Month: September 2018

Making Your Treatment Countdown Fun

Modern upgrades to orthodontic treatment has made a much more smooth experience for children, teens, and adults. Even if the experience is easygoing with braces or Invisalign®, it can still take quite a bit of time to complete treatment. While it can vary from person to person, the average time for treatment is at least eighteen… Read more »

Dangers Of DIY Orthodontics

DIY is an acronym for “do it yourself.” We are living in a time where video tutorials, owners manuals, and supplies can be ordered online. With everything at our fingertips, it can be tempting to try to skip the middle man. Why bother going to the orthodontist if you can do everything yourself? This kind… Read more »

Fun In Fort Worth This Week

Can you believe it is almost October? The weather in Fort Worth, Texas is finally starting to feel like fall. Well, it is at least starting to feel a bit less like summer. There are plenty of fun, interesting things to do in the city this week ranging from musicals to museums. Fall is a… Read more »

5 Non-Candy Halloween Treats To Pass Out

Today is the official first day of fall. It may not feel like it in Fort Worth, Texas, yet, but the pumpkins are already out and the stores are filled with Halloween candy. With that much candy all around, it can be tempting to already stock up for trick-or-treaters. Passing out the biggest and best… Read more »

Reasons That Adults May Choose Orthodontics

It is true that the ideal time to realign the teeth is in childhood and adolescence. Doing so can prevent may problems from occurring in the first place. However, more and more adults are opting for orthodontic treatment. With cosmetic orthodontics, there are more discreet looking options to choose from for adults. The stigma of… Read more »

Smile Benefits Of Vitamin D

A study published by the National Institutes of Health highlighted the positive effects of vitamin D on oral health. Vitamin D can help with the absorption of calcium to fortify teeth. It has anti-inflammatory properties that can be quite beneficial to gum health. These two qualities mean that vitamin D can help keep teeth strong… Read more »

GrapeFest Is Back For 2018!

Did you know that Texas’s headquarters for wine is so close to Fort Worth, Texas? The city of Grapevine has several wineries and it is the home to the largest wine festival in the southwest,  GrapeFest. The 32nd Annual GrapeFest is this weekend! While there are plenty of wine-centric activities, there are also plenty of… Read more »

Surprising Symptoms Of TMJ Disorder

TMJ disorder is the dysfunction of the temporomandibular joints, which are the joints on either side of your jaw. These joints allow for the movement of your mouth in one of the most complex ways of the body (up and down, side to side, back and forth). Not surprising symptoms of a disorder of the… Read more »

A General Timeline For Invisalign®

Every smile is different. Every smile requires different needs. For a child or adult with mild to moderate orthodontic needs, Invisalign® treatment may be able to provide for those needs.  Invisalign® treatment involves the use of acrylic, clear mouth trays to gently readjust the smile into a proper alignment. While the timeline for Invisalign® treatment will be different… Read more »

Eating While Wearing Braces

Opting to get a straighter smile is important for your smile’s health as well as your smile’s appearance. Depending on the treatment used to straighten the smile, your life might change just a bit. If you choose to go with clear aligners from Invisalign, you may have some adjustments to make in your life. Adjustments… Read more »