Benefits of Braces

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

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

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

Be prepared: Braces aren’t just an investment in your teen’s smile, they’re an investment in their future. Studies show that people with straighter smiles earn 5-10% more.

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Why now is a great time:

When it comes to orthodontic treatment of any kind, sooner is almost always better. This is especially true with teens. By starting earlier, your teen will have access to a wider-range of treatment options, including the possibility of having to wear them for less time. Best of all, starting early means they’ll have more years to enjoy their beautiful smile as they go through life.

Of course, it wasn’t too long ago that teenagers dreaded the idea of having a mouthful of clunky braces. But today’s braces are smaller, more comfortable, and much more attractive than they used to be. And more and more teens are wearing them. Which means your child will not only feel confident in a crowd, but he or she can also express their individuality with things like colored ties, clear, or even golden brackets.

Schedule an appointment today so your teen can be ready for the real world with a really great smile.

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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Lifetime Smile Guarantee

Just another way Birmingham Orthodontics is helping all of our patients smile more!

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Solutions for Teens


Our most up-to-date metal designs produce effective results quickly

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Invisalign Teens

The invisible treatment for visible enhancements featuring a teen friendly disappearing blue dot reminder.

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Gold Braces

Stainless-steel brackets coated with 24-karat gold to give your smile a sparkle.

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