Tops in Tarrant

We are excited to announce that Orthodontics by Birth, Stewart & Fletcher was voted one of the Tops in Tarrant in Society Life Magazine for 2018! On behalf of our entire staff, we want to thank you for your vote. Are you looking for high-quality, comprehensive orthodontic care in the Fort Worth, Arlington, Keller or […]


When to Start Adult Orthodontic Treatment

Whether you’ve been putting it off for years because you don’t look forward to the procedure or are excited to finally have your teeth aligned, there likely will come a time when you need to see an orthodontist. Modern science has brought new techniques to the table which may make orthodontic treatment more pleasant than […]


Braces and Brilliant Smiles

When you mention braces, most people think of perfectly straight teeth, but there is so much more to orthodontia than just the aesthetics. For many, enduring metal brackets was a necessary part of growing up. Luckily, advances in dental technology have given us clear aligner therapy, and even tooth-colored ceramic brackets, as alternatives to shiny […]



The winter holidays in Arlington, Fort Worth, Keller, & Burleson, brings a cornucopia of sticky, sweet, and nut-filled treats. These are a delicious and often home-cooked tradition in many families. However, if you have braces from Dr. Sheila Birth, Dr. Charles Stewart, or Dr. Cristi Fletcher, winter baked goods can pose a challenge. Here are […]


Tips to Enjoy Thanksgiving with Invisalign Braces

Drs. Sheila Birth, Charles Stewart, and Cristi Fletcher, your Arlington, Fort Worth, Keller, and Burleson Texas, family orthodontists, fit teens and adults with Invisalign clear braces. Adults love the idea of getting straighter teeth without the hassle and discomfort of wires and rubber. Teens love the aesthetics of the transparent aligners, which are invisible. The […]


Why Do Kids Need Space Maintainers?

What Are Space Maintainers? Usually made of metal or acrylic, a space maintainer is a dental appliance that is used to maintain the space where a tooth has been lost and the permanent tooth has yet to come in. When our doctors recommend space maintainers, they will most likely recommend one of the following four […]


5 Reasons to Choose Invisalign® for your Teen

Invisalign® Teen has radically changed orthodontic treatment by offering a virtually invisible alternative to metal braces.  The clear removable aligners are custom-made for your teen’s teeth and are worn over the teeth and changed out every couple of weeks.  As the teeth gradually move into their correct positions, a new aligner is created by our […]


Keep Your Teeth Healthy While Wearing Braces

Step Up Your Game Questionable dental hygiene practices need to be benched. When you wear braces, cleaning teeth and gums properly takes on extra importance. Brushing and flossing should be done a minimum of twice a day, but it is a good idea to clean teeth after meals to prevent build-up around the brackets. Brushing […]


Why Choose Invisalign?

Comfort, convenience, and discretion top the list of reasons why Invisalign has climbed the ranks in orthodontic treatment options. Brackets and wires are not friendly to sensitive gum and mouth tissues, plus, there is no way to hide traditional braces unless you choose to forego smiling in public. Orthodontics by Birth, Stewart and Fletcher are the […]


Sleep Apnea Breaks Hearts!

Learn more about sleep apnea, the warning signs, and most importantly how to treat sleep apena without uncomfortable masks or surgery. Everyone is familiar with one of the most prevalent symptoms of sleep apnea: Snoring!  Did you know that there are stories of relationships ending over snoring? Just do a search for #snoringisntsexy and you’ll […]

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