What Are The Types Of Malocclusion?

This type of malocclusion is commonly referred to as an overbite. Referred to as overbite because it occurs when the upper teeth significantly overlap the bottom teeth.Are you familiar with the word “malocclusion?” The prefix of the word is “mal-” which means bad. “Occlusion” refers to bite. Put together the word means “bad bite.” The way in which a bite is bad or misaligned is what designates the type of malocclusion that it is. Different types of malocclusion affect the smile in different ways and are treated in different ways. Your orthodontist can help you to understand if malocclusion affects your smile and the type that it is. Dr. Cabal and his team in Fort Worth, Texas want to help you adjust your smile to get it to a healthy state.  (more…)

Tips For Picking Out Colors For Braces

Tips For Picking Out Colors For Braces Traditional braces made with metal wires and brackets can help straighten a smile. Straightening a smile can help build confidence and lower the risk of dental problems. However, wearing braces can sometimes make someone feel less confident. Picking out the color of the brackets is one way to increase that confidence and lean into the process. Whether you want to go with your favorite color, the color of your school mascot, or go with something more discreet, there are options to make you feel empowered. The team at Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, Texas wants you to feel in control over your orthodontic treatment.  (more…)

Tips For A Healthier Smile In 2019

Tips For A Healthier Smile In 2019New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to reflect upon the past year and to gear up for the new year. When it comes to your smile’s health, it is never too late to improve it. Dr. Cabal and Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX wants to be your resource for your family’s orthodontic needs. Orthodontic services can be one part of making your smile healthy for the new year.  (more…)

Are Sports/Energy Drinks Bad For My Smile?

Are Sports/Energy Drinks Bad For My Smile?The consumption of sports and energy drinks is on the rise with adolescents drinking more than other age groups. Most sports and energy drinks have high levels of acidity. When the drinks are consumed on a daily or habitual basis, the acid can lead to changes in the mouth. If you are a person who drinks these kinds of beverages, it is important not to do overdo it. Drinking water after drinking an acidic drink of any kind can help neutralize the effects. It is important to remember to wait at least an hour before brushing your teeth after sipping on something acidic. The team at Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX can give you more tips on how to keep your smile healthy.  (more…)

3 Reasons To Want A Straighter Smile

3 Reasons To Want A Straighter Smile Straightening your smile is more than just straightening crooked teeth. Straightening a smile is about adjusting the bite into a proper alignment. The purpose of the adjustment go beyond just wanting everyone’s smile to look like a cookie-cutter Hollywood style. The reasons for wanting a straighter smile involve both your smile’s and your jaw’s health. If the appearance of your smile is affected by misalignment, straightening may give you an appearance you feel confident showing off. If you are in Fort Worth, TX wanting to straighten out your smile, talk to Dr. Cabal today.  (more…)

5 Tips To Keep Braces Clean

5 Tips To Keep Braces CleanIf you have been living with braces for awhile then you probably have your hygiene routine down pat. If you are new to life with braces, these tips might give you some helpful insight on how to keep your braces clean. Perhaps you are a parent who recognizes that your child or teen may need some gentle nudges in the right direction when it comes to keeping their braces clean. Keeping braces clean helps to keep bacteria out of the smile that can otherwise lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Dr. Cabal and his team at Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX can help you to feel confident about your smile’s health.  (more…)

Fort Worth: Where To Ring In 2019

Fort Worth: Where To Ring In 2019Christmas is less than a week away, which means 2019 will be here in the blink of an eye. If you are someone who likes to go out on the town for New Year’s Eve, we have a list of some local events going on. There is even an option for you to take the kids out for celebrating. If one of your New Year’s Resolutions for 2019 is to get your smile healthy and beautiful, Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, Texas can help you reach your goals.  (more…)