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April 22, 2015

Invisalign: An Alternative to Braces in Owasso, OK

Do you find yourself often dreaming of having a straight, perfect smile that you can be proud to show off to your friends, family, and co-workers? If you said “yes,” then you are not alone. Adults nationwide constantly think of having a straight, celebrity-like smile that can light up a room. Unfortunately, teeth space apart or crowd together during developmental stages, making a naturally straight smile highly improbable. Many adults seek a way to straighten teeth without having to deal with traditional braces. Drake & Voto Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, located in Owasso, OK, provides an alternative to traditional braces with Invisalign.

What is Invisalign?

Traditionally, the go-to solution for correcting misaligned teeth was traditional braces. Most adults, however, do not wish to undergo this treatment, as the metal brackets and wires can add a lot of tension and pressure to teeth, and some view the aesthetics as somewhat juvenile. Invisalign, on the other hand, is a completely different approach to orthodontics. Instead of metal appliances, Invisalign comes in the form of clear, removable aligners that fit perfectly around the teeth. The clear sets allow those undergoing the procedure to continue upholding a natural look, and because they are removable, individuals can continue eating their favorite meals, brush their teeth, etc.

How Does It Work?

invisalignWhen you arrive for you first consultation, our professional doctors and expert team of practitioners will take 3D images of your teeth and begin planning your treatment. The data and images are then sent to a certified Invisalign laboratory, where technicians will create your personalized aligners. Upon reaching completion, the aligners are sent back to us, and we will ask you to return to our office. We will provide your sets of aligners, then instruct you on which set to wear first, how long to wear them, which set to proceed with next, etc. Within 9-18 months, you will have a stellar, straight set of teeth.

I Want Invisalign Today

If you are ready to obtain the smile of your dreams, contact our office today and schedule an appointment with our amazing staff. Our office is always open to those who live in Owasso, OK, Claremore, Sperry, Collinsville, Tulsa, Skiatook, and the neighboring cities.

March 7, 2015

Sleep Apnea Therapy for Owasso, OK Area

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Do you struggle trying to sleep soundly through the night, uninterrupted? Does your significant other complain about your constant snoring? Do you feel as if you could fall asleep at work or during your commute to and from the office? You may have a condition called sleep apnea. This condition often goes undiagnosed for thousands of people, and it can have a staggering affect on your daily routine. This problem is treatable through therapy. Those in the Owasso, OK region can find solace in treatment by visiting Drake & Voto Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.

How Do I Know if I Have Sleep Apnea?

Loud, frequent snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea.

Loud, frequent snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea.

Although snoring is a common condition of sleep apnea, it may not necessarily signal the disorder. Loud, frequent snoring with noticeable pauses is a definite sign of this condition. Briefly, interrupted, or shallow breathing during sleep is another warning sign, as these pauses can jolt you out of your normal sleeping pattern and potentially endanger your health. Choking or gasping while snoring is another major sign that you may have sleep apnea. Constant sleepiness and restlessness throughout the day is a direct effect of this condition, and it can cause rapid moments of drowsiness and inactiveness. Smaller signs and symptoms are morning headaches, memory problems or the inability to concentrate throughout the day, mood swings, and dry mouth or sore throat when you wake in the morning. If these warning signs apply to you, come see us as soon as possible.

What Kind of Therapy Can Treat This?

Drake & Voto Family and Cosmetic Dentistry have a simple solution to help combat this condition. First, we talk with you, listen to your symptoms, and form a diagnosis. If diagnosed with sleep apnea, we take an impression of your teeth, send it to our lab, and fabricate a custom oral appliance. Once you receive your appliance, you can treat your condition by simply wearing it while you sleep. It’s as easy as that!

I Need an Oral Appliance ASAP!

Schedule your visit with our caring and experienced dental experts today. Dr. Gene Drake and Dr. Jayson Voto will help restore your sleep and get your days back on track. We provide our restorative dental care to patients in Owasso, Claremore, Sperry, Collinsville, Tulsa, Skiatook, and surrounding areas.