Dr. Stephanie Whitehead of Whitehead Orthodontics has served the Riverchase, Pelham, Hoover and Helena areas since 1988 with state-of-the-art orthodontic care in a family-oriented environment. As a teenager, she developed a love of orthodontics while working as an assistant for her own orthodontist, Dr. John Jayne.
“I had braces as a child, and I loved my orthodontist. He hired me to work as an assistant during the summers while I was going to college. I highly encourage high school children to shadow or get a job in an area that they may be interested in,” she said.
She pursued her passion and now draws inspiration watching her patients develop confidence with their new smiles. As a result, she’s been able to create relationships with patients that last a lifetime.
“One of my favorite things about being an orthodontist is the opportunity to get to know people and their friends and extended family over the length of treatment,” she said.
She and her team take pride in offering patients the best care possible.
“Our office offers excellent care in a fun environment. We see children as young as seven through adults. We do early treatment on children with habits or developmental problems, full braces on growing children and adults and even complicated surgical cases and TMJ. We love what we do and consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to make people smile on a daily basis, so ‘Come smile with us,’ ” she said.