October 28th, 2013
Super smile from the Houston orthodontic office of Dr. Larry A. Rose
By: Larry A. Rose, DDS, MS
About this time of year before the current year ends, parents of children who are ready for braces, and adult braces patients call Dr. Larry A. Rose’s Houston orthodontic practice at (281) 493-2370. Many parents and adults have Flexible Spending Accounts, and use the funds at this time of year. Getting started is so easy, just call (281) 493-2370, make the appointment, and the staff at Dr. Rose’s Houston orthodontic office will help initiate the orthodontic treatment process. Ceramic braces and invisible braces for children orthodontic patients and adult orthodontic patients are beng placed in ever increasing numbers in Dr. Rose’s Houston orthodontic office for those orthodontic patients wanting a more subtle braces look. Patients who want to dress up their braces look select the enhanced metal braces or braces with colors offered by Dr. Larry A. Rose. Invisalign is a popular treatment choice too. If you have been waiting to get started, don’t delay! Make a free initial orthodontic exam appointment with Houston area orthodontic specialist, Dr. Larry A. Rose and get that pretty smile you have been wanting for you or a loved one.
June 21st, 2013
By: Larry A. Rose, DDS, MS
As with most products, enhancements are generally in the pipeline once a product is launched. Recently, an advanced ceramic brace has been released by 3M Unitek, and Houston orthodontist Dr. Larry A. Rose is placing an ever increasing number of them on our children braces patients. Parents are pleased with the option of their children having braces with colors, which many children desire, but would rather not have their children displaying upper metal braces all the time and select ceramic braces. During stage performances, family photographs, or school activities, the colored elastic ties can be changed to clear. An added advantage of ceramic braces with color ties is the color ties really “pop” when placed on ceramic braces, making the use of colors even more appealing.
As you can see from the photo of our patient Hayley, the advanced ceramic braces blend into the teeth very well, and from a distance are very difficult to see. Call (281) 493-2370 to schedule a complimentary orthodontic exam, and see for yourself why ceramic braces for children and ceramic braces for adults are so popular. Parents and patients can count on the Houston orthodontic office of Dr. Larry A. Rose to offer the best in orthodontic care.
May 8th, 2013
By Larry A. Rose, DDS, MS
Trying to treat all orthodontic situations with one appliance is like expecting a craftsman to build a house with one tool, or a mechanic attemting to repair a vehicle with one wrench. Each orthodontic patient that Houston orthodontic specialist Dr. Larry A. Rose sees is evaluated on an individual basis. In some instances, more than one orthodontic appliance may be used. For example, some orthodontic patients can be treated with Invisalign while others may be treated using ceramic braces, self ligating braces, or high tech metal braces. Some children braces patients and adult braces patients present with crossbites, either in the front teeth, or the back teeth, (sometimes both sides and at times only one side). In the case of crossbite correction on one side, an orthodontic expansion appliance that directs force to the side that needs correction is indicated rather than an orthodontic expansion device that directs force to both sides. Many of our children braces patients and adult braces patients are treated with Invisalign, a popular orthodontic appliance. To learn how Houston orthodontic specialist Dr. Larry A. Rose can correct your, or a loved one’s orthodontic condition is to call (281) 493-2370 and make an appointment for a complimentary orthodontic examination in our state of the art Houston orthodontic office. Patients from Katy, TX, Sugar Land, TX, West Houston, Memorial, and beyond make up our orthodontic treatment family. If you have previously visited other orthodontic offices, come see us, second opinions are always welcome. Call (281) 493-2370 today for an appointmen and discover for yourself why the Houston orthodontic office of Dr. Larry A. Rose is THE office for orthodontic treatment.
March 28th, 2013
This is an example of the retainers used in the Houston orthodontic office of Dr. Larry A. Rose. The vacuum formed retainers are light, flexible and very comfortable.
By Larry A. Rose, DDS, MS
Vacuum formed retainers, also called “Tru Tain’s”, or “Essix” retainers have gained popularity over the standard wire and acrylic retainers. The vacuum formed retainers are clear, similar in appearance to an aligner tray, and patient acceptance is very high. That acceptance means adult braces patients and children braces patients are more likely to wear their retainers as instructed, thus helping Dr. Rose’s orthodontic treatment correction hold. The wire and acrylic retainers generally are thicker and may require a longer period of adjustment, such as when speaking, when compared to a thinner vacuum formed retainer. The wire and acrylic retainers were designed to move teeth, specifically to close band spaces. Band space is the space between the teeth that may occur after orthodontic bands are removed. Almost all the time, Houston orthodontist Dr. Larry A. Rose uses bonded orthodontic braces . With bonded orthodontic braces, most spacing between the teeth will be closed prior to braces removal, so a vacuum formed retainer will be selected. The vacuum formed retainer is made from a model produced after the orthodontic appliances are removed, and is meant to hold the teeth in whatever their position at the time of braces removal. Houston orthodontist Dr. Larry A. Rose uses vacuum formed retainers quite often. For more information about orthodontic treatment for you or a loved one, call (281) 493-2370 and make an appointment to meet Dr. Larry Rose, your Houston orthodontist.