Orthodontics, also known as orthodontia and/or dentofacial orthopedics, is the specialty field in dentistry which deals with the study and treatment of malocclusions or improper bites resulting in teeth misalignments or disproportionate jaw relationships.

Smiles Orthodontics is the place to go when you want to make a healthy change to your dental structure. Reap the many benefits that result from having a straighter smile including increased confidence and productivity.

Roughly 3 million teenagers in North America wear braces, and many adults are now seeking orthodontic treatment as well.

Undergoing proper orthodontic treatment in El Paso can not only help re-align your teeth but can also aid in other areas including:


Long­term dental health


When your teeth are aligned properly, they are easier to care for – specifically, they are easier to brush and floss, reducing the possibility of tooth decay, gingivitis, periodontitis and ultimately, tooth loss.




It may seem like a strange concept, but poor tooth alignment can lead to poor digestion. Like in open bites where there is lack of anterior and sometimes also posterior tooth contact.  If someone’s bite problem is severe enough, it can be difficult to chew and digest food properly.




Poor alignment of upper and lower teeth can affect speech. Through orthodontic treatment and help from El Paso speech therapists, this can be corrected.



Your teeth withstand significant force every time you bite down. If your teeth are improperly aligned, some of your teeth will wear prematurely and more quickly.


Smiles Orthodontics is a locally owned orthodontist office serving the El Paso, Texas area. We provide comprehensive orthodontic care including surgical orthodontics for all ages from the first consultation throughout the entire length of your treatment.


Contact Orthodontist Dr. Silvia Menendez today at 915­-585-8595 for a complimentary new-patient exam. *some restrictions apply

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