Deep Bite Correction

Before and After Invisalign Class II div 2

Here is a wonderful case that illustrates how effective Invisalign can be. One of the challenges we face when completing orthodontic treatment, (formerly braces,) is the resistant idea from some patients saying to themselves or out loud, 'A clear plastic tray couldn't move my case.' (or) 'My case is too tough for clear plastic trays.' So, here is a before and after that shows how significant changes to the bite, archform and tooth position can be completed with clear plastic trays, using a clear aligner strategy. AfterAfterAfterAfterAfterAfterAfterAfterBeforeBeforeBeforeBeforeBeforeBeforeBeforeBefore [instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/BxymVmGFVfT/] I hope you enjoy this case. Thank you to the patient who graciously encouraged us to share her before and after photos so that other patients could be educated about what is possible. If you need to book an appointment, please call 512-454-2744 (or) Book Online… Read More »

What about small fractures? Or is there more to the story?

Enjoy the before and after! Patient could tell something didn't feel right, it hurt initially, and a small piece broke off, but, then, the pain temporarily subsided. There was meaningful decay into the dentin in the area where the chipping occured. We removed the old amalgam, the caries (decay), and restored with a composite. Recurrent decay with associated fracture: #19 - DOB He wore through the cusp tips from grinding. I did not extend the outline of the filling into the areas of erosion on those cusp tips, as the patient's grinding was largely historic from having very large tonsils in his youth. He did not have his tonsils out until 18 or 19-years-old. The airway disturbance, akin to Obstructive Sleep Apnea, caused associated bruxism. If we did extend the outline of the filling into those… Read More »

Payment Plans, Crowns, Invisalign, Fee For Service, Insurance

Background When I acquired the practice of Sir Hal Moore, the practice did not have a program in place for payment plans. There are myriad reasons why payment plans can become problems for dental offices, which I will detail below. But, technology has come a long way since the days of having to mail in a check for a monthly payment plan. "Finally a system that is secure and allows patients to say yes to the care they need." Payment plans When we recently changed our credit card processing company, the new company was able to introduce us to the most modern platform, which uses technically savvy methods of safely storing and accessing financial information. I thought to myself, "Finally a system that is secure and allows patients to say yes to the care they need."… Read More »

Special Offer for Invisalign for the month of April, 2018

Special Offer for Invisalign for the month of April, 2018 Have you always wanted straight teeth but did not want to be a “metal mouth?” We have the solution for you, INVISALIGN. In under an hour Dr. Mobley can take pictures and impressions of your mouth and write a treatment plan. Within a few short weeks you will have custom made clear trays with an individualized plan for moving your teeth. You will get the benefits of straight teeth without the ugly metal and wires. Full Case $5610 April promo $4610 (Treatment estimated to last over 6 months) Express Case $4610 April promo $4000 (Treatment estimated to last 3-6 months) All Invisalign patients MUST be free of cavities and receive ongoing cleanings, either at our office or another office. The best smiles are healthy smiles.… Read More »

CYBER WEEK Special: Professional Whitening In-office $200 off

CYBER WEEK Special: Professional Whitening In-office $200 off Normally, $500 for 1-hour In-office Whitening, we are running a cyber week special, for $300. Go to the Pay Now page. Enter the information for the person paying for it, under First Name Last Name Billing Address, City, State, Zip Code, Country, Phone Number, and Email, all of these top fields should match the credit card billing information. In the space for Invoice Number/ Chart Number, type "CYBERWEEK" Under the space for Po Number/ Patient Name, type the name of the person who will be using the in-office whitening. In the space for amount, enter $300. We will email you a certificate for the gifted In-office Whitening. We never run a special, so get it before it runs out. If you are looking for the perfect Christmas gift, you… Read More »

Friday and Saturday are now open: Dr. Mobley has arrived!

Dear Patients, I have exciting news. The McFarlane Dental team is growing. We are adding Dr. Megan Mobley. This will allow us to continue to meet the growing demand for services at our office. It will also allow patients to be seen on Fridays and Saturdays. I want to give Dr. Mobley a chance to introduce herself. (Sincerely, Dr. Russell McFarlane) My name is Dr. Megan Mobley and I am thrilled to be joining Dr. McFarlane’s amazing team. I am a native of Lake Jackson, Texas, located just south of Houston along the Gulf Coast.  After completing my undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University, I attended The Ostrow School of Dentistry at The University of Southern California in Los Angeles. After graduating with my Doctorate in Dental Surgery, my husband and I decided to move… Read More »

Guatemala, Here We Come!

Viva Guatemala! With great excitement, I told the staff in December that I am headed back to Guatemala. I asked the critical question: "Who is coming with me?" Last time we went as a team, Prema and Lisa joined the group. This time around Jena is coming on the trip. We have a team of around 80 people, including: dentists, a hygienist, hygiene students, and dental students. I have been down to Central and South America many times to share the gift of dentistry with patients who need the care. We are excited to live out the mission of taking care of patients. We are responsible to take care of all the lost sheep, marginalized, poor, orphans, and widows. The Guatemala trip focuses on the community of San Raymundo, and we will serve primarily children.… Read More »