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NRH Family Dentistry

Suguna Gottam, DDS

General Dentist & Family Dentist located in North Richland Hills, TX

Straight teeth and a properly aligned jaw are vital to a healthy and beautiful smile. Suguna Gottam, DDS, helps her patients at NRH Family Dentistry in North Richland Hills, Texas, achieve straighter smiles with state-of-the-art orthodontic treatments including braces, clear braces, Invisalign®, and retainers. Schedule an orthodontics consultation by phone or online and start straightening your teeth today.

Orthodontics Q & A

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a dental specialty dedicated to the proper alignment of your teeth and jaw. By using fixed and removable oral appliances, orthodontic treatments can gradually reposition your teeth and jaw so that they’re in optimal alignment, which has both cosmetic and medical benefits for your smile.

Some of the conditions that Dr. Gottam can treat with orthodontics include:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open Bite

Dr. Gottam works with you to devise a personalized orthodontic treatment plan suited to your smile’s particular needs, giving you a beautiful and healthy new smile that’s uniquely yours.

Why should I straighten my smile?

Properly aligned teeth are cosmetically attractive, which can improve your confidence in your smile and boost your self-esteem. But straightening your smile also has several oral health benefits, as well.

Straight teeth are easier to keep clean, which means they’re less susceptible to developing tooth decay and bacterial infections like gum disease. A straight smile also does a better job at evenly distributing the force of your bite, which prevents excessive wear-and-tear on your teeth and pain in your jaw muscles. 

What orthodontic treatments do you offer?

NRH Family Dentistry offers a variety of orthodontic treatments, including:

Traditional braces

This classic orthodontic system straightens your teeth with an archwire that is threaded through metal brackets; the brackets are cemented to the front of your teeth. There have been incredible advances in dental technology in recent years, and today’s braces are more comfortable and discreet than ever.

Clear braces

Clear braces are virtually identical to traditional braces, but they use tooth-colored ceramic for their brackets instead of metal. This enables your braces to blend in with your smile and making them less noticeable.


Invisalign is a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment that straightens your smile with a series of aligners made from clear, smooth, and flexible plastic. Your aligners are designed from an impression of your mouth, so they fit snugly and comfortably on your teeth, gradually pushing them closer to their target alignment.


Retainers are oral devices that you wear after you’ve already had corrective orthodontic treatment, like braces or Invisalign. Retainers can be either fixed or removable and are designed to prevent your teeth from drifting back out of alignment.

Schedule your orthodontics visit with NRH Family Dentistry by phone or online and start straightening your smile today.