Dr. Alireza Hourfar, DDS, MSD, MS, Orthodontist
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Dr. Alireza Hourfar, DDS, MSD, MS

Dentist

3636 Greenbriar Dr. A-101 Houston TX, 77098

About

Dr. Alireza Hourfar is a highly skilled orthodontist with over two decades of experience in dentistry, currently offering his services in Houston, Texas. He holds a certification in orthodontics, supported by rigorous clinical training in his field. Dr. Hourfar's educational journey began with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in 1997. He further honed his expertise by completing an orthodontic residency at Isfahan University, where he earned a Master of Dental Science degree in 2004. His pursuit of excellence led him to UCLA, where he completed advanced clinical training in orthodontics, obtaining a certificate in Advanced Orthodontics in 2012, followed by a Master's Degree in Oral Biology from UCLA's Orthodontic Residency Program in 2015. His extensive education, both in the United States and internationally, underscores his profound expertise in orthodontics. Moreover, Dr. Hourfar holds a certification from the American Board of Orthodontics, which speaks to his strong commitment to high-quality orthodontic care and treatment. This recognition serves as evidence of his ongoing dedication to delivering superior care to his patients and his continuous proficiency in his area of specialization.

 

Dr. Hourfar's career highlights include the successful founding and development of multiple orthodontic clinics. He is currently launching Mia Orthodontics, a new state-of-the-art boutique practice in Upper Kirby, equipped with the latest advancements in orthodontic technology. With extensive experience in treating diverse and complex cases, his expertise encompasses a comprehensive suite of orthodontic procedures, including interceptive treatments, growth modification, orthognathic surgery, and the management of cleft lip and palate. He is also adept in the use of Invisalign and clear aligners, as well as applying soft tissue lasers, temporary anchorage devices, and conducting aesthetic orthodontic treatments. Moreover, his proficiency extends to sleep medicine and airway orthodontics, highlighting his commitment to offering a full range of advanced and holistic care at Mia Orthodontics.

 

Dr. Hourfar embraces a patient-focused approach to orthodontics, merging technical expertise and compassionate care to provide a personalized and empathetic experience for every patient. Having successfully treated a diverse array of cases, Dr. Hourfar consistently delivers exceptional outcomes. His active involvement in leading professional organizations, such as the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, and the World Federation of Orthodontists, demonstrates his dedication to keeping abreast of the latest developments in his field and upholding the highest standards of patient care.

 

His success can be attributed to his unwavering dedication and passion for his work. Dr. Hourfar believes in the fusion of art, science, and mechanics in orthodontics, allowing him to create beautiful and functional smiles for his patients. He also values the partnership he forms with his patients, recognizing the importance of involving them in their treatment journey. Fluent in both English and Persian, Dr. Hourfar effectively communicates with a diverse range of patients.

 

Outside the clinic, he is a devoted family man, balancing his professional achievements with a profound commitment to his loved ones. This harmonious combination of professional excellence, innovative techniques, and genuine patient care positions Dr. Hourfar as an outstanding figure in the orthodontic field, embodying a narrative of dedication to both the art and science of his profession.

 

Education and Training

SBUMS DDS 1979

IUMS MSD, Cert. Orthodontics 2004

UCLA ACT Orthodontics 2011

UCLA MS Oral Biology, Orthodontics 2015

Board Certification

American Board of Orthodontics

Certificate in Advanced Orthodontics

Provider Details

Male English, Farsi
Dr. Alireza Hourfar, DDS, MSD, MS
Dr. Alireza Hourfar, DDS, MSD, MS's Expert Contributions
  • The Future of Orthodontics: Embracing Technology for Enhanced Patient Care

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  • Braces and White Spots: What You Need to Know

    Wearing braces is a pivotal step towards achieving that perfect, straight smile many of us dream of. However, this journey often comes with its own set of hurdles, one of which includes the appearance of white spots on the teeth. These spots aren't just a cosmetic issue; they're a sign that the...

Areas of expertise and specialization

Orthodontics and Dentifacial Orthopedicsinterceptive treatments, growth modification, orthognathic surgery, and the management of cleft lip and palate conditionsdirect printed aligners, including Graphy and 4D Alignerssleep medicine and airway orthodontics

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Adjunct Associate Professor within the Orthodontic Department UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry -

Professional Memberships

  • World Federation of Orthodontists  
  • American Association of Orthodontists  
  • American Dental Association  
  • Texas Association of Orthodontists  
  • Texas Dental Association  
  • Greater Houston Dental Society  
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry  

Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors

  • Smile Changes Lives

Favorite professional publications

  • Journal of Clinical AssociationSeminars in OrthodonticsAmerican Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial OrthopedicsJournal of Aligner Orthodontics

Areas of research

Bone Physiology

Dr. Alireza Hourfar, DDS, MSD, MS's Practice location

Mia Orthodontics

3636 Greenbriar Dr. A-101 -
Houston, TX 77098
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Get to know Orthodontist Dr. Alireza Hourfar, who serves patients in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Hourfar, a highly skilled and board-certified orthodontist, is embarking on the launch of Mia Orthodontics, a state-of-the-art boutique practice located in Upper Kirby. This new venture boasts state-of-the-art technology, ensuring patients receive the latest advancements in orthodontic care.

With a wealth of experience in handling diverse and complex cases, Dr. Hourfar offers a comprehensive range of orthodontic and dentofacial procedures. These include early and interceptive treatments, growth modification, orthognathic surgery, and the management of cleft lip and palate conditions. 

Proficient in utilizing Invisalign and clear aligners, Dr. Hourfar offers direct printed aligners, including Graphy and 4D Aligners, representing the latest technology in aligner therapy. These materials possess “shape memory,” enhanced biomechanical properties, and offer a more precise fit on teeth, potentially enhancing treatment outcomes.

In his line of work, Dr. Hourfar employs soft tissue lasers, temporary anchorage devices, as well as administers aesthetic and fully-customized orthodontic treatments. His expertise extends to sleep medicine and airway orthodontics, highlighting his commitment to offering a full range of advanced and holistic care at Mia Orthodontics.

Scholastically, Dr. Hourfar earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Iran in 1997, and went on to perform his residency in orthodontics in Iran from 2000-2004 . He furthered his education with specialized clinical training in orthodontics at UCLA, earning a Certificate in Advanced Orthodontics in 2012.

Continuing his pursuit of knowledge, Dr. Hourfar earned a Master of Science Degree in Oral Biology from UCLA’s Orthodontic Residency Program in 2015. Additionally, he attained board certification through the American Board of Orthodontics, showcasing his dedication to providing exceptional orthodontic care and treatment.

With over two decades of experience in dentistry, Dr. Hourfar has successfully treated thousands of orthodontic cases with a great variety in their nature and complexity. Having treated numerous patients with diverse challenges, he consistently delivers exceptional outcomes, evident in his role as an Adjunct Associate Professor within the Orthodontic Department at UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry.

Remaining abreast of the latest advancements in his field and upholding the highest standards of patient care, Dr. Hourfar maintains active membership in prestigious organizations including the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the World Federation of Orthodontists, the Texas Association of Orthodontists, the Texas Dental Association, the Greater Houston Dental Society, and the Academy of Laser Dentistry.

Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of malpositioned teeth and jaws. Orthodontists are responsible for identifying problems with the positioning of a patient’s teeth and with their oral development. They utilize the most advanced procedures and equipment available to ensure that every patient achieves a healthy and beautiful smile. 

Crediting his success to his unwavering dedication and passion for his work, Dr. Hourfar believes in integrating art, science, and mechanics within orthodontics, enabling him to craft both aesthetically pleasing and functional smiles for his patients. Furthermore, he values the collaborative relationship he fosters with his patients, recognizing the significance of involving them in their treatment journey.

When Dr. Hourfar is not in the office, he loves to spend his time with his beautiful wife and their three wonderful children. His favorite professional publications include the Journal of Clinical Association, Seminars in Orthodontics, the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, the Journal of Aligner Orthodontics, and his philanthropic efforts extend to organizations like Smile Changes Lives.

On a more personal note, Dr. Hourfar is fluent in both English and Persian, enabling him to effectively communicate with a diverse range of patients. 

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