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3 Tips for Wearing Invisalign During Halloween

October 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cobb @ 8:58 pm
Large collection of candy for Halloween

If you have Invisalign, Halloween is likely to make you extra thankful that you chose clear aligners over braces. Without any brackets and wires to worry about, you are free to enjoy any kind of candy that you want. However, you do still need to be careful not to disrupt your treatment by overindulging in sweet treats. Below are 3 tips for making sure Halloween doesn’t lead to any problems with the Invisalign process.


Using Invisalign to Treat TMJ Disorder

August 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cobb @ 9:18 pm
Holding a case with two Invisalign aligners

There are plenty of reasons to want to correct bite problems with Invisalign. For one thing, a properly aligned bite makes it easier to chew your food correctly, and it can lower your risk for dental health problems. But there’s also one other less-than-obvious benefit that is definitely worth keeping in mind: it can potentially help put a stop to TMJ disorder. Below is a quick look at how Invisalign may be able to help with your jaw pain.


Sleep Apnea: 5 Facts That Might Surprise You

June 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cobb @ 9:12 pm
Diagnosis form with “sleep apnea” written on it

Has anyone ever told you that you snore loudly or that your breathing sometimes stops when you’re asleep? If so, you could have sleep apnea. You’ve most likely heard of this disorder before – but chances are you don’t know everything about it. Anyone who has been diagnosed with sleep apnea (or think they might have it) should review the following 5 potentially surprising facts about the condition.


Why Napping Isn’t a Good Idea When You Have Sleep Apnea

April 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cobb @ 1:35 am
Woman taking a nap on couch with pillows

Sleep apnea actively prevents you from getting enough sleep at night thanks to interruptions in your breathing repeatedly forcing your brain to wake you up. What can you do about this lack of rest? At first glance, it may seem like taking a nap might help; in truth, it could ultimately end up causing more problems than it solves. Here’s why napping often isn’t the best choice when you’re in the middle of sleep apnea treatment.


4 Important Questions About Invisalign

December 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cobb @ 10:16 pm
Woman holding two Invisalign aligners in a heart shape

More and more people are choosing Invisalign over traditional braces to achieve straighter, healthier smiles. Have you been thinking about using this treatment to correct the alignment of your own teeth? Before you start the process, you should make sure that you have a full understanding of what to expect. Here are some brief but helpful answers to 4 common Invisalign questions that might be on your mind.


You Asked, We Answered: How Long Does Invisalign Take?

November 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cobb @ 5:20 pm
patient smiling and holding Invisalign aligner

As an adult, you may be hesitant to commit to orthodontic treatment because you want to avoid the hassle of metal wires and brackets. Fortunately, you no longer have to rely on traditional methods to achieve your dream look. Thanks to Invisalign in Odessa, you can work towards a straighter smile without compromising your appearance! Before committing to treatment, you probably want to know how long it’ll take. Read on to learn more about the average timeline of this process and how you can ensure successful treatment.


4 Reasons Why Invisalign is Better Than DIY Clear Aligners

October 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cobb @ 11:26 pm
Invisalign aligners

Have you recently turned on the TV to see one of the many do-it-yourself clear aligner systems? Promoted as an affordable option that produces amazing results in less time, it may be tempting to give in to the hype and give them a try. But before you pick up the phone to place an order, a dentist is here to share four reasons why Invisalign aligners are better than DIY solutions.


Wondering If Your Dental Insurance Will Cover Sedation Dentistry? Read This!

September 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Cobb @ 10:16 pm
Dental insurance information on screens in waiting room

Do you struggle with dental-related anxiety? You’re not alone. In fact, the National Library of Medicine estimates that 36% of the population suffers with a fear of the dentist and an additional 12% struggle with extreme fear. The good news is that whether your anxiety surrounding your visits is mild or severe, sedation dentistry can help keep you calm and comfortable during your appointment. But is sedation dentistry covered by dental insurance? Keep reading to learn the answer.


Which Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment Is Right for You?

August 11, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cobb @ 7:29 pm
woman pointing at her smile after her cosmetic dentistry treatment

When you smile, do you hide your teeth? Are your teeth generally healthy but not quite what you want? Do you feel self-conscious about your teeth in professional or social situations?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then cosmetic dentistry may provide the perfect solution. Here’s how you can take advantage of what cosmetic dentistry has to offer and find the right treatment for you.


Have a Black Line Around Your Dental Crown? Here’s Why!

July 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cobb @ 5:25 pm
Patient looking at dental crown in dentist's mirror

With roughly 90% of Americans having at least one cavity by their 21st birthday, it’s safe to say that tooth decay continues to be a prevalent concern. The good news is that restorative dentistry can rebuild the look and function of your smile in just a few appointments. After a few months, however, you may begin to notice a black line around your dental crown. Is this normal? Is there anything you can do to fix it? To learn the answers to these questions and more, read on!

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