Orthodontic FAQ

Orthodontics FAQ

Are you considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or a family member? With so much information out there, it can be overwhelming to decide what steps to take and where to start. Lake Country Orthodontics hears your concerns, which is why we’ve compiled this comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about orthodontics.

What does an orthodontist do?

What is occlusion?

Occlusion refers to how your upper and lower teeth come together when you bite down. The bumps and ridges on top of your teeth should fit comfortably with their opposites. When teeth are out of position, the malocclusion can cause your jaw muscles to spasm and your teeth to clench together—conditions known as TMJ disorder and bruxism, respectively. Orthodontics corrects the position of misaligned teeth to restore proper occlusion and is an integral part of your oral health and bite function.

When should children first visit the orthodontist?

Can I play sports with braces?

Does insurance cover orthodontic treatment?

Do you have dental insurance that includes orthodontic benefits? Many people do, usually through their employer. This insurance will cover a portion or percentage of the fee for orthodontic treatment. It’s important to note that there may be a specific dollar amount or lifetime cap on coverage. If your employer provides dental insurance, you can contact your human resources department for details on your coverage. Alternatively, you can contact the insurance company directly to obtain this information. With your permission, your orthodontist may also be able to confirm your insurance benefits. Here are some essential questions about your insurance coverage:
  • What is the amount of coverage or percentage of the fee that is covered?

  •  Are there any limitations or restrictions on my coverage?

  • Do I have to choose a provider from the insurance company’s network for orthodontic coverage?

Our Fort Worth Orthodontist Can Help You Achieve a Straight Smile

Regardless of what questions you may have about orthodontic treatment, Dr. Cabal and his team are ready to answer them. Text or call (817) 236-7846 to meet with our talented Fort Worth orthodontist.