Orthodontic Technology Benefits Your Smile

Orthodontic Technology Benefits Your SmileTechnological advancements in every facet of our lives can make things a bit more comfortable and convenient. We have computers in our pocket, in our cars, and even in our refrigerators. Investment in advanced orthodontic technology allows for your treatment to be made more comfortable and effective. With each passing year, knowledge is gained that can help make orthodontic treatment more convenient, accurate, and comfortable for you and your smile.  (more…)

Am I Too Old For Orthodontic Treatment?

Am I Too Old For Orthodontic Treatment?The reasons to undergo orthodontic treatment go beyond updating your appearance. Straightening your teeth can lead to a reduced risk for problems like gum disease and tooth decay. You may be concerned that you missed your window by not having your teeth straightened as a child or teen. However, what you should know is that in most cases, your smile can be straightened as an adult. Orthodontic treatment for adults can be discreet, so that you can straighten your smile without being worried about the appearance. Straightening your teeth at any age can decrease the health risks associated with crooked teeth, and you can do so discreetly.  (more…)

New Year’s Eve In Ft. Worth

New Year's Eve In Ft. WorthThere are typically two types of people when it comes to New Year’s Eve: there are the people who stay inside to ring the new year in while wearing sweatpants and there are people who like to celebrate in a big fun way. The City of Fort Worth is full of unique ways for you and your family to celebrate 2018. Lake Country Orthodontics happily serves the smiles of Fort Worth and surrounding communities in North Texas.  (more…)

Integrating iTero® Scans With Invisalign®

Integrating iTero® Scans With Invisalign®The process for making oral impressions has come a long way from the messy and uncomfortable trays of the past. With the iTero® digital scanner, orthodontists can achieve an accurate impression comfortably and quickly, all while giving the patient a front row view of the scan. The impression is used for planning your treatment, and iTero® technology is integrated with Invisalign®, allowing you to visualize the potential outcome. (more…)

Reasons For Kids To Visit The Orthodontist

Reasons For Kids To Visit The OrthodontistThe American Associates for Orthodontists recommend that  the best age for a child’s first exam with an orthodontist is seven years old. Besides asking when the right time to first visit is, many parents may ask why is it important to take their child to the orthodontist. A first orthodontic visit at age seven allows for any potential issues to be identified. By this age, the formation of the permanent adult teeth can begin to take shape. It is important to remember that anyone of any age (adults and kids) can take their first orthodontic visit. (more…)

Crooked Teeth Affect More Than Appearance

Crooked Teeth Affect More Than AppearanceWhen you have teeth that are crooked, it can make you feel embarrassed about your smile. You may have considered orthodontic treatment as a way to boost your confidence, but there are more health-centric reasons to straighten your smile. Straighter teeth have a lower risk of developing problems like tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath, chronic headaches, TMJ disorder, and surface damage to your teeth. Straightening your misaligned teeth can improve your oral health, while improving the way you feel about your smile’s appearance.  (more…)

Fort Worth Holiday Events

Fort Worth Holiday EventsThe holiday season is in full swing with Hanukkah in progress and Christmas next week. If you are looking for fun, festive ways to celebrate, you have plenty of options. The City of Fort Worth and the cities nearby are chock full of unique ways for you and your family to ring in the holidays. Lake Country Orthodontics is proud to serve such wonderful, warm communities like the ones in North Texas.  (more…)

Is TMJ Disorder Making My Jaw Hurt?

Is TMJ Disorder Making My Jaw Hurt?Jaw pain can consist of constant throbbing pain in your jaw and cheeks. Pain from your jaw can even reach to your temples, neck, and down to your shoulders. These pains can also be accompanied with frequent headaches. These types of chronic pain could be a sign that you may have a condition known as TMJ disorder. TMJ is an acronym for the temporomandibular joint, which is the joint like a hinge that connects the upper and lower parts of your jaw. The TMJ is one of the most complex joints in your entire body because it has the abilities to move forward, backward, up, down, and side to side. (more…)

Is Invisalign Right For Me?

Is Invisalign Right For Me?Many adults need orthodontic treatment to treat a misaligned smile. But many adults fear the potential appearance of orthodontic treatment. Invisalign is a way to treat a crooked smile in a discreet, nearly invisible manner. Invisalign is a patented system of clear acrylic aligners customized to your smile that gently re-position teeth. Unlike traditional metal bracket braces, Invisalign aligners are removable. The aligners can be removed for eating, drinking, and brushing and flossing. Invisalign can be a good option for people who have mild to moderate need for orthodontic treatment. Significant or severe issues may not qualify for treatment through Invisalign. How do you know when Invisalign is right for you and your smile(more…)

Advanced Technology To Benefit Your Smile

Advanced Technology To Benefit Your SmileThe advancements to orthodontic technology in recent years have made it so that your smile can be treated efficiently and comfortably. Investments into advanced technology can produce better results with fewer visits and shorter treatment. Your experience with orthodontics can be one with enhanced comfort, decreased treatment time, and fewer trips to the orthodontist. Technology also allows for greater precision. The technological advancements also make your treatment more discreet for your appearance.  (more…)