Greater Smiles for Adults

How to get an Award Winning Smile

More and more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment for a variety of reasons – from cosmetic improvement to treatment of bite and jaw disorders. With 50% of our practice concentrated in the treatment of adult patients, we understand well how the techniques and challenges of adult orthodontics differ from orthodontics for children in Louisville, KY.

Some of these are:

  • Jaw and tooth conditions may present some limitations.
  • Time factors and limits in the adult patient’s ability to tolerate certain appliances for cosmetics or comfort require greater variety in the orthodontic appliances we offer.
  • Your cosmetic and comfort requirements must be met.
  • The need for coordination of treatment with your dentist, periodontist, or other specialist requires a high level of communication among all professionals involved in your care.

Adult Orthodontics in Louisville, KY

We offer specialized services to meet the challenges of treating adult orthodontic patients. Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of adult orthodontic cases include:

  • In-office computerized imaging and treatment simulation for surgical and non-surgical treatments.
  • State-of-the-art ceramic cosmetic braces
  • Invisalign® treatment – a series of clear, removable fitted aligners (similar to bleaching trays) can substitute for braces in most cases. Dr. Perelmuter is an international leader in developing and using the Invisalign system.
  • The use of an oral scanner instead of molds and impressions for improved accuracy and comfort, especially for patients with a severe gag response.
  • Light, continuous force application allowing 6-12 week appointment intervals, reducing the number of appointments for our frequently busy patients.
  • Non-surgical treatment options for cases that may ideally be treated by a surgical plan which the patient might decline.
  • The use of nitrous oxide sedation for anxious patients and during removal of brackets from hypersensitive teeth.
  • Indirect bracketing, thereby shortening the banding appointment, reducing patient discomfort, and improving the precision of bracket placement.

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It is never too late to get braces! People of all ages get braces, whether they're traditional, ceramic, or clear. Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy

First Visit

Before we decide which treatment is right for you, we need to find out IF treatment is right for you. Your first visit will focus on discovering and explaining your unique set of needs.

Greater Smiles for Children

The majority of orthodontic treatments can occur during childhood. Check out our list of common problems and typical solutions.

Greater Smiles for Adults

The number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment is on the rise. Half of our practice concentrates on the treatment of adult patients, so we are experienced in the different approaches for adult treatments.

iTero Scanner

There are many technological advances in all areas of dentistry and orthodontics, in particular. One of the latest of these is the iTero intra-oral scanner, which Perelmuter & Glatt Orthodontics acquired in the spring of 2012, making us the first practice in the metro area to do so.


Straighten your teeth with a clear alternative to metal braces. (For Example: Invisalign®)

Clear aligners are a removable, discreet orthodontic treatment. They consist of a series of trays that you wear for several weeks at a time. As your teeth gently move into position, you start using the next set of trays.