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AboutDiscover Orthodontics

Discover Orthodontics offers quality comprehensive orthodontic services to address various types of malocclusions and alignment issues. As every patient’s needs are different, we develop customized treatment plans to help them smile confidently. Our goal is to create a warm and welcoming environment where you can feel comfortable receiving safe and effective orthodontic care. We offer various types of orthodontic appliances and options to meet your aesthetic preferences and smile goals. Our team aims to provide each patient with a positive experience from initial consultation to follow-up appointments.

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Dr. Tran

Patricia Tran, DDS, MSD

Dr. Patricia Tran grew up outside of Denver, Colorado, where she received her bachelor’s and dental degrees from the University of Colorado. Immediately following dental school, she moved to St. Louis to acquire her master’s degree and certificate in orthodontics at St. Louis University. She is also a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association® and sponsored by the American Association of Orthodontists.

Dr. Tran is regarded in the dental community as friendly and professional and enjoys working closely with general dentists and other dental specialists to provide the best care for her patients. She is regarded by her patients as attentive, open and approachable, dedicated to providing a warm and welcome atmosphere. Dr. Tran believes in delivering the highest quality care in orthodontics, guided by a commitment to using the most advanced techniques and materials, and applies the latest findings from clinical research to her treatment. She stays on the forefront of technological advancements in the orthodontic specialty by attending numerous orthodontic education programs each year in order to offer her patients the best possible course of treatment.

Having treated hundreds of patients with multicultural backgrounds, she remains mindful that the teeth positions to create a beautiful smile are unique to the individual, and thus their treatment plan should be tailored to meet those unique needs. She believes in spending ample time during the consultation to fully educate her patients about the nature of their orthodontic problem and the treatment options available to them.

When not in the office, Dr. Tran might be found traveling to different countries to explore other people, culture and foods. She feels privileged for being able to provide a service that is able to change people’s lives and has made it a priority to give back, volunteering for dental missions in Romania, Vietnam and India. Dr. Tran is a participant in Smiles Change Lives program, an organization that provides orthodontic treatment to children from low-income families.


  • American Dental Association
  • Southwest Society of Orthodontists
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Texas Dental Association
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics
  • Dr. Ng

    Mathew Ng, DMD, MSD

    Dr. Matthew Ng received his undergraduate degree in Microbiology at the University of Manitoba in Canada, graduating with distinction. He continued his studies at the same institution, obtaining his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree and receiving a number of awards and honors. After graduating, Dr. Ng left Canada to attend one of the most prestigious orthodontic programs in the country at the Center of Advanced Dental Education at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. For his master’s thesis, he studied the elements of a beautiful smile and profile aesthetics. Dr. Ng became a Board Certified orthodontist in Canada in 2005 and earned the same distinction with the American Board of Orthodontics in 2007.

    Continuing Education

    Dr. Ng and his team are dedicated to continuing education courses to stay informed of the current advances in the specialty of orthodontics. This includes local courses, study clubs and national seminars that not only focus on orthodontics but also target a multidisciplinary approach dealing with other dental specialists. Dr. Ng lectures nationally and internationally on early orthodontic treatment, aesthetic treatment alternatives for adults, multidisciplinary management of the adult orthodontic patient and practice management. He is an affiliate member of the prestigious Angle Society – Southwest Component and also an active member of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics.

    Outside the Office

    Dr. Ng is an active member in the profession. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Texas Association of Orthodontists and is one of three Texas directors for the Southwest Society of Orthodontists. Dr. Ng is an active person and loves to do anything outdoors. His hobbies include running, cycling and adventure travel. Some highlights of his adventure travel include reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and mountaineering in the Argentinian and Chilean Patagonia. Dr. Ng also enjoys charitable work and giving something back to not only the profession but to the underserved, locally and around the world. He has served on a number of dental missions in Central and South America and belongs to a number of domestic charitable organizations, including the Smiles Change Lives program. He also serves as the Texas coordinator for the Donated Orthodontic Services Program sponsored by the American Association of Orthodontists.


  • Southwest Society of Orthodontists
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Texas Association of Orthodontists
  • Angle Society – Southwest Component
  • College of Diplomates, American Board of Orthodontics
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics
  • Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada
  • Alma

    Treatment Coordinator and Marketing Guru

    Alma is everyone’s friend! Patients and parents alike have been known to hang out well beyond their appointment times just for a mini counseling session with our unofficial in-house therapist. You can ask her anything! She is there to make your appointment as easy and carefree as possible. A smile missing from her face is like nachos without cheese, a queen without a crown, a Kardashian without paparazzi!


    Benefits Coordinator

    The accounting firms known as the Big Four wanted to steal Sandra away, but we told her she could not go anywhere … there are patients who need her! Sandra loves keeping accounts in order and insurance companies on their toes, because who wants to pay for insurance and not maximize their benefits? It takes a stealthy Zen-type of patience to wait for hours on hold (om … om … cue deep breathing exercises) trying to collect from those insurance companies, and our patients love her for it!


    Orthodontic Assistant

    Everyone knows the Flash is the fastest superhero, right? Well, Areli is like the Flash of orthodontic assistants. She will sit you down and before you are even finished exchanging pleasantries, she has already done her work in and out of your mouth! In fact, it all happens so fast, the only proof patients have that she has worked in their mouth is that the pokey wire is no longer poking! Great service delivered as fast as lightning and with a smile to boot!