Frequently Asked Questions about Invisalign

Are you considering Invisalign? Invisalign is the next generation of orthodontic treatment- perfect for many patients with gapped teeth, crooked teeth, or misaligned teeth. Invisalign is the choice of many working professionals including lawyers, doctors, and athletes. At the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we’ve helped numerous patients completely reshape their smile with Invisalign.…

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How to Tell if Your Child Needs Braces

Do you think your child needs braces? The thought can be one of the most overwhelming things you have to deal with in adulthood. You want nothing but the best for you and your child. Yet you know your child is not going to want to wear braces. But untreated orthodontic issues can lead to…

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Stop Hating Your Smile! Choose Six Month Braces

Do you hate your smile? Patients come to us all the time because they hate their smiles. Although their teeth maybe otherwise healthy, there’s some aspect of their appearance which they dislike. Often these cosmetic defects are orthodontic issues such as gapped teeth or crooked teeth. But even though you may hate your smile, you…

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Wisdom Teeth: Let Them Grow Or Let Them Go?

Sometimes the wisest thing to do for your mouth is to remove some of your teeth. The most common example of this occurs with your third molars, which you may know by another name, wisdom teeth. We know from looking at fossils that human mouths are now smaller than many of our ancestors. As a…

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A Dental Crown That Values Your Time

You chipped your tooth last week. At first, you thought you could live with it, but now, you aren’t so sure. The longer you’ve had the chip, the more self-conscious you have become about your smile. You can tell that some of your co-workers are amused by your description of the accident, but they are…

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Zoom! Towards A Whiter Smile

Teeth whitening is one of the simplest and most popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry. It may be the least invasive way to improve the appearance of your smile. You may have tried whitening yourself. All you have to do is walk down the toothpaste aisle in any grocery or retail store, and you’ll count scores…

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Eight Facts You Should Know About Gum Health

When most people think of a healthy mouth, the first thing that comes to mind is their teeth. This is understandable. After all, your teeth are the first thing that people see when you smile or open your mouth. You use your teeth to eat, and the condition of your teeth reflects your overall health.…

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Invisalign: (Not) Seeing Is Believing

Sam* is a high school student with crooked teeth. He has been talking to his parents about getting braces, but he recently learned about Invisalign. Some of Sam’s friends (and even one of his teachers) are using Invisalign. So far, they seem to be having an easier time than his friends who are wearing braces.…

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Get The Skinny On A New Smile With Lumineers

Texans like to say that everything is bigger here. The thing is, bigger doesn’t always mean better. Just ask NASA or cosmetic dentists. NASA is in the business of space exploration, and that sometimes involves launching things out of orbit. The heavier those rockets are, the more fuel it takes to get them off the…

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The Six Million Dollar Smile For A Lot Less

You may be old enough to remember the television show “The Six Million Dollar.” For those of you who may not have seen this show, in the opening we learn that the main character, astronaut Steve Austin, was injured in an accident, but doctors are using the latest technology to keep him alive. In a…

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Extreme Makeover: Smile Edition

Not long ago, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” was one of the most popular programs on television. The show was fascinating for a number of reasons. First, the producers selected families and individuals who had compelling stories. Second, the show showcased the skill and planning abilities of professionals in a number of fields related to home…

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Four Ways To Keep Your Teeth For Life

Do you like having teeth? Assuming you said yes, then we are also going to assume that you would like to keep them for as long as possible. Yet, 92 percent of Americans adults age 20 to 64 have had at least one cavity, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Experts…

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