Meet The Doctor - Dr. Alireza Hourfar | Elara Orthodontics


Dr. Alireza Hourfar (Dr. Ali) is an accomplished board-certified orthodontist who has sustained a vibrant and dynamic career as a private practice orthodontist, university educator, scientific researcher, and public health advocate since 1997.

With extensive clinical training in the field of his specialty (including residencies and advanced fellowships both in the US and abroad), he has learned from many outstanding and world-renowned mentors and has mastered a variety of treatment philosophies and techniques. Through his unique life experiences, Dr. Hourfar has gained substantial hands-on experience managing rare cases of craniofacial deformities and complicated interdisciplinary orthodontic problems.

Being a lifetime learner, Dr. Hourfar constantly meets with like-minded progressive orthodontists from all over the world who have committed to advancing their profession, changing more lives, and supporting their communities. From the latest orthodontic treatment technology to the most sophisticated customer service principles of the Disney and Ritz Carlton, Dr. Hourfar is always looking for new ways to elevate his patients’ experience and exceed their expectations at every turn.

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  • Gigi A.

    Friendly staff esp Carrie who took care of the photos, Allison and all the rest. Dr. Ali made us feel at ease with my son’s planned treatment. Wonderful experience.

  • Trinity R.

    Just moved out to Houston a few months ortho/dentist everyone here is super nice & VERY helpful. Dr Ali & Priscilla & Kerry were GREAT & awesome!!

  • Nour A.

    Great experience here! From checking in to my appointment with Dr. Houfar everything was very straightforward and thorough. Staff here makes you feel like they really care about you! Beautiful office, would recommend to looking to enhance their smile!

  • Faizan B.

    Dr. Ali and Alison are great. The whole staff is great and very helpful. Also this place doesn’t hurt your pockets like the others.