Do you have crooked or crowded teeth? Is your bite misaligned, or do you have an overbite, underbite, or teeth that stick out? These may be more than just aesthetic problems.

They can also create health issues such as increased risk for decay (crowded teeth that are difficult to clean) or headaches and jaw pain (bad bite or misaligned teeth). You may even have trouble chewing or talking.

What Can Orthodontic Treatment Do for Me?

Our orthodontic treatments can help with the following problems:

  • Close wide gaps between teeth
  • Make sure teeth are aligned
  • Straighten crooked teeth
  • Improve speech or eating
  • Improve health of gums and teeth
  • Prevent excessive wear or trauma of teeth
  • Treat improper bite

At your initial appointment, our orthodontics team will examine your teeth for the above issues. We will also make sure your teeth and gums are healthy and disease-free. We will then design your treatment plan, taking dental X-rays, impressions, and other records. We will explain each step of the treatment process thoroughly so that you can begin treatment comfortable with your choices and confident in your results.

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Meet Our Doctors

Dr. David E. Holsey, DDS

Raised in a career Air Force family, Dr. Holsey has lived across the US and in several foreign countries. A graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry, Dr. Holsey served two years as a captain in the USAF before starting private practice in the Spring-Woodlands area of Texas.

Serving patients of all ages, he counts serving his patients and creating beautiful smiles as a calling for which he is humbled and grateful. Married to Lynette for 32 years, Dr. Holsey enjoys a large extended family, which stretches across the entire United States.

Besides serving on the home owners association board of one of the largest subdivisions in south Texas for six years, Dr.Holsey was elected to position one of the Lone Star College System board of trustees in 2006. Re-elected in 2013, he enjoys aiding students in following their dreams through education.

Dr. Holsey has lectured at University of Texas Dental Branch and taught in private dental education, including key note speaker for state dental association meetings. As an author he has contributed in the area of practice and staff management for professional magazines. He also was a contributing author for a book on dental practice management. As a result of being one of the first dentist's certified to use the Invisalign orthodontic appliances, Dr. Holsey has lectured on this technique across the United States and Canada. As a cancer survivor, he, also, has served as a regional mentor for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, responsible for Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.

Committed to health, Dr. Holsey has maintained a national ranking as a triathlete for many years. In 2013 he qualified for Team USA and represented the US at the Triathlon World Championships in London. Recently he again qualified for Team USA and represented the US at the 2016 Triathlon World Championships in Cozumel, Mexico.

Dr. Michael Eshelman, DDS

Dr. Michael Eshelman has served Houston and surrounding communities for over 20 years. Dr. Eshelman graduated from Texas A&M in College Station and University of Texas Dental Branch.

Dr. Eshelman and his wife Connie raised their family in Woodlands area and you can now find Dr. Eshelman spending his free time with his family, traveling and supporting the local area animal shelters. Mike and Connie are also enjoying being grandparents.

Dr. Eshelman is committed to giving his patients state of the art services and he looks forward to serving Rockdale, Crosby, Jasper, Victoria, Splendora and Houston communities for years to come.

Orthodontic Solutions

Traditional Braces

Traditional wire braces are a tried and true orthodontic treatment. They have provided millions of people with permanent smiles for years. Traditional metal braces can be used to treat crooked, crowded, and misaligned teeth and jaws.

Today, metal braces are sleeker, more comfortable, and smaller than the braces of the past. This means that they are easier to wear and easier to clean. They consist of metal brackets that are attached directly to your teeth, wires that run through each bracket, and bands that secure the wires. Our expert in metal braces in Splendora will occasionally adjust or tighten these wires to straighten and align your teeth and jaws. He will also provide you with important information you need to clean and care for your braces so that you can get the best results possible. Orthodontic work can span from six months to several years, depending on the work that needs to be done. Throughout the process, Splendora Family Dental will be here to make sure you're making progress towards your new smile.

Clear Ceramic Braces

Clear ceramic braces are similar to traditional wire braces but are made of clear materials instead. This makes them much less visible. We recommend these mostly for older teens and adults who appreciate their discreet advantage.

Ceramic braces require more attention to oral hygiene because they are larger and more brittle than metal braces. We use them more frequently on upper front teeth, where your smile is most noticeable.


Invisalign is a revolutionary way to straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. Invisalign uses computer technology to plan your treatment, preview your smile, create your aligners, and provide you with straight braces in as little as 12 months. Every couple of weeks, we will switch out your custom aligners until your desired smile is achieved. Invisalign has several advantages over traditional braces:

Nearly invisible

Invisalign's clear aligners fit over your top and bottom teeth and hardly show at all. Our adult and older teen patients love Invisalign for this reason. Invisalign aligners can be removed for regular brushing, flossing, and cleaning. You can also remove them when you eat, which means you don't have to give up foods that you would with wire braces. You can even take off your aligners during special occasions.

Aside from being removable, Invisalign has comfortable acrylic aligners that don't irritate your mouth like the brackets from wire braces can.

Invisalign is a perfect option for busy people because it typically requires fewer office visits and also less treatment time.

Invisalign isn't for everyone, but it's usually ideal for adults. Let us know if you're interested in Invisalign clear braces to straighten your teeth quickly and comfortably.

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Our Professional Team

13825 US Highway 59, Suite C,
Splendora, TX - 77372

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