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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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Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

April 27, 2018

Smiling woman in dental chair talking to dentistOral cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer. It can affect patients of all ages, and contrary to popular belief, it is not limited to impacting the health of tobacco users. When a disease claims at least one life every hour and has a 50% mortality rate five years after diagnosis, it’s important that patients and doctors alike do their part to limit the impact of this disease. That’s why April has been dedicated oral cancer awareness month. We encourage patients to receive a screening for this deadly disease at least twice a year during dental checkups, and April is a good time to educate patients about the need for regular oral cancer assessments.
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Your Dentist in Highland Village on Causes of Tooth Loss

November 16, 2015

dentist Highland VillageWhile tooth loss can sometimes seem as unpredictable as a Texas rainstorm, in reality, missing teeth are caused by a number of issues — some you can control, some you can’t. Learn more on tooth loss from Dr. Ryan Thomas, your dentist in Highland Village today.

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Learn How to Care for Your Dentures in Highland Village

November 10, 2015

dentures Highland VillageGood oral hygiene is vital for everyone — and if you’ve got a special device like full or partial removable dentures, you may need a little refresher on how to keep them clean. For a brush up on good dental hygiene with dentures in Highland Village, Flower Mound and Lewisville, keep these do’s and don’ts of denture cleaning in mind.

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Your Oral Health and Overall Health Go Together Like Peas and Carrots

September 18, 2015

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Having great oral health encourages good overall health.If you didn’t know already, your oral health is closely linked to your overall health. It makes sense. Anything going on in your body is usually a result of something else that has happened. The human body is a very complex, yet amazingly efficient system. In most cases, things seemingly repair themselves, but when it comes to your oral health, you need assistance. There are many dental issues that can leave your overall health hanging in the balance. Our job is to help keep your oral health in tip-top shape so your overall health can reap the benefits.

Everyone knows where to get some of the best dentistry treatment in Highland Village, TX. Our dental staff wants you to know how important it is to keep your oral health in the best shape it can possibly be. When your oral health is in good shape, you’ll notice how well your overall health will become. Foregoing treatment is one of the worst mistakes you can make as it can have devastating effects on your overall health. If you’re ready to start living life with the best oral health ever, it’s time to pay us a visit and practice great dental hygiene. Dr. Thomas is the dentist Highland Village residents can trust. He’s also the dentist Lewisville, Denton, Lake Dallas and other communities trust.
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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.
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Take Care of Your Children’s Teeth with the Family Dentist Lewisville is Talking About

August 18, 2015

Boy brushing his teethAt Highland Village Family Dentistry, we want to help you take good care of your children’s adorable smiles. Dr. Ryan Thomas and his staff of dental hygienists and dental assistants know that if we can fill their early visits to the dentist with happy memories, then they are more likely to want to maintain a lifetime of good oral health. That’s why we’ve made our office a fun place for them. Our reception area has a play area. And when they see Dr. Thomas and his staff, you can be sure our treatment of your children is gentle and age-appropriate.
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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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