Rockwall Orthodontics

Trusted Orthodontics in Rockwall

Shaw Orthodontics is proud to serve patients of all ages from Rockwall, Watauga, and the surrounding communities.

Address: 3018 Ridge Rd Suite 110 Rockwall, TX 75032 Phone: 972.722.1500

Your Rockwall Orthodontist

Dr. Douglas R. Shaw

Dr. Shaw graduated with honors from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Medical Biology before receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (New York’s top research university!) He graduated Summa Cum Laude and received a number of clinical and academic honors including election into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. He then went on to receive a certificate of orthodontics  from NOVA Southeastern University. Dr. Shaw was awarded a Masters of Science degree for his thesis on digital vs. analog cranial base cephalometric superimpositions. His training has exposed him to a wide variety of treatment modalities and techniques, giving him the skills necessary to improve patients’ lives by creating beautiful, functional, and healthy smiles.

Rockwall Braces

Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. The metal or ceramic brackets are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with Dr. Shaw, these brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the desired positions. Rockwall braces are an excellent choice for correcting tooth issues from simple to complex. Because they can sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. In addition, braces don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, which makes them a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget.

Rockwall Invisalign

Instead of brackets and bands, the Rockwall Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment. Invisalign is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists, and is currently our top alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. The nearly invisible trays will generally be switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series in order to keep the teeth moving in the direction we want them to. Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment without fail. The Invisalign system can only work if these recommended guidelines are followed exactly! Patients who neglect to wear the aligners as directed can impede the final results and also add time to the overall orthodontic process. Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a viable option. A consultation with Shaw Orthodontics will be able to determine your eligibility for Invisalign.

Rockwall Braces and Invisalign: finding the right treatment for your smile

Our talented team have many years of experience providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient we see. When you visit our Rockwall or Watauga office for an initial consultation, our focus will be on your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. Using these as the basis for treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for you! To learn more about Rockwall orthodontics, click here to schedule your initial consultation with Shaw Orthodontics.