Keeping Healthy Smiles This Fall

Keeping Healthy Smiles This Fall‘Tis the season for sweets. Starting in the fall all the way through the holidays, you may find yourself and your family bombarded by sweet temptation. Basic pumpkin spice is everywhere even in a sugar bomb of a morning coffee. Halloween is a holiday almost entirely devoted to candy. How do you make sure that your family’s smiles stay healthy during this sugar-laden season? How are you going to make sure that the treats don’t turn into tricks on your smiles? We have compiled a few tips to help you keep your smile and your family’s smiles bright and healthy this autumn.  (more…)

The Hygiene Benefits of Invisalign

The Hygiene Benefits of InvisalignStraightening your smile is not just a matter of improving your appearance. A smile that is not straight can lead to headaches, tooth decay, gum disease, temporomandibular joint disorder, tooth damage, and more. Straightening your crooked smile reduces your risks of developing these problems in your mouth. Traditional metal braces can make it difficult to keep your regular oral hygiene routine, therefore some people face an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease due to not be able to properly remove all of the bacteria from the mouth. Invisalign® clear aligners can be removed during brushing and flossing to give you better control over your oral hygiene.  (more…)

Have You Been To The Fair?

Have You Been To The Fair?Fall is in full swing, and now the weather finally feels like it. Have you been to the State Fair of Texas yet? The Fair is a great way to feel the fall weather and get the feel of the season. The State Fair of Texas established in 1886, has been going strong for over a century. The Fair lasts 24 consecutive days, which makes it the longest-running fair in the nation, as well as one of the largest. Over the years, the Fair has evolved but continues to maintain the original purpose of education, promoting agriculture, and community involvement through quality family-friendly entertainment. Over the 131 years of the fair, each year has its very own theme. The theme for this year of 2017 is “Celebrating Texans.” As 2017 is the 100th anniversary of America entering the World War I. (more…)

Is TMJ Disorder Causing My Jaw Pain?

Is TMJ Disorder Causing My Jaw Pain?Jaw pain can consist of constant throbbing pain in your jaw, cheeks, temples, neck, and even down to your shoulders. It may be a combination of these types of pain with frequent headaches. If you are experiencing these types of chronic pain, you may have a condition known as TMJ disorder. TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint, which is the hinge joint connecting the two parts of your jaw. Your TMJ is one of the most complicated joints in your entire body with the abilities to move forward, backward, up, down, and side to side.  (more…)

5 Problems Caused By Crooked Teeth

5 Problems Caused By Crooked TeethMany people believe that orthodontic treatment is solely for correcting the cosmetic appearance of your smile, but those many people would be wrong. Crooked, misaligned teeth cause more problems than just causing you to be insecure about the look of your smile. Correcting misaligned, crooked teeth can lower your risk of developing problems like chronic headaches, bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease, TMJ disorder, and damage to teeth. Straightening your teeth is not only good for the appearance and confidence, but it can help improve your overall and oral health.  (more…)

5 Tips For Invisalign Success

5 Tips For Invisalign Success Have you just started your journey with Invisalign? Perhaps you are a more seasoned veteran in the middle of your Invisalign treatment. Maybe you are a person who is just interested in getting Invisalign aligners, but have not yet gone through with the decision. Whatever stage you are at with Invisalign, there some key things to remember to make sure that your treatment is as successful as possible. We have compiled a list of the 5 most practical and useful tips that can help to make sure that your treatment is effective at getting you that dream smile.  (more…)

Community Fun In October

comunity fun octoberThis week, the staff at Lake Country Orthodontics had a pumpkin decorating contest. Everyone brought in some fantastic decorated pumpkins ranging from gumball machines to Star Wars characters. Our patients will vote for their favorite pumpkin throughout the month, and the winner will be announced closer to Halloween. The winner with the most votes will get a $50 gift card as a prize. If you and your family are ready to get in the October spirit, River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington is hosting After Dark In The Park this weekend.After Dark In The Park is a family-friendly fall festival and fundraiser that features seasonal games and activities. Each night, you and your family can experience a mini-camping scene while listening to professional storytellers or singing karaoke. There will be crafts, children’s games, animal encounters, a pumpkin patch, bounce houses, and chances to win fun prizes. There will even be a free hayride shuttle to take you from the event to the entrance of the center.  (more…)

Benefits Of iTero Scanning

Benefits Of iTero ScanningOrthodontic treatment is customized for your mouth. Before getting Invisalign aligners or an oral splint, there needs to be impressions made of your teeth, mouth, and bite. These impressions are guides for creating a treatment that will precisely fit your needs. Without investments in iTero digital scanning technology, impressions of your mouth needed to be made with a physical mold. The process could be messy, time-consuming, and not very accurate. With iTero digital scanning technology, digital impressions are made of your mouth. These digital scans are much more precise and accurate than traditional molds and impressions.  (more…)

What Is Malocclusion? How Is It Treated?

What Is Malocclusion? How Is It Treated?Occlusion is defined as the position of the teeth when the jaw is closed. ‘Mal’ is a prefix that means ‘bad’ or ‘wrong.’ Malocclusion is a bad positioning of the teeth when the jaw is closed. A bad bite caused by malocclusion can lead to crooked, crowded, protruding teeth, gum problems, temporomandibular joint disorder (commonly known as TMJ), and chronic headaches. It can affect a person’s appearance, speech and/or ability to eat. Malocclusion is the most common reason children are referred to an orthodontist. (more…)

Worried Your Teeth Will Shift Again?

Worried Your Teeth Will Shift Again?Orthodontic treatment can make a dramatic change in your smile, both in appearance and health. Some people fear investing time and money into orthodontic care because they worry that their teeth will shift back into their original position. While some patients may need to use a retainer to sustain the adjustments and some patients may see some shifts, there are options to keep you from undergoing extensive treatment after the first time. Improved orthodontic technology can allow for detailed examinations and Invisalign can offer less invasive options to keep your smile in tip-top shape.  (more…)