Vestavia Hills Dental Braces

Durable, dependable metal braces

Strong, reliable, and exceptionally effective

Traditional metal braces are a proven solution for correcting dental issues such as misalignments, crowding, and gaps. Left untreated, these can affect your confidence, cause functional problems, and lead to other health issues, such as cavities, gum disease, migraines, and TMJ pain.

At Blue Lake Orthodontics in Vestavia Hills, we combine durable, high-grade stainless steel braces with the latest in orthodontic technology to ensure effective, comfortable treatment.

Our Vestavia Hills dental braces dentist delivers a robust orthodontic solution that combines time-tested techniques with modern advancements. Don’t let dental imperfections affect your confidence and oral health. Book your free consultation today!

Our metal braces benefits

  • Durability: Metal braces are known for their strength and longevity, capable of withstanding most everyday wear and tear.
  • Customization: With the option to add colored bands, our metal braces allow for a personalized touch to your orthodontic treatment.
  • Effective Treatment: Ideal for correcting complex dental issues, ensuring a comprehensive approach to smile alignment.
  • Cost-Effective: Often more affordable than other orthodontic options, providing a budget-friendly path to a better smile.

Book online today! To get the smile you’ve always wanted.

Am I a candidate for metal braces?

Curious if metal braces align with your dental correction needs? Consider the following:

  • Orthodontic correction needs: Excellent for addressing severe overcrowding, gaps, and misalignment.
  • All ages welcome: Suitable for children, teens, and adults looking for a reliable orthodontic solution.
  • Cost consideration: A great choice for those seeking a more budget-friendly option.
  • Customization fun: Perfect for patients who enjoy personalizing their braces with different colored bands.

Book a free consultation at Blue Lake Orthodontics to discover if metal braces are the key to your confident smile.

FAQs about metal braces


What is the difference between metal and clear braces?

Metal braces are made of stainless steel, while clear braces are made of tooth-colored materials that blend in with your teeth, making them almost unnoticeable.


How should I take care of my metal braces?

Metal braces are very durable. However, there are some recommendations that you must keep in mind at all times to ensure that they work properly and last for the entire duration of your treatment:

  • Avoid eating hard foods (like ice and hard candy) and sticky foods (like gum and taffy)
  • Avoid chewing pencils or picking on your braces
  • Wear a mouthguard to protect your mouth when participating in contact sports
  • Wear your appliances and elastics as instructed
  • Keep your teeth and braces clean. Follow the cleaning recommendations we’ll provide
  • Keep up with your regular checkups to ensure that everything is running smoothly


Will my braces interfere with my everyday activities?

At Blue Lake Orthodontics, we've seen firsthand that most patients continue their day-to-day activities without significant changes. Whether you're a singer, a musician, or an athlete, a brief adjustment period is typical. Athletes, remember: wearing a mouthguard is non-negotiable to protect your braces and mouth during contact sports.


Can I get metal braces if I don’t have dental insurance?

Absolutely! At Blue Lake Orthodontics, we offer payment options and an in-house financing plan for those without insurance.


Do metal braces hurt?

At our Vestavia Hills dental braces office, we use advanced, light-force wires with our metal braces for a gentle experience. While some initial discomfort is normal, it's temporary and quickly subsides with our guidance and your diligent care. Many patients are pleasantly surprised at how comfortable treatment can be. Trust us for a smooth orthodontic treatment.

What to expect

At Blue Lake Orthodontics, orthodontic treatment is a seamless and worry-free experience.

  • Free Consultation: Your orthodontic journey starts with a comprehensive evaluation of your dental health and a discussion of your aesthetic goals.
  • Customized Treatment Plan: Leveraging our expertise in complex cases, we design a treatment plan that guarantees efficient and effective results.
  • Ongoing Support: Enjoy regular check-ups in our fun and family-like atmosphere, ensuring your treatment progresses smoothly and comfortably.

Relaxation and convenience await

Our calming atmosphere and friendly team provide a stress-free experience. Enjoy complimentary coffee, snacks, and a remarkable set of amenities to help you feel at ease throughout your visit.

Fun for your family

Discover the fun side of your visit! We’ve got iPads loaded with games and entertainment for even our younger guests.

Stay connected and productive

Take advantage of our complimentary Wi-Fi access and convenient device charging stations.

Brushing Stations

Prepare for your visit with our brushing stations equipped with disposable toothbrushes and toothpaste.

“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