put off getting the smile you deserve.


Levon Helm’s Friday News & Views

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People have got to stop dying this week.

Despite April 20th’s counter-culture connotations (if you want that, go over to Louisville Sports Radio), we gather here tonight to celebrate the life of a music legend. Levon Helm, best known as the drummer and singer of The Band, succumbed to throat at the age of 71 on Thursday.

Helm’s soulful southern voice headlined hits such as “Up on Cripple Creek,” “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and “The Weight.” Helm hailed from Turkey Scratch, Arkansas, and it showed in his music, which, in my mind, was made for summer road trips across the South. During his fifty-year music career, Helm played with many legendary rockers, including Bob Dylan, with whom he frequently collaborated. His most famous work came with The Band, and is documented in the brilliant film, “The Last Waltz,” a concert thought to be the group’s last that was filmed by Martin Scorsese. Helm and his Band mates were joined by over a dozen special guests, including Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and Neil Young.

In a time when most popular music is manufactured on a sound board, it’s nice to look back at the people that truly mastered the craft. Rest in peace, Levon.

Now, take a load off and enjoy these news and views…

Let’s start with two very important packages that Coach Cal received on Thursday: Nerlens Noel’s Letter of Intent (more on that later), and the big crystal NABC National Championship trophy. After its football counterpart shattered due to a pair of butterfingers recently in Alabama, I doubt this one will leave the Craft Center.

However, if you missed the other, non-crystal National Championship trophy during its statewide tour last week, it will be on display from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday before the UK/LSU baseball game at Cliff Hagan Stadium and also at Commonwealth Stadium from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. prior to the Blue/White game. Fans are invited to come take a picture with it. You’ll never need a new Christmas card picture again.

Your Anthony Bennett update: On Thursday, Bennett cut Washington from his list, which leaves Florida, Kentucky, Oregon and UNLV battling for the talented 6’7″ forward. Bennett will make three visits before making his decision, but hasn’t said which schools get the honor. Bennett spoke to Orlando Antigua on Wednesday, which was followed by a “lengthy sit-down” with Florida coach Billy Donovan. Coaches from UNLV and Oregon were also present at Bennett’s workout at Findlay Prep. Florida is considered by many to be the front-runner for Bennett, but there’s nothing like a National Championship and potentially six first round draft picks to sway the decision in the Cats’ favor.

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Perhaps Nerlens Noel can fill Bennett in on what is sure to be an amazing visit to Lexington? Despite already committing to be a Cat, Nerlens is taking his last “official visit” to Kentucky this weekend to deliver his Letter of Intent. After receiving the letter, Coach Cal was finally able to discuss his new player, whom he likened to Anthony Davis (see, even he can’t help it) and Marcus Camby as someone who can have an impact on a game without scoring. Cal reminded Cats fans that like Davis, Noel is not a finished product who has a lot of work to do, but one capable of doing special things that he is “ecstatic to have an opportunity to work with.” I think the feeling is mutual, Coach. And as if the weekend couldn’t get any better for Noel, he was named the 2012 USA Today National High School Player of the Year, an accolade of the likes we hope he gets pretty used to around here.

Cal said that like the 2011 class, the 2012 class will “all play off one another,” and are “all great kids who have a desire to win, have terrific talent and who all complement each other.” If history teaches us anything, it’s that 99.9% of the time, Cal’s kids have character that matches their talent, which is why you should stop worrying about next season.

With Marquis Teague and Doron Lamb making the jump to the big league, Kentucky’s recruitment of Torian Graham is back on. You might remember Graham most for his commitment and subsequent decommitment from NC State earlier this year. Along with SG Archie Goodwin, Graham can bring some much-needed depth to the back court. Graham is ranked 67th in the class of 2012 by Rivals and Orlando Antigua watched him play on Wednesday. Some doubt Graham’s chances at qualifying, but if Cal sent Antigua to watch him play, he must be confident. Graham has until May 16th to make his decision.

Are you ready for some football? Come on…the Blue/White game is this Saturday at 6 p.m. and I can think of a whole squad of blue-clad men who’d love to see you there. Need more incentive? The athletic department is pulling out all the stops for this event, with an appearance by the National Championship trophy, a free poster commemorating the team’s win over Tennessee, and a “Super Surplus Sale” of UK team apparel beginning at 3 p.m. That means your dreams of owning Randall Cobb’s old socks may come true (if I don’t beat you to them).

If you’re looking to make it a day full of Wildcat fun, head over to Cliff Hagan Stadium and take in the Bat Cats’ game against #2 LSU at 2 p.m. It will be the second of a three-game series against the Tigers, with the first Friday night at 6:30 p.m. For those of you unable to make it, the series will be televised on Fox Sports South.

You want more baseball? Okay. The Lexington Catholic/Farragut High School (Knoxville, TN) baseball series this weekend has been selected the “ECoach/Perfect Game National Game of the Week.” Friday night’s game is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. EST, and Saturday’s broadcast is set for 12:00 p.m. EST. Both teams are ranked first in their state; Lexington Catholic is ranked 46th nationally and Farragut close behind at 45th. Both broadcasts can be viewed at and (and additionally on Lexington Catholic’s

While the major renovation project remains up in the air, the off-season renovations to Rupp Arena are well under way. Preliminary work on the locker rooms has already begun, with construction set to begin next month. The project is set to cost $2.9 million, and the renovations will include improvements to the training room, the addition of a hydro-therapy treatment whirlpool, a medical room with an X-ray machine, team meeting room, a second coach’s office, team lounge and food service area, along with a new press area.

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Want to be the next Matt Jones or Radio Ron? Head to Northern Kentucky for Saturday’s KSTV Casting Call! The auditions will be held in Florence at Insight Communications Studio (7906 Dixie Highway, Florence, KY 41042). To try out, you MUST be present at registration, which runs from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. For more details, click here.

Would you rather write about sports? We need you! We’re looking to add new writers to for the summer and fall semester. To qualify, you must be a college student (preferably at Kentucky) and send a resume and a writing sample to [email protected] Entries need to be in by Monday, April 22, and all applicants must be available for an interview in Lexington on Sunday, April 29. It’ll make you popular (just kidding).

Finally, one last “rest in peace” for DeMarcus Cousins’ pup, Roscoe. The 18-week-old bulldog died after suffering an allergic reaction to a bee sting. When asked about it, DeMarcus said: “He just collapsed in his crate while I was on our last road trip. We had an autopsy done and everything because we wanted to know what happened. The (veterinarian) said it was from a bee sting.” Yet another reason to hate bees…

The boys will be back bright and early, broadcasting live from Keeneland. Tune in at 10 a.m. for stories and fail-proof racing picks. Who knows? Maybe they’ll talk about sports, too.


If you have been injured – Get a Great Attorney

When another person causes bodily harm, a personal injury lawsuit is in order. This sort of situation can be very confusing and intimidating. Read on to find out what you should do if you’ve been injured and are thinking about suing. In this article, we will discuss how to win a personal injury lawsuit.personal injury law

If you have a personal injury situation, it can be rough finding an attorney. Having said that, it helps to seek out someone with a good amount of experience in personal injury, specifically the type of injury you are dealing with. It takes a great deal of knowledge in the field to win such a case, so the more experience they have, the better.

Preexisting conditions do not necessarily rule out your ability to win a damage award. Always be honest with the lawyer about injuries you suffered prior to your accident. Do not ask for a settlement that exceeds the impact of the personal injuries the other party can be held responsible for.

Talk to your loved ones if you need a lawyer; they may have solid recommendations for you. You will have a much better chance of getting the results you want with the right lawyer. You deserve to get an attorney that you’re able to work well with.

Look online to discover a well respected lawyer. You will be able to look at more information this way. Look for a lawyer who has experience with other similar cases and proper qualifications.

Meet with a number of lawyers before hiring one. A lot of lawyers provide consultations that are free to find out if they are a good match for you. During these consultations, you can find out about any costs that you can expect, which can help you avoid someone with lots of extra fees or someone that overcharges.

The law firm’s size is a crucial piece of your decision. When you are going up against a major player, it’s in your best interest to have an equally formidable lawyer behind you. Conversely, smaller cases don’t require a larger firm .car accident law

Proceed with caution when dealing with the insurance companies. In a normal personal injury case, you will probably be dealing with an insurance company. The purpose of these businesses is to have the matter solved as fast as possible. Talk with your attorney before you accept an insurance settlement.

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For personal injury cases, only hire experienced personal injury lawyers. There are lots of people who believe all lawyers are the same. You have to find an attorney who has been through it before. You might not win your case if your lawyer is not properly qualified and experienced.

Do not apologize after you realize you are injured. They can use it as proof it was your fault. It doesn’t matter if you know the accident is your fault. You should not apologize.

You should be sure to ask the question to each attorney you consider concerning what experience they have with cases like yours. This is the best way to determine if they are likely to prevail for you. If your lawyer commonly handles cases like yours, then you have a greater potential of winning your case.

If you’re physically injured, document them using photos before getting treatment. Pictures do not lie, so this could be the best evidence you could have. It can also affect the amount you are awarded when you win your case.

If you can’t afford to pay an attorney up front, find out if your attorney will work on contingency. Contingency plans dictate that you do not have to pay your lawyer unless the case is decided in your favor. That way, you won’t have any fees that come from your pocket before the case is won, and you get adequate representation.

Don’t rush the process and dedicate enough time to allow you the chance to view all of the options you have available. Shopping for an attorney to help with a personal injury case is similar to shopping for a vehicle. There are so many options, you need to choose the best.

When you get into a car accident, document every single detail. Write down license plate numbers. Get the details of the insurance agencies that will be involved. If the police issue a citation, take note of the citation number and make copies. Gathering this information facilitates a speedier, more efficient suit.

Ask for a list of references from any lawyer you’re considering. References will give you a clearer picture of the lawyer’s past, personality, experience and so on. If you’re not able to get any references from a potential lawyer, then something could be amiss. You would be better off looking elsewhere for an attorney. accident law

Be honest with your physician when discussing your injuries and mental state of being. When you lie about how badly you’re hurt, you will be wasting everyone’s time. Just be truthful about your injuries to be sure that your case can be handled appropriately.

Insurance Companies
Learn everything you can about how to deal with the insurance companies. If you are well versed in this, you will be better able to handle the situation. If you prefer to handle the insurance process through a lawyer, you may do so. Many people are uncomfortable communicating with their insurance companies.

Consider whether a prospective lawyer chooses mostly settlements or trials. Take a look at your attorney’s track record. Your eventual settlement can be affected by it. If the defendant understands that your lawyer is likely to take the case to court, he or she may tend to want to settle for a greater sum.

Photograph your injuries right after an accident. It could be a great deal of time before you go to court, and your injuries will likely have healed by then. Without picture proof, it can be much more difficult or even impossible to win your case.

Regardless of how much money you win, nothing can take away the injury. But, having proper compensation for your pain and suffering, time off work, and your medical bills can be a godsend. This article will get you well on your way.