Get affordable orthodontic treatment in North Richland Hills, TX, at Smile Houzz.

Improve your dental health and give yourself a beautiful, healthy smile! With dental braces from Smile Houzz in North Richland Hills, TX, you can get the healthy teeth and dazzling smile you deserve.

Whether you choose conventional braces or clear aligners, we’ll make sure to provide an orthodontic treatment plan tailored to suit your specific needs.

Traditional Braces or Clear Aligners: Which Orthodontic Treatment is Best for You?

Our dental professionals at Smile Houzz Dental can help you determine whether clear aligners or traditional dental braces are best for your orthodontic care needs. If you need braces, you have the option of conventional orthodontic treatment with braces, or you may be eligible for clear braces like Invisalign. While they will both provide the same result—straight teeth and a beautiful smile—there are significant differences between the two orthodontic treatments.

Traditional dental braces are made of metal and brackets that attach to the teeth to move them into a more desirable position slowly. Clear aligners take a different approach: they’re usually made of dental plastic and come in a series of mouth guards that gradually move teeth into place.

What are Dental Braces?

Dental braces serve to correct dental issues such as misalignment, overbite, and crossbites to provide patients with straighter and healthier teeth. They are made of metal or ceramic. The ceramic braces are either clear or tooth-colored. They are typically held in place by metal hooks or elastic ties. The dental wire and brackets of traditional dental braces must be routinely tightened as your teeth change to provide proper alignment.

Benefits of Traditional Braces:

  • They are effective for tough cases where clear braces aren’t an option. They work for almost everyone.
  • Traditional braces are usually less expensive than clear aligners, and dental insurance often covers the cost.
  • They stay in your mouth until treatment is complete, which means they can’t get lost or misplaced.


Clear aligners, which you may also know by the popular name brand Invisalign, work similarly to traditional braces in that they slowly move the teeth into proper alignment. First, your dentist will take a mold of your teeth and create aligners made of dental plastic. Then, at each of your appointments, you’ll receive new aligners as they continue to mold your teeth into a straighter smile.


  • Clear aligners are a low-maintenance dental appliance. There is no need to tighten them with metal brackets and wires.
  • Clear aligners are less noticeable than traditional dental braces.
  • Clear aligners are removable. Patients can take them out for eating and brushing.

Which Dental Device is Best for Your Crooked Teeth?

Clear aligners and metal braces can make significant positive changes in your appearance and dental health over time. However, the best dental braces for your needs will depend on the severity of the dental issues you’re trying to correct.

Your orthodontist will do a free consultation to create a unique patient experience for your specific needs. Then, your custom plan will provide the best treatment to straighten your teeth.

Keep in mind that not all patients are eligible for Invisalign or other clear aligners. Your dentist will cover more about this at your consultation appointment

How to Pay for Orthodontic Treatments

 There are several ways you can pay for your treatment, including insurance plans or health savings accounts. We also offer financing options that allow our patients to break up the cost into monthly installments. In addition, our flexible payment plans are designed to help you make the most of your budget while still getting the treatment you need.


Be sure to contact your dental insurance provider to see if your benefits will cover the service. For example, some insurance plans only pay for general dentistry, but if your insurance plan pays for orthodontics as well, it may cover all or part of the cost of braces or Invisalign.

Although some states require dental insurance to pay for orthodontics for children, that does not always apply for adults, so keep this in mind if the patient is an adult. The teenage years can be optimal for your child to get braces, and many teens are eligible for clear aligners. If your child has needed braces for some time, you may want to move forward while insurance will still cover the treatment.


If you have a flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA), you can use the funds to pay for your treatment. FSA and HSA dollars are pre-tax, which means you will end up paying less by using these funds.


In North Richland Hills, TX, Smile Houzz offers monthly payment plans with in-house financing and 10, 20, or 30% down payment options. Our typical monthly payments are somewhere between $50-250 for full treatment cases.

Schedule Your Appointment with Smile Houzz in North Richland Hills, Texas!


Smile Houzz offers orthodontics for both children and adults. An excellent experience for the whole family is our top priority.

Call or visit us today to find out more about our services in North Richland Hills, Texas. Our team will answer all of your questions and help find dental braces that are best for you.



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