Month: November 2018

Surprising Effects Of Bite Misalignment

A bad bite is also known as malocclusion (which has the literal roots of the words “bad” from mal and “bite” from occlusion). A bad bite occurs when the ridges of the mouth do not properly line up for optimal functionality. A misaligned bite can cause plenty of problems for your mouth. It can increase… Read more »

It’s My First Holiday Season With Braces

Living with braces can be an adjustment to your lifestyle all while adjusting your smile. There are certain foods you might need to avoid and certain good habits you must pick up. When it comes to celebrating your first holiday season while wearing braces, you might have a lot of questions or concerns. For example,… Read more »

Is Invisalign® A Good Choice For Teens?

Teenagers are at an important stage of development in their life. Tending to orthodontic needs is important for a lifetime of oral health. A misaligned smile is at a higher risk for gum disease, tooth fractures, tooth decay, and self-consciousness about the smile’s appearance. The teen years are also filled with insecurities and self-esteem issues… Read more »

Thanksgiving Weekend In Fort Worth

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which means that most of the holiday fun in Fort Worth, Texas will kick off this weekend. Whether or not you have extra family in town this weekend, you can find some fun things to do. We hope you and your family enjoy Thanksgiving and the long weekend after. Remember that the… Read more »

Planning For A Straighter Smile

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is already this week? It seems like just yesterday we were ringing in 2018. Time moves quickly, which makes it important to make plans and follow through with them. When it comes to straightening your smile, the sooner you meet with your orthodontist to create a plan, the sooner you… Read more »

Quiz: TMJ Disorder And Solutions

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which are the joints on either side of your jaw. TMJ disorder is the dysfunction of these joints. Today, we will quiz your knowledge of TMJ disorder and some of the available solutions for the problem. We will also be providing an answer key, so that knowledge can be gained…. Read more »

Lights In Fort Worth Start This Weekend

Thanksgiving is a little over a week away, which means that holiday celebrations can officially start! Fort Worth, Texas is getting an early jump on the holiday lighting and events with things going on this weekend! If you have kids on winter break or home from college, make use of that free time time by… Read more »

3 Advantages To Invisalign® Treatment

When thinking about changing the shape of your smile, you may think there are only a few options to do so. For teens and adults, Invisalign® treatment can be an advantageous option for those with smiles that qualify. A qualifying smile is one that needs mild to moderate orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cabal at Lake Country Orthodontics… Read more »

Picking Snacks For Family Movie Night

There are certain snacks that are synonymous with family movie night: popcorn, candy, and soda. If one of the family members wears braces or even if the family is just mindful of their oral health, these classic movie snacks are less than ideal. Just like with the rest of nutritional health, moderation is key. When… Read more »

Family Learning Fun & Events

When looking for a fun thing to do with the family, how great is it to find something that is also educational? The community of Fort Worth, Texas puts a strong focus on providing educational events for families. The best part about these educational activities and events is that they are all actually fun and… Read more »