Category: Teen Orthodontics

Let’s Talk Teen Orthodontics

On Monday, we discussed orthodontic treatment for young children, such as interceptive orthodontic appliances. But what about teens? In today’s blog, we’re going to look at the importance of addressing misalignment in our teen years, as well as the cosmetic orthodontics we offer young people in Fort Worth, TX.

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Teen’s Orthodontic FAQs

Orthodontic 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… Read more »

5 Costume Ideas To Wear With Braces

If 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… Read more »

Smile Risks With A Tongue Piercing

It is becoming more and more mainstream, especially among young people, for brightly colored hair, tattoos, and body piercings. In Fort Worth, Texas, it is becoming more common to see someone expressing their individuality through body art. While everyone has different views and ideas on the matter, there are some health risks for some piercings,… 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 »

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 »

Parents’ FAQs About Invisalign®

If you are a parent of a pre-teen or teenager, you know how tumultuous the relationship can get over little things. Orthodontic care can be a touchy subject for some adolescents because they fear the way they will look in traditional metal bracket-and-wire braces. For smiles that qualify, Invisalign® aligners can offer a solution for straightening… Read more »

Orthodontics For Children Of All Ages

Instilling good brushing and flossing habits for your children is vital for their long term oral health. Along with brushing and flossing, it’s also important to make visits with their dentist a regular part of caring for their teeth. Your dentist offers a warm environment as well as specialized orthodontics for children of all ages…. Read more »