The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children be screened by an orthodontist by age 7. Although treatment at this age is rare, preventing problems early may be more effective and less costly than waiting until adolescence. You do not need a referral from a dentist to schedule your first complimentary exam.
- A more attractive smile
- Reduced appearance-consciousness during critical development years
- Better function of the teeth
- Possible increase in self-confidence
- Increased ability to clean the teeth
- Improved force distribution and wear patterns of the teeth
- Better long-term health of teeth and gums
- Guide permanent teeth into more favorable positions
- Reduce the risk of injury to protruded front teeth
- Aids in optimizing other dental treatment
- Upper front teeth protrude excessively over the lower teeth, or are bucked
- Upper front teeth cover the majority of the lower teeth when biting together (deep bite)
- Upper front teeth are behind or inside the lower front teeth (underbite)
- The upper and lower front teeth do not touch when biting together (open bite)
- Crowded or overlapped teeth
- The center of the upper and lower teeth do not line up
- Finger- or thumb-sucking habits which continue after six or seven years of age
- Difficulty chewing
- Teeth wearing unevenly or excessively
- The lower jaw shifts to one side or the other when biting together
- Spaces between the teeth
We offer traditional metal braces, clear ceramic braces, and Invisalign products. Invisalign are clear plastic aligners trays that are nearly invisible. Click HERE for more about Invisalign and Invisalign teen.
Is experience important to you? Doctor Marc Magness and Bonham Magness are both board certified Orthodontists who offer over 60 years of combined Experience. Learn more about our doctors HERE
Our fully digitized record taking process provides low-dose radiation and invites informed decision making for both the patient and doctor.
We know you are busy and seek to accommodate your schedule by offering appointments before and after school and during students lunch time so they can miss as little classroom time as possible.
We are happy to provide flexible payment plans to meet your budget. We also offer no-interest financing and automated credit card withdrawals.
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Warm Smiles, Made in Houston, TX
Dr. Marc Magness is a board-certified orthodontist in Houston who has committed his professional career to creating beautiful and healthy smiles; smiles that exude confidence and promote self-esteem. We offer children’s orthodontics, adult orthodontics, braces and Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen™.
We are proud to have deep roots here in Houston and have been active in the Memorial area for over 55 years. Every day the doctors and staff strive to give our patients the best of our abilities in a friendly and caring environment – one that keeps our families coming back well into the second and third generations. Beautiful smiles in the Memorial area of Houston, are our passion!
Magness Orthodontics has been in the Memorial City area since 1960. We are proud to have been part of this community for so long and love seeing second and even third generation patients. We seek to give back to the community through various school sponsorships and local events. Dr Marc frequently attends SBISD events to support many of our students! You may even find him at a football game, ballet recital, or stage production supporting his patients! We enjoy visiting school to teach kids about oral hygiene and careers in dentistry. Magness Orthodontics also participates in the charity organization Smiles Change Live. Their mission is to provide life-changing orthodontic treatment for children from low income families.
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"- Julie M
My daughter was a challenging patient and Dr. Magness has been patient with her. When she had to have surgery, Dr. Magness showed up at the surgeon’s office to help place the implant (despite a broken leg). I was amazed and grateful. I suspect Dr. Magness and the staff here are as proud of the results as my daughter has been. Thank you!"
"- Christian C
I just finished with my appointment at Magness Orthodontics and am very pleased with their professionalism and how they made me feel comfortable as I lay there in the chair. Highly recommend. Go see them today!"
"- Heather P
My son is the second generation that has been a patient of Dr. Magness! They strive for perfection and the smiles that come out of their patients mouths show the quality of their work. The staff is wonderful to work with as well. I highly recommend Dr. Mark Magness for all you orthodontic needs!"
"- Kim H
Dr. Magness and his staff are outstanding. The braces experience was so easy for my son, and we got them off earlier than expected. Making appointments were easy and their times really work with students and working parents. I would recommend to all my friends."
"- Ashford H
We are thrilled with Dr. Magness and all the wonderful staff!! Everyone is so friendly and always helpful. Thank you for making this such a great experience!"
"- Karen L
3 kiddos, 4 sets of braces 6 years as parents endless gratitude! We wouldn’t go anywhere else!"
"- Cheryl D
We love the staff at Magness Orthodontics. Everyone is so helpful, kind and fully invested in the best plan for our family."
"- Heather K
Dr. Magness and his whole staff have made Jake’s life and ours so much better thru his perseverance with Jake’s particular case. His smile and bite are top-notch now and we are so grateful! I know Jake’s confidence will soar with that “million dollar smile” he now has! Thank you for everything!"
"- Maureen C
Magness Orthodontics took really good care of my daughters teeth. The entire process was carefully explained, and all our questions are answered. Scheduling is very prompt. We are always seen at the time set in the appointment. The staff is very courteous and accommodating. I would highly recommend Magness Orthodontics to anyone who needs braces."
"- Callie R
All of my kids went to Dr. Magness. They are the best!"