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Options for Every Smile

Your smile is unique, and you deserve a treatment plan that works for you. At Mahlmann & Borders Orthodontics, you’ve got treatment options galore.

Whether you choose clear aligners, traditional metal braces, or clear ceramic ones, you’ll get the beautiful smile you want in no time.

Traditional Braces

Metal braces are an excellent choice for achieving the straight, healthy, beautiful smile of your dreams.

Dr. Mahlmann and Dr. Borders will expertly shift your teeth in gear using a system of brackets and wires and a personalized treatment plan.

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Clear Ceramic Braces

If you want to reach a beautiful, straight smile but are worried about the appearance of traditional metal braces, Dr. Lee Mahlmann and Dr. Catharine Borders may recommend that you consider clear braces.

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Clear Aligners

People all around Richmond love the clear and removable clear aligner trays.

At Mahlmann & Borders Orthodontics, we offer two top brands of clear aligners to give you only the best treatment options.

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Beautiful Smiles for All Ages

At Mahlmann & Borders Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves the smile of their dreams, no matter their age. Dr. Mahlmann and Dr. Borders offer orthodontic treatments for children, teens, and adults alike.

Whether you’re seven or seventy-five, we’ve got the treatment plan that will give you the confidence of a beautiful smile.

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FAQs About Orthodontics

What Is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is all about utilizing dental technology and technique to help children, teens and adults achieve beautiful, straight smiles.

Your treatment options at Mahlmann & Borders Orthodontics range from traditional braces to clear brackets to modern, discreet options such as Invisalign® and 3M™ Clarity™ Aligners.

What Is an Orthodontist?

Orthodontists like Dr. Mahlmann and Dr. Borders receive all the training that a normal dentist does at dental school, plus two or three years of additional training as an orthodontic specialist.

Orthodontists are certified to correct crooked teeth, jaw misalignments, and other problems.

When Should My Child Visit the Orthodontist for the First Time?

Depending on your smile's specific needs, orthodontic services will vary in treatment duration.

Typical treatment times at Mahlmann & Borders Orthodontics range between 6 months and 30 months.

How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Last?

Dr. Mahlmann and Dr. Borders recommend that Richmond children visit the orthodontist by the age of seven for a free initial orthodontic evaluation.

Some kids may need corrective treatment at a younger age to prevent the need for extensive service later in life.

How Do I Care for My Smile While Wearing Braces?

Dr. Mahlmann and Dr. Borders recommend brushing your teeth three times daily and flossing with a threader.

It's best to visit the dentist at least twice yearly for your standard exams and cleanings. Thorough care will help you avoid dental decay and keep your smile healthy!

How Do I Get Started?

We invite you to call Mahlmann & Borders Orthodontics at 281-342-6311 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lee Mahlmann or Dr. Catharine Borders.

We’re happy to answer your questions about orthodontics in Richmond, Texas, and help you prepare for your appointment with our team!