Houston and Katy orthodontist, Dr. Aaron Laird offers patients a fresh approach to orthodontics through progressive, personalized solutions. Specializing in clear, ceramic braces, Invisalign treatment, and enhanced metal braces, Dr. Aaron Laird has the knowledge and expertise to treat children, teens, and adults. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and has been practicing in the Houston area since 2016.
“My personal motto is ‘Persistence’ and I have always been known for my attention-to-detail. As a young adult volunteer missionary in Guatemala, I was exposed to the field of dentistry and knew instantly that it was the career path I wanted to pursue. I am happy to continue this pattern of persistence, creating perfect smiles for my patients, as an orthodontist in the Katy and Houston communities. I love watching the self-confidence that grows in each of my patients from their improved smile.” — Dr. Aaron Laird
Undergraduate and Dental Education
Dr. Laird received his bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Science from Brigham Young University, graduating magna cum laude. He took a two-year break during his undergraduate to serve as a missionary in Guatemala, where he learned to speak Spanish fluently. He received his DDS degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in Richmond, VA and graduated at the top of his class. In dental school, he found his passion to be in the field of orthodontics as he enjoyed building strong patient relationships and of course, straightening teeth!
Dr. Laird completed his orthodontics specialty education at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. There he received a comprehensive orthodontic education over the course of 2.5 years, receiving an orthodontics specialty certificate and a master’s degree in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. He learned all of the different orthodontic techniques and technologies and applies them daily in his practice. Following the completion of his orthodontics education, he passed both the written and oral examinations to become board-certified by the American Board of Orthodontics
Honors and Awards
While completing his education, Dr. Laird earned the following prestigious honors and awards:
- Eagle Scout Award
- Dean’s List
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon
- Phi Kappa Phi
- Ronald Tankersley Leadership Scholarship
- International College of Dentists Award
- Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity Award for Excellence in Academic Achievement
Dr. Laird is an active member in the following associations:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics
- Southwest Society of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Texas Dental Association
- Greater Houston Dental Society
- Charles H. Tweed International Foundation
Outside the Office
Dr. Laird is originally from Idaho Falls, ID. His wife, Lauren, was born and raised in Katy and graduated from Cinco Ranch HS (Go Cougars!). They have enjoyed making Katy their forever home. They have two sons, Branson, age 3 and Crew, born in October 2018. Dr. Laird loves to spend his free time outdoors – his hobbies include skiing, boating, kitesurfing, and hiking.