Trusted Orthodontics in Olive Branch

Williams & Hamman Orthodontics is proud to serve patients of all ages from the Northern Mississippi area in Southaven, Olive Branch, Horn Lake, and Hernando.

399 Southcrest Ct Suite B, Southaven, MS 38671

Phone: 662-349-2196

Office Hours:
Monday: 8am-5pm
Tuesday: 8am-5pm
Wednesday: 8 am-5 pm
Thursday: 8am-5pm
Friday: 8am-5pm

Dr. Richard Williams

Your orthodontist in Olive Branch

Dr. Williams earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Tennessee at Martin. From there, Dr. Williams pursued a Doctorate of Dental Surgery and Master’s of Science in Orthodontics from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center Dental School. Dr. Williams is the Department of Orthodontics program director at the University of Tennessee Dental School and has served on the faculty since 1985.

Dr. Hamman spent his undergraduate career at Austin Peay State University, where he earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree. Dr. Hamman pursued a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. He earned his Master of Dental Science and certificate of advanced training in orthodontics from the University of Tennessee Department of Orthodontics. He teaches the current literature review course for the residents at the University of Tennessee Department of Orthodontics. He is an instructor for the Charles Tweed Orthodontics Study Course, one of the world’s top orthodontic courses.


Dr. Nathan Hamman

Why an Orthodontist in Olive Branch? Orthodontist vs. Dentist

An orthodontist is a dentist, but a dentist is not an orthodontist. Not every dentist is qualified to be an orthodontist, but every orthodontist starts as a dentist. Like all orthodontists, Dr. Williams and Dr. Hamman had to continue her formal education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the license and certification. Dr. Willians and Dr. Hamman have spent years studying nothing but how and why to move teeth, as have all orthodontists. Their education includes what to do, how to plan, and how to execute the treatment plan.

Invisalign in Olive Branch

Rather than brackets and bands, the Olive Branch Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to move the teeth into alignment gradually. This option is popular with both patients and orthodontists and is the top alternative to traditional braces.

Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. The trays are virtually invisible, and you’ll switch them every 1-2 weeks for the next series to keep your teeth moving in the right direction! You must wear your aligners 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment so they can do their job. If you neglect to wear their aligners as directed, it can hurt your results and add time to the orthodontic process.

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Braces in Olive Branch

Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. Braces in Olive Branch are an excellent choice for correcting many tooth issues, from simple to complex. Braces don’t require some more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can. This makes Olive Branch braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget. Also, because they sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time can be shorter.

Testimonials from Olive Branch orthodontist patients

Williams and Hamman Orthodontics have such a fantastic team. I have referred to the office about a year and a half ago. They have been patient and more than accommodating. My children love this team (son is in braces, daughter is preparing for them). Great family atmosphere, and they are so knowledgeable about what they do. Lorie is my girl, and Brittney is excellent with my daughter. Keep the workup, guys. - Keosha

After contemplating Invisalign for some time, I decided just to go in and see what my options were. The staff was very welcoming and friendly, and the process was so easy that I committed right then and there. After 12 months, I have completed my treatment. Every visit along the way was pleasant and such a great experience. I highly recommend WHO for anyone in North MS or the surrounding area. - Ashley