Category: Children’s Orthodontics

Early Orthodontics To Prevent Later Needs

The 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… Read more »

FAQs: Children’s Orthodontics

Being 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… Read more »

Enjoying Treats While Wearing Braces

Undergoing orthodontic treatment can be an important step in improving your oral health. If you are a kid, teen, or an adult wearing braces, it can sometimes feel like your life is a lot different than it used to be. With all the aisles of Halloween candy out and seasonal treats abound in Fort Worth,… Read more »

5 Non-Candy Halloween Treats To Pass Out

Today is the official first day of fall. It may not feel like it in Fort Worth, Texas, yet, but the pumpkins are already out and the stores are filled with Halloween candy. With that much candy all around, it can be tempting to already stock up for trick-or-treaters. Passing out the biggest and best… Read more »

Benefits Of Getting Braces When Your Child Does

Parents have a tendency to put their children’s needs first, which is admirable and important. Sometimes, however, putting the children first means putting the parents’ needs last and sometimes never meeting the needs at all. When it comes to orthodontic needs, it can be important at any age. While taking care of a smile at… Read more »

A Smile Checklist For Back To School

August in Fort Worth and the rest of North Texas means a lot of things. For one thing, it means that it is that is quite hot outside. Another thing is that school is about to start for most districts. When the kids get to go back to elementary and middle school and the teenagers… Read more »

Going Back To School With Orthodontics

It’s nearly 110 degrees outside in Fort Worth, Texas, which makes it really hard to believe that it’s almost time to go back to school. Many school districts in the North Texas area have just a few more weeks before everybody returns to class. These last few weeks of summer are a great time to… Read more »

A Look At Phased Orthodontics: Part 2

Last week, we took a first look at phased orthodontics in Part 1 of this two-part blog series, A Look At Phased Orthodontics by Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, Texas. To recap a bit of what was discussed in Part 1, we learned that phased orthodontics is a process of starting orthodontic adjustment early for… Read more »

A Look At Phased Orthodontics: Part 1

Popular culture has made it so that orthodontic treatment is only necessary for teenagers. Because of this, many parents are surprised to learn that the American Association of Orthodontists recommend that a child’s first visit to the orthodontist occur by the age of 7. The reason for the early visit is because adjustment is easier done… Read more »

When Should My Child Stop Using A Pacifier?

There is nothing quite so heart wrenching as the sound of a crying baby or an upset child. Of course, we use pacifiers, blankies, and other methods to help soothe our infants and young children. In the early stages of infancy and early toddlerhood, pacifiers can be a beneficial aid. However, as a child begins… Read more »