Invisalign Houston

Invisalign is a virtually invisible solution, so you can smile confidently both during treatment and after.  Using a series of clear, removable aligners, invisalign gradually moves your teeth toward the smile you’ve always wanted.  And, almost no one will know you’re wearing them unless you tell them.

invisalign_before_and_afterInvisalign is comfortable to wear and easy to live with. You visit your doctor every month or two to check your progression and get new aligners.  Average treatment time is about a year.  Because the aligners are removable, you can continue to eat your favorite foods. And you can brush and floss normally to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you.  These aligners are made of smooth , comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth.  Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you.


There are no  metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten.  You simply pop in a new set of aligners every two weeks, until your treatment is complete and you achieve the confident smile that you’ve always wanted.  The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t know you’re straightening  your teeth.

Cosmetic Dental Texas, The Dentistry of Dr. Ka Ron Y Wade, DDS will provide a no cost consultation to see if Invisalign is right for you!  Contact our office for more information.

Porcelain Veneers Houston

Teeth that are badly stained, shaped or crooked may be improved by a veneer placed on the surface of the affected teeth.

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked. Little or no anesthesia is needed. Veneers have a longer life expectancy and color stability than bonding, and highly resist permanent staining from coffee, tea, or even cigarette smoking.

dental_veneers_before_and_afterVeneers are usually made by a dental lab technician working from a model provided by your dentist. Veneers are usually irreversible because it`s necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to accommodate the shell.

Porcelain veneers can mask undesirable defects, such as teeth stained by tetracycline, by an injury, or as a result of a root-canal procedure, and are ideal for masking discolored fillings in front teeth. Patients with gaps between their front teeth or teeth that are chipped or worn may consider porcelain veneers.

Typically, veneers entail at least three appointments: diagnosis and treatment planning, preparation, and bonding.

During the tooth preparation visit, usually lasting one to two hours, the teeth are lightly buffed to allow for the small added thickness of the veneer. Usually, about a half a millimeter of the tooth is removed, which may require a local anesthetic. During the same visit, a mold is taken of the teeth, and sent to the laboratory for the fabrication of the veneers.

During the final “bonding” visit, also about one or two hours, the veneers are placed on the tooth surface with water or glycerine on the teeth to check their fit and get a sense of the shade or color. While the veneers are resting on your teeth, they can be adjusted with various shades of cement to match the color of your teeth. To apply the veneer, the tooth is cleansed with specific chemicals to achieve a bond. Once a special cement is sandwiched between the veneer and tooth, a visible light beam, or laser, causes a catalyst to be released, hardening the cement.

During a two-week period of adjustment that follows, you may notice the change of size and shape in your teeth. It is important to brush and floss daily. After one or two weeks, you`ll return for a follow-up appointment. Porcelain veneers are reasonable facsimiles of natural teeth, not perfect replacements. It`s not uncommon to see slight variations in the color of porcelain veneers upon close inspection, as this occurs even in natural teeth.

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Snap on Smile Houston


Looking for an easy way to get the bright, white smile you always wanted?

Snap-on Smile® is a patented dental appliance that requires no prepping, no injections, and no adhesives. Its exclusive design is flexible, incredibly strong, and snaps right over a patient’s natural teeth. Its retention is completely tooth-borne, so the appliance does not impinge on the gum tissue nor cover the palate, making it look and feel very natural. Snap-On Smile® is easily removable, completely reversible and is an excellent option for patients looking for a non-invasive, affordable approach to restorative and cosmetic dentistry.


Snap-On Smile® is much more than a beautiful set of white teeth. This revolutionary appliance is the ideal solution for solving a wide variety of short- and long-term clinical challenges, as it serves as both a non-invasive restorative option as well as a diagnostic appliance.

Applications include using Snap-On Smile® as a aesthetic provisional for implant restorations, as a vehicle for increasing facial height (vertical dimension), as cosmetic removable partial dentures, and even as a long-term smile enhancement. Snap-On Smile® can last for years and yet is affordable enough to be temporary. It has also proven to be terrific for patients who are in need of but are hesitant to commit to more involved restorative treatment.

Snap-On Smile is for just about everyone!  Snap-On Smile is an affordable and life-changing solution for people of all ages. Getting a Snap-On Smile simply requires two, short, painless visits with no drilling, no shots and no change in tooth structure.

restorative_dentistryIt is an excellent choice for:

  • Gaps, crooked, stained or missing teeth • Those who are not candidates for bridges or implants
  • Anyone who would like a Hollywood smile without the expense and discomfort of complex and invasive dental procedures
  • Anyone who has an old-fashioned removable partial denture and wants a beautiful, more comfortable alternative Snap-On Smile is a patented, easy and painless way to obtain a beautiful smile.

It was invented by a dentist who realized that not everyone can afford thousands of dollars to get a Hollywood smile make-over. After years of extensive research and development, your dentist can now provide you with a Snap-On Smile that is thin and strong with the look of natural teeth.  You can eat and drink with your Snap-On Smile. It’s easy to care for and can be a temporary or permanent cosmetic solution. It’s available for upper and lower teeth.

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