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

Our office is conveniently located just 1 mile past the Vestavia city limits across from Lakeshore Foundation. If you are seeking a pediatric orthodontist in Vestavia area, look no further!

Dr. Backus takes pride in living in the Vestavia area and thus supports the Vestavia community in many ways. She is a Partner in Education sponsor, Carnival sponsor, and Winter Silent Auction contributor at VHEW. At Pizitz she is a Treasures Dance Team sponsor and cheerleading sponsor. Finally, at VHEC, she was a Central Day Event Sponsor and an Office Volunteer. As a mom and a full-time private practice orthodontist, Dr. Backus has a strong commitment to the children in the 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, make good grades in school, and arrive to their appointments on time, etc. 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 Vestavia area, we can’t wait to show you all of the amazing results orthodontic treatment can provide! Give us a call today!