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Welcome to the blog of Dr. Chen at True Image Orthodontics, your local Cypress, TX orthodontic practice! We are excited to use this space to share office updates, events, and great articles about the exciting world of orthodontics! Dr. Chen is always accepting new patients at his Cypress, TX orthodontics office and we look forward to seeing you soon!
By Dr. David Chen on 11/27/2015 9:58 AM
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By Dr. David Chen on 11/27/2015 9:56 AM
            True Image Orthodontics is proud to be part of the Cypress, TX community. We find great pride in not only fixing people’s teeth, gums, and jaws, but we love the way people feel when they see their new, beautiful smile for the first time after treatment.

            Getting braces may be a stressful situation for people. It can cause drama in a teenager’s life when they realize they have to get braces. Kids may be nervous about the pain. For an adult, it’s a different type of stress. They may worry about how their colleagues see them, or wonder what people think about their new facial look. However, when people think negative thoughts about braces, it’s because they don’t know about all the types of braces and treatment there are. You don’t have to have traditional metal braces or brackets of different colors if you don’t want to.

            There are invisible options and clear options. One of the options that are especially popular with adults is ceramic braces. Ceramic braces are made...
By Dr. David Chen on 11/20/2015 11:07 AM
            True Image Orthodontics is ecstatic to be part of the Cypress, TX community and is dedicated to providing the community with the best quality orthodontic care in a friendly and professional atmosphere.

            There are many different types of braces, each with their own benefits. One such treatment is the Empower Braces system. Empower braces are clear and this is one of the most popular benefit of the system. Empower braces are built to be strong and invisibly and are created from high-tech ceramic materials. Without the use of rubberbands, Empower braces are different from traditional metal braces. The secret behind the system is the use of specially designed clips which are integrated directly into the bracket to hold the wire in place. This replaces the use of rubberbands. The clips offer several benefits, including protection from discoloration and easier and quicker adjustments. Because of this, you will probably find that you are having shorter visits and shorter treatment time. Empower braces are also more comfortable than regular braces. They use a lighter arch wire, which are a lot easier to keep clean and maintained than heavy wires and brackets.

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By Dr. David Chen on 11/13/2015 8:59 AM
            Orthodontic care has completely changed over the past decade or two. Before, when patients found out they had to get braces, they would instantly think of big metal mouths, pain, and discomfort. Now, braces are becoming more and more comfortable, a lot less painful, and not nearly as life-changing. Braces and other treatment might only be part of a patient’s life for a short time, and depending on the treatment they choose, they are a lot of more discreet.

            If your teenager needs to get braces but isn’t excited about it, it may be because they’re worried about what they’ll look like with braces. They might be dreading the fact of having all the extra undesired attention that braces may bring. However, to get a healthy smile with confidence, your teen has an easy solution to this melodrama: Invisalign Teen. Invisalign Teen is the ideal solution who want to get their perfect smile while maintaining their confidence.  This system uses a series of clear removable aligners with a blue dot wear indicator so it’s easier for your teen to know how often to change them. While wearing Invisalign Teen, your child can still eat and drink what they want. This system makes it easier to maintain the high-stress lifestyle of being a teenager while preserving their self-confidence.

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By Dr. David Chen on 11/6/2015 9:49 AM
            True Image Orthodontics is ecstatic to be part of the Cypress, TX community and is dedicated to providing the community with the best quality orthodontic care in a friendly and professional atmosphere.

            As parents and guardians of children, their health is always on our minds. We remember to make sure they eat well, get enough sleep, exercise and play, and pay close attention in school. We also remember to make sure they brush their teeth twice a day. However, that’s not all we have to do to make sure our children’s mouths are healthy. By the age of seven, a child should see an orthodontist.

            Early orthodontic treatment varies among patients. It can be anything from removable or fixed appliances that can make room for crowded teeth or preserve space for unerupted teeth. It can create facial symmetry by manipulating jaw growth. It can reduce the possibility of needing tooth extraction. It can also reduce overall treatment time in braces. These problems are fixed early...
By Dr. David Chen on 10/30/2015 7:55 AM
            Orthodontic care has completely changed over the past decade or two. Before, when patients found out they had to get braces, they would instantly think of big metal mouths, pain, and discomfort. Now, braces are becoming more and more comfortable, a lot less painful, and not nearly as life-changing. Braces and other treatment might only be part of a patient’s life for a short time, and depending on the treatment they choose, they are a lot of more discreet.

            Our office is so glad to be part of the leading edge of orthodontic innovation. Our doctor, Dr. Dave, is proud to maintain activity in several professional organizations that have the latest in orthodontic innovation. These organizations include the following: American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Southwestern Society of Orthodontists, Texas Dental Association, Greater Houston Dental Society, and World Federation of Orthodontists.

There are so many discreet options that can allow you to keep...
By Dr. David Chen on 10/23/2015 8:10 AM
            True Image Orthodontics is ecstatic to be part of the Cypress, TX community and is dedicated to providing the community with the best quality orthodontic care in a friendly and professional atmosphere. There is more than meets the eye when it comes to braces. Many people these days want to get quality orthodontic treatment without the noticeable change in appearance that is associated with braces. That’s why we’re always looking to be on the forefront when it comes to orthodontic technology.

            Empower Clear braces is one of the newest technologies. One of the best benefits is that Empower Braces are clear. They are built to be strong as well as virtually invisible. They are also effective, comfortable, and efficient without the use of rubber bands. Instead, specially designed clips are used and integrated straight into the brackets themselves to hold the wire in place. This allows for quicker, easier adjustments and could lead to a shorter treatment time. Lighter wires may be used during the Empower treatment, which means added comfort for the patient, as well as ease of cleaning. If you’re interested in finding out if Empower is right for you, don’t hesitate to give us a call for an appointment.

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By Dr. David Chen on 10/16/2015 8:01 AM
There is nothing more important than the health of our gums and teeth. This may come as a surprise for many people, but the truth is, if your mouth is unhealthy, it’s a good possibility that the other systems in our body might be not as healthy as we thought, too. Keep your mouth healthy by making an appointment with your dentist as well as your orthodontist to make sure everything is going as planned. Even adults may sometimes need braces or orthodontic treatment.

This may be because of something serious, like receiving jaw surgery for TMJ/TMD, or it can be because we are simply wising up about our mouths and feeling a little self-conscious about the straightness of our teeth. It’s important to remember that braces and orthodontic care is not just for kids and teens. Adults getting braces is becoming more and more common and for good reason: you won’t have to just have normal braces that draw undesired attention. There are so many discreet options that can allow you to keep your orthodontic treatment between...
By Dr. David Chen on 10/9/2015 11:40 AM
            Orthodontic treatment has really been an innovation field in the past couple of decades. There are ways to have orthodontic treatment with discreet options like Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. There are even systems that have been created to speed up the entire process of orthodontic treatment. However, there is also the tried and true option, which, it too, has been innovated to a more effective option.

            Traditional metal braces are still a great option and have their own benefits. Metal braces are the most common type of braces. They are constructed of high-grade stainless steel and have been quality approved by the best in the industry. Even though they are the original braces option, today, they are smaller, more comfortable, and more attractive. We’ve really come far in the traditional metal braces field, which is why they are still the most popular option. They are the perfect option for those of us who are comfortable having people see that we are taking excellent care of our...
By Dr. David Chen on 10/2/2015 8:37 AM
            At True Image Orthodontics, we know it’s important to our patients to make sure we are always on the cutting edge of treatment and technology. Simply put, braces and orthodontic care just don’t stay the same – they are constantly evolving, so we are too.

            AcceleDent is a system that has been designed to enhance any orthodontic treatment including clear aligners, traditional metal braces, and other appliances. You will find that with the AcceleDent system, you will experience enhanced results in less time. Using micro-vibrations to quickly and gently remodel your jawbone, AcceleDent quickly aligns your teeth into their positions much sooner. This will leave you with reduced treatment time and less of the discomfort sometimes associated with treatment. This system was designed after the medical field discovered that for years, vibration treatments have been effective treatments for all-over body treatments for a variety of issues.

            AcceleDent is a mouthpiece that resembles...
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