FAQs About Orthodontic Care in Ft. Worth


Dental misalignment is a widespread and common problem. In order to improve the alignment of our smiles, some people will require orthodontic care. Unfortunately, many people dread the thought of receiving a mouth filled with metal braces. Your Ft. Worth orthodontist, Dr. Ciro Cabal, understands your anxiety and offers esthetically pleasing orthodontic care.

Frequently Asked Questions About Ft. Worth Orthodontics

Question: How does Invisalign work?

Answer: Metal braces employ brackets and arch wires to improve alignment. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners instead. The aligners slowly and gently reposition teeth over the period of about a year. Patients will wear the aligners between 20 and 22 hours a day.

Question: Can I receive brackets and wires that are less noticeable?

Answer: Yes. For some patients, Invisalign is not the best choice for smile correction. That doesn’t mean there aren’t other options for inconspicuous orthodontics. Your Ft. Worth orthodontist provides brackets that are shaded to blend with your teeth.

Question: Does my Ft. Worth orthodontist offer braces for children?

Answer: Yes. Around age seven, all children should undergo an examination by an orthodontist. Starting orthodontic treatment early helps prevent the need for more invasive and costly treatment as children grows older. Dr. Cabaloffers the latest in children’s orthodontics to improve little smiles.

Question: Can orthodontic care treat TMJ disorder?

Answer: Yes. TMJ disorder develops when the jaw joints become strained. Soon, patients endure a popping or clicking in the jaw, jaw pain, headaches, and toothaches. Eventually, TMJ disorder can make opening and closing the mouth difficult. Misalignment often causes jaw joint strain. With orthodontic treatment, Dr. Cabal can improve alignment and reduce the symptoms of TMJ disorder. To learn more about our TMJ treatment, talk to Dr. Cabal today.

About Dr. Cabal: Dr. Ciro Cabal is a dedicated family orthodontist who’s known a passion for providing dental care since his early teens, and proudly serves patients of all ages from Ft. Worth, Azle, Saginaw, Springtown, Weatherford, Haslet, and all surrounding communities. To schedule an appointment, call Lake Country Orthodontics today at (817) 236-7846.