Adame and Havener Orthodontics

Are You Ready For An Amazing Smile?

The team of Adame and Havener Orthodontics are here to make your perfect smile a reality.

Call our offices in McAllen or Harlingen to schedule your free consultation to see if you’re a candidate for orthodontic treatment today!

Speak To An Orthodontist Today

Call Adame and Havener Orthodontics today to see if you’re a candidate for orthodontic treatment!

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Meet Our Team

With years of orthodontic experience, our team at Adame and Havener Orthodontics are here for you!

Dr. David O. Adame, D.D.S, M.S.

Orthodontist

Dr. Jonathan Havener, D.D.S., M.S.

Orthodontist

Dora

Financial Coordinator

Jessica

Orthodontic Assistant

Karina

Orthodontic Assistant

Martha

Orthodontic Assistant

Mindy

Orthodontic Assistant

Roxanna

Orthodontic Assistant

Our Smile Gallery

Our clients’ amazing smiles say more than just a thousand words

Affordable

High Quality Treatment

It’s our mission to provide you with affordable, high-quality treatment that fits your budget! You will be informed of any fees before treatment is started. We understand your health care or dental insurance may not cover the entire cost of your treatment and we make every effort to help you maximize your coverage and increase your reimbursement with easy financial arrangements that can be made to extend your payments over a period of time at no interest!

Frequently Asked Questions

We know you may have some questions and our team is more than happy to help!

What do orthodontists do?

Orthodontists are dental specialists who diagnose and treat problems with the position, alignment or spacing of the teeth, as well as related irregularities in the face and the jaw. Orthodontists use a number of special treatments, including braces and other oral appliances, to correct these problems and to help improve their patients’ overall oral health.

When should orthodontic treatment be started?

Generally, you should speak to an orthodontist if you see visible misalignment or spacing issues with your teeth. You’re never too old to begin orthodontic treatment — but if you start at an earlier age, your problems may be easier to treat. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child who may need orthodontic treatment should come in for a first visit around age 7.

Does getting braces hurt? What about wearing them?

Having braces put on is generally painless. Some people experience minor aches and pains in the first couple of days or so, as they adjust to wearing their appliances; periodic adjustments may sometimes cause soreness as well, though it typically lasts only a short time. Over-the-counter pain relievers can be used to alleviate any discomfort, but are usually unnecessary.

Why should I (or my loved ones) get orthodontic treatment?

There are two good reasons: aesthetics and function. Having an attractive smile not only changes the way people see you — it enhances your own self-image as well. Orthodontic treatment also allows your teeth to function better and makes it easier to keep them clean, which can improve your overall health.

How can I recognize a potential bite problem?

Teeth that are protruding, crowded together or erupting out of position are clear indications that treatment is needed. Less obvious signs are mouth breathing, frequent biting of the cheek or palate, speech difficulties, and thumb sucking that goes past 3-4 years of age. If teeth don’t meet properly when the mouth closes, or if jaws make sounds or shift as they move, this may also indicate an orthodontic problem.

How long will treatment take?

It’s different for each person, but generally the active stage of treatment (that is, wearing braces or other appliances) may take from 6-30 months. After that, a retainer is worn for at least several months more.

Types of Braces

Considering braces? Here are a few types to consider!

Metal Braces

Metal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.

Gold Braces

Gold braces are stainless steel braces coated with 24-karat gold and are popular with patients of all ages.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawback to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.

Invisalign®

The Invisalign® System is a series of clear overlay templates—called aligners—that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign® system.

Still Have Questions?

WE'RE HERE TO HELP!

Getting orthodontic treatment can feel like a big decision, that’s why our staff is always happy to answer all of your questions. Call us today for a free consultation!

Contact Adame and Havener Orthodontics

Edinburg Office

(956) 381-8262

Mon - 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed - Closed
Thr - 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Fri - 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sat, Sun - Closed

210 W Mahl St, Edinburg, TX 78539

Harlingen Office

(956) 425-8262

Mon - Closed
Tue - Closed
Wed - 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM
Thu - Closed
Fri - Closed
Sat, Sun - Closed

802 TX-499 Loop #1, Harlingen, TX 78550