What is Orthodontics and How Does Hough Help?

Orthodontics is a type of dentistry that specializes in the positioning of one’s teeth or jaw. The benefits of orthodontics go beyond a good-looking smile. In addition to cosmetic procedures, orthodontists are able to treat a variety of medical issues like TMJ, teeth grinding, and tooth decay. Orthodontists can treat kids, teens, and adults to establish lifelong oral hygiene and health.

Hough Orthodontics has specialized in orthodontic care in the St. Louis area since 1986. Contact us today to help relieve TMJ/TMD, relieve jaw pain and headaches, or simply develop a straighter smile!

Orthodontics For All Ages


An orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, but the best time to start oral treatment is when your child is young! Beginning treatment early gives your child their best smile more quickly, easily, and affordably.


You just heard three words every teen dreads: “You need braces.” Trust us, we get it! At Hough Orthodontics, braces for teens are easier, more comfortable, and even more stylish than you may think.


Tooth alignment can be changed at any age when your gums and bone structure are healthy. We offer a variety of treatments to prevent bone loss, tooth decay, crooked teeth, headaches, and TMJ/TMD.

Braces Customized Just For You

Traditional Braces are everything but traditional at Hough Orthodontics. Dr. Hough uses a variety of bracket systems, choosing the ideal system and wires for each individual patient based on their individual needs. The high-tech wire system Dr. Hough uses allows patients to enjoy a cleaner, more aesthetic appearance with far fewer visits, less discomfort and faster treatment time than with old fashioned and out of date wire systems. Lighter, gentler forces on the teeth actually have a faster result While every patient’s needs are different these new state-of-the-art wires allow Dr. Hough to individualize every patient’s treatment to create the best smile for each person.

Aligners Are An Orthodontic Approach to Straighter Teeth

At Hough Orthodontics, we offer the latest advancements in orthodontic treatment, including clear aligners like Invisalign. From teens to working adults, clear aligner systems are a great fit for people of all ages because they are virtually invisible. Clear aligners allow everyone to discreetly straighten their smile!

One of the most important aspects to consider when moving your teeth is your jaw. If you move your teeth without considering the position of your jaw, years of potential issues can arise including headaches, jaw popping, jaw locking, and ear pain. This is why you should always go through a specially-trainer orthodontist when considering clear aligners of any kind.

Hough Orthodontics offers a variety of different clear aligner options (including Invisalign) for each individual case. The best way to determine which system best suits your needs is to come in for your FREE Smile Assessment where Dr. Hough will do a complete orthodontic evaluation and consultation. You will leave with a complete understanding of your orthodontic options, all of your financial questions.

At Hough we have the expertise to provide the best orthodontic services in St. Louis.

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