How Do I Know What Treatment My Smile Needs?

fort worth orthodontic careWhen you have misalignment, which could include teeth that are crooked, overlap one another, or crowd each other, you should consider treatment. Care to straighten the smile helps improve overall oral health, and also boosts the beauty of your smile. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist will look at how we choose the right treatment for you.

The Importance of Even Teeth

When you have an even smile, this prevents food from becoming stuck in places that your toothbrush and floss cannot reach, limiting the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Straight teeth are also key to a balanced smile, which prevents jaw joint strain and imbalanced linked to TMJ disorder and painful bruxism (teeth grinding). Finally, you will feel more confident, ready to flash your smile and make a great first impression! If you have an uneven smile, then you should give our team a call and schedule a consultation!

Examining Your Smile

We start with a thorough examination. We use digital x-rays and CBCT technology, as well as iTero® digital imaging, to gather a series of detailed images of your smile quickly and comfortably. We also look beneath the gums at the roots and oral structures. The information we gather enables our team to assess the cause and severity of your misalignment, which is vital for understanding the best treatment for your smile.

Options for Children

For kids, we want to essentially begin guiding the growth of the smile and jaw, using options such as a retainer or teeth spacers to help limit the severity of misalignment. This is referred to as a phased approach. Our team also has experience in ensuring children feel welcomed and relaxed, enjoying their time in the office and gaining a better understanding of their smile in the process!

Care for Teens and Adults

As your child reaches the teen years, our phased approach reaches the final stage. These are also treatments we offer for adult patients. For those with severe misalignment, we could use braces, employing tooth-colored brackets to make them less visible. We also use clear and cozy Invisalign® aligners to correct the smile, offering a straighter smile in as little as one year. If you have any questions about our treatment options, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, then please contact our team today.


Our team wants to help people of all ages start the path toward a more even and healthy smile. To learn more about our team will help you straighten your smile, then please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in Azle, Saginaw, and all surrounding communities.