Month: March 2018

Avoid Cavities During Orthodontic Treatment

One of the biggest concerns during orthodontic treatment is the increased potential to develop other oral health problems while fixing the alignment issues. With improper oral hygiene, whether or not you are in the middle of orthodontic treatment, the chances of tooth decay and gum disease increase. However, there are ways to avoid developing cavities… Read more »

Will Treatment Affect The Way I Speak?

Many factors can cause people to procrastinate on finally getting orthodontic treatment. Perhaps you fear the way you will look or the impact it will have on your daily life? Some people worry that orthodontic treatment will affect their speech. Any type of oral appliance has the potential to affect the way that you speak,… Read more »

Restoring Your Confidence With Invisalign®

When your teeth are crooked or misaligned, it can present a number of challenges for your smile. You may feel self-conscious about your appearance, which can shake your confidence. Other smile challenges can include having trouble keeping your teeth clean and plaque-free, which can you at a higher risk for tooth decay and gum disease,… Read more »

Egg Hunts And Easter Events In Ft. Worth

Springtime means sunshine, flowers, and Easter egg hunts. There are plenty of events for children and families in and around Fort Worth to celebrate Easter. There are egg hunts outside, in parks, indoor underwater, events with chances to meet real live bunny rabbits, photo opportunities to pose with the Easter Bunny, and more. Lake Country… Read more »

Are There Different Types Of Malocclusion?

The short answer is yes, there are different types of malocclusion. Each of the different types of malocclusion may require different types of treatment. The word, “malocclusion,” has two parts: occlusion refers to the position of the teeth when the jaw is closed, and ‘mal’ is a prefix meaning ‘bad’ or ‘wrong.’ People with normal occlusion have… Read more »

Updated Braces With Tooth-Colored Brackets

When you picture braces in your mind’s eye, do you imagine may clunky metal wires with attention-getting brackets? Modern braces make have been updated to give bit more of a seamless appearance to your smile. Tooth-colored brackets blend can better blend in with your teeth’s appearance, which allows for orthodontic treatment that could help make… Read more »

St. Patrick’s Day In And Around Ft. Worth

Whether or not your heritage is Irish, you may still be on the hunt for something to do this weekend to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. When it comes to celebrating the day of green, it isn’t necessary to drink green beer or eat corned beef to have fun. There are plenty of events going on in… Read more »

Things To Know About Having A Crooked Smile

If you see a crooked smile when you look in the mirror, it may be affecting your confidence. However, even if your confidence is not shaken by the appearance of your smile, crooked teeth can negatively impact your oral health. The longer you wait to address it, the more of an impact it can have… Read more »

What Does A Popping Jaw Mean?

Have you wondered what it means if your jaw pops, clicks, or moves slightly to the side when you open and close your mouth? While a popping jaw may be common, it is not normal for a jaw to do so. In some severe situations, it can cause discomfort and pain. A frequent popping or… Read more »

When Can Early Intervention Help?

First of all, you may be wondering what does early intervention mean when it comes to orthodontic treatment. Early intervention refers to treatment of a young smile that intervenes before the issue takes full shape and causes problems. Intervening early gives an advantage by the fact that a child’s jaw is still growing. The American Association of… Read more »