Orthodontics Specialist

Paulette Arana, DDS

General Dentist located in Upper Kirby, Houston, TX

Orthodontic treatment helps when your smile isn’t quite as straight as you’d like. Dr. Paulette Arana has the experience, skills and technology to rescue teeth that don’t fit together quite right or that are crooked. If you live in the Upper Kirby, Houston area, call her office at Paulette Arana, DDS or book a visit online to take advantage of her orthodontic skills.

Orthodontics Q & A

Who is a candidate for orthodontic care?

If your teeth are crooked or don’t fit together well, it can throw off your bite and make cleaning your teeth more difficult. If you’re dealing with this scenario, you may benefit from orthodontic care. Even if you’re not uncomfortable with your smile, misaligned teeth can put extra stress on the chewing muscles and cause headaches, shoulder and neck pain, and TMJ. Specific conditions that Dr. Arana addresses with orthodontic care include:

  • Overbites and underbites
  • Crossbites and open bites
  • Spacing issues, such as large gaps between teeth
  • Crowding, when your dental ridge can’t accommodate all of your teeth
  • Misaligned bite, when your upper teeth don’t align with your lower teeth

Why should I pursue orthodontic care?

Achieving a straighter, more aligned smile has a number of benefits, including:

  • A healthier mouth that’s easier to keep clean
  • A pleasant smile
  • Teeth that are less vulnerable to decay so they last a lifetime

What types of orthodontic care are available?

Dr. Arana offers a variety of options to transform your smile. These include:


Cfast™ is a minimally invasive treatment that helps improve the alignment of your top and bottom front six teeth as well as round out the arches.


Invisalign® uses clear plastic aligners that are a more comfortable and convenient alternative to metal braces when it comes to creating a straighter, more pleasing smile


Nightguards are devices worn in your mouth while you sleep that protect against grinding and clenching your teeth.

What are the benefits of Cfast?

Cfast focuses only on the front six teeth, those that have the greatest impact on your smile. The system still uses brackets and wires, but they’re clear and tooth-colored to blend in with your smile. They work faster than traditional braces because they focus on just a few of your teeth. Cfast is a convenient, effective treatment for the vast majority of adults who are looking to reform their smile.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are removable for meals and for when you brush and floss. You don’t have to restrict your diet or spend a long time cleaning between brackets and wires. Because they’re transparent, most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them. Invisalign trays are customized to your smile needs. You change out the aligners every week or two as your smile transformation progresses.

If you desire a straighter smile, call the office of Paulette Arana, DDS or book a consultation online today.