Best Age For The First Orthodontist Visit?

Best Age For The First Orthodontist Visit? A frequently asked question for an orthodontist is asking when the best age is to first visit the orthodontist. The American Associates for Orthodontists recommend that seven years old is the best age for a child’s first exam with an orthodontist. Seven may seem like an arbitrary age, and while not everyone is the same, it is developmentally the best age to identify any potential orthodontic issues. Baby teeth typically fall out in the same order, and age seven lands in between some formative dental years. If your child is already older than seven or if you, yourself, think you may need your first orthodontic visit, remember that anyone of all ages can visit. (more…)

How Does Invisalign Straighten My Teeth?

How Does Invisalign Straighten My Teeth?Invisalign® clear aligners have been gaining popularity over the past few years. Many people of all ages are intrigued by the thought of straightening their smile’s alignment without the appearance of traditional braces. The question often arises, “how does Invisalign® straighten my teeth?” After all, the aligners look so comfortable and non-assuming that it is hard to believe that they can be doing the hard work of straightening your smile. The clear aligners are custom-designed to fit your smile’s needs. Each aligner is engineered to exert just the right amount of force to gently shift your teeth at the right time.  (more…)

iTero: Making More Than A Good Impression

itero good impressionThe traditional tray and putty process for getting impressions of your teeth can be messy, uncomfortable, and downright inaccurate. The iTero® digital scanner allows for an accurate impression of your mouth to be made without the use of trays or putties. The scan is much faster, much more comfortable, and much more accurate than traditional techniques. The benefits of the iTero® go beyond just making a good impression though. The iTero® technology allows for you to see the scanning process as it happens, as well as being able to see a simulation of the outcome of your treatment.  (more…)

Dia de los Muertos Celebration 2017

Dia de los Muertos Celebration 2017Artes de las Rosas Cultural Center is hosting another year’s Dia de los Muertos Celebration for Fort Worth, Texas.  Día de los Muertos is a very happy Mexican-American holiday that celebrates loved ones who have passed on. According to the traditional folklore, the gates of Heaven are opened at midnight on October 31st allowing the spirits of the deceased to reunite with their living loved ones for an entire day, November 1st. Scholars trace it back to a similar Aztec holiday. The living create altars beautifully adorned with flowers, typically marigolds, mounds of fruit, food, drinks, hot cocoa, large pastries called pan de muerto, and candles. The celebration in Fort Worth attracts performers and artisans from all over North Texas. (more…)

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…)