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Dr. Abedini completed her specialty in orthodontics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she graduated with honors and awards in both the clinical and academic research fields. During her time at UCLA, she was a head TA and lecturer for dental students, contributed to orthodontic research, and had presentations selected for numerous conferences.

Before starting her journey at UCLA, she earned her PhD from the Department of Orthodontics and Craniofacial Developmental Biology at Hiroshima University, Japan. During those years, Dr. Abedini published many articles in peer-reviewed journals. She also co-authored a book chapter about orthodontic treatment for patients with dentofacial deformities and syndromes.

She is a proud Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics as well as an affiliate member in the Edward H. Angle Society.

Dr. Abedini’s broad experience in the dental field since 2007 and her extensive years in education reflect her passion and love for orthodontics, particularly her patients.

After spanning many countries, Dr. Abedini has settled in Houston where she has been practicing orthodontics and dentistry since 2017 and is passionate about supporting and building the Aliana community.\When she is not working, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family.


Dr. Hourfar is an experienced board-certified orthodontist with many years under his belt as he has been a practicing orthodontist since 2004. He is a proud graduate of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) where he completed his orthodontics training. He has acquired diverse expanded knowledge after graduating from Shahid Beheshti (Melli) Dental School in Tehran in 1997, followed by orthodontics training at University of Medical Sciences in Isfahan.

Dr. Hourfar successfully ran his orthodontics practice from 2004 to 2010 in Iran while also volunteering in numerous positions to help raise awareness about preventative dental measures in areas of need. Dr. Hourfar moved to the US after getting accepted into the UCLA orthodontics program where he was able to expand his professional horizons and fulfill his yearning for a dynamic career.

Dr. Hourfar has been a practicing orthodontist in Houston, TX since 2015 at numerous practices providing high quality orthodontics all over Houston and he is now proud to be a part of the growing Aliana community together with his wife and three amazing kids.

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  • Nasser R.

    I couldn’t thank Dr. Hourfar for being the most patient Dentist I have met in my life. His attention to detail and his calm demeanor has made him a favorite Dentist in my family. He has just completed the treatement plan for my 16 yr old son and I cannot be more pleased at the outcome. My sons teeth are 100% better than what they were.We have out daughter also seeing him and she loves going for her visits . I can tell you if you have kids who need Braces take them to Dr. Hourfar. I thank Dr. Hourfar and his dental staff for their diligent and hard work and for providing a service which is above and beyond that i have experienced.

  • Chuck C.

    Dr. Ali Hourfar is one of the most caring individuals alive. He’s not just a great person, he is a fantastic orthodontist. I would take my own children to him in a heartbeat. I worked closely with him for years and he treated me…an orthodontist. So if you want exceptional treatment, go see the orthodontist’s orthodontist!

  • Jessica F

    Dr Hourfar did an amazing job on my smile! I spent my whole life ashamed of my crooked teeth but never again! Not to mention my TMJ issues are completely gone!!! Thanks to him I can smile big! He is very good at what he does and he is funny too. If he can fix my crazy crooked snaggle toothed grin he can fix yours too! And now he’s working on my daughter. In less than a year her smile is already nearly perfect! I highly recommend!! Thank you Dr Hourfar. You’re my angel and my life will never be the same.