Meet the Orthodontist – Houston, TX

Get to Know Tom Hall, DDS, MS

Houston Texas orthodontist Doctor Tom Hall smiling

Dr. Tom Hall is a native Houstonian who has practiced the specialty of orthodontics for over 25 years, improving the function and appearance of smiles of all ages. He has been a part of the community for so long that he is now treating a second generation of happy patients. Dr. Hall has always been dedicated to providing the highest level of service and care, which is made evident by his warm demeanor and dedication to continuing education. To start getting to know him a little better ahead of your first visit, keep reading.

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Where Did You Study Dentistry?

Dr. Hall graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in just three years. He then attended the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston and earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He returned to university to obtain a Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. During his orthodontic residency, he completed additional course work and original research in TMD, bite alignment, and muscle function to earn a Master of Science degree from the University of Texas School of Public Health. Dr. Hall's original research on TMJ/TMD was published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

To stay current with the latest findings in his field, Dr. Hall is a member of several professional organizations:

  • American Dental Association logo
  • American Association of Orthodontists logo
  • Texas Dental Association logo
  • Southwestern Society of Orthodontists logo
  • Greater Houston Dental Society logo
  • Incognito Golden Circle of Excellence logo

What Kind of Special Training Do You Have?

Doctor Hall treating a young orthodontic patient

Dr. Hall is a lifelong learner who is passionate about his work. Before doing his orthodontics residency, he practiced general dentistry for five years, gaining valuable experience and perspective dealing with complex dental cases. He routinely handled cases involving dental cosmetics, crown and bridge, oral surgery, bite alignment, and TMJ dysfunction, and he has extensive experience in treating combined orthodontic-jaw surgery cases.

Phase 1 Pediatric Interceptive Orthodontics

Experience in treating adult orthodontic problems gives Dr. Hall a unique perspective when helping children and teens with their futures in mind. Phase 1 Pediatric Orthodontics can often allow a child to avoid extractions of permanent teeth and can enhance their airway development.

Lingual Braces

Dr. Hall has over 28 years of experience using lingual braces, which is where the brackets are placed on the back of the teeth instead of the front, making them invisible. He has attended numerous conferences and received advanced training for this evolving technology. Dr. Hall is recognized nationally by his membership in the Incognito Golden Circle of Excellence with just 12 other orthodontists across the United States. Because of his experience and training, his practice has been recognized by 3M-Unitek as a Center of Excellence for Incognito lingual braces in Houston. Dr. Hall has treated hundreds of cases with lingual braces and is the best orthodontist in Houston for this hidden style of orthodontics.

TMJ/TMD Therapy

 Dr. Tom Hall is an orthodontist with TMJ expertise who can help get your discomfort caused by TMD under control, whether it’s a result of a past injury or bite misalignment. Orthodontics combined with other methods can successfully manage TMJ/TMD symptoms that so many suffer with.

Accelerated Orthodontics

Dr. Hall is certified to offer PAOO/Wilckodontics, a technique that delivers a better result with additional post-treatment stability in a fraction of the normal treatment time. Most accelerated orthodontic treatments are completed in 8-12 months using traditional outside braces or custom lingual braces. Advanced training is required to become certified in Wilckodontics, and Dr. Hall has the most experience among orthodontists in Texas with this type of treatment.

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

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Dr. Hall is an avid outdoorsman, and in his free time, he enjoys sailing, water skiing, reading, bicycling, traveling, and fishing. He is a regular supporter of the MS 150 Houston to Austin fundraising bicycle tour, having ridden it multiple times. He resides in Houston and spends most weekends on the Texas coast.