Backus Smiles proudly serves the Homewood community of children and adults.
Our office is conveniently located near the Lakeshore Foundation and the Shades Valley YMCA. If you are seeking an adult orthodontist in Homewood, look no further!
In fact, you are not alone. These days, adults make up nearly half of the orthodontic patients hoping to get the perfect smile they have always dreamed about. The era of the “metal mouth” is officially over, as braces have evolved significantly over the past 15 years. Backus Smiles is a cosmetic orthodontic practice, offering a variety of alternatives for the discerning adult. State-of-the-art all ceramic clear braces are smaller, more comfortable, and easier to clean than ever. In addition, our tooth colored wires and braces do not stain.
If the idea of having something cemented to your teeth is a concern, consider Invisalign, the clear aligner system of choice for our patients. The clear trays are worn for 22 hours per day for 2 weeks per tray.
If treatment time is your main concern, we offer Propel, an FDA approved medical device used in conjunction with your orthodontic treatment. Propel provides a safe, comfortable, and affordable procedure that softens the bone to accelerate tooth movement. With Propel, Invisalign treatment time can be reduced by half.
Lastly, we offer the most esthetic orthodontic option on the market- Incognito or “hidden braces” that are bonded to the inside of the patient’s teeth. Incognito is 100% customized for each individual patient and delivers superior smiles.
There are also health benefits for having a correct bite. With teeth that do not meet properly, are misaligned, or in cross-bite, there is an increased chance of plaque and tartar build-up. This build-up can contribute to gum disease and bone loss. Most adults want a beautiful smile, and adults know that it can make a huge difference in their personal and professional lives, increasing self-confidence and self-esteem.
Dr. Backus takes the time to create an individualized smile design to give her patients a more youthful appearance. She has been featured in B Metro magazine, Birmingham Business Journal, About Town, Homewood Star, Birmingham Parent magazine, and was featured on Talk of Alabama on ABC 33/40. Dr. Backus also supports Homewood schools and nonprofit organizations. As a member of the Service Guild of Birmingham, she spent 5 years volunteering and working closely with the children at The Bell Center. As a member of the Civiettes Club, she worked in conjunction with UCP of Birmingham to help raise more than $120,000 for disabled children and adults.
If you are looking for an adult orthodontist in Homewood, you can feel confident that Dr. Backus will not only have a customized orthodontic plan that will fit your lifestyle, but she will also provide superior individualized care.
We look forward to meeting you! Give us a call today!