If you’re thinking about starting an orthodontic treatment plan to align your smile, you want to take the time to consider all of your options. While a straighter smile usually leads to improved confidence and better oral health, getting there can be a real struggle if it means dealing with the hassles of bracket and wire braces. For many people, Invisalign alignment tray orthodontics just makes more sense. In this post, we’ll talk about some of the many benefits of treatment with Invisalign and factors that can impact the cost of your treatment plan. For most people who choose treatment with an alignment tray system over traditional braces, the cost of either orthodontic plan will be comparable. Best of all, most dental insurance providers now offer the same coverage for bracket and wire braces and Invisalign, giving you the freedom to choose an orthodontic solution that fits your lifestyle. (more…)
In recent years, more dentists and orthodontists have seen the benefit of providing both phase 1 and phase 2 orthodontic treatments. This combined approach to orthodontics allows our team to eliminate many jaw and skull bone shape and alignment issues while children still have their baby teeth, allowing patients to achieve their desired bite positioning more quickly and comfortably. In this post, we’ll discuss the benefits of a combined phase 1 and phase 2 orthodontic plan to help your child get a flawlessly aligned smile with minimal pain or discomfort. (more…)
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What can I do to make my orthodontic treatment take longer? Said no patient ever. When patients are embarking on a complex and lengthy orthodontic treatment plan, it’s no surprise that they want to do everything they can to make the process go more quickly. Thanks to the innovative Propel accelerated orthodontic system, your dentist can now speed up the orthodontic process for those patients who choose traditional bracket and wire braces or Invisalign and other alignment tray systems. In this post, we’ll discuss how the Propel accelerated orthodontic system and tools can help you achieve the flawless, healthy smile of your dreams more quickly. (more…)
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When you look in the mirror, do you see a brilliant white smile that’s sure to make a great first impression? If not, you’re in good company. Every year numerous patients who are unhappy with the yellow, stained, or discolored appearance of their smile, and we can help! However, many of our patients believe in-office teeth whitening is as ineffective as the store bought whiteners they’ve tried. At Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, our Weatherford cosmetic dentist uses the Zoom! teeth whitening system to quickly and comfortably deliver brilliantly white smiles. If you want to see fast teeth whitening results, contact our office to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation today. (more…)
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Your Weatherford dentists, Dr. Deborah Romack and Dr. Garrett Mulkey, of Cosmetic & Family Dentistry maintain that your oral health either helps or hurts your overall health, well-being and self-image. So, they urge their patients to have twice yearly dental exams and hygienic cleanings as foundational to a long-lasting, attractive smiles and good systemic health.
What’s a leading reason for tooth loss among American adults? Is it oral injury? Is it tooth decay? Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is one of the biggest reasons why people lose teeth in the United States. Surprised? Don’t be. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta says that 50 percent of adults over the age of 30 have gum disease to one degree or other. What causes periodontal disease with those red, swollen gums, and how do Dr. Deborah Romack and Dr. Garrett Mulkey, dentists in Weatherford at Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, treat it?
Gum disease is Weatherford is an all-too-common oral health issue. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimate that more than half of Americans over the age of 30 suffer from bleeding gums–or worse. Dr. Deborah Romack and Dr. Garrett Mulkey, Weatherford dentists, treat gum disease and show patients how to take care of their mouths for best oral health.
Your tooth really hurts. Your jaw and gums are swollen, plus you have a nasty-tasting drainage coming from the area. You worry that your Weatherford dentist will pull the tooth. Don’t be concerned. You may qualify for root canal therapy, a traditional, two-visit restorative procedure which heals infected, injured or deeply decayed teeth for years of additional service.
The Bruxism Association says that morning headaches, facial and ear pain, jaw joint problems and damage to teeth and gums are symptoms of a common dental disorder called tooth grinding, or bruxism. Dr. Deborah Romack and Dr. Garrett Mulkey, Weatherford dentists, diagnose and treat bruxism at Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. They work to make patients more comfortable and to stop adverse dental health effects of bruxism. (more…)
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Yes, the warm weather is here, and so is summer vacation for your kids. Parents, it’s the perfect time to bring the family to Cosmetic & Family Dentistry where your Weatherford children’s dentists, Dr. Deborah Romack and Dr. Garrett Mulkey, will treat your little ones and teens just as if they were their own. Prevention, restoration and orthodontic correction–these services keep smiles bright and healthy in the summer and throughout the year.