Friendly Orthodontics Tips and Guidance

First Things First: Orthodontics Care

While we continuously focus on the latest updates in orthodontics care, how we’re improving, and how you can have the smile you want without all the pain that is generally associated with orthodontics, we also have tips for at home dental and orthodontic care you might have missed. Here’s some key points not to miss!

Latest Articles from Ahava Orthodontics

Understanding Braces For Adults vs. Kids

If you’re out of childhood and feeling like your smile could benefit from orthodontic care, don’t worry! It’s never too late to pursue orthodontic treatment. While orthodontic treatment for adults may be a longer process than for kids and teenagers, the outcome is still just as effective. Regardless of your age, your teeth will still shift and react to orthodontic treatment. Can Adults Still Benefit From Braces? In a word: Yes! Adults can absolutely benefit from braces. Some adults may think that they missed their opportunity if they never experienced a mouth full of braces when they were young, but that is simply not true. Perhaps you had braces as a kid and in your youthful state you just didn’t [...]

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How Much Does Invisalign Cost? The Factors That Determine Your Price

Invisalign is becoming a much more preferable option over regular braces. Invisalign will give you the beautiful, straight teeth you desire. It will also provide you with much more confidence and comfortability over regular braces. Invisalign is one of the many types of dental treatment we offer at Ahava Orthodontics in Fort Worth, Texas. While Invisalign certainly sounds appealing for a number of reasons, you may be wondering, how much does Invisalign cost? Invisalign is more expensive than other braces, but the price varies based on different factors. It's important to learn about these costs to determine what Invisalign Fort Worth treatment is right for you. Keep reading to learn about the different cost factors of Invisalign. [...]

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Why Do Teeth Overlap?

Overlapping teeth, where teeth crowd over one another, can be more than just a cosmetic issue; they can lead to significant oral health concerns if left untreated. Many individuals find themselves asking, "Why do my teeth overlap?" This common question has a variety of answers, each rooted in a mix of genetic and environmental factors. This condition, where teeth crowd over each other, can be more than just a cosmetic issue—it can lead to significant oral health concerns if left unaddressed. Ahava Orthodontics in Fort Worth is committed to demystifying the reasons behind overlapping teeth, shedding light on their potential impact on oral health, and detailing the effective treatment options available. At Ahava Orthodontics in Fort Worth, can treat [...]

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What To Do With Gapping Teeth

Gapping teeth, or diastema, refers to noticeable spaces between two or more teeth, a condition that can affect both children and adults. While some embrace these gaps as unique features, others may feel self-conscious and seek ways to minimize or close them for aesthetic reasons or to improve oral health. At Ahava Orthodontics in Fort Worth, we understand the concerns that come with gapping teeth and offer a range of solutions tailored to individual needs. This article explores the causes of gapping teeth, their potential impact on oral health, and effective treatment options available. Causes of Gapping Teeth Gapping teeth can result from various factors, including genetic predisposition, differences in tooth and jaw size, and certain habits [...]

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What To Do When You Have a Broken Retainer

Say Cheese! The key to smiling confidently is well-maintained straight teeth. This is why it's not uncommon for people to get braces as soon as they can. Wearing retainers is a must to get your teeth to maintain their corrected position. Yet, some circumstances lead to broken retainers. Here are some important things to know when you have a broken retainer. Signs You that You Need Retainer Maintenance After orthodontic treatment, your teeth may shift and move back to their original position. This is why wearing a retainer post-treatment is important. A retainer helps straighten your teeth by keeping them in position. Often, you might not be aware that you need retainer maintenance or have retainer issues. [...]

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A Guide to Wearing Retainers

Most people are concerned about their teeth straightening journey during the process, but what’s next? Most people receive two little magic retainers to keep their teeth set in the perfect position for the rest of their lives. So what do retainers entail? Here is a quick guide!  Will I need to wear retainers?  Most likely, yes. After a long period of orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth it is important to keep your jaw aligned and your teeth in place. Retainers stabilize your bones to ensure everything stays where it should. Are there different types of retainers? Yes there are a few different styles of retainers to choose from. After your orthodontic treatment you can have [...]

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The Complete Guide on How Invisalign Works to Straighten Teeth

Chances are you've heard a lot about Invisalign and how well the treatment can straighten teeth. However, since it's a fairly new method of teeth straightening, you might not know much about it. But don't worry, in this guide we’ll explain more about Invisalign braces and how they can help you get straight teeth. Continue reading to learn more. What Is Invisalign? As its name implies, Invisalign is an almost "invisible" aligner of teeth form of retainers. Aligners substitute for conventional metal braces. You get transparent, removable trays that comfortably fit over your teeth. The transparent portion of the trays is created with BPA-free plastic. And yes, the material is relatively translucent, so it's hard to see that [...]

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When Your Child Should See An Orthodontist

Even though our Fort Worth orthodontist, Dr. Barron, can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period in which to start orthodontic treatment. Is your child showing signs of dental irregularities? Are you wondering when the right time is for their first orthodontic visit? Our practice agrees with the recommendation made by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) that states all children should see an orthodontist by the age of 7 or at the first sign of orthodontic problems. This might seem early, but early detection of potential issues can prevent more serious problems down the line and make treatment easier and less costly. Early Signs Your Child May Need Orthodontic Attention It's essential to [...]

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Common Orthodontic Conditions

Orthodontic conditions vary widely among patients, affecting not only the aesthetics of one's smile but also oral health and functionality. Understanding these conditions is the first step toward a healthier, more confident smile. At Ahava Orthodontics in Fort Worth, we specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide range of orthodontic issues, helping our patients achieve optimal oral health and aesthetics. This guide will explore common orthodontic conditions, their implications, and the treatments available. Crowded Teeth Crowded teeth occur when there is not enough space in the jaw to accommodate all of one's teeth comfortably. This condition can lead to teeth that are overlapping, twisted, or misaligned. Crowding complicates daily oral hygiene efforts, increasing the risk of tooth [...]

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Orthodontist in Fort Worth to Treat Underbite

Underbite, a dental condition that can affect both the functionality of your bite and the aesthetics of your smile, is characterized by the lower teeth extending out beyond the upper front teeth. This condition is not just about appearance; it can lead to a host of oral health issues. At Ahava Orthodontics in Fort Worth, we specialize in diagnosing and treating underbites, ensuring our patients achieve optimal oral health and confidence in their smiles. What Is an Underbite? An underbite, also known as a prognathism, occurs when the lower jaw (mandible) protrudes forward, causing the lower front teeth to sit in front of the upper front teeth. This condition varies in severity, from mild cases where the misalignment is [...]

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