Reliable Orthodontics near Ragland

Welcome to Designer Smiles Orthodontics, proudly serving orthodontic patients of all ages from Ragland, Moody, and surrounding communities.

90 Larry Gardner Drive
Oxford, AL

Phone: (256) 237-1537

Office Hours:
Monday: 8am-5:30pm,
Tuesday: 7am-14:30pm,
Wednesday: 8am-5:30pm,
Thursday: 7am-4:30pm,
Friday: Closed

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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.

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Ragland Braces

Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we offer. These braces, made of metal or ceramic brackets connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics, are attached to your teeth. Regular adjustments with our doctors ensure these components work together to gently apply pressure to your teeth, gradually moving them into the desired position.


Braces in Ragland are a great choice for both simple and complex teeth issues. They are also a cost-effective option for patients on a budget. Braces can sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options, potentially reducing overall treatment time.

Ragland Invisalign

The Invisalign system in Ragland uses clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment instead of brackets and bands. 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 optimal results, Invisalign aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day. Invisalign is 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.


Ragland 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. Our skilled doctor and staff excel at providing customized treatment plans for each patient.

To learn more about orthodontics in Ragland, schedule your free consultation with Designer Smiles Orthodontics today!