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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.
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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.

Invisalign®

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.

Your Smile Can Sparkle Again with Our Fantastic Cosmetic Dentistry Services

July 22, 2015

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Cosmetic dentistry is one of the most popular areas of dentistry today. Think about it – these fantastic services can help anyone get the smile of their dreams, sometimes in just one office visit. Dr. Ryan Thomas and the rest of our dental staff are committed to giving you a smile that can turn heads in all the right ways. Our Highland Village, TX office can turn your smile around and give it the shine you’ve always desired. Whether it’s whitening treatment that you need or want a few teeth replaced that have been damaged due to cracks, fractures or a dental emergency, we can offer services that will get your smile looking and feeling beautiful once again. If you want to achieve a knockout smile, take advantage of our excellent cosmetic dentistry services.
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Give Your Little Ones The Gentle Dentistry Care They Deserve

July 5, 2015

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At Highland Village Family Dentistry in Highland Village, TX, we care about the oral health of your children, period. There are many dental offices that don’t treat children, but we’re not like that. We encourage you to bring your young ones to our office so they can receive the best children’s dentistry treatment available in the area. Your kids mean the world to you, and we understand that you want them to get the best care possible. Our dental team with Dr. Ryan Thomas at the helm can help deliver fantastic results to your kids. A young child’s health is very important to maintain, especially when it comes to their oral health. Much like in adults, oral health is closely linked to overall health. Taking care of a child’s mouth is what we do best. You can trust your family’s smiles to us.
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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.

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.

The Success behind a Smile: Studies Show Surprising Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

April 10, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-Couple with VeneersThe world of cosmetic dentistry encompasses everything one needs to enjoy a radiant, attractive smile, and the industry only continues to grow as more Americans take the appearance of their teeth into their own hands. If misaligned teeth or deep discoloration plague your smile, you no longer have to stand idly by and “get used to it.” You do have the power to alter the appearance of your teeth and, with today’s most advanced cosmetic dentistry technology, Dr. Ryan Thomas and the team at Highland Village Family Dentistry can help.

What the Studies Say about Beautiful Teeth

According to numerous studies conducted over the past few years, a beautiful smile makes more of an impression than we once thought. Men and women with straight, white teeth are perceived as more successful, for instance, and thought to exude more confidence than those with teeth that are crooked, stained, or both. In fact, Americans estimated that individuals with bright, attractive smiles were 10 percent more likely to land a good job and 58 percent more apt to be wealthy. In addition, those with straight teeth are anticipated to be 57 percent more likely to be invited out on a date based upon a photograph alone.

Other attributes associated with a beautiful smile include:

  • Intelligence
  • Friendliness
  • Outgoing personality
  • Trustworthiness
  • Popularity
  • Good health

Because we believe that each and every one of our patients deserves only the best that cosmetic dentistry has to offer, our comprehensive menu of services includes the latest in aesthetic dental technology, including Invisalign clear aligners, Fastbraces, teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding, and porcelain veneers.

Reserve Your Consultation

If you’ve always wanted a more attractive smile, or if you’re interested in learning more about your cosmetic dentistry options, please give us a call today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Thomas. We look forward to the opportunity to sit down with you to discuss your goals and expectations so that we can develop a cosmetic treatment plan just for you. Our state-of-the-art dental office in Highland Village, TX proudly serves families from communities in Flower Mound, Argyle, Lantana, Lewisville, The Colony, and beyond.

High Tech Dental Office Welcomes Families from Lewisville and Surrounding Areas

January 31, 2014

HVFDOffice_18Highland Village Family Dentistry, the newest dental practice in the Lewisville area, is a state-of-the-art practice with down-to-earth values. Dr. Ryan Thomas and his team pride themselves on providing exceptional dental care to the families of Flower Mound, Highland Village, The Colony and other communities in the surrounding areas of Denton County. With a comprehensive menu of general, family and cosmetic dentistry services and the cutting-edge technology to back it up, Highland Village Family Dentistry is the go-to dental practice for every family’s oral healthcare needs.

Newest Dental Practice in Highland Village Now Open

As a husband, father and active member of his community, Dr. Thomas understands the importance of personal relationships and how they can strengthen professional ones. From the moment you walk into our practice, you will feel their unique combination of high-touch and high-tech that enhances your overall experience. They want you to feel like family, and everything they do is consistent with this mission.

When it comes to superior dental care, utilizing the latest technology plays a major role. That is why Highland Village Family Dentistry installed the latest tools and implements only modern techniques.  From simple cleanings and exams to the most complex smile makeovers, tools such as digital radiography and automated patient records make every visit easier, faster and more enjoyable.  This helps you save precious time and money.  Complete orthodontic services for both kids and parents are performed by Dr. Ryan Thomas right here in our Highland Village practice. Our restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures give you the radiant, beautiful smile you have always wanted, and our children’s dentistry plants the seeds for a lifetime of optimum oral health.  At Highland Village Family Dentistry, our commitment to your complete dental well-being is our promise to you from even before your first visit.

What Sets Us Apart

Honest, excellent care.  Not only is this our motto, but also it is what we believe each and every patient deserves from every visit to the dentist. At Highland Village Family Dentistry, we combine the most advanced dental technology in the industry with a caring, compassionate and personalized touch for the ultimate patient experience. To learn more about how Dr. Thomas and his staff provide the best general, cosmetic and family dentistry services in Lewisville, Highland Village, Flower Mound and beyond, contact our office today. We can’t wait to welcome you to our dental care family.