Family Learning Fun & Events

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 enjoyable! So, load up the car and head out to one of these fun things to do. While you are planning your next week, be sure to make a plan for an orthodontic consultation with us(more…)

Smile Effects Of Smoking & Vaping

Smile Effects Of Smoking & Vaping The use of cigarettes and electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes for short) is a phenomenon with growing popularity. In Fort Worth, Texas, the use of e-cigarettes, which is known as vaping, is quite popular among young adults. While now it is largely known that cigarettes are bad for your health, many people think that e-cigarettes are a safer option. However, the research has not exactly caught up to the rising popularity of the vaping trend. Today, we take a look at smoking and vaping and the effects they can have on your smile’s health(more…)

Early Orthodontics To Prevent Later Needs

Early Orthodontics To Prevent Later NeedsThe American Association of Orthodontics recommends that every child get their first orthodontic screening around age 7. This age allows for time for the permanent teeth to have emerged and for the jaw to still be in a developmental stage. Addressing an issue while the bones are still growing and the bite is developing can actually prevent potential problems from occurring. This is known as interceptive orthodontics and it can prevent more treatments needed at an older age. Having a properly aligned bite is important at any age; if you have any questions, please contact Dr. Cabal in Fort Worth, TX.  (more…)

Teen’s Orthodontic FAQs

Teen's Orthodontic FAQsOrthodontic treatment is appropriate for everyone who needs a smile adjustment no matter their age. Teenagers, though, are a very common age group for orthodontic treatment. The questions that a teenager or a parent of a teenager may ask to an orthodontist might be a little different than a question an adult would ask about treatment. Today, we have gathered up some of the questions most frequently asked by teenagers regarding orthodontics. If you have a question, please reach out to Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX, as we would be happy to try to answer it.  (more…)

5 Costume Ideas To Wear With Braces

5 Costume Ideas To Wear With BracesIf you are in the middle of orthodontic treatment this year for Halloween, you may be thinking about how to fit your braces in with your costume. If you are using Invisalign or tooth-colored brackets, you may not be thinking much about this as they can blend in discreetly with your smile. Traditional braces may stand out a little bit more, but that doesn’t mean they can’t blend in with a costume! If you need a costume for Halloween in Fort Worth, TX, we have a few ideas of some great costumes to pair with braces.  (more…)

Teeth-Grinding’s Effects On Your Jaw

Teeth-Grinding's Effects On Your JawDo you ever wake up in the morning with a sore jaw? You may be grinding your teeth unconsciously. Bruxism is the term for the chronic, habitual act of grinding your teeth. It often happens as the jaw clenches together. It can be caused by stress or an awkward alignment of your bite. If you are grinding your teeth every day and night, it is important to find the source of the issue because bruxism can lead to bigger problems. The constant strain on your jaw joints can put you at a higher risk of TMJ disorder. Bruxism can also have other negative effects on your smile. If you think you are grinding your teeth, talk to Dr. Cabal in Fort Worth, TX.  (more…)

Get A Head Start On Your Smile Resolutions

Get A Head Start On Your Smile ResolutionsAll of the rain in Fort Worth, Texas has made the seasons feel a little confusing. However, with the temperatures dropping, it does feel like November is less than a week away. While it may feel like too soon to start thinking about the holidays and your New Year’s Resolutions, it is never too early to start especially if your resolutions involve straightening your smile’s alignment. To get started on reaching your smile’s goals, starting today is better than starting tomorrow.  (more…)

Halloween Fun In Fort Worth, Texas

Halloween Fun In Fort Worth, TexasHalloween is on a Wednesday this year. The weeks leading up to the night tend to be the times with the spookiest and fun things to do. In and around Fort Worth, Texas, there are plenty of Halloween activities and festivities for your whole family to enjoy. If you are considering orthodontic treatment, this time of year is a great time to get in for your free consultation with Dr. Cabal.  (more…)

FAQs: Children’s Orthodontics

FAQs: Children's OrthodonticsBeing a parent is one of the hardest jobs on the planet. It is filled with constant worries and questions about how best to care for your child(ren). The orthodontic team at Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, Texas wants to help carry some of that burden for your family. We want to serve the smiles of your family. We hope that answering some of these frequently asked questions about children’s orthodontics will help give you peace of mind and save you time researching some questions you may have yourself.  (more…)