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A confident smile can change someone’s life. Birmingham Orthodontics is focused on making that possible for everyone. That’s why we offer affordable treatment without sacrificing quality. Our mission is to create smiles for our patients, their parents as well as our team. 

Before diving into our mission, let’s talk about our history. Our founder, Dr. McCarthy, served his country in the United States Army for several years. During that time, his daughter Katie needed braces. While searching for orthodontic treatment, Dr. McCarthy discovered that affordable braces were nowhere in sight for those living on military salaries. At that time most orthodontists required down payments of one to two thousand dollars just to begin treatment. Often times orthodontic care was only within reach of the wealthy. Motivated to give his daughter and others the smile they want, Dr. McCarthy set one goal: to make getting a smile attainable for everyone. To read more about the beginnings of Birmingham Orthodontics, click here

Smiles for our Patients & their Parents

From the early days, Dr. McCarthy removed the primary barrier to obtaining treatment by creating flexible financing options. Birmingham Orthodontics offers a variety of payment options for those who can’t pay the full cost of braces up front. Our interest-free, in-house financing plans and patient appreciation discounts help further our mission to make braces an affordable investment. We’ve designed a payment program for those who aren’t yet old enough to begin treatment. Our risk-free Youth Savings Program allows parents to lock in rates and start paying for their child’s braces before their first appointment. So, in the process of improving the patient’s smile, the company aims to ease the parents’ financial stress. Smiles all around.

Dr. McCarthy knew the long-term benefits of braces. In addition to the aesthetic benefits, having braces promotes oral health and digestive health. Having a straight smile boosts confidence and also multiplies earning potential. Studies show that people with straight teeth earn approximately 5-10% more than their counterparts with crooked grins. That equates to hundreds of thousands of dollars over a lifetime. If you’d like to know more about the financial benefits of having braces, you can read about that here

Smiles for our Team

Birmingham Orthodontics also prioritizes an encouraging, thriving work environment for the team. We want our employees to smile more, too. Our company has six core values: be appreciative, be positive, be productive, be open, be selfless and serving, and be kind. Our entire team meets outside of office hours to participate in professional and personal development. These sessions and exercises are designed to help them develop their strengths and set goals. The aim is to help everyone live fulfilled lives, benefiting themselves, their families and our patients. It also benefits the community, as we encourage everyone to ‘pay it forward.’ Birmingham Orthodontics offers paid time off to volunteer with organizations within our communities.  

Where Do We Go From Here?

We are a multi-doctor practice with 60 employees spread across 4 locations in Hoover, Trussville, Alabaster and along Highway 119, ready to serve patients the quality, convenience and affordability they deserve. We want to give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Schedule your free consultation today. Our doctors will chat with you through everything you need to know about receiving orthodontic treatment and what to do after you receive braces. In keeping with our mission, we want to make getting a perfect smile affordable and easy for everyone.

At Birmingham Orthodontics, our mission is simple:  we create smiles. Not only do we straighten the crooked grin, fix the bite, and adjust the jaw, we brighten yearbooks and instill confidence. We also believe in our staff. Our culture of continuous learning drives us to host monthly training sessions for each team and bring in leading industry consultants to help keep us ahead of the curve. Contact us for a free consultation, or with any questions you might have.



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