Treatment Options

Braces, aligners, and options for every age

The way we see it, having options is a good thing. That’s why we are committed to offering the latest advancements in orthodontics to all of our patients. So, whether you choose an option that gets you to the finish line faster than ever, invisible treatment, braces with bold, fun colors or any combination of options, your treatment will be custom-tailored to you.



Early Diagnosis

Though orthodontics can enhance a smile at any age, the American Association of Orthodontics suggests that children be evaluated by the age of 7. At that age, we can determine if treatment will be needed as well as the best time for treatment. If waiting for treatment is recommended, we’ll see your child once or twice a year to monitor their growth and assess their needs. We think it's so important that we offer these growth and guidance appointments free of charge.


Options for Adolescents

If your child is between the ages of 11 and 15, they probably expect to get braces since so many of their friends have them. By 12, most, if not all, of the permanent teeth are in place, and crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites are highly visible. Starting treatment at this time helps us take advantage of the child's remaining growth to make the necessary orthodontic corrections and help them smile out loud during these important, formative years. Just stop by any of our offices after 3pm on a school day and it almost feels like an after-school program with kids hanging out with their friends.


Options for Teens & Adults

Whether you choose metal or clear braces, hidden braces or Invisalign, at Harwell & Cook Orthodontics you’ll have the benefit of Customized Smile Design. Like fingerprints, your smile is unique - and so is our approach. We combine digital orthodontic treatment planning with our years of experience to provide this level of personalized care.

Lots of kids choose metal braces with bright colored elastics that match their personal style or school colors. Others take advantage of one of our invisible options, like Invisalign® Teen or tooth-colored braces.



Treatment Without Tightening

Great results with greater comfort

The Damon System uses tie-less braces and advanced shape-memory wire for treatment without tightening. That means more comfortable treatment, fewer office visits and extraordinary results. Drs. Harwell and Cook use the Damon System to help patients get a beautiful, wide smile, usually without any extractions and no headgear.

A full, wide smile improves facial aesthetics and can help you retain a youthful look way into the future and that's why the Damon System fits our philosophy of treatment so well. It's about more than just straightening teeth and is a great choice for many of our patients.

CLINICALLY PROVEN ADVANTAGES

  • Extraordinary results for smiles and faces
  • Fast treatment time and few office visits
  • Outstanding comfort with no tightening
  • No headgear or tooth extractions in most cases
  • Easy to keep clean


Invisalign®

STRAIGHT TEETH WITHOUT BRACES

The Invisalign® System straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable aligners. It's virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without announcing it to the world. Invisalign moves your teeth in small steps to the desired final position. Each of your aligners is precisely customized to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan. You switch to a new set of aligners every week and only remove them to eat, brush and floss.

When you choose Invisalign from Harwell & Cook Orthodontics, you get the added comfort of knowing your doctors are the top providers of this amazing treatment option in the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles.

Before you know it you’ll be smiling like you never have before! At your complimentary consultation, you can find out if Invisalign is a good option for you. It’s one of a number of virtually undetectable options we offer and is available for both teens and adults.


Accelerated Treatment

Get to your new smile even faster

While all of our treatment options are faster than traditional orthodontics, we’re now offering an incredible technology to speed up your treatment - because our priority isn’t to get you INTO braces, we want to get you OUT of braces with the best result - in the least amount of time.

We can accelerate your new smile by adding Propel to your prescription, regardless of the type of treatment you choose. Easy!