Category: Teen Orthodontics

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 »

Orthodontic Care For Your Teen

Many teens will undergo orthodontic treatment of some kind. However, while this experience may be a common one, it can still cause some anxieties. Many teens will be particularly worried about how they look during treatment. What you should know is that orthodontic care offers important benefits – sure, a straightened smile has cosmetic advantages,… Read more »

Quiz: Orthodontics For Teens And Adults

If you are bringing your teen in for orthodontic treatment, or preparing to go in for help yourself, you may be surprised by what has changed in this field. Thanks to improvements in technology, the orthodontic experience can offer new techniques for studying a patient’s condition, and different methods for treatment than you anticipate. One… Read more »

Bringing Your Child For Their First Orthodontic Visit

The start of orthodontic treatment can be a big moment for your child…and a worrying one. They may have questions about what the experience will be like, how they look after treatment, and how long the process will take. During your child’s initial orthodontic visit, your orthodontist can help them better understand what they should… Read more »

Starting Your Teen’s Orthodontic Adjustment

Many people will start their orthodontic treatment in – or near – their teen years. There are exceptions. Some people will not receive the adjustment they need until they are adults. In some cases, younger children may go through what is known as phase I orthodontic treatment. This type of treatment serves to preemptively address… Read more »

Quiz: Orthodontics For Kids And Teens

As your children grow older, they may show signs that they will need orthodontic work to correct the position of their teeth. Orthodontics is about more than just how they look. It can be easier to prevent cavities when your teeth are straight. Correcting a person’s bite also reduces the chances that they will develop… Read more »

Knowing When To Begin Orthodontic Treatment

Because different patients will have different needs, there is no hard and fast rule for when a child should start orthodontic treatment. In some cases, there will be benefits to having your child start a treatment before all of their secondary teeth have arrived. They may have to wear braces again once their secondary teeth… Read more »

Low-Profile Orthodontic Treatments For Teens

Because they are commonly used to correct the teeth of younger children, older children may feel uncomfortable at the thought of wearing braces. If your teenager is self-conscious about the effect orthodontics will have on how they look, less conspicuous treatments are available. There are new techniques for straightening teeth that are less visually obstructive… Read more »