Start Your New Smile

At Designer Smiles by Benton in Oxford, AL, we believe that your first orthodontic visit is your most important one.

What to Expect at Your Free Consultation

The first visit to a doctor’s office can sometimes seem intimidating, especially for kids. But, your first visit to Designer Smiles by Benton will be completely painless.

You’ll be welcomed by our team, introduced to our orthodontist Dr. Benton and shown around our office. Our highly-trained, orthodontic treatment coordinator will then take some digital photographs of your teeth. These images are the best way for us to see your teeth, jaws, and facial soft tissue.

After reviewing these records, Dr. Benton will join you in a private consultation room to discuss your individualized and unique treatment plan.

Dr. Benton will point out specific areas of concern and show you what kind of corrections you can expect by showing photos and videos of similar cases.

He will take as much time as needed to answer your questions and decide what kind of treatment is best for you. Dr. Benton and his assistant will then walk you through the process.

They will explain everything from scheduling to expected discomfort levels, to finances and payment options. Our goal is to make sure that no question goes unanswered.

Designer Smiles staff talking to Dr. Benton

Same-Day Braces

The orthodontic treatment process involves a series of orthodontic visits.

We value the relationship that we will build with you and your family throughout that process and want you to be confident that you are receiving the best orthodontic care possible.

Once you feel like we've answered all of your questions and concerns, you can start your treatment that same day. We value your time, and we know you want to make the most of your visit.

Scheduling Appointments

We do our best to schedule around your needs.

Our goal is to allow you to be seen on time for your appointment, do all necessary scheduled treatments, make appointments as stress-free for you as possible and to minimize interruptions to your busy schedule.

However, there are some technique sensitive appointments like placing braces and removing braces that take extra time. These are usually done first thing in the morning or right after lunch.

You can schedule late appointments on Mondays and Wednesdays and come early starting at 7:00 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Appointment Times

Please allow the following time for each appointment type:

  • First Free Consult: 60 minutes
    Records: 30 minutes
    Bonding: 90 minutes
    Adjustments: 20 minutes

During the course of orthodontic treatment, it’s crucial that you do not miss a scheduled appointment.

Orthodontic forces must be monitored on a regular basis to ensure the highest quality of orthodontic care that we can provide.

We understand that some circumstances cannot be avoided, and you will occasionally need to reschedule.


Office Hours

Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Get Started

If you have any more questions about your first orthodontic visit, please call us at (256) 237-1537.

You can also schedule a free consultation by filling out a simple online form.

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