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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.

For Braces, Highland Village Trusts Dr. Thomas

April 7, 2016

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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.

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.

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.

Achieve the Radiant Smile of Your Dreams with Invisalign in Highland Village, TX

May 25, 2014

Shutterstock InvisalignYour smile speaks volumes about who you are and how you’re feeling, conveying a variety of emotions and characteristics in a mere instant. Studies show that your smile is the generally the first thing that others notice upon meeting you; do you feel that yours is making a good impression? If crooked, gapped, or otherwise misaligned teeth are making you feel self-conscious about your appearance, Dr. Ryan Thomas and his team at Highland Village Family Dentistry want to help. Conveniently located in Highland Village, TX, our cutting-edge dental practice offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry services, including Invisalign clear braces.

Can Invisalign Help Me?

A one-on-one consultation with Dr. Thomas will help determine which cosmetic dentistry service is right for your individual situation. We will always take the time to discuss our full menu of treatments, taking into consideration your desired results, dental health, and more. If you are found to be a good candidate for Invisalign, we will begin by taking digital impressions of your dentition to ensure a flawless, comfortable fit for your clear aligners. Between 20 and 30 sets of these customized aligners will be sent to our office, and your journey toward straighter teeth and a more confident smile will begin.

Straightening your teeth with Invisalign is easy. You simply wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, moving on to the next set in the line as your teeth gradually shift into their desired positions. After approximately 12 to 18 months, you’ll remove your last clear aligner to reveal your beautifully revitalized smile.

Truly Love Your Smile

At Highland Village Family Dentistry, we believe that each and every one of our patients deserves to enjoy the innumerable benefits of straight, healthy, beautiful teeth. That’s why we offer a comprehensive selection of cosmetic dentistry procedures, including everything from Invisalign clear braces and porcelain veneers to professional grade teeth whitening and attractive tooth-colored fillings. Contact our office in Highland Village, TX today and see what a difference our commitment to your satisfaction, happiness, and oral health can make in your next appointment. We also proudly serve patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Lewisville, The Colony, Plano, Frisco, Flower Mound, and more.

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.