Welcome to Richardson Orthodontics
The right orthodontic treatment can transform a person’s health, their confidence, and their overall quality of life for the better. Our team goes above and beyond to make this process stress-free and genuinely affordable for every patient while never cutting corners on quality. Better yet, both adults and children are more than welcome at our nearby office! We can’t wait to make your ideal smile a reality.More About Richardson Orthodontics
Richardson’s 1% Diamond Invisalign Provider
Being One of the Best Makes a Difference
Many don’t know this, but Invisalign providers are ranked by tiers. This includes Preferred, Premiere, Elite, and Diamond. Preferred providers only treat 10 patients a year with Invisalign, while Diamond Providers (which only make up 1% of Invisalign dentists), treat at least 200 patients a year and have treated at least 800 over their career. If one thing is for sure, it’s that Dr. Jones’ Diamond status proves she understands what issues can be resolved with Invisalign and knows how to use the technology to provide the best possible results.
What Does Being a 1% Diamond Invisalign Provider Mean?
Invisalign providers fall into specific tiers based on the amount of cases they do annually and total. For example, dentists who fall into the “Preferred” category will only perform 10 Invisalign cases annually. In contrast, “Diamond” Invisalign Providers (which only make up 1% of all Invisalign dentists) not only perform at least 200 cases per year, but at least 800 cases in their career total. This means that Dr. Jones has the knowledge and expertise to ensure the best results and knows what problems can be effectively treated with Invisalign!
Your Richardson Orthodontist
Dr. Tamara L. Jones takes pride in owning and operating her practice in Richardson. With an increasing number of corporate orthodontists in the area, she looks forward to reminding patients of the benefits of choosing a neighborhood practice. Primarily, she loves getting to know her patients, tailoring her services for personalized care. She is very familiar with the area and her surrounding communities—she attended SMU for her undergraduate degree. Dr. Jones provides high quality orthodontics, and she has been recognized as a 3 time “Best D” winner from Dallas magazine. Plus, she received the DFW Child “Mom Approved” award in 2020. As a local mother of 2 herself, she enjoys offering comfortable and friendly care to child patients in Richardson.
Dr. Jones fell in love with the world of traditional orthodontics when she was just 12 years old, and her passion for the field has gotten even stronger over time. As the only female Board-Certified orthodontist in Richardson, she loves treating her patients just like her own family through providing a truly exceptional experience that’s always warm, fun, and 100% personalized.More About Dr. Jones
Orthodontic Patient Testimonials
"I absolutely love Dr. Tamara Jones and her entire staff! Each person made me feel welcome each and every visit! Dr. Jones was referred to me by my dentist and I knew that if he recommended her, then she had to be the absolute best! My braces came off 3 days ago and I can actually say that I now have the beautiful smile I’ve always wanted!"
"My past year with Dr Jones was better than I could have expected. She is smart, experienced, direct and caring. She listens. She helps achieve success for the patient as her top priority. Her staff is outstanding. It is always a happy place without phoniness. I would recommend her to anyone, young or old."
"Dr. Jones and her staff are exceptional. They make you feel welcomed from the very beginning and provide you with individual attention. I had to wear metal braces for over two years and never once felt as if I was not their top priority. Great environment to have orthodontic work done and results you will love and enjoy."
Unlike most orthodontists, Dr. Jones is an in-network provider with most major PPO dental insurances! Our team will be happy to help you navigate your available benefits and maximize them throughout the treatment process.
0% In-House Financing
No dental insurance? That’s not a problem at Richardson Orthodontics. We offer in-house payment plans, so budget-minded individuals and families can split up their cost over several months with NO interest attached.
Our office makes a donation to nearby schools and charities with every new braces case! We also provide treatment for less fortunate patients who cannot afford it.
Free iTero Scan &
Are you considering orthodontic treatment? We hope you’ll stop by for a complimentary visit. With the help of state-of-the-art iTero technology, Dr. Jones can digitally scan your smile and show you the beautiful improvements that are possible before any actual treatment begins!Redeem Offer
You can find our office conveniently located at 702 W Arapaho Rd Ste 102, Richardson, TX 75080 near Heights Family Aquatic Center and Heights Park. Our practice is easily accessible for Richardson patients and the surrounding communities in our area, and we are ready with urgent treatment for orthodontic emergencies. Down the street and to the east of us, you’ll find a variety of restaurants and shopping opportunities just in case you need to fit a dental appointment into your busy day. If you have any questions or need easy directions, don’t hesitate to contact us!
Whether you’re looking for Invisalign for your teen, have an orthodontic emergency, or you need adult braces for yourself, we are committed to providing you with cost-effective treatment options. We are in-network with a wide range of major insurance providers, and we’ll file all your claims for you. Our front desk staff is always ready to help maximize your insurance benefits and cut down on out of pocket costs. We also offer convenient financing for those without insurance, and we have a complimentary iTero scan & consultation special to make our quality services even more affordable.
At Richardson Orthodontics, we understand you have many questions when it comes to preparing for treatment. Whether it is you or your child who is receiving traditional braces, Phase 1 pediatric orthodontics, Invisalign, or one of the other many available solutions, we are here to help you achieve the smile you deserve. Below you will find a list of questions commonly asked by patients. Should you not see your question listed below, please do not hesitate to contact us to schedule a consultation. We’re always happy to deliver the answers you need to make the right decision about your dental health.
What is the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?
Although both dentists and orthodontists specialize in oral healthcare, there is a difference between the two. Dentists diagnose and treat common oral health conditions, such as tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath, oral cancer, and a wide array of other issues. They are also capable of taking dental X-rays, extracting teeth, filling cavities, treating gum disease, installing dental crowns or other restorations, promoting good oral hygiene, and prescribing medication to address various oral health conditions.
An orthodontist can also perform many of the same tasks as a general dentist; however, they are specially trained to focus on the alignment of your teeth and jaw. When looking for an “orthodontist near me,” make sure they can diagnose malocclusion and provide proper treatment, formulate a plan that includes both braces and retainers, is capable of straightening teeth, and provides various dental appliances to assist in the treatment process.
Do braces hurt?
When it comes to wearing braces, you can expect some soreness and discomfort in the days following their initial placement. You might even have some minor pain after having a wire tightened or swapping out your clear aligner set for the next one in the series. The important thing to remember is that this discomfort means your treatment is working. We want your teeth to move into proper alignment, but we also understand that you don’t want to be uncomfortable throughout treatment. Fortunately, you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever as well as a rinse with warm saltwater to reduce soreness and feel better.
Should I get traditional braces or Invisalign?
When scheduling your consultation with Dr. Jones, you can expect her to provide a recommended method of treatment for you. While it may be a possibility that you can choose between braces or Invisalign, your case may be better suited for one or the other. Ultimately, a formal evaluation of your smile will need to be performed before you learn which type of orthodontics you should receive. While Invisalign is ideal for working professionals and/or self-conscious teens and adults, you may have a more complex orthodontic problem that can only be fixed using traditional braces.
No matter which method you move forward with, you can trust that Dr. Jones and her team will be with you every step of the way.
How much does it cost to receive braces?
The truth is there is no set amount when it comes to receiving braces. Many factors must be considered when formulating a cost estimate for your orthodontic treatment. From the type of braces you receive (i.e., traditional metal braces, Invisalign, clear braces, self-ligating braces, etc.) to how long you will undergo treatment, our team will work closely with you to better understand how much you can expect to pay for your new smile.
Not to mention, we will review your dental insurance policy (if you have one) to determine your level of coverage as well as provide in-house financing to help break up the cost of treatment into more manageable payments.
Are braces worth it?
Absolutely! Braces are one of the safest, most effective ways to improve your smile. Poorly aligned bites, overcrowding, and gapped teeth can wreak havoc on your smile if left untreated. Not only will they increase your risk for tooth decay and gum disease, but these problems can also lead to excessive wear and tear on your teeth (i.e., crossbite) and chronic jaw pain that can turn into temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).
Patients who receive braces, no matter the type, are given the opportunity to enjoy healthier smiles for a lifetime.