Houston Orthodontic Specialists
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Vladimir Y. Tabakman, DDS, MS (Orthodontist)

Houston Orthodontic Specialists
Bellaire, TX

Houston Orthodontic Specialists
West Houston, TX

★★★★★

35 REVIEWS
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DENTAL TREATMENTS OFFERED

A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Braces

Clear aligners

Retainers

Comprehensive orthodontics

Space maintainers

Palatal expanders

Headgears

Interceptive orthodontics

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Offers Invisalign®? Yes

OFFICE HOURS (BELLAIRE)

Monday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Tuesday: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Saturday: By appointment only

Sunday: Closed

OFFICE HOURS (WEST HOUSTON)

Monday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Wednesday: 11:00 am to 07:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Saturday: By appointment only

Sunday: Closed

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Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Vanessa G. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I LOVE THIS PLACE! There aren’t many healthcare facilities that making seeing the dentist so much fun! Thank you so much for entertaining my little one while I was seeing the dental assistant. I will refer this practice to everyone I know. I am having Invisalign done for the second time. Unlike the first go round at another dental office which shall remain nameless, my experience so far has been drastically different. The staff and doctors at Bellaire Family Orhtodontics are thorough they make sure you are well informed about every step of the procedure. I am impressed with the service.

Trinh Phan (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Getting braces as an adult is tough and even more so when you already went through it as a teen. Like most people reading through these reviews, I had to consult with more than one orthodontist office to see which place best fit my expectations. I needed a doctor and staff that gave me confidence in correcting my bite and smile, and Houston Orthodontic Specialists has! I’m very grateful for the special care Dr. Tabakman and Francine have taken care of me and continue to do so. I can’t wait to finish my treatment and show off my new smile.

Kyle B. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr.Tabakman is the best orthodontist in Houston! He just finished my daughters braces. She had them for 2 years, and now her teeth look perfect! ( they were really crooked before braces). I chose Dr. Tabakman’s office after seing 3 orthodontists for consultation. He was the only one that I trusted right away. He was very professional, thorough, explained everything to me in detail, and the cost of treatment was very reasonable compared to other places. His staff has always been very nice , always greeted me with a smile. They were prompt and punctual with scheduling. We are all happy with the care we received here, and I would definitely recommend Dr. Tabakman to anybody!

Sarah S. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Best Orthodontist in Town!!!!!. Dr. Tabakman is great. I have two daughters in braces as of this year, my 14 year old got hers last year and my 9 year old this year, I was a little nervous for two reasons – the first the cost because our dental insurance did not cover ortho treatment – the second the up keep because brushing their teeth is not the same when a child has braces. However, I must tell you West Houston Orthodontics offered a great payment plan for both my children, and Dr. Tabakman and staff are extremely patient, nice and know exactly how to talk to the children and parents when it comes to the maintenace during the treatment. I went to three other orthos before making my decision and Dr. Tabakman was the best.

Roxy Serpas (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Tabakman has been amazing and informative from my initial consultation to the moment I had my braces put on. Toni is also great, she explained and walked me through my plan and answered the million questions I had. Everyone at their office (Bellaire office is where I go) is friendly and ready to help in any way possible. Walking in, I had in my mind that I wanted Invisalign but after my consultation with Dr. Tabakman and a thorough explanation as to why braces would be best for me I was still excited to start the process! I would and will recommend Houston Ortho Specialist to all my friends and family!

Sondra R. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

We love coming in for my daughter’s appointments! Everyone is friendly, smiling and helpful from the front desk to the chair! Not to mention the inviting atmosphere! We both enjoy watching the concerts being played! Super relaxing!! Oh! And the coffee and cookies! Yum!! Top notch service and everyone makes it a point to make sure you feel like part of the family. 5 star service!! Best orthodontist in the Houston area!!

Greg Ripley (Source: Facebook)

★★★★★

I’ve not used them personally for orthodontics, but I’ve had the experience of being in their office to install artwork. Very classy and professional group of fine folks. Always very courteous, smiling, and you can tell their clients actually enjoy their visits. And it’s evident they value their staff! Dr. T and his wife are great also! If you need orthodontics, definitely check them out!

Alyne Assunto (Source: Google)

★★★★★

My grandson was visiting from California and forgot his bands for his braces. We stopped in to see if we could purchase some. The kind woman at the front desk called his dentist in California for the prescription and then provided us with enough bands to last the couple weeks he would be in town– all of this at no charge and with a smile!

Karen Skinner-Hellstern (Source: Google)

★★★★★

West Houston Orthodontic Specialists made my experience wearing braces easy and painless. I suffered from TMJ for years along with severe jaw pain. It was completely alleviated in 17 months. The entire staff is cheerful, punctual and professional. I highly recommend this practice for children and adults like me. Check them out. You will be glad you did.

Ray S. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

As always, my visit to the office was quick and easy. I did not have to wait long to be seen and all of the assistants I interacted with were extremely pleasant and efficient. Dr. Tabakman examined my teeth, made some slight adjustments with a drill that caused me no discomfort and provided all the information I needed to complete my treatment for the next appointment in April.

Amberly H. from Bellaire, TX (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

This place is amazing. All three of my kids want braces so that they can go all the time. The staff is super nice and they always have fun things going on at the office, contests etc. They have amazing coffee for the moms and cookies when you check out. Need I say more? The doctors are approachable and take the time to help you understand what it going on with your child’s teeth. This is the BEST orthodontist office in Houston, hands down.

Hannah Lin (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Just got my Invisalign and they fit like a glove! Staffs are super nice and efficient. Much better experience with this place than my previous orthodontist. I have to say, I was immediately surprised and satisfied the moment they put them on my teeth. My previous case did not fit me 100%, and it was not comfortable to wear it on the daily bases. I am really happy I found Houston Orthodontic Specialists, they really did a wonderful job!

Jasmine H. from Bellaire, TX (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Bellaire Family Orthodontics couldn’t be better. Their service never fails to impress and they’re always so amiable. They want what’s best for you and won’t give you anything else. If something bothers me, I can call them and they’ll go out of their way to make sure whatever’s messed up is fixed as soon as they can. I really couldn’t have found a better place.

Devan F. (Source: Zocdoc)

★★★★★

This was my first visit and I went in for an Ortho Consultation. Right away I was greeted by all of the staff at the front desk. There was no wait time when I checked in, and Clarissa came to get me. She started with a tour, provided me with the details of the visit and did my x-rays and photos. She was professional and very courteous. I was offered chap stick and water. Dr. Tabakman was also very professional and thorough in his time with me. I got a full explanation of treatment with multiple options and decided to receive treatment. Everything was excellent and I look forward to braces treatment from Dr. Tabakman

Lili E. from Kingwood, Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Talk about a wonderful patient experience! From being so accommodating, friendly, understanding, affordable to having the best quality care and treatment results. All the doctors are so in tune with making sure you get the best possible smile you can ask for and make you feel like family so it makes things so much easier with your schedule to not have to limit to just one doctor. The staff always listen to any concerns and provide solutions. Never pushy or rude and genuinely care. Not to mention all the fun contests and little things they do to make it fun not only for kids, but adults too! You walk in and walk out with a warm fuzzy experience! I wish every doctor/dental office was like them!

Ideth Miranda (Source: Facebook)

★★★★★

I couldn’t have made a better decision when it comes down to orthodontics for my teenage son, Marco! We stepped foot into the office late yesterday evening for what we thought would be a consultation, but he walked out with braces! Upon stepping foot into the office we were welcomed by multiple hellos and smiles. The positive energy in this office is contagious! Everyone was extremely kind, professional, and most importantly very thorough with the service they provide. The unexpected soft foods gift basket & electric toothbrush is simply a plus! Dr. Tabakman, thank you so much for making my son feel relaxed and comfortable throughout the procedure. He speaks very highly of you and the staff! See you all soon!

M. H. from Katy, TX (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

My expectations are always exceeded. The office is very inviting. In addition to Wi-Fi access, they have tea, coffee, and a fancy water cooler. You’ll even be sent home with fresh baked cookies. Waiting times are short. The only time I had to wait longer than usual, I was given many apologies and a Starbucks gift card (and this was all on their own initiative as I never even complained to them). Everyone is very friendly and professional. They are also very accommodating. I have had to bring my two small children with me on a few of my visits. The assistants were welcoming and tolerant (my youngest is a handful), setting up chairs just for them and giving them treats. Dr. Tabakman is a perfectionist (I can’t think of a better quality for an orthodontist to have). Dr. Bloome is also outstanding. Although I have only seen her a few times over the past couple of years, her knowledge and decorum has made an impression on me. My progress under this team has been astounding. I was told by other orthodontists that I would need to have my jaw broken in order to correct my bite. Dr. Tabakman assured me that no such measures were necessary. They were wrong and he was right. Customer care and expertise is not all this office has to offer. There is also the value. I have never been charged anything over my initial quote even though I have had many unexpected visits for various issues. There were absolutely no hidden costs, and I was able to pay in monthly installments, interest free. So although their quote was a little higher than the chain offices (who will most certainly nickel and dime you) around town, I ended up saving in the long run. That is to say I paid less money for better care and service. So happy to have found Dr. Tabakman and his wonderful staff. They’re miracle workers!

Carla Baker (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I had my first appointment at the new location. The space was beautiful and very spacious. The staff are always very friendly. They have taken necessary precautions to keep patients safe during the pandemic. The service is always excellent. I was seen on time, given detailed instructions, and assisted with scheduled my next appointment. I would highly recommend this practice.

Martha S. from Katy, TX (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I found West Houston Orthodontics online. I really needed braces, but I had already seen four orthodontists in the past eight years and none of them wanted to help me because I had TMJ. I had lost faith and given up. I’m 47 and I was not trying to get braces to have the perfect smile, but because I did not have a proper bite and had a gap in my front teeth. It had become embarrassing to eat in front of everyone because of my terrible overbite. Finally, I got on the internet and found Dr. Tabakman. He offered Invisalign as one of his services which I thought would be a better option than braces for me. I called his office and made an appointment. The receptionist was polite, helpful and answered all of my questions patiently. I went in for my first consultation and met the doctor. He had the staff take x-rays and impressions of my teeth. On my next appointment, Dr. Tabakman explained the options I had. Having TMJ was not a concern to him at all; he said Invisalign would actually help my TMJ, but that it would not make it worse. He was so positive and willing to help me. I am now finished wearing my Invisalign. I am able to bite my food, eat everything and have a nice smile. I am extremely happy with the work Dr. Tabakman and the staff at West Houston Orthodontics did on my teeth. I highly recommend him.

Roberto C. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

They have made a big difference with my teeth, started with brace in June of 2018, the plan is until February of 2020, but i have definitely seen major change since June and its only going to get better! I will update as it goes on, but the staff is wonderful and all are very accommodating and work to your schedule and made it affordable with a very reasonable payment plan unlike others i went to before here and demanded all the money upfront, braces aren’t cheap, they will cost 5k to 6k but i am happy i came here and did business with them 🙂

Darla B. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Getting Invisalign was a difficult decision for me because of the cost but it was one of the best decisions I ever made. I did not realize the impact that a proper bite and alignment has on your overall health. It’s a great investment and they will work out a payment plan for you. Also my insurance paid for part of it. I could not be happier with my experience from Bellaire Family Ortho. The two main docs are really awesome and their team is excellent as well. The office is fun, with upbeat music and videos playing all the time, and people humming or singing along. Their online reminder and check-in system makes it easy, and appointments run on schedule. I’m usually in and out of there pretty quickly

Margie White (Source: Facebook)

★★★★★

I love West Houston Orthodonics. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and genuinely concerned about their patients. I have seen Bobbi several times. She is excellent at what she does. Pam is great at running the front desk. Dr. Tabakman is an excellent orthodontist. He isn’t satisfied with anything less than perfection.

Michael K. from Southwest Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Fantastic Orthodontists! Friendly, professional, and great results. I’ve taken three of my children for their braces and I had become a patient myself. We love the results. The waiting room is comfortable: Help yourself to coffee and Wi-Fi. There are video games and iPads for the kids while they wait. The Rock-n-Roll theme is tasteful with classic music setting the mood. Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies on the way out. My son enjoys the games and prizes too. I never heard my children complain about their appointments. With the latest technology available, visits are much less frequent than when I was a kid in the 80’s. Dr. Wadler and Dr. Tabakman keep me and my family smiling!

Chloe Bell (Source: Google)

★★★★★

My appointment was during the morning and as Vilma stated “it would only take 30 minutes to obtain the records.” Well it actually took less time than that. Everything was easy and quick from the x-rays to the paperwork. The customer service is great from the time you step through the door! I would definitely recommend friends and family to Bellaire Family Orthodontics.

Ashley D. from Acworth, GA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I had recently moved to the Houston area and was transferring my mouth treatment to Dr. Tabakman from my out of state Orthodontist. The office staff were extremely friendly and very helpful. Dr. Tabakman was knowledgable and willing to work with my circumstances as a transfer patient. Everyone was wonderful and they accommodated my 3.5 year old who had to tag along with me with love and smiles. I’m excited to finish my Invisalign treatment with Dr. Tabakman and his staff.

Monica R. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Bellaire Orthodontics and Dr. Tabakman in particular are always professional and respectful. I usually don’t wait but they were a bit behind and made sure to let me know and apologize for it. My whole family goes to them and everyone is extremely pleased. Most of my friends were surprised to see how straight and beautiful my smile is now compared to a year ago. Thank you BFO!!

Leigh S. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I absolutely give this office 5 stars! Staff are always welcoming and between the 3 Orthodontics on staff you can always get help with what you need. They take time to explain everything. And its very kid friendly. I have now gone threw and completed braces and have a beautiful smile! and now my son is following my foot steps. Couldnt ask for a better place to share with my Friends and family =)

Leslie P. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

We love the staff and doctors at BFO! Even during their busiest times, we always have the best and friendliest service. My daughter never leaves without giving them a hug because she is so happy with them. As a parent, their thoroughness and competence leaves me highly satisfied with the care given to my child. I highly recommend the team at BFO to anyone considering orthodontia services.

Diane D. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

My trusted dentist complimented my son during  recent visit with the phenomenal work done to correct his severe overbite and underbite.  She could not believe the transformation and the fantastic work – she even asked if he had implants because of the structure fix Dr. Tabakman did!  Of course he did not…. it was the wonderful talent of Dr. Tabakman.   We have a bit of ways to go but his patience of replacing broken brackets, fitting us in to meet our schedule and working with our insurance, couldn’t ask for more.  Dr. Tabakman and his wonderful team- both at front and back are to be commended! Dr. Tabakman and his staff treats everyone with respect and loves helping his local community and patients.  He holds contests, free concert tickets, ice cream day, candy buy back during Halloween, you name it!   My little one will need braces, too and you can bet we will be with Dr. Tabakman and his team a long time – very pleased.  Bottom line:  Best Orthodontist in Houston – I highly recommend anyone young and old to obtain his professional and competent services!

Andrea Murcia (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Spectacular organization!! They saved me from a terrible previous general dentist and made my smile absolutely perfect in such little time. The staff is always friendly and accommodating. The ladies I saw most often gave me great big hugs this past Tuesday when I finally get my braces removed and it was such a beautiful thing. I’ll miss seeing them every month! Wish I would have found this place much sooner, I will forever be grateful to them!

Rachel F. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

This place rocks! I actually don’t hate going to the orthodontist! The orthodontists tell you exactly what they are going to do and when they are going to do it. When I had a new bracket put on, I was in a lot of pain, so one of the ladies who works behind the desk pulled out a bottle of Tylenol and gave me a dose so I wouldn’t be in pain. Everything is so professional there, not to mention they have fresh baked chocolate chip cookies! Yum!

Kianna W. from Pearland, TX (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I have a long time patient at this office. I would definitely recommend to anyone who needs braces! The check in process is swift. The front desk staff provide covid questions to confirm no infection of virus and it is emailed to you as well. Once checked in I waited maybe 5 minutes before being called back. It is required to wash your hands before you are seated and after you are treated. The office has the latest technology and they make you feel comfortable in the middle of a pandemic

Wendy Jeanette (Source: Facebook)

★★★★★

We had our first time visit to Dr. T’s office to determine whether or not my kiddos needed braces and we did a quick and came to a decision that it would definitely benefit both my kiddos to get braces. My son went ahead and got his the same day he was sooo nervous but everyone was so sweet and talked to him about everything they were going to do and assured him it was painless and made him feel so much better after all was done everyone came back over and checked on him and told him how great he did my son was so happy I love how they took the time and made my son feel good there was no rushing at all and he walked out so happy we look forward to our next appt. Thanks so much WHO!!!!

Jamie Kim (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Francine and her staff are absolutely professional, friendly, and great. They were able to accommodate me for an Invisalign scan when I could not get to my regular orthodontist in NY. I was only a guest patient and was still treated with the same professionalism I would expect for a regular patient. In this new culture of Covid19 pandemic, I was touched by their generosity, willingness, and helpfulness to help non-regular patients like me when it is not their responsibility. And the clinic is so clean, modern, and new. If the doctors are as good as the rest of the practice (my visit did not require meeting a doctor), I recommend this place without any reservation.

Anthony G. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Truly grateful to have found Dr. Tabakman and West Houston Orthodontics. My nephew started treatment earlier this year with Dr. T. When I found out that their practice used cutting edge technology I knew I had to come in for a consultation. This is the 2nd time in my life that I needed orthodontics work so it was important to me that the experience and the “relationship” between my doctor, his staff and I had to be perfect. The treatment plans were amazing and customizable, financing flexible and an excellence in customer service. Most importantly, all should know that advancement in orthodontics can be seen here. Compared to braces 10+ years ago, tools today are better, faster and SMALLER, the shopping strip location makes all the more sense. When you see this place you will understand. Glad to have found you.

A WORD FROM YOUR DOCTOR

Smile Transformations With A Personal Touch At Houston Orthodontic Specialists, we believe in giving our patients the outstanding, personalized care, service and, of course, results they deserve. Orthodontics isn't just about straightening teeth; it's about changing lives. The confidence you gain from transforming your smile has a positive impact on everything you do and we love to be a part of it. Our friendly team and expert doctors will make you feel at home as soon as you walk through our doors, whether you're seven or 70. We rely on the latest proven techniques and technology, ranging from Propel®, which cuts the time you spend in braces or Invisalign in half, to diode laser treatment to create picture-perfect smiles. Whether you choose Invisalign®, Invisalign® Teen or our advanced Houston braces options, you can be rest assured the outcome will be exceptional and the process will be convenient, painless and fun (yes, really.). Houston Orthodontic Specialists prides itself on putting our patients' needs at the forefront of everything we do. Orthodontic treatment should, after all, be just as fun as it is life-changing! We offer a variety of services to suit our patients' needs and concerns. Whether with Invisalign or braces, our doctors will use their expertise to assist you in selecting the best type of braces for your treatment. Dr. David Wadler, Dr. Vladimir Tabakman and Dr. Melissa Wadler-Bloome use the Damon® System of braces, which is considered to be the "best of the best." In addition to hi-tech Damon braces and Invisalign, we also offer SureSmile®, a computerized orthodontic system that makes straightening teeth faster and easier. Houston Orthodontic Specialists stays on top of the boom in orthodontic technology and specialized continuing education because we want our patients to receive the best, fastest, and most comfortable treatment available anywhere! Dr. Tabakman is an award winning orthodontist who has called Houston home since 1990. Because he cares for his fellow residents and the city they share, he works hard to give back to the community through dozens of scholarships and sponsorships to local schools and sports teams. He graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, laying the foundation for the rest of his education. He then earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas at San Antonio. After earning his doctorate, it was time to complete his two-year residency, which he did at the University of Detroit Mercy in Michigan where he also earned his Master of Orthodontics. He is also an award winning orthodontist and a top 1% provider for Invisalign. Outside of his work and his service, Dr. Tabakman enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and son, traveling, playing sports, and just enjoying life.

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