Your Vestavia Hills Orthodontic Treatment Options

The Blue Lake difference, treatment options tailored to you

Elevate your confidence with personalized orthodontic care

Every orthodontic journey is one-of-a-kind, just like your smile. That’s why Blue Lake Orthodontics is dedicated to tailoring our approach, focusing on not just the aesthetics but also your long-term oral health. Our high-tech orthodontic treatments deliver amazing and enduring results that’ll leave you smiling from ear to ear.

At Blue Lake Orthodontics, we’re your partner on the path to a more radiant smile and exceptional orthodontic treatment in Vestavia Hills. Book online today to join our family and start your journey!

Start your orthodontic treatment right away!

We offer immediate treatment initiation. Choose between same-day braces or aligners at your consultation. Get same-day braces on the spot, or we’ll scan for aligners* during your first appointment.

*Note: Aligner delivery takes approximately four weeks from the aligner scan for personalized treatment planning and aligner manufacturing.

Our orthodontic treatment is for all ages

From children to adults, discover the range of orthodontic treatments we offer to cater to your unique needs and ensure a beautiful, confident smile for patients of all ages.

Clear Braces

Clear Braces

Experience discreet orthodontic treatment with clear braces. Our transparent, low-profile braces provide an aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional metal braces, allowing you to smile with confidence.

Metal Braces

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Traditional metal braces are a trusted and effective choice for correcting orthodontic concerns. They are especially suitable for complex cases and offer a time-tested approach to achieving a straight and healthy smile.

Clear Aligners

Clear Aligners at Blue Lake Orthodontics

Clear aligners provide a nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth. These custom-made, removable trays offer comfort and convenience while discreetly aligning your smile.

Surgical Orthodontics

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With extensive training in surgical jaw correction, Dr. Z ensures a personalized journey from consultation to post-surgery care for complex cases. Our close collaboration with skilled surgeons eliminates the need for patients to act as intermediaries.

How can we help you?

Free Consultations

Discover your smile's potential and get answers to your questions with our complimentary consultations.

Reveal My Smile Potential

Using our 3D scanning technology, see a simulation of your future smile on your first visit. Learn more.

Same-Day Orthodontics

Start your orthodontic journey today and fast-track your results with same-day braces and aligners. Learn more.

Get help with complex orthodontic issues

At Blue Lake Orthodontics, we specialize in solving complex orthodontic challenges for your best smile.

Get to Know Us

Meet the team dedicated to your smile's transformation.

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About Blue Lake Orthodontics

Led by Dr. Zehra Syed and located in Vestavia Hills, Blue Lake Orthodontics is your destination for orthodontic excellence, designed to serve patients of all ages.

We’re not just another orthodontic office — we’re on a mission to transform your orthodontic journey into an empowering and uplifting experience. With tailor-made appointments, a serene atmosphere, cutting-edge technology, and an unwavering commitment to efficiency, we’re confident that your time with us will be truly special.

FAQ about orthodontic treatment


When is the right time to consider orthodontic treatment?

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that children undergo evaluation by an orthodontist no later than age 7 to address dental and growth issues that may worsen if left untreated. Orthodontic treatment is often advised during adolescence, when most or all permanent teeth have erupted. Nevertheless, it is never too late to seek treatment, as individuals of all ages, from children to adults, can benefit from orthodontic care.

How do I know if I need orthodontic treatment?

Common signs that indicate a need for orthodontic treatment include crowded or misaligned teeth, spacing, crossbites, underbites, overbites, protruding teeth, impacted teeth, thumb sucking or tongue thrusting habits, speech issues, sleep and airway problems, jaw pain, and overall facial esthetic concerns related to jaw discrepancies. A consultation with our team can help determine specific treatment needs.


How long does orthodontic treatment typically last?

The duration of orthodontic treatment varies depending on the complexity of the case. On average, treatment may last between 12 months and 24 months. However, treatment times may be shorter or longer based on individual factors.

Does orthodontic treatment hurt?

Whether you are undergoing treatment in braces or aligners, it’s common to experience mild soreness during treatment. The discomfort is temporary as the teeth adjust to new pressure. In most cases, the soreness can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and orthodontic wax.

Can I eat normally with braces or aligners?

While clear and metal braces have some dietary restrictions, clear aligners are removable, allowing you to eat and drink without restrictions. We’ll provide a list of orthodontic friendly foods to assist you along the way.

“Dr. Z did my niece’s braces. She had a complicated case. She did great with her braces. They worked with her to make sure she understood all that was going on and made the process as easy as possible for her. I recommend Dr. Z and her team to anyone looking for an orthodontist. My niece just can’t stop smiling.”


“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.”

“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.”

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