Houston, Tomball, & Spring Braces

Strong & Reliable

Watson Orthodontics combines traditional metal braces techniques with modern advancements to offer exceptional orthodontic care to Houston, Tomball, and Spring patients. Let Dr. Watson show you the strength and reliability of metal braces.

The Mechanics Behind
Metal Braces

Metal braces have stood the test of time thanks to their robust design and comprehensive treatment capabilities. Dr. Watson uses these conventional braces to correct a wide range of dental and jaw alignment issues.

Let’s take a look at how the different components of metal braces work together to build your straighter, healthier smile.


Elastics, or rubber bands, add the necessary pressure to help align the jaw and correct bite discrepancies.

They're often used in conjunction with brackets and wires to enhance the aligning force.


Brackets act as the main anchor for the braces system, securely attaching to each tooth. They work by holding the archwire in place to guide the direction of tooth movement.



The archwire is the hero that connects all the brackets together. It applies pressure to guide your teeth into their correct positions.



Bands are metal rings that encircle your teeth. They provide additional support and anchorage for the braces. We typically use them in more complex cases to ensure the treatment is as effective as possible.

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Why Choose Braces?

Time-Tested Durability

Metal braces are built to last.

Crafted from high-grade stainless steel, they’re designed to endure the demands of your treatment period without succumbing to damage.

This resilience is particularly important for younger patients who lead active lifestyles and may be more prone to accidents that could compromise less sturdy orthodontic options.

The peace of mind that comes with knowing your braces can withstand daily activities is invaluable.

The durability of metal braces also means fewer unexpected visits to Watson Orthodontics for repairs, so you enjoy a smoother treatment process.

You can continue your orthodontic journey with minimal interruptions, confident in the knowledge that their braces are as tough as they come.

Before & Afters

Cost-Effective Confidence

We offer metal braces as a budget-friendly solution. The straightforward nature of metal braces — combined with their long history of success — allows us to provide a cost-efficient treatment plan that fits within your family's budget.

Straighter teeth are easier to clean, so you have less risk of cavities and gum disease. A correct bite can alleviate issues related to jaw pain and wear on teeth. The affordability of metal braces means that you do not have to delay or forego treatment due to financial concerns.

Metal Braces vs. Clear Aligners

Watson Orthodontics offers two fantastic options: traditional metal braces and modern clear aligners.

Dr. Watson is here to guide you through the benefits of each, ensuring you make an informed decision for your smile journey in Houston, Tomball, and Spring.

Braces Treatments

Visibility & Aesthetics

Metal braces are more noticeable due to their stainless-steel construction, making them a visible part of your smile during treatment.

In contrast, clear aligners are almost invisible, allowing you to straighten your teeth without drawing attention.

For those who prioritize a discreet orthodontic solution, clear aligners offer the advantage of treatment without the traditional "brace face." However, metal braces provide an opportunity for personalization with colorful bands.

Treatment Flexibility

Clear aligners boast the benefit of being removable, which means you can take them out for eating, brushing, and flossing. This flexibility contributes to easier dental hygiene and no food restrictions, enhancing the overall treatment experience.

On the other hand, metal braces are fixed to your teeth for the duration of your treatment, providing continuous pressure for consistent movement.

While this means you'll need to be more mindful of food choices and oral hygiene, the constant correction offered by metal braces can be more effective for complex orthodontic issues.

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Durability & Maintenance

Metal braces are known for their durability. They’re able to withstand most of what daily life throws at them without needing frequent repairs. This makes them an excellent option for younger patients or those with active lifestyles.

Clear aligners, while sturdy, require careful handling and can be lost or damaged if not looked after properly. Both treatment options require a commitment to care and maintenance, but metal braces offer a bit more peace of mind for those concerned about wear and tear.

Who Is An Ideal Candidate for Braces?

Metal braces, with their proven record of effectiveness, are a fantastic option for a wide range of patients.

Dr. Watson specializes in assessing each individual’s needs to determine if metal braces are the ideal choice for their orthodontic journey in Houston, Tomball, and Spring.

Those Seeking Comprehensive Correction

Metal braces excel in correcting a broad spectrum of orthodontic issues.

If you or your child face challenges such as severe overcrowding, underbites, overbites, or crossbites, metal braces provide the precision and power needed for effective treatment.

Active People &
Young Athletes

The resilience of metal braces means they can withstand the rigors of sports and physical activities. While protective gear, like mouthguards, is always recommended during activities, parents can rest easier knowing their child's braces are less likely to suffer damage during play.

Patients Valuing Cost-Effectiveness

For individuals and families mindful of budget, metal braces often present a more affordable option compared to clear aligners or ceramic braces.

Start Your Journey to a Perfect Smile

Ready to explore how metal braces can transform your smile? Dr. Watson and the team at Watson Orthodontics are eager to guide you through every step of the process.

With convenient locations in Houston, Tomball, and Spring, getting the smile of your dreams has never been easier. Schedule your free consultation today.