Your Local Orthodontist in Farmers Branch, Texas

Straightened teeth not only improve your smile and give your self-confidence a tremendous boost, they’re also good for your overall dental health. If you’re seeking an orthodontist in Farmer Branch, we hope you’ll contact us at Rio Dental & Orthodontics for the very best orthodontic care you can find in North Texas.

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Meet Dr. Michael Choy – Your Farmer’s Branch Orthodontist

Our orthodontic specialist at Rio Dental & Orthodontics is Dr. Michael Choy. He is a board-certified orthodontist who received his basic dental training at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, followed by specialized training in orthodontics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.

His training in orthodontics did not stop there, however. Dr. Choy is a proactive, life-long learner who studies constantly to keep abreast of the latest developments and treatment options in the field of orthodontics.

Traditional Braces vs Invisalign®

For our orthodontic patients, we offer two basic options for teeth straightening at Rio Dental & Orthodontics, traditional wire braces and Invisalign® clear braces.

Traditional Braces

Wire braces have been in use for decades, but the ones we offer are smaller and sleeker than those your parents or grandparents may have worn. In addition, they’re durable and cost-effect for both children and adults, providing improvements to your teeth that can’t be achieved by some of the other dental technologies in use.

If you choose this option for teeth straightening, metal brackets attached to the front of your teeth and elastic bands will work together to gradually straighten your teeth or close unwanted gaps in your teeth.

Initially, you may feel some sensitivity and slight discomfort, but your mouth will soon grow accustomed to the treatment and “toughen up,” keeping your discomfort to a minimum as your teeth gradually move into their new positions.


For those young people and adults who may be hesitant to wear traditional wire braces, Invisalign® clear plastic aligners provide an attractive alternative. With this treatment option, wire braces are replaced by a series of clear plastic aligners, each custom designed and fitted for your dental arch. As one aligner is replaced by the next in the series, your teeth gradually move into their new positions.

Invisalign® aligners are far less noticeable than traditional braces, and because they can be easily removed, you can take them off at meal time and continue eating your favorite foods.

You can go here to learn more orthodontics and also find answers to some of the questions you may still have about orthodontic treatment at Rio Dental & Orthodontics.

Looking To Get Braces in Farmers Branch? Discover Our Dental Office

At Rio Dental & Orthodontics, we want you to have that picture perfect smile you’ve always wanted. To help you get it, our practice only provides the very latest in alignment treatments and technology thanks to our orthodontist in Farmers Branch, TX.

Dr. Choy will be glad to consult with you before we begin addressing any of your dental care needs. Once we’ve figured out what route works best for you, we will examine your teeth and gums and get you fitted for the best orthodontic option for you.

We urge you not to delay. Call us today at (972) 746-2533 to schedule your initial orthodontics consultation with Dr. Choy at Rio Dental & Orthodontics.

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You can play a part in preparing your child for his or her first visit to our office. Informing your child of the visit as an exciting experience for both of you can ease any hesitations. As a parent try to act relaxed, since your child may sense any anxiety on your part.

Explain to your child that the doctor will “count, brush, and maybe take pictures of their teeth”. We also ask that you assume the role of a silent observer. Cooperation and trust must be established directly between the doctor, staff, and your child and not through you. Your child may become confused if receiving instructions from multiple sources.

We recommend bringing your baby in for their first dental appointment by their first birthday, or within 6 months of their first tooth appearing (whichever comes first). During this appointment, we will examine your baby’s mouth to track their dental development and discuss age-appropriate dental care.

It’s easy to make appointments to visit our office online or over the phone. Rio Dental sees patients both for checkups and dental emergencies. Using our online scheduler, you can select the location and time slot that works best for you for either type of appointment. If you have any questions regarding our practice, or simply prefer to make your appointment with a live member of staff, please don’t hesitate to call!

Rio Dental Group accepts most PPO insurances. We recommend that new patients and returning patients with new insurance policies reach out to us before their appointment to confirm coverage. Our Fort Worth location also sees patients who are covered by Medicaid and CHIP programs.

We don’t like surprises, either! Our staff is prepared to discuss the cost of dental services before you undergo treatment so that you know what to expect in terms of fees. The cost of your services will be due at the end of your appointment. Our office accepts payment by cash, credit card, or check.

Rio Dental Group allows patients to pay with their CareCredit card. CareCredit is a healthcare credit card designed to cover out-of-pocket costs at over 225,000 providers nationwide. After leaving the office, card holders will be able to make convenient monthly payments towards their balance. To learn more, visit the CareCredit website.

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