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My Teeth Moved After Braces – Do I Need Braces Again?

July 8, 2018

Happy dental patient in the dental chairIf you receive adequate orthodontic alignment and maintain appropriate retainer use, you shouldn’t need to worry about a need for orthodontic retreatment. Unfortunately, many patients struggle to keep up with their retainers and end up with smiles that shift back out of alignment following orthodontic treatment. There are a number of reasons this may occur and a few simple steps you can take to avoid shifting teeth. In this post, we’ll discuss causes of dental shifting and how you can prevent the need for orthodontic retreatment.

Best Options for Orthodontics in Highland Village

January 26, 2017

Filed under: Orthodontic Treatment — Tags: — Dr. Ryan Thomas @ 5:05 pm

Options for orthodontics in Highland Village.Unfortunately, very few people are born with naturally straight teeth. Poor alignment and bite complications can quickly cause your self-confidence to decrease. In fact, roughly 50% of adults are concerned about the appearance of their teeth. Among the biggest concerns has to do with alignment. You can get the straight smile you have always wanted with orthodontics in Highland Village. Although many tend to believe braces are only for teens, it is never too late to get a straight smile.

For Braces, Highland Village Trusts Dr. Thomas

April 7, 2016

Filed under: Orthodontic Treatment — Tags: , , , , , — Dr. Ryan Thomas @ 10:20 pm

bracesHow nice would it be to know that your general dentist can also provide orthodontics for the whole family? Well then, come to Highland Village Family Dentistry and say hello to Dr. Ryan Thomas. In addition to earning his DDS from New York University School of Dentistry, he has also logged hundred of hours of training in orthodontics with Invisalign® and Progressive Orthodontics Seminars. Dr. Thomas and his team help teenagers and adults enjoy the health and aesthetic benefits of a straight smile.


Straighten Your Child’s Teeth Using Our Orthodontic Services

September 10, 2015

Help turn your child’s teeth into a beautiful work of art with orthodontic treatment.When you see a smile that is beautifully straight, does it elicit a feeling of jealousy or awe? Getting a perfectly straight smile may have seemed like a pipe dream way back in the day, but now it’s easier than ever. Forget traditional braces of the past, we’re straightening smiles the way the 21st Century demands. Your child can benefit greatly from our state-of-the-art orthodontic services. If it’s a beautiful smile you seek for your kids, look no further than Highland Village Family Dentistry.

Our Highland Village, TX office is unique because our general dentist, Dr. Thomas, also happens to be our orthodontist. It’s very convenient for you to receive our orthodontic treatment simply because you can get it all done in the same place. You don’t have to worry about visiting another office for orthodontic treatment. Everything you need is right here. We make a living of helping patients of all ages achieve the straightest smiles of their life. Your son or daughter’s smile can get the same results when you partner with us. It’s orthodontics Highland Village residents can benefit from.

Getting Braces as an Adult: What are My Options?

July 27, 2015

177000598If you missed the chance to have braces when you were a kid, then you are mistaken to think that as an adult the opportunity has passed. To the contrary, more adult Americans are getting braces later in life than ever before. The only question is what kind of orthodontics are best for you. Dr. Ryan Thomas of Highland Village Family Dentistry is a general dentist who performs complete orthodontics. So, when it comes to either dentistry or orthodontics, Highland Village, TX, counts on Dr. Thomas.

Adult braces can be used to correct a number of dental problems, whether they are cosmetic or detrimental to your bite. They include:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Bite abnormalities, including either an overbite or an underbite
  • Problems with your jaw position
  • Jaw joint problems

In some instances, ignoring these problems can lead to a greater risk of cavities, gum, or periodontal, disease, ear pain, headaches, and chewing and speech problems. Therefore, having braces may not only enhance the appearance of your smile, but your overall oral health, as well.

Options for Orthodontics Flower Mound Will Smile About

Traditional metal braces are always a viable option for orthodontic patients of any age. Conventional metal braces necessitate attaching metal brackets and wires to your teeth. The braces are periodically adjusted in order to apply pressure to your teeth in such a way that they move into proper position. At Highland Village Family Dentistry, we use all-digital orthodontics. Using modern dental technology, wires are custom made just for you. With traditional orthodontics, the wires are pre-fabricated and the orthodontist chooses the one that best suits you. With digital orthodontics, however, you get more efficient treatment and better results because the wire are custom made for your particular orthodontic case.


Clear acrylic aligners from Invisalign are custom-fitted, removable braces that are placed over your teeth. The major advantages are that aligners are almost invisible and are easier to clean than braces because they can be removed during eating. And while Dr. Thomas will want you to wear your Ivisalign clean plastic braces for the better part of the day every day, you can remove them for a special occasion.

Dr. Thomas works in conjunction with the Invisalign lab to develop a customized treatment plan. You will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, and then put on a new pair to further adjust your teeth. Most people need to wear their Invisalign braces for 12 to 24 months.

Call Our Office Today

If you’ve always want to have straight teeth, then now is the time. Don’t wait another minute when an attractive smile could be yours with the adult orthodontics Lewisville residents are confident will give them beautiful smiles. We happily serve Highland Village, TX, and the surrounding communities of Flower Mound, Corinth, Lewisville, Lake Dallas and beyond.

Outstanding Family Dentistry in Highland Village

June 16, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-467281791The Highland Village Family Dentistry moto is simple, “Honest, excellent dentistry,” and that’s what we provide to every customer on every visit. Our dedicated staff will ensure that you are comfortable and that your dental health needs are met effectively and efficiently. In Highland Village, TX our practice meets the oral health care needs of your whole family. Call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ryan Thomas and our outstanding team.

Friendly, Knowledgeable Staff

Dr. Ryan Thomas has been practicing family dentistry since 2005. He has a unique background that makes him ideal to meet your dental health needs. Originally from California, he studied Russian at Brigham Young University, received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the New York University School of Dentistry, and practiced in New Hampshire before settling in Texas. In addition to completing his education in general dentistry, Dr. Thomas is also a trained and experienced orthodontist. Dr. Thomas brings his curiosity and knowledge of dentistry and people to his dental practice. Consistently completing 200 hours a year of continuing education, Dr. Thomas has proven his dedication to lifelong learning to provide the best possible oral health care for his patients.

Besides Dr. Thomas we have a dental assistant and a hygienist on staff. Both women are knowledgeable and experienced in providing outstanding dental care. They both pride themselves on learning who their patients are, treating them respect, and making every dental appointment comfortable. Dedicated to education, our assistant and hygienist will work with you to explain any concerns or procedures and answer your questions.

Because our office is brand new, we have the most up-to-date technology available. We invested in our future and yours by acquiring numerous dental technologies that are unavailable at most practices. We are especially proud of our Piezo ultrasonic teeth cleaning system and our digital x-rays. The Piezo ultrasonic teeth cleaning system quickly and efficiently removes calculus buildup while reducing discomfort. Our digital x-rays emit the lowest radiation and capture the most accurate image. Best of all, these x-rays integrate seamlessly into our digital record keeping system that ensures your personal health information is secure and always accessible.

Unbeatable Dental Health Services

Thanks to our friendly, skilled team and modern facilities, Highland Village Family Dentistry offers the best oral health care in the Metroplex. Our comprehensive oral care includes preventive, restorative, cosmetic and children’s dentistry as well as a full range of orthodontic options.

Preventive dentistry is the best tool we have for preventing dental health issues. Regular checkups allow our staff to screen for tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer and TMJ. Additionally, at regular visits we are often able to provide same day treatment, or develop a treatment plan for chronic oral health issues like buxism (teeth grinding and clenching), TMJ, gum disease and more.

Restorative dentistry works to return your bite to its natural look and feel. Whether you need a crown, bridgework, or root canal, we’re here to help you get your smile back. We work with you to develop restorative treatment plans to fit your budget, schedule and dental health needs.

Our cosmetic dentistry treatments will make you feel like a movie star. If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and grimaced at your discolored smile, or hidden your crooked or gapped teeth from the camera, cosmetic dentistry from Highland Village Family Dentistry can help you develop and maintain and picture-perfect smile. Some of our wide-ranging cosmetic dentistry offerings include: teeth whitening, veneers, and clear braces.

Children’s dentistry and family dentistry are different than pediatric dentistry. Most children do not need to see a pediatric dentist, unless they have a serious dental health concern. However, choosing a dentist who can put your child at ease and offer knowledgeable care and treatment is essential to developing long-term dental health. Our office includes a children’s play area to help your child associate going to the dentist with having fun. Dr. Thomas is passionate about dental education at every age, and takes pride in teaching children about how to have a healthy smile for life.

Dr. Thomas is also happy to provide a full-range of orthodontics for your family. You don’t need to find a new doctor when you need to correct your bite. Our state-of-the-art office provides only the best orthodontic treatment. Traditional braces include custom made wires that straighten your teeth more quickly will less discomfort to correct your overbite, underbite, and tooth crowding and spacing.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Whatever your dental health needs, Highland Village Family Dentistry is here to help. Call today to schedule an appointment at our comfortable Highland Village office, or use our convenient “ask the doctor” page to find out more. We welcome patients from the DFW area including Flower Mound, Lewisville, The Colony and Argyle.

Invisalign® for Beautiful Smiles in Highland Village, TX

May 10, 2015

Shutterstock InvisalignThere just seems to be more things to smile about during summer. The get togethers with family and friends, the slower pace, and the fun outdoor activities such as baseball games, pool parties and picnics. If crooked teeth keep you from openly smiling, then consider Invisalign from Dr. Ryan C. Thomas at Highland Village Family Dentistry in Highland Village, TX. Straighten your teeth this summer with Invisalign and you’ll be ready to smile from ear to ear next summer.

Invisalign is perfect for adults who want to straighten their teeth with orthodontics, but don’t want the look of traditional metal brackets and wires. Why is Invisalign perfect? Because Invisalign, as the name suggests, straightens almost invisibly. With clear plastic BPA-free aligners, Invisalign gradually moves your teeth into proper alignment and hardly anyone will notice the process. Moreover, without the hassle and irritation of metal, you’ll hardly notice these clear braces in your mouth. And when it’s time to eat or brush and floss your teeth, simply remove the aligners.

Invisalign Highland Village Trusts

Dr. Thomas is well-experienced in orthodontic treatment with Invisalign. If you and he decide that Invisalign is right for you, then we will begin treatment by taking impressions, photos and x-rays of your teeth. These are sent to the Invisalign lab, which develops a 3-D image of your teeth and your bite. Dr. Thomas uses this to develop a treatment plan that will show you the results of your treatment before you even begin.

You’re custom designed aligners arrive as a series of sets, one for your upper arch and one for the lower. Wear each set for about two weeks and then move on to the next set. As you advance through the series, you’ll begin to see your teeth move into their proper position. In about a year, you’ll have the straight smile you’ve always wanted. So with Invisalign, Flower Mound can be smiling pretty next summer!

Call Our Office Today

To schedule a consultation and learn more about Invisalign, Lewisville can call Highland Village Family Dentistry. Our Highland Village, TX, dental office is privileged to serve the complete oral health needs of families from Lantana, Argyle, The Colony, Lewisville, Flower Mound, and beyond.

The Straighter Teeth You’ve Always Wanted: Orthodontics near Flower Mound, TX

April 23, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-Smiling bracesStraight teeth aren’t only more attractive; they’re vastly healthier than teeth that are crowded or otherwise misaligned. At Highland Village Family Dentistry, Dr. Ryan Thomas and his experienced team of oral health professionals offer state-of-the-art orthodontics to families in Flower Mound, Highland Village, and more, allowing our patients to enjoy the full benefits of straight, healthy teeth and more beautiful smiles.

Orthodontic Options in Highland Village, TX

When it comes to straightening your teeth and improving your overall oral health, we know that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all treatment plan. Your unique orthodontic concerns deserve close attention and personalized service. To ensure that your treatment is as fast, effective, and comfortable as possible, our office utilizes the proven power of all-digital orthodontics. This means that your braces or aligners are made just for you.

Our orthodontic services are capable of correcting a wide range of common misalignment and malocclusion issues, including:

  • Crowding
  • Overbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Spacing problems
  • Underbite

Dr. Thomas is happy to offer both Invisalign clear aligners and the revolutionary Fastbraces system. At your consultation, we’ll discuss the advantages of each and determine which treatment best fulfills your needs. If you are interested in orthodontics for children in Flower Mound or the surrounding areas, you’ll be pleased to know that our office happily welcomes little smiles as well.

Straighter Teeth, More Confident Smile

Multiple studies have proven that men and women with straight, healthy teeth are perceived to be smarter, more confident, and more successful than those with teeth that are crooked, gapped, or crowded. With orthodontics from Highland Village Family Dentistry, you can enjoy all of the benefits of a healthier and more attractive smile in a way that suits your lifestyle. Contact us today to schedule your orthodontics consultation with Dr. Ryan Thomas and his team. Our Highland Village, TX dental office is privileged to serve the complete oral health needs of families from Lantana, Argyle, The Colony, Lewisville, Flower Mound, and beyond.

Orthodontic Treatment for the Whole Family with Dr. Ryan Thomas in Highland Village, TX

April 10, 2014

shutterstock_155143982Straight, healthy teeth have always been considered the foundation of a beautiful smile. Not everyone, however, is fortunate enough to enjoy naturally straight teeth, free from issues like gapping, crowding, or misalignment. At Highland Village Family Dentistry in Highland Village, TX, Dr. Ryan Thomas and his team offer comprehensive orthodontic solutions that not only offer the benefit of a straighter smile, but improved oral health overall as well.

Advanced Orthodontics for Your Healthiest Smile

At Highland Village Family Dentistry, we understand the importance of both optimal oral health and the aesthetic appeal of your smile. We take the cosmetic aspect into consideration just as much as the orthodontic approach, gradually straightening your teeth in a way that is both beneficial to your health and your smile. Our practice utilizes state-of-the-art digital orthodontic technology, ensuring a flawlessly customized fit and superior results when treatment is complete. For the teens and adults in your family who would prefer to maintain a natural, polished appearance while undergoing orthodontic treatment, Dr. Thomas offers Invisalign clear aligners as well.

Straighter, more evenly spaced teeth are considerably easier to clean and care for, greatly reducing your risk of developing problems like gum disease, decay, and general discomfort. Along with these additional oral health benefits, Dr. Thomas’s orthodontic treatment will leave you smiling more brightly and confidently than ever before. As with any of our general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry solutions, we are always here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and ensure your complete comfort and satisfaction with your chosen procedure. We want you to feel like family here!

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Because Dr. Thomas is trained and experienced in all aspects of orthodontic treatment for patients of all ages, you can now receive your braces or Invisalign treatment and all general dental services under one convenient roof! Contact our office in Highland Village, TX today and discover what an amazing difference our family-friendly, patient-centered approach can make in your oral health and your everyday life. We also happily serve patients from throughout the surrounding northern DFW area, including nearby communities in Flower Mound, Lantana, Argyle, Lewisville, The Colony, and more.