Picture this: A patient has his first appointment at the orthodontist, yet he already knows the receptionist’s name, already understands the lay of the land, already shares inside jokes with the doctor. It happens every day at the office of Jim Watson, D.D.S., P.A. That’s because when parents bring one child to Dr. Watson for braces, they’re so satisfied with his treatment that they’re eager to bring their next child and their next. Many even become patients themselves. According to Dr. Watson, “The biggest joy in our practice is developing a relationship with entire families, getting to know them and becoming their family orthodontist”.

Another reason families who’ve had one experience at Dr. Watson’s office are so eager to return and to tell their friends about him is that Dr. Watson and his team makes orthodontic care fun. Who wants to sit in a classroom for eight hours only to realize they have to schlep to an orthodontic appointment after school? Dr. Watson’s patients don’t seem to mind.

From the time they walk into one of his three offices—nautical theme in Houston, Hollywood setting in Tomball, beach venue in Spring and a new location and theme to be announced in Cypress—they find themselves in a relaxed, family-friendly environment where the patient comes first and families are treated like old friends. “Why shouldn’t it be fun to visit the orthodontist?” Dr. Watson asked. “Our patients are the backbone of our practice. We do everything we can to make each visit enjoyable, no matter the patient’s age.”

In our appearance-conscious society, your smile can be your greatest asset, or it can be a hindrance. It can broadcast confidence and warmth, or it can detract from your appearance. Just ask the Houston Texan cheerleaders, TV reporters, models, actors and the spouses and children of other area physicians and dentists who are proud to call Dr. Watson their orthodontist. “Being entrusted with your smile is not something we take lightly,” Dr. Watson said. “After all, the smile you have when your treatment is finished will be with you for the rest of your life. It’s the smile you’ll take to your first job interview. It’ll be in all your wedding pictures, on your family Christmas card and at every graduation, birthday, anniversary and holiday celebration. We want to make that smile something you can be proud of. That’s why we’re serious when we say, “we’re saving the day-one smile at a time.”
How exactly do they do this? Let’s start with a caring attitude and gentle bedside manner. Add Dr. Watson’s skill and expertise, as the area’s only Ivy League American Association of Orthodontist member and his hand-picked highly-professional staff. Mix in the wide variety of treatment options from mini-metal braces, friction free braces, gold or clear braces to Invisalign® invisible tooth aligners and even braces that mount out of sight on the back of the teeth. Most treatments can be completed without the removal of teeth, and your results will come much quicker than you probably expect. Financing and payment plans are available, and Dr. Watson’s staff will work vigilantly with your insurance company to make sure you get the maximum benefits possible. And let’s not forget the latest up-to-the-minute technology including laser assisted orthodontic treatment, paperless records accessible from any location and special titanium wires that help teeth move faster and easier-often meaning fewer office visits. Top that off with whitening which can be done while braces are still on the teeth and the option of Hollywood tooth reshaping to help polish and smooth out rough edges at the end of your treatment.
Dr. Watson is an American Association of Orthodontist certified specialist with extensive post-doctoral training, a member of the American Dental Association, Greater Houston Dental Society, Texas Dental Association, Southwestern Society of Orthodontists, American Association of Orthodontists and the World Association of Orthodontics. He is licensed to practice orthodontics in Texas, California, Illinois and Wisconsin.

Dr. Watson speaks fluent Spanish and served as a missionary for two years in Puerto Rico. He received his bachelor of science degree from Brigham Young University then his doctorate in dental surgery from Marquette University in Wisconsin, where he was selected for a hospital-based residency at the Queens Medical Center in Honolulu,
Hawaii. Then, he to attended the highly competitive Orthodontic Specialty Residency Program at the University of Pennsylvania (PENN). He is a father of three and he devotes his free time to such community-minded activities as serving as Cub Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop #332 and volunteering as a disc jockey at area schools and
swim team events. Even with such a sterling list of credentials, Dr. Watson says his greatest achievement is a satisfied patient. “I’m proud of the fact that most new patients come to me by referral from other patients and from area dentists,” he said. “That tells me that we must be doing something right.”

“A tradition of beautiful smiles” – from orthodontist Dr. Watson

For several years, Dr. James D. Watson has been creating some of the most beautiful smiles in the Northwest Houston metropolitan area. It is a fact that, throughout the years, clients have left Dr. Watson’s office smiling like they have never smiled before.

The real story is that these clients rely on the highly refined skills of the doctor for more than just results. Dr. Watson offers the kind of certified orthodontic specialty treatment experience that puts an anxious mind at ease. A friendly chairside manner helps the client to relax. In addition, of course, the latest treatment options are provided for his clients.

One of the things that has made Dr. Watson the orthodontist of choice for so many Northwest Houston area residents is his ability to accommodate their needs. His hours can usually be scheduled to fit your busy lifestyle, so time missed from your school or work is minimized. In fact, Dr. Watson’s office offers Saturday appointments for those of you who need them. His reasonable fees, backed by affordable payment schedules, mean you can get the care you need.

It is this tradition of care that has brought so many smiling faces through his doors. This same tradition is what probably brought you here. It is this tradition of care that you will not find in just any orthodontic office — but you will find it here!

Why Choose Us

  • Orthodontist of Choice
  • A Winning Combination: a Caring Attitude and Gentle Bedside Manner
  • Certified Ivy League Educated Orthodontic Specialist
  • Personalized Orthodontic Treatment for You
Dr. Watson from his appearance on Great Day Houston with Debra Duncan

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We provide orthodontic care for the residents of Houston, Spring, Tomball, Energy Corridor, and Katy, TX.

We look forward to helping make your beautiful smile a reality!

Dr. James Watson and Staff