Dental Designs by Alisa Reed
For a Lifetime
Dr. Alisa Reed’s passion for providing extraordinary dental care shines through the moment you meet her. Even during the pandemic shutdown, her commitment to helping others didn’t wane. She treated dental emergencies, communicated with patients, and spent time establishing new COVID-19 protocols for the health and safety of her team and the patients and families she serves. When the practice fully reopened, Dr. Reed and her team welcomed patients back to their dental home. The outpouring of positivity and genuine concern for the well-being of others was heartwarming.
Putting Your Health and Quality of Life First
“If there’s a silver lining with this pandemic, it’s how much everyone is looking out for one another and how they are focusing on what matters most in their life, including health and self care,” Dr. Reed says. Patients who missed their scheduled cleanings made appointments right away. Those who had been on the fence about cosmetic services came in for a consultation.
“People are looking at what’s holding them back from being happy and healthy, including a dingy smile, crooked teeth, an old bridge, or a crown with a dark rim,” Dr. Reed shares.
Crowded, crooked teeth on the bottom arch is a common patient concern. “Those with lower teeth crowding tend to suffer more from gingivitis and bleeding gums. This can lead to gum disease and a host of cascading problems. Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, are often an ideal solution. Once the bottom teeth are straightened and aligned, gum tissue health improves, inflammation disappears, and food is less likely to get stuck and cause irritation.”
Smile and the World Smiles with You
Did you know your smile has superpowers? Smiling makes you appear more courteous, likable, and competent. Even the act of smiling can elevate your mood and create a sense of well-being. If you’ve been holding back on smiling, let Dr. Reed customize a solution just for you.
Teeth whitening is an easy, popular service. Dr. Reed offers several options. In-office whitening with Zoom can brighten teeth up to eight shades in under an hour. KöR Whitening offers phenomenal results, especially for tetracycline stained teeth. Patients interested in permanent whitening can get that pearly white smile with prepless veneers. “A prepless veneer is a thin layer of porcelain bonded to a tooth without drilling the tooth down in size,” Dr. Reed explains. “This conserves the natural tooth.”
Some patients want a smile makeover to correct imperfections, address wear and tear, and brighten their smile. Dr. Reed’s gift for combining artistry with science and technology yields gorgeous, natural-looking custom-designed smiles. “I feel the joy my patients feel when they see their new smile,” she says. “A patient recently brought in old pictures and showed me the difference. He never smiled and said people thought he was sad or mad. Now he’s always beaming from ear to ear. I just love this!”
Laser Dentistry for Sleep Apnea and More
Dr. Reed stays up-to-date on the latest technology. She uses the Fotono laser, for example, for no-shot fillings, periodontal treatment, gum recontouring, and to treat tongue-tie by releasing the frenulum. Another innovative laser treatment addresses snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
“Your soft palate can become lax and droopy as you age, just like the skin on your face. The laser treatment stimulates collagen production which firms the palette and opens the airway,” she explains. It can be used alone, depending on your case, or in conjunction with other therapies, including oral appliances which she provides, as well as treatment with a CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) machine. Dr. Reed offers a WatchPAT home sleep study, read by a sleep medicine physician, and refers patients to sleep medicine physicians as appropriate.
Dentistry Your Whole Family Will Love
For advanced dentistry in The Woodlands that goes the extra “smile,” make an appointment at Dental Designs by Alisa Reed today. Dr. Reed sees patients as early as age two for happy visits and has the honor of treating generations of family members as well as individuals.
Visit DentalDesignsByAlisaReed.com for more information and to review Dr. Reed’s impressive bio.
- General and Family Dentistry
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Restorative Dentistry
- Laser Dentistry
- Sleep Apnea and Snoring
- Sedation Dentistry
- Implants, Mini-implants
- Implant-retained Dentures, All-on-4
1001 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 300
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
4850 West Panther Creek Drive, Suite 104
The Woodlands, Texas 77381
By Annette Brooks
Photos by April Sanchez of Taylor Morgan Photography