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Find Out If Orthodontics Are Right For Your Child’s Smile!

Why Fort Worth Loves Smile Ninja Dental & Orthodontics

Elizabeth R.
My children love Dr.Mund. He’s a caring doctor that goes above and beyond to help his patients. The front staff is amazing as well and very informative. Needless to say that I will be looking for a new dentist. We found our dental home at Smile Ninja.
Alissa V.
They always take care of my kids and make them feel as comfortable as possible. They answer all my questions and explain everything well
Augustin&Erika R.
Office and dental staff was by far the nicest and helpful staff ever!! My son was more than comfortable in their office. I’m so glad I took my son there.
Aliya V.
Very friendly, cleanliness and very communicative. The assistants were very friendly. The Dr was very friendly and explained everything he was gonna do and needed to be done. My children really enjoyed the experience.
Desirra I.
Smile ninja dental was very professional and front office was very nice. Great customer service. Would recommend.
Amber W.
Front office has always been great and the dentist too . My boys always feel comfortable and taken care of while visiting the dentist
Dolores F.
I absolutely loved my experience here with my son! He loved it! Everyone was so nice and welcoming. I highly recommend this dental office!
Vanessa M.
The office is always very clean, all staff is friendly and they are very patient with my kid who hates getting his teeth checked.
Monisha M.
The office was very clean, and had a game room for kids. Check in was quick and easy!

Transforming Little Smiles into Confident Grins

Understanding Orthodontics

Traditional Braces

More than just metal brackets and wires, braces today come with advanced technology that makes the journey to straighter teeth more efficient and comfortable. Particularly popular for children, they are a tried and tested solution for a wide range of orthodontic issues.

Phase 1 Orthodontics

Aimed at younger children (usually between the ages of 6 to 10), Phase 1 Orthodontics is an early intervention method. It focuses on guiding the jaw's growth, ensuring proper space for permanent teeth, and preventing future orthodontic problems.

Retainers

After an orthodontic treatment, retainers help maintain the newly acquired position of teeth. Custom-made for each child, they ensure that the hard work done during the orthodontic process doesn't go to waste.

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Clear Aligners Vs. Braces

While clear aligners have become a favored choice for many due to their near-invisibility and convenience, it's essential to understand that each case is unique. Children often lean towards traditional braces as their mouths are still growing and developing.

Clear aligners, being removable, require discipline and may not be the best choice for every child. We evaluate each patient's needs individually to recommend the best orthodontic solution.

Creating a Comfortable Experience

At Smile Ninja Dental & Orthodontics, we've designed our environment with kids in mind. Each room is equipped with televisions, and we have a selection of toys, video games, and videos to keep our young patients engaged and relaxed. Understanding that some children (and adults too!) may feel anxious about dental visits, we offer nitrous oxide to ensure a calm and comfortable experience.

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Building Relationships & Bright Smiles

We don't just treat teeth; we build relationships. Our team takes the time to get to know each child and their specific needs, ensuring a personalized and engaging dental journey. With tools like clear aligners and traditional braces, we're equipped to handle a variety of orthodontic cases, always focusing on the patient's best interests.

Education is a cornerstone of our approach. We believe that by understanding their oral health, children are empowered to take better care of their smiles. From teaching the right brushing techniques using fun models like Coco Puff, our toy dragon, to discussing the pros and cons of different orthodontic options, we involve both the child and the parent in the dental care journey.

Book Your Orthodontic Consultation Today!

Every child deserves a confident smile. Dive into the world of orthodontics and discover how we can help enhance your child's smile. Contact Smile Ninja Dental & Orthodontics today to schedule your consultation. Whether you're from Southside, Wedgewood, Edgecliff Village, or anywhere in Fort Worth, TX, we're here to guide your child's smile journey. Because here, every little ninja's smile is our mission!

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Say Hello to Our Friendly Smile Team

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Dr. Justin Mund
DDS / Smile Ninja
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Dr. Farnaz Athari
DDS
Dentist in Fort Worth, TX | Dr. Krystal Moore
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DDS
Raly team memeber smile ninja
Dr. Madison Riley
DDS
We are dedicated to bringing a healthy, happy smile to every child in Fort Worth! Our dental family is excited to serve yours.

A True No-Judgment Zone

Kids are our superheroes, and we treat them that way! We wholeheartedly welcome children from all backgrounds and ages. Our compassionate and patient team is ready to make every child, especially those with special needs, feel right at home.

A Commitment to Fort Worth

Our love for Fort Worth runs deep. Dr. Mund and his wife have their roots here. From participating in local school career days to hosting community events, our commitment extends beyond our clinic's walls. And yes, hablamos español to cater to our diverse community!

Why Choose Smile Ninja
Dental & Orthodontics?

Affordable Dental Care

Quality doesn't have to break the bank. We provide top-notch dental services at friendly prices. We also offer CareCredit for those needing an alternative payment method.

A Team Who Cares

You're in the best hands. We take the time to listen, understand, and provide treatment that meets your family’s needs. This is a truly judgment-free zone where every smile is welcome.
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Flexible Scheduling Options

Seeing the dentist should be simple! That’s why we offer evening hours, flexible scheduling, block family appointments, and same-day emergency care to make it easier than ever to see the dentist.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I prepare my child for their first visit to the dentist?

Your child may be nervous at first—and you may feel a bit on edge yourself—but children love it here, and with Justin Mund, DDS treating your child, he or she may not want to go home!

Just let your child know that there is a dental chair that goes up and down. There are video games, toys, and adults everywhere who encourage raucous laughter and play, adults who are always ready to share a joke or a smile.

We are a judgment-free dental office and have the warmest team around!

We recommend the following:

  • Don’t let your child know that you’re feeling anxious. Children tend to pick up on and share parental anxiety. If your child sees that you’re looking forward to the appointment, he or she will be more likely to feel at ease.
  • Don’t mention procedures, but talk about teeth counting and gentle brushing instead.  
  • Emphasize the fun that they will have at Smile Ninja Dental & Orthodontics.
  • Let them know that they are starting their journey toward Smile Ninja status! Only for the brave and strong.

Do braces hurt?

Getting braces is a big change to everyone when they first get them, so it will take some time to get adjusted to having them on. The first appointment is no big deal because all we are doing is cementing brackets to the face of your teeth. What patients experience with braces as discomfort or soreness is from the pressures each time we tighten and the bone movements that are then caused below. This is actually a very good sign! It means your teeth are starting to slowly shift into a straighter smile which is what we want. The goal of braces is to align your teeth by adjusting your bite, turning your teeth and creating more/less space for your teeth depending on the situation. Most of the discomfort is usually experienced right after your monthly adjustment. Just like new shoes when you first get them, your feet experience discomfort. After wearing them for a few weeks, your feet get used to how they feel. Similarly, your mouth and lips are very much the same. After the first couple of visits, it gets easier but we do recommend some Ibuprofen, if needed, to help with your discomfort from the adjustments. You may also experience pain or discomfort from what you eat while wearing braces. Some foods to avoid when wearing braces would be anything hard, crunchy, sticky or chewy/gummy. The better you take care of your braces, the less likely you will experience any kind of pain or discomfort.

Why might someone need orthodontic treatment?

Individuals might require orthodontic treatment for several reasons, including crooked or crowded teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites, or other misalignments of the teeth and jaw.

How long will my child have to wear braces?

The duration of treatment with braces varies depending on the individual's case. On average, people wear braces for 18 to 24 months, but complex cases might take longer.

Are there different types of braces?

Yes! Traditional metal braces are the most common, but there are also ceramic braces (which are tooth-colored), lingual braces (positioned behind the teeth), and clear aligners.

What is Phase 1 Orthodontics?

Phase 1 Orthodontics, also known as early interceptive orthodontics, is a treatment for children typically aged 6 to 10. It aims to treat and prevent developing orthodontic issues, making future treatments simpler or, in some cases, unnecessary.

How does Phase 1 Orthodontics differ from traditional orthodontics?

While traditional orthodontics often starts during the early teen years when all permanent teeth have come in, Phase 1 Orthodontics begins earlier to address concerns in the developing mouth. It might involve space maintainers, partial braces, or growth modification devices.

Is Phase 1 Orthodontics always necessary?

Not always. Some children have dental development that proceeds without significant issues. However, for kids showing early signs of bite or alignment problems, Phase 1 Orthodontics can be beneficial.

Will my child still need braces after Phase 1 Orthodontics?

It depends. Some children might still require braces or another orthodontic appliance after Phase 1 treatment, but the duration and complexity of this treatment can often be reduced.

How do I know if my child is a candidate for Phase 1 Orthodontics?

If you notice early signs of crowded teeth, issues with biting or chewing, or if there's a family history of orthodontic concerns, it's a good idea to consult an orthodontist by age 7.

Is orthodontic treatment painful?

While getting braces or other orthodontic devices fitted isn't painful, some discomfort might be felt as the teeth begin to move. This discomfort typically lasts only a few days and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

How should my child care for their braces?

Maintain excellent oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly. Avoid sticky, hard, or chewy foods that can damage the braces. Regular checkups with the orthodontist are essential to ensure everything is progressing well.

How often will my child need checkups during orthodontic treatment?

Typically, patients with braces have check-ups every 4 to 8 weeks. However, the frequency can vary depending on the specific treatment plan.

What happens after braces are removed?

After braces are removed, patients usually wear retainers to hold the teeth in their new positions and prevent them from shifting back.

Are braces just for kids?

No, many adults also get braces or other orthodontic treatments. It's never too late to improve your smile!

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