New patients Welcome

Get ready to start your smile journey!

Let us help you achieve your best smile

Blue Lake Orthodontics serves Vestavia Hills and the surrounding communities. We strive to make orthodontic appointments easy and enjoyable. We ensure you feel a sense of ease and progress from the very beginning.

Are you ready to begin your orthodontic journey? We’re always excited to meet you. New patients are always welcome! To schedule your free orthodontic consultation, call us at (205) 900-7883. Fill out our online contact form, book online or email us at

Our dedicated team is here to assist you.

  1. Book online
  2. Prepare for your consultation.
  3. Learn more about what to expect from your visit below.

First visit: what to expect

Warm welcome and office tour from Dr. Z and her friendly orthodontic team.
Thorough assessment, including photographs, 3D digital x-rays, and an overall oral health evaluation.

3D scan and virtual simulation to visualize your current dental state and show you the expected results of your treatment.

Dr. Z will meet with you and your loved ones to discuss your goals and expectations and to determine the appropriate treatment route and payment plan.
Ready to start immediately? We offer same-day braces and aligner scans to help with your busy schedule.

What to Bring


A valid ID, like a driver’s license or ID card, is necessary. If the patient is 18 or younger, we request that a parent or guardian accompany them on their initial visit. After treatment has begun, patients are welcome to attend appointments independently. Following these appointments, we’ll update parents or guardians via post-appointment slips or phone calls.

Insurance Information

If you have dental insurance, please bring your insurance card and details. For a faster process, we encourage you to provide this information during your initial phone call, allowing us to verify your coverage and orthodontic benefits in advance.

List of Medications

Make a list of any medications you’re currently taking, including dosage.

Orthodontic Records

If you have any previous orthodontic records, x-rays, or treatment history, please bring them with you.


Feel free to bring any questions or concerns you may have about your orthodontic treatment.

Payment Info

Starting your orthodontic journey should be exciting, not stressful. That’s why we offer transparent discussions about treatment fees, insurance coverage, and financial arrangements from the start. Our diverse payment options—including Cash, Credit Card, Insurance, and OrthoFi—ensure that managing the cost of your treatment is as effortless as possible.

Simplifying payments with OrthoFi

OrthoFi introduces flexibility and control over how you manage the investment in your smile:

  • Zero-interest financing: Spread the cost of your treatment over time without any added interest.
  • Pay-in-full discount: enjoy a discount by paying for your treatment in full at the start.
  • Flexible down payments: Opt for a larger initial payment to reduce your monthly costs.
  • In-treatment payments: Make payments throughout the duration of your treatment period.

Additionally, with OrthoFi, you can remove the hassle and:

  • Complete patient forms online: Fill out your forms comfortably from home before your appointment.
  • Customize your financing: Choose a payment plan that fits your budget.
  • Manage your account securely online: Make payments, view invoices, and print receipts all from the comfort of your home.

To get started, click here to register your free OrthoFi account.


We work with all dental insurance plans that include an orthodontic benefit, helping you maximize the benefits available. Our team is here to assist you in understanding your insurance coverage.

If you have any questions or need further assistance regarding payment options, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (205) 291-0783.

“Whenever you go see a health professional, you want to know that the services are top-notch and the hospitality is evident. Dr. Z gives both at an unprecedented level. Our family couldn’t be happier.”

“Dr. Z is the absolute best! She is genuine and kind and listens to her patient’s concerns. I used to be self-conscious about my smile, but not anymore. Now I get compliments on my smile all of the time.”

“Dr. Z is the best! Our family ENJOYS going to the ortho because they know they’ll get to see her. The care and overall interest she shows her patients is unmatched.”

Schedule a free orthodontic consultation

Begin your journey to a confident smile with our available same-day options.

Office information

At our office, we're surrounded by a world of convenience. Here's a glimpse of what's just around the corner:

Right downstairs, you'll find Gentry Pharmacy for prescriptions and pharmacy goods.

But that's not all; our neighborhood is filled with healthcare and cosmetic neighbors, including Studio 21 for salon services, Cohn Plastic Surgery, and shopping malls like the Summit and the Colonnade.

This is just a taste of the many amenities and providers at your fingertips, all within reach of:

    • 3100 Blue Lake Dr., Suite 200
      Vestavia Hills, AL 35243

    Appointments Available

    Monday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Thursday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Friday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm