About Us:

Welcome to
Brazos Valley Orthodontic Specialists, the practice of Dr. Gary Gardner and Dr. J. Garland Watson, Jr. We offer premium orthodontic care to residents of Bryan/College Station and surrounding areas, with ideal treatment times. Over the years, we’ve created miles of smiles throughout the Brazos Valley!

Our incredible team of professionals has more than 100 years of combined experience, and our focus is on your complete health and happiness now and in the future. Our expertise, as well as our welcoming, family-friendly environment, has made us the Brazos Valley’s choice for orthodontic services.

We offer patients all the benefits of the most technologically advanced, efficient, and effective orthodontic treatments and appliances available, including:

SmartClip™ self-ligating braces
Clarity® SL clear self-ligating braces
Invisalign® clear aligners
Incognito™ hidden braces
We invite you to contact our Caldwell, Bryan, or College Station offices to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Gardner,, Dr. Watson and our friendly team of specialists. We look forward to welcoming you into our family of patients. A lifetime of beautiful and healthy smiles starts here, so call today!

Meet Our Doctors

Meet Dr. J. Garland Watson Jr.

For more than 45 years, Dr. J. Garland Watson, Jr. has been enthusiastically building lasting relationships that are built on trust and his orthodontic skill and expertise with patients of all ages. Dr. Watson truly loves having the opportunity to help improve the lives of the people who come to him for treatment. By listening to and getting to know his patients, Dr. Watson makes it his utmost priority to provide the most rewarding and beneficial orthodontic care possible.

Education and Continuing Education

Dr. Watson received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry in 1959. In 1964 he completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Texas Dental Branch. Following that, Dr. Watson obtained his Master of Science in Dentistry, along with his specialty certificate in orthodontics, in 1966.

Dr. Watson understands how important it is for his patients that he stay abreast of the latest advances within the field of orthodontics, and for this reason, he completes more than 20 hours of continuing education each year. By staying up on the most proven and efficient orthodontic trends, techniques, and technologies, Dr. Watson is able to offer his patients quicker, more effective, and gentler treatments. Because of his astounding clinical skill and knowledge, Dr. Watson has presented and spoken to his professional colleagues at many conferences.

Dr. Watson also stays active within his field by holding membership in the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and Texas Dental Association. Through these professional affiliations, Dr. Watson is able to engage in constructive and positive conversation with fellow colleagues on how best to care for patients’ orthodontic needs.

His Team and Practice

Dr. Watson’s practice is committed to making each patient’s orthodontic experience fun and enjoyable while also effective and life-changing. His current team has been working together to provide exceptional care for his patients for the last 18 years and has more than 100 years of combined experience. Like Dr. Watson himself, the team is an enthusiastic and excited group of people who work hard for patients and truly enjoy what they do each and every day.

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Meet Our Staff

Certifications: SmartClip, CPR

Julie takes care of our office’s marketing, advertising, human resources, electronic communications, and keeps in contact with referring offices in the community.

“My dental career began in 1980 where I worked for a general dentist. In 1995, I joined Dr. Watson, and he taught me so much over the years,” explains Julie. “Working in orthodontics is great because I get to see how happy our patients are when they see their final results. It is priceless! We are very fortunate to have wonderful patients in our practice.”

Julie’s parents retired here so she decided to leave the beaches of California for Texas, where she’s been now for 18 years. She loves working in her yard and walking with her dog, Daisy. Julie's passions are cross-stitching and going to Zumba classes.

Certifications: SmartClip, CPR

Michelle has worked with Dr. Watson for 18 years as his appointment coordinator. She greets patients, answers incoming calls, and coordinates appointments to meet our patients’ needs.

“I enjoy talking with parents and patients and getting to know them better,” says Michelle. “It’s my goal to make them feel comfortable whenever they’re in our office. Everyone on our team is great, including Dr. Watson.”

Michelle and her husband Dan have a son, Hart, and a daughter, Haley. She enjoys spending time with family, especially when watching her son race 4-wheelers and compete in gymnastics and her daughter cheer at Rudder High School.

Certifications: RDA,SmartClip, Incognito, CPR

As laboratory supervisor, Manuel makes all our orthodontic retainers and indirect bonding trays.

“It’s very satisfying to deliver a retainer to a post-treatment patient and know that one of my appliances will help maintain their beautiful smiles,” states Manuel. “Dr. Watson is a joy to work with because he is a great teacher and brings positive energy in all he does.”

Manuel and his wife have one daughter named Kailee. He enjoys sport and fitness activities such as basketball, flag football, soccer, and bike riding. He is also an AutoCross enthusiast and works on race cars.

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Treatment Coordinator / RDA

Certifications: RDA, SmartClip, Incognito, CPR, coronal polishing, fluoride varnish

Isabel started working in the lab in 2003 and now has her license as a registered dental assistant. She meets with patients during their first visit to our office to discuss their treatment options, puts together a customized financing plan, and assists Dr. Watson during the initial exam.

“I love that every time I think I’ve seen it all, another challenging treatment case come in and I know that we’ll be able to transform yet another life through excellent orthodontic care,” explains Isabel.

Isabel and her husband Luis have a son, Luis, and a daughter, Leslie. She enjoys spending as much time with family as she can. Her son’s sports keep her very busy as well. !

Clinical Assistant / RDA

Certifications: RDA, SmartClip, Incognito, CPR, coronal polishing, fluoride varnish

Jamie serves as a chairside assistant by placing and removing braces and providing oral hygiene instruction to patients. She also serve as our OSHA coordinator and helps at the front desk with scheduling appointments and filing.

“It’s very fulfilling to work in an office where patients achieve the orthodontic health they’ve always been looking for,” says Jamie. “Working with the girls in the office is a blast; each and every day is different. We truly are a team!”

Jamie, who recently married her best friend, also has a brother, a sister and nieces that are her world. She is an animal lover and has dogs, cats, cows, and horses on their 14 acres in the country. In her free time, Jamie enjoys living life to the fullest.

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