Backus Smiles proudly serves the Homewood community of children and adults!

Our office is conveniently located near the Lakeshore Foundation and Shades Valley YMCA.

If you are seeking a pediatric orthodontist in Homewood, look no further!

Dr. Backus takes pride being a part of the Homewood community and thus supports it in many ways. She has been the Title Sponsor for the Homewood Middle School fundraiser for the past two years and loves seeing her talented patients perform on stage! In addition to sponsoring local school festivals, sports teams, and events, she has spent five years volunteering at The Bell Center for Early Intervention. As a mom and a full-time private practice orthodontist, Dr. Backus has a strong commitment to giving back to and supporting the children our community.

It is recommended by the American Association of Orthodontists that a child’s first evaluation by an orthodontic specialist be done by the age of 7. Early diagnosis and treatment by the orthodontist can help tooth eruption, guide facial growth, and prevent more serious problems from occurring. Minor early interceptive treatment can later reduce the treatment complexity and length for future orthodontic care.

Although dental health concerns are frequently the primary reason for orthodontic treatment, treatment is also initiated for the patient’s well being. Dramatic changes in a person’s smile and profile can be achieved. Appearance has been related to popularity, social behaviors, self-expectation, self-image and self-esteem. There can be little doubt that an attractive facial appearance and smile can increase self-confidence and, in turn, improve the quality of life in many dimensions.

Backus Smiles caters to children by providing a fun, caring, and rewarding office experience. We have a patient rewards program that encourages our patients to achieve excellent brushing, to make good grades in school, and arrive to their appointments on time, just to mention a few. We have a video game room with an iPad game bar to help our patients’ siblings pass the time during their appointments. Movies, toys, books and magazines are available for your children’s enjoyment. Our office regularly holds contests throughout the year. Our prizes include movie passes, gift certificates, sporting event tickets, iPods and toys. From our orthodontic treatment, to our freshly baked cookies, we want you to know you are receiving the best.

If you are looking for a pediatric orthodontist in Homewood, contact us or give us a call today! We can’t wait to show you all of the amazing results orthodontic treatment can provide!