Backus Smiles proudly serves the Sylacauga community of children and adults.

Our satellite office is conveniently located on West 3rd Street near Kines Family Eye Care and Sonic. If you are seeking a pediatric orthodontist in Sylacauga, look no further!

As a mom and a full-time private practice orthodontist, Dr. Backus has a strong commitment to the children in the community. Dr. Backus supports local schools and sports teams in addition to being a member of the Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Backus and her team firmly believe in utilizing the latest technology to treat children in the most effective manner. Dr. Backus prefers appliances that are comfortable and patient-friendly.

Gone are the days of headgear and lip bumpers- hello to appliances that do double-duty and do not rely on patient compliance. If two phases of treatment are recommended, rest assured that your child will receive an active retainer between phases that will assist your child’s developing bite.

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, make good grades in school, and arrive to their appointments on time, just to name a few.

In our primary office in Birmingham, wehave 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 patient-centered care, we want you to know you are receiving the best.

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