Innovative Braces Options for All Ages

Dental braces straighten your teeth to give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Houston Orthodontic Specialists offers many types of braces with advanced technology to help you see results more quickly, comfortably and aesthetically. Show off your hardware with metal braces or get discreet treatment with clear braces in Houston or Bellaire. Whichever type you choose, we’ll make the experience positive & fun.

The Braces Basics

Braces are fixed orthodontic appliances, meaning they’re bonded to your teeth and stay in place throughout your treatment. They apply steady and gentle pressure to move your teeth into their correct positions. The outcome is an aligned bite and a beautiful smile. Dr. Tabakman, Dr. Bloome, and Dr. Mount have the expertise to address even the most complex cases. During your free consultation, our team will show you how our Houston braces can straighten teeth, improve oral health and boost confidence.

Braces Have Gotten a Makeover

Previously, braces were uncomfortable and bulky, and teeth straightening took a long time. Thankfully, today’s braces are smaller, more streamlined, more comfortable, and work much faster. With lightweight, shape-memory archwires and high-tech brackets, like those we use with our self-ligating SLX™ and Damon braces, in some cases, you can finish treatment months sooner with less friction and sensitivity. There’s never been a better time to wear braces in Houston or Bellaire, TX!

Types of Braces We Offer in Houston & Bellaire

Self-Ligating Braces

Self-ligating braces don’t require elastics or metal ties and utilize free-sliding technology with gentle, low forces to move your teeth into place more naturally, comfortably and quickly than traditional braces. There’s less friction and pressure, which increases comfort. Since self-ligating braces have tie-less brackets, they don’t require tightening and are easy to keep clean. The design allows for precise results in less time and with shorter and fewer appointments. Houston Orthodontic Specialists offers two self-ligating braces systems: Damon™ Braces or Carriere® SLX™ Braces with either metal or clear brackets. SLX or Damon Clear Braces are great for those wanting a more discreet treatment. Book your free consultation for SLX or Damon Braces near you today!

Clear Braces

Our traditional clear braces are similar to conventional metal braces. Brackets and archwires apply gentle pressure to straighten the teeth, and elastics secure the two components together. The difference between clear braces vs. metal is clear braces blend in with your smile and are much less noticeable than traditional metal braces. Made from newer, durable ceramic materials that resist staining, clear braces can benefit both child and adult patients. Schedule a free consultation with the experts at Houston Orthodontic Specialists to learn more about clear braces near you!

Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are still the most common type of orthodontic treatment. They rely on stainless steel brackets and archwires to move the teeth into place and create the ideal bite. Traditional metal braces for kids are popular because they allow kids to choose their braces colors with elastics that show off their personalities. Metal braces can treat a wide variety of cases, as they work for patients of all ages and are more attractive and comfortable than they were in the past. Book a free consultation for metal braces in Houston or Bellaire today!

Your Smile Journey

Free Consultation

When you come in for your free consultation, you’ll receive a warm welcome, meet the Houston Orthodontic Specialists family and tour our practice. A team member will take digital photos of your teeth and mouth and complimentary digital X-rays. Your Bellaire or Houston orthodontist will use these diagnostic records to come up with an accurate diagnosis. You’ll meet with your family orthodontist to go over their findings, discuss your braces treatment options in detail and have all your questions answered. A team member will also go over the cost of braces, insurance information and our payment plans. By the end of your consultation, you’ll feel informed and confident about your decisions.

Braces by the Numbers

Dental braces are and continue to be the most common teeth-straightening option because they’re efficient, effective, and attractive. With self-ligating or traditional metal or clear braces, we have options for every smile in Houston, Bellaire and the surrounding areas.



In a study, patients wearing self-ligating braces reported 60% less discomfort than those in traditional braces.



The wire crib, an early model of modern-day braces, was introduced in 1819!



More than four million people in the United States wear braces.