Trusted Orthodontics near Oxford
We are proud to serve orthodontics patients of all ages from the Oxford area in communities such as Anniston, and more.
90 Larry Gardner Drive
Phone: (256) 237-1537
Your Oxford orthodontist
Dr. John Benton has lived and practiced orthodontics in Calhoun Country since 1985. He received a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Louisiana State University. He continued his education to earn his doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree and Certificate in Orthodontics at the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Dr. Benton is board-certified and was the first orthodontist in Calhoun County to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He was also the first to bring the innovative Damon Braces System to Calhoun County.
Dr. Barry received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Furman University. He then went on to receive his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Barry continued his education at the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry and received his Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry. Dr. Barry joined his father, Dr. Benton, at Designer Smiles by Benton. Dr. Barry is board-certified and one of the youngest practicing orthodontists in the nation to be a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. The metal or ceramic brackets, which are connected to by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics, are attached to your teeth. Regular adjustments with our doctors will help these parts work together to gently apply pressure to your teeth. This pressure will gradually move your teeth into the desired position.
Oxford braces are a great choice to get a correction that looks great whether you have simple or complex teeth issues. Oxford braces are also a cost-effective option for patients on a budget. They sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, so overall treatment time can be slightly reduced. Since braces don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can.
The Oxford Invisalign system uses clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment instead of brackets and bands. This option is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. The trays are virtually invisible and are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. This keeps the teeth moving in the right direction! If you don’t wear your aligners as directed you may see unwanted results such as slower treatment or a lack of results altogether. Aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment for them to do their job.
Invisalign is at its most effective when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues, and may not be the best option for patients with especially complex cases. A free consultation with Designer Smiles Orthodontics will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Oxford Braces and Invisalign: find the right treatment for your smile
When you visit our office for a complimentary consultation, you’ll find that we focus on your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. Using these as the basis for treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face! Our skilled doctor and staff excel at providing customized treatment plans for each patient we see.
To learn more about Oxford orthodontics, click here to schedule your free consultation with Designer Smiles Orthodontics.