Smile-Friendly Gift Ideas

Smile-Friendly Gift Ideas One of the best parts of buying a gift for someone is seeing their smile when they open it. If you are looking to get a gift that can help them keep their smile healthy, we have compiled a list of ideas. Whether you want to buy someone close to you a cool, Instagrammable toothbrush or you just want to fill a stocking up with some little treats, we have you covered with some fun ideas. If you are wanting to treat yourself this year with a smile makeover, we can help you with that, too! Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, Texas is here for your smile’s needs.  (more…)

Surprising Effects Of Bite Misalignment

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 your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth damage. However, it is important to know that misalignment can also lead to problems beyond the mouth. Misalignment of the bite can create a surprising amount of negative effects throughout the body. Dr. Cabal and the team at Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, Texas can help you achieve proper alignment for your bite to offset these negative effects on your overall health.  (more…)

It’s My First Holiday Season With Braces

It's My First Holiday Season With BracesLiving 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, are you wondering if you can still eat pecan pie or candy canes? We have compiled a couple of tips that might help you get through this holiday season a little easier. For any questions regarding life with braces, orthodontic treatment, or just your smile’s health, talk to Dr. Cabal at Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, Texas.  (more…)

Is Invisalign® A Good Choice For Teens?

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 revolving around appearance. For teens with mild to moderate orthodontic needs, Invisalign® can be a good discreet treatment option. The clear aligners are nearly invisible so there is less of a change to the appearance than traditional metal braces. The aligners are also removable, which can make the lifestyle change minimal, too. Talk to Dr. Cabal in Fort Worth, TX to see if your teenager’s smile qualifies for Invisalign® treatment.    (more…)

Thanksgiving Weekend In Fort Worth

Thanksgiving Weekend In Fort WorthTomorrow 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 end of the year is a great time to make a plan for a smile change in 2019. Talk to Dr. Cabal about your orthodontic options.  (more…)

Planning For A Straighter Smile

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 can have a straighter smile. Putting off an orthodontic visit means putting off reaching your smile goals. It’s also important to remember that a properly aligned smile is not just important for cosmetic reasons. A straighter smile is at a lower risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth damage. If you live in Fort Worth, Texas, make a plan to meet with Dr. Cabal to discuss your smile goals. (more…)

Quiz: TMJ Disorder And Solutions

Quiz: TMJ Disorder And SolutionsTMJ 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. Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, Texas can be your resource for help diagnosing, understanding, and treating TMJ disorder.  (more…)

3 Advantages To Invisalign® Treatment

3 Advantages To Invisalign® TreatmentWhen 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 in Fort Worth, TX can help determine your smile’s needs. There are three clear advantages that Invisalign® can provide for your smile.  (more…)

Picking Snacks For Family Movie Night

Picking Snacks For Family Movie NightThere 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 choosing snacks for a movie, pick a balance of options rather than going all the way into indulgent choices. If you and your family or friends are having a movie night in Fort Worth, Texas, we hope this tips will help you to pick some healthy snacks.   (more…)