Category Archives: orthodontics

Famous Faces in Braces!

It doesn’t matter if you’re a Hollywood star or not. Everyone deserves a beautiful smile and the confidence that it brings. Straight teeth are attainable and affordable for everyone. People of all ages straighten their teeth with braces, Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen®. Check out these famous faces that have had orthodontic treatment. These products and treatment types are offered by Dr. Tabakman at West Houston Orthodontics.


Invisalign Teen®

Traditional Braces

Ceramic (Clear) Braces

Selena Gomez Fans: Enter Our Contest to Win 4 Concert Tickets!

You can be the lucky winner of 4 tickets to the Selena Gomez show at the Houston Livestock & Rodeo on March 6th!

We want to know how well you know Selena Gomez!

Answer the following 5 questions to have 1 ticket entered into the contest. Submit your entry by March 1st. Entries can be emailed to or submitted at West Houston Orthodontics.

1. Who is she named after?
2. Where is she from?
3. What Disney TV show does she star in?
4. What is the name of her band?
5. What famous pop star is she dating?

Increase your chances to win! Refer a friend to West Houston Orthodontics and have them schedule an orthodontic consultation with Dr. Tabakman during the month of February and you’ll have 5 tickets entered into our contest!

Orthodontics in Houston, TX for all ages


Many people believe orthodontics are only for children and teens, but in fact patients of any age can benefit from a straighter, healthier smile. At the Houston, TX orthodontic practice of Dr. Vladimir Tabakman, we provide orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, and traditional braces for the whole family!

In this video, both mom & son got their braces with Dr. Tabakman at West Houston Orthodontics. What a great family experience!

You’re Never Too Old to Treat Yourself to a New Smile in Houston!

Did you know one in every five orthodontic patients is an adult? We’re living longer and technology is improving, making orthodontic treatment in Houston an appealing and safe option for patients of all ages. As the trend toward treatment later in life grows, we’re seeing braces on parents as well as children – and even adult celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Gwen Stefani and Nicholas Cage have shown off their braces. It’s never too late to look and feel your best!

Can Braces Work for Adults?

People of all ages can benefit from orthodontic treatment. The physical process for moving teeth is the same, young or old, which means it is never too late to address issues such as an overbite or underbite, crooked or crowded teeth, or jaw disorders.

How Do I Get Started?

If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, we’ll make a consultation appointment with you. During this meeting we will perform a general assessment of your oral health, discuss options for treatment, and answer any questions you may have. We will also discuss matters of cost and insurance. The next step is an orthodontic records appointment in which we take x-rays, photos, and an impression of your teeth. This information drives your unique treatment plan.

What Are the Benefits?

Straightening your teeth can improve your smile, your self-esteem, and your dental health. Technologically advanced new treatments make it easier to identify the option that best fits your lifestyle. Modern techniques and materials have made braces and aligners more effective, comfortable and unobtrusive than ever.

If you think you might benefit from orthodontic treatment, get in touch with us so we may set up a consultation to determine what type of treatment best meets your needs.

West Houston Orthodontics

This is our first blog at West Houston Orthodontics, and we are very excited to begin this new method of communication. During this month, lots of exciting things have happened within our practice.

Dr. Tabakman purchased a new Laser for the office and we will begin offering several new procedures within the summer. What does this mean to our patients: more treatments within one appointment and office, faster healing times, more aesthetic results, no stress inducing drill noises, and less need for anesthesia or injections.

Our office is also in the process of transitioning to a new and improved management software. What does this mean to our patients: faster scheduling process, better consultations and imaging capabilities, and an easier payment process just to name a few.

We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment!