Living with crooked or misaligned teeth affects your confidence whether you’re an adult or a child. You may feel embarrassed about your teeth when you smile or talk to other people. Did you know that your crooked teeth are also affecting your oral health? Misaligned teeth are harder to keep clean and increase your risk for tooth decay and periodontal disease. Your bite can also contribute to TMJ, or issues with your jaw joint when it’s misaligned. At Highland Village Family Dentistry, Dr. Ryan Thomas is proud to offer orthodontic options for children and adults.
Dr. Thomas is a unique general dentist who also performs orthodontic treatment. This is a great benefit to Highland Village families because it means that you can go to the same provider for both your dental care and your orthodontic treatments saving you time and stress. Dr. Thomas is able to ensure your dental hygiene stays up to par during orthodontics so you’ll end your treatment with a beautiful and healthy smile.
Dr. Thomas provides all-digital orthodontic care with the use of brackets and wires custom made for your individual needs with state-of-the-art digital technology. These are designed to straighten your teeth and correct your bite based on your individual needs. This often means a shorter treatment time and better results.
Many adults endure their crooked teeth because they don’t want to wear metal braces. Dr. Thomas understands how you feel, and we offer Invisalign for our adult patients who prefer to straighten their teeth with discretion. Instead of using traditional brackets and wires, Invisalign utilizes clear plastic aligners to apply gentle pressure and align your teeth gradually.
Aligners need to be worn 20-22 hours per day and changed every two weeks. Because the aligners can be removed easily for eating and brushing, there are no dietary restrictions or changes to your homecare required during Invisalign treatment. Aligners are comfortable to wear and don’t interfere with your normal daily activities, making them the perfect option for busy adults.
Dr. Thomas can determine if Invisalign is right for you during a consultation. After a thorough examination and x-rays, he’ll create a treatment plan that will deliver the beautiful healthy smile you’ve always dreamed of. Straightening your teeth is not only good for your confidence, it also benefits you oral health.
Contact our office today to learn more about your orthodontic options.