Benefits of Braces

Investing in your child's smile today will have benefits that last a lifetime.

Be confident: Giving your child the smile they were meant to have gives them the confidence to become who they were meant to be.

Be cool: While some adults with braces might be shy with their smile, kids love to show off their new gear—especially with options like color bands and gold braces!

Be prepared: Everyone’s smile develops differently. So even if your child isn’t ready for braces today, our free consultation can help you plan now to be ready when they are.

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Why now is a great time:

There’s no “right age” to get braces. But at Birmingham Orthodontics, we recommend bringing your child in for our free consultation regardless of their age—even if you think they’re not ready. After individually assessing their case, we’ll be able to provide comprehensive direction about when to start treatment. Coming in at an early age allows us to provide your child with more treatment options. You’ll also be better prepared financially with our Youth Savings Program.

The important thing to remember, is that when it comes to orthodontic treatment of any kind, sooner is almost always better. If we determine your child is ready for treatment, starting immediately has many important benefits. Whether it’s avoiding braces during those awkward teen years, or that they’ll be able to enjoy their new smile for longer, if it’s determined that your child is ready for treatment, the right time is right now.

Why Choose Birmingham Orthodontics?

See why we are a back to back winner of "Favorite Orthodontist" by Birmingham Parent Magazine

  Expertise – Multiple high-level orthodontists on staff, including our board certified founding orthodontist, Michael F. McCarthy, with over 25 years of experience.

  Innovation – We’re always looking to serve our patients better by using the latest in technology. State-of-the-art equipment like our iTero scanner which accurately captures the details of your mouth and eliminates the need of messy powder or gag-inducing impressions.

  Value – First visit includes a free comprehensive consultation with an orthodontist – a $249 value.

  Affordable – We offer multiple financing options to fit most budgets.

  Savings – Get braces the same day you sign your contract and receive a 50% discount on our records fee — a $258 value for $129.

  Timely – With Same Day Braces, get in and out in only one appointment – it can take other practices up to 3-4 appointments before braces are placed.

  All-in-One – First visit includes free consultation, X-Rays, financial consultation, AND treatment quality – A healthy smile is, and will always be, our number one priority.

  Lifetime Smile Guarantee – If for any reason you’re not happy with your smile, then we’ll fix it at a substantial discount!

  Friday Hours – Birmingham Orthodontics is now open on Fridays.

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We do everything possible to make your first visit as easy as possible. Including the free consultation, your visit takes about 40 minutes (or just over 2 hours if you decide to do Same Day Braces).

And don’t worry! There are no procedures required on your first visit. Just some pictures, a visit from our doctor, and a plan to get you the smile you want! We won’t begin treatment until you decide you’re ready.

  X-Rays – We provide comprehensive X-Rays and digital photography, all free of charge. This ensures we develop a plan specific to your individual needs. And it’s as simple as saying “ahh.”

  Examination by Orthodontist – Regardless of whether you decide to do Same Day Braces, one of our doctors will go over your recommended treatment plan step-by-step.

  Financial Consultation – Our Treatment Coordinator works with you to find the best option for you and your family.

  Getting Started – You begin treatment by scheduling your initial records. If you chose to get braces the same day you sign your contract, we offer a 50% discount on our records fee—a $258 value for $129 .

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