Month: May 2018

How iTero® Works With Invisalign®

With advanced technology in the form of the iTero® digital scanner, orthodontists can achieve an accurate impression of your smile, all while giving you a view of the images. The digital technology allows trained technicians to take precise 3D digital images of your mouth. The scanner excels in precision accuracy as well as patient comfort. The iTero® scanner… Read more »

Tips To Handle An Orthodontic Emergency

Any orthodontic treatment may take a little getting used to, and in those beginning stages, it is not uncommon to experience a bit of soreness or some minor aches as teeth begin shifting into new positions. When you are unfamiliar with the appliances in your mouth, these aches and pains may be alarming. When it… Read more »

The ABC’s Of TMJ Disorder

Whether you have already received a diagnosis of TMJ disorder or if you are starting to think that your consistent jaw pain may be related to it, it is important to understand what the disorder is. To make it a little bit simpler, we have lined up the ABC’s, the basics if you will, of… Read more »

Things To Do: Fireworks, Ballet, & More

May is almost over, which means summer is almost here! Allergy season is almost behind us, so it’s time to put on the sunscreen and head outdoors. For those of you who prefer the refreshing chill of indoor air conditioning, you have plenty of options to celebrate the upcoming season, too! Dr. Cabal and the team… Read more »

Summer May Be A Good Time For Braces

Summer can be a great time to explore orthodontics for your child or teens. When school is out, schedules tend to lighten up a little, which can be helpful for planning. It can be a convenient time to begin orthodontic treatment. Summer is usually free of the battles against a busy schedule with homework and… Read more »

Improved Oral Health With Straighter Teeth

If you have a smile that is crooked and misaligned, it may make you feel less inclined to smile. Having a smile that you feel confident showing off may make it more likely that you smile. When you smile, you stimulate nerves in your face that can actually help you feel happier and less stressed…. Read more »

Make Your Invisalign Journey Successful

Invisalign can be a great way to straighten your smile without using metal wires and brackets associated with traditional braces. Invisalign gently moves teeth with a series of custom-made aligners made from clear plastic, so they are much less noticeable than braces. If you are already in the midst of your Invisalign treatment or if… Read more »

Things To Do With Mom This Weekend

Mother’s Day is this weekend and there are plenty of ways to make it special for the moms in your life. Whether you’re celebrating with your own mother, the mother of your children, or your friends that are moms, there are a lot of options in the DFW metroplex to have fun. Lake Country Orthodontics… Read more »

Tips To Help Your Child Stop Thumb-Sucking

Thumb-sucking is a natural reflex for children to soothe themselves. Infants often suck on their thumbs, fingers, pacifiers, etc. as a way to feel calm or to fall asleep. Did you know that thumb-sucking often occurs when babies are still in the womb? Children usually stop sucking on thumbs or pacifiers between the ages of… Read more »

Should I Use A Lip Balm With SPF?

Summer is usually when people start putting sunscreen at the top of mind. However, whenever you are outside, you should think about protecting your skin from the sun’s rays. Along with wearing sunscreen on your skin, you should be protecting your lips with a lip balm containing SPF. SPF stands for “sun protection factor” and it… Read more »