Local El Paso Orthodontist Achieves Board Certification

Dr. Jesse Teng demonstrates pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence in orthodontics


The practice of JT Orthodontics in El Paso, Texas is pleased to announce that Dr. Jesse Teng has achieved board certification through The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) on October 1, 2018. Both orthodontists at JT Orthodontics, Drs. Jesse Teng and Cristiana Araujo are board-certified. JT Orthodontics maintains two locations: 5551 N. Mesa, Ste. A in West El Paso and 3030 Trawood Drive in East El Paso.

The American Board of Orthodontics is the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association and affiliated with the American Association of Orthodontists. The American Board of Orthodontics was established in 1929 as the third certifying board in the health professions and the first in dentistry.

Board certification is a voluntary process. It is intended to provide assurance to the public that an orthodontic specialist has successfully completed an accredited educational program, a written board examination and an intensive evaluation process to assess the knowledge, skills and clinical expertise required to provide the highest quality of patient care. Achieving board certification demonstrates the orthodontist’s pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence in orthodontics.

Dr. Teng received his dental degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and his residency in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics was completed at the University of Rochester. Dr. Teng is a past-president of the Texas Association of Orthodontists, the current secretary/treasurer of the Southwestern Society of Orthodontists, a delegate member of the American Association of Orthodontists and a past board member of the El Paso district dental society. For more information on board certification go to or for more information regarding Dr. Teng, please visit:

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Orthodontic Gains Give Patients Options

By Dr. Jesse Teng, Guest Columnist, El Paso Times


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Why visit an Orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a specialist in straightening teeth and aligning jaws. They have advanced training in orthodontics and spend 100% of their time helping patients achieve healthier smiles and better self-esteem by identifying, preventing and treating bad bites (malocclusions).


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The Clear Benefits of Invisalign®


Straighter teeth is something many people desire. A nice smile is one of the most attractive things about a person. However, wearing a mouth full of braces for two, three, or more years can be a major pain, both literally and figuratively.


Luckily, there is another option. Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces. Learn more about the benefits Invisalign offers and why you should consider this exciting method of straightening teeth.


When you have straight teeth, your mouth is healthier in general and there is less chance of tooth decay and gum disease. Invisalign makes it possible for more people to straighten their teeth.


Invisalign is essentially invisible. You can straighten your teeth without unsightly metal in your mouth.


The average cost is similar to that of traditional braces, which makes it affordable for many families.


With Invisalign, the aligner trays are smooth and comfortable to wear. Traditional metal braces can be uncomfortable and cause irritation to the mouth.


Invisalign is removable, so you do not have to wear the system during special occasions, or when you’re eating. With normal metal braces, you are stuck with them for the entire straightening process.


Brushing and flossing are simple. Since the system is removable, you can brush and floss just like normal.


As you can see, Invisalign is an exciting option we provide at JT Orthodontics for those who want straighter teeth. If this is something that sounds interesting to you, talk to Dr. Jesse Teng and find out if it would work for your particular situation. Get started today, and before you know it you will be enjoying your straighter teeth.


For more information about Invisalign, or to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Jesse Teng, please give us a call at our convenient El Paso, TX office today!

What to do after Invisalign Treatment with Dr. Teng


You have done a lot of work to get the perfect smile. You wore your Invisalign aligner trays and cared for your teeth, and now your treatment is done. You still need to take care of your teeth to keep your beautiful smile. Keeps these things in mind when you think about your oral care routine. Retainers Many patients do require a retainer after Invisalign treatment. This will be based on your unique situation. If a retainer is recommended by Dr. Jesse Teng, use it as directed. Retainers prevent your teeth from shifting back into their original position. You should also avoid hard, crunchy foods for the first couple of weeks as your teeth adjust. For younger patients, retainers are normally used until the wisdom teeth come in or are extra...