Category: Life with Braces

When A Smile Needs Braces

Treating your malocclusion can not only improve the overall beauty of your smile, but protect the health and function as well. To address more severe cases, we could use braces. We could even offer a cosmetic alternative with our tooth-colored ceramic brackets. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist talks about when smiles need… Read more »

How To Correct Misalignment With Braces

When you have crooked or crowded teeth, or if they overlap one another, then you may benefit from orthodontic treatment. For more severe cases, we may suggest braces. But don’t worry! Your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist is able to provide a cosmetic approach to ensure your metal braces will be much less visible.

Caring For Your Orthodontics At Home

While you’re at home, you need to take steps to clean and care for your smile, and that includes any orthodontics you may be using! In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist, Dr. Cabal, is offering tips on keeping your Invisalign® aligners clean and brushing and flossing properly, so you maintain optimal oral health… Read more »

Candy, Orthodontics, And Tooth Decay

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, which means many of our patients will be receiving candy and sweets. While we love the occasional sweet treat as much as anyone, we also know how sugary sweets can impact smiles, especially smiles wearing braces. In today’s blog, we’re talking about steps our Fort Worth, TX, patients can take to… Read more »

5 Tips To Keep Braces Clean

If 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… Read more »

It’s My First Holiday Season With Braces

Living 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,… Read more »

Eating While Wearing Braces

Opting to get a straighter smile is important for your smile’s health as well as your smile’s appearance. Depending on the treatment used to straighten the smile, your life might change just a bit. If you choose to go with clear aligners from Invisalign, you may have some adjustments to make in your life. Adjustments… Read more »

Summer May Be A Good Time For Braces

Summer can be a great time to explore orthodontics for your child or teens. When school is out, schedules tend to lighten up a little, which can be helpful for planning. It can be a convenient time to begin orthodontic treatment. Summer is usually free of the battles against a busy schedule with homework and… Read more »

Tips For Parents Of Teens With Braces

It is incredibly common for American teenagers to wear braces these days. Even though this somewhat now normal rite of passage is beneficial to your teen’s oral health, it can be trying and difficult at times. Orthodontic treatment comes with daily responsibilities that your teenager may have trouble adjusting to. As a parent, you may… Read more »

How Adults Straighten Crooked Teeth

The word “occlusion” describes how your teeth are situated, or aligned. Malocclusion, or teeth misalignment, is often detected in early childhood and corrected through prescribed orthodontic treatment (like braces). Though it’s often apparent in children, malocclusion can also affect adults, and is equally as important to correct in older patients as it is in our… Read more »