Patrick M. Ohlenforst, DDS, MS

Irving Orthodontist
3200 N. O'Connor Rd.
Irving, Texas 75062 US
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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Dental: DDS, Baylor College of Dentistry
    Graduate: MS, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Orthodontics, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

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Should I be concerned that my Invisalign doctor is not an orthodontist, just general dentistry and a cosmetic specialty?

First, let me start by saying that I am a board certified orthodontic specialist - just letting you know where I'm coming from.Second, I'm sure you... READ MORE

What happens if a spacer grows into your gums? (Photo)

Yep, that's the spacer you forgot about.  Your orthodontist or his/her staff assumed it had come out when they put your braces on (the spacer's job ... READ MORE

Brushing teeth and blue square with two holes came out? (Photo)

That is what's called a rotation wedge. The two holes go over the wings of the bracket on a tooth that needs to be rotated. When the wire is put in,... READ MORE

Is it straight already? How much reshaping needs to be done to get the perfect smile for a set of this sort? (photos)

From the photo you sent, your teeth look great! Yes, you do have a couple of issues that are probably not related to tooth position. It looks like... READ MORE

How can my recessed chin be fixed? (photos)

From your photos, your assessment may be correct. The photo of your teeth shows that they are pretty close to fitting the way they are supposed to.... READ MORE

My Invisalign fell off the counter while I was eating. My dog chewed them up I only have 8 more days of 1 tray. Can I put 2 in?

Yes, try in tray #2. Since you were not even one week into tray #1, this second tray will probably be VERY tight! You will probably have to get it as... READ MORE

Is it common to remove most of the previous buttons/attachments during final refinement?

Both options are common. Obviously, if the doctor asked Invisalign to remove the old attachments when this second refinement was done, they will need... READ MORE

Braces before veneers? Or just veneers? (photos)

It looks like from your photo that you have a little bit of an overbite. Usually in this type of situation, if you do veneers only, your teeth will... READ MORE

Braces done at a general dentist office rather than an orthodontist's office-- Is there a big difference?

Have you ever heard the adage, "You get what you pay for"? Orthodontists went to dental school just like other dentists. The difference is that... READ MORE

What is the best option for straightening my teeth? Would an extraction be helpful? (Photo)

You brought up a key point when you said you didn't wear your retainers. No matter how your teeth are straightened, no matter what appliance is used... READ MORE

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