Orthodontics

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    Straight teeth are a highly coveted asset for good reason.  We subconsciously associate vitality, youth, and beauty with straight teeth. Our dentists at Parker-Read Dental offer a range of orthodontic treatment options for patients of all ages. From conventional braces to newer alternatives like Invisalign and Six Month Smiles, our practice can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. 
    The Importance of Orthodontic Treatment
    Some people mistakenly believe that having a straight smile is only beneficial from a cosmetic standpoint. While having straight teeth is certainly one way to enhance your appearance, there are also health benefits. Properly spaced and aligned teeth are important for having a healthy occlusion and for practicing thorough oral hygiene. When teeth are crowded, overlapped, and crooked, their biting surfaces will make improper contact with other teeth. Over time, this contact during oral function can lead to worn dentition (tooth wear). Worn down teeth can increase a person’s risk for tooth decay and TMJ disorder. Additionally, teeth that are spaced improperly are difficult to keep clean. Spacing issues can make teeth hard to floss and brush. Imagine how much easier threading floss between adequately spaced teeth is compared to overlapped or crowded teeth. 
    Traditional Braces
    While there are alternatives to traditional braces, there is still a need for this type of orthodontia in modern dentistry. Traditional braces are fixed, meaning that orthodontic appliances are bonded to teeth. Anchored on teeth, other appliances like wires will be used to generate tooth movement through consistent force and pressure. Unlike braces from a few decades ago, today’s braces are sleeker and utilize smaller mechanisms for increased comfort.

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    Invisalign
    Invisalign is an orthodontic system that reliesinvisalign-preferred-provider-atlanta on removable appliances to generate force and pressure to shift teeth. Consisting of clear plastic appliances called aligners, Invisalign is discreet and comfortable. Aligners are worn like a retainer. A set of aligners is worn for two weeks. Every two weeks, a patient receives a tighter set. Over time, gradually tighter aligners will create the pressure needed to move teeth to straighter positions. Invisalign is beneficial to adults because its clear construction is almost undetectable and since aligners are removable, there are no oral appliances obstructing meals and oral hygiene. 
    Six Month Smiles

    Six Month Smiles is a brand that utilizes clearNew-Six-Month-Smiles-Logo-transparent and tooth-colored materials along with a unique approach to straighten teeth. This orthodontic treatment option utilizes stationary appliances like brackets and wires but with more discreet looking materials than traditional braces. Treatments times can be as short as six months because Six Month Smiles focuses on the movement of the most visible teeth.

    To learn more about your orthodontic treatment options, call Parker-Read Dental to schedule a consultation.


    To schedule an appointment, contact Parker-Read Dental at your convenience.


    Patient Reviews


    “To be honest I was almost afraid to rate Parker-Read because I don’t want them to get so popular that it’s hard for me to make an appointment, but they are so good they deserve the praise. I’ve been going to Parker-Read for about 20 years, minus 6 years I lived in Austin… Dr. Read is super friendly and always makes sure to let you know what’s going on and makes sure you are comfortable at all times. The staff is top-notch as well!”


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    “I would recommend Parker-Read Dental to anyone! From front desk to exit, everyone is so helpful and pleasant. I have never waited more than 5 min in the waiting room. The doctors and dental assistants are always very thorough and really explain your treatment plan in detail. They show you images and clearly explain what the issues are and why a procedure is being recommended. I always get seen quickly and everyone is always very optimistic and caring. You will not regret choosing Parker-Read Dental for your teeth!”


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    “I’ve been going to this place since 2012! I had been to other dentists and Dr. Parker is by far the nicest and best one I met. The staff here are always so professional and friendly! They do their jobs really well and it shows. Their patient population has grown so much! This is the only place I recommend to family and friends!”


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    Common Questions


    Clear braces are orthodontic appliances that are made from clear materials so that patients can enjoy discreet treatment. There are different brands of clear braces on the market but one of the most popular is Invisalign, a system that our practice offers. Invisalign is a form of orthodontic treatment for adults and some teenagers. It is designed to facilitate tooth movement without sacrificing a person’s appearance or comfort. Another popular option for discreet treatment with clear braces is Six Month Smiles, a treatment system that uses clear brackets and wires that are bonded over teeth. Those interested in Invisalign or Six Month Smiles for treatment should schedule a consultation with our dentists so that we can determine if these orthodontic systems meet your needs.
    Dental insurance coverage varies from carrier to carrier and plans within a carrier. Most dental insurers only cover orthodontic treatment for children while others may offer some coverage for adults. Many people who receive orthodontic treatment in adulthood pay some or all of the costs out-of-pocket. If you have questions about your insurance benefits, we recommend calling your policy’s customer service team. As a courtesy to our patients, our staff will file all your insurance claims on your behalf. 
    Orthodontic treatment times vary depending on each person’s unique situation. Teeth can move at different rates based on their positioning. Patients with more complex orthodontic issues will require longer treatment. On average, however, typical treatment time ranges from one to three years. 

     If you are unhappy with the placement of your teeth or if you have been referred for orthodontic treatment, looking into your options is a good idea. It is never too late to start the teeth straightening process. Our practice treats many adults who have enjoyed great results. We offer a few different treatment options for those wanting a straighter smile including clear braces like Invisalign and Six Month Smiles, along with traditional braces.  



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    Office Location

    9099 Katy Freeway Suite 180 Houston, Texas 77024

    (713) 932-0441

    Meet the Doctors


    Brent Parker, DDS

    Dr. Parker enjoys all aspects of dentistry and believes that comprehensive, caring treatment is the right of every patient.

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    Christopher Read, DDS

    Dr. Read is a Baylor graduate and accomplished dentist who believes in serving his patients and pouring into his community.

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    DR. READ

    Matt Nickolas, DDS

    Dr. Matt is a Texas A&M graduate with a strong passion for missionary dentistry, and serves both locally and internationally.

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    DR. NICKOLAS

    Hans Schleicher,  DDS

    Dr. Hans is passionate about ensuring Parker-Read is a dental practice where he can foster a true bond with each patient.

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    DR. SCHLEICHER

    To us, for all of our patients, “Excellence is Everything.”