Occlusion is the position of the teeth when the jaw is closed. ‘Mal’ is a prefix meaning ‘bad’ or ‘wrong.’ Therefore, malocclusion is the bad positioning of the biting surfaces of the upper and lower teeth. The bad bite created by malocclusion can lead to crooked, crowded, protruding teeth, gum problems, temporomandibular joint disorder (commonly… Read more »
Month: January 2018
Sparkling water, especially flavored sparkling water, is very popular right now. The drink has become a choice for those that want to get the bubbles of soda without the additional sugar. However, it has come into question of whether or not carbonation can weaken your teeth. There have been worries that any carbonation, including sparkling… Read more »
Many adults with a misaligned smile find themselves asking, “am I too old for orthodontic treatment?” Movies and television is filled with the images of teenagers wearing braces and headgear, which makes many of us mistakenly believe that orthodontic treatment is strictly for adolescents. While orthodontic treatment is appropriate for kids and teens, it is… Read more »
Sometimes when you are looking for something entertaining to do over the weekend, you want something a little bit educating and inspiring. Local theaters and art museums are a great way to spend your free time. The city of Fort Worth has plenty of exciting events that fit this bill.
Why should your child first visit the orthodontist? Why should your child visit the orthodontist? The American Associates for Orthodontists recommend that age seven is the best age for a child’s first visit to an orthodontist. While seven could seem like an arbitrary number, it is developmentally the best age to identify any potential orthodontic issues. It… Read more »
Studies show that approximately 10 and 12 million people in the United States suffer from a common oral health issue known as TMJ disorder. TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder is caused by pressure on the jaw joints that can eventually lead to problems fully opening and closing your mouth. TMJ disorder can be treated using oral… Read more »
When looking in the mirror, it can seem like a crooked smile only affects your appearance or that it can make you feel insecure about showing off your smile. While confidence in your appearance is important, crooked teeth can also cause harm to your health. Straightening your teeth can make them easier to clean, which can… Read more »
The cold, icy weather may keep your family indoors this week, but the weekend forecast is better. There are plenty of community and family events in the Fort Worth community that can be enjoyed this weekend. Lake Country Orthodontics is very proud to serve the smiles of families from North Texas and Fort Worth.
Living with a crooked smile can be challenging. It could make you feel insecure about the way your teeth look, which can make you feel less inclined to smile or laugh. Crooked, misaligned teeth can also increase your risk for developing tooth decay, gum disease, or TMJ disorder. Straightening lowers these risks and could increase… Read more »
In your efforts to keep your mouth healthy, you are probably paying close attention to your teeth and gums. Have you thought about your tongue’s role in your oral health? Your tongue is body’s strongest muscle and it helps you to speak clearly and to eat properly. Your tongue can also be home to many… Read more »