Welcome to the office of Drs. Hicks and McMurphy. With convenient locations in Mobile, Saraland, Alabama, as well as Lucedale, Mississippi, our philosophy is simple:
Provide the best possible and affordable orthodontic care in a caring and fun environment!
Why Choose Our Office?
We are confident that we can provide this type of orthodontic care to our patients because of the combined knowledge and experience of our expert team of doctors and staff. Before becoming and orthodontist, Dr. Stephen T. Hicks practiced as a restorative dentist for 10 years. His experience provides him with extensive knowledge in general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry – which are all vital to our orthodontic practice. Adding to our expertise, Dr. Bancroft McMurphy is a trained periodontist (gum specialist) and orthodontist. His knowledge of the appropriate treatment for common gum problems is incredibly valuable to our patients undergoing orthodontic treatment – ensuring a complete healthy and beautiful smile.
Our staff includes members that are board-certified in hygiene and orthodontics, with combined orthodontic experience of 143 years! We have a tremendous amount to offer out patients.
Types of Braces We Specialize In
We are proud to be the first practice in Alabama to offer SureSmile. SureSmile utilizes 3-D computer technology to create a model of your teeth allowing our orthodontists to plan out your entire tooth movements during your braces experience. This allows our orthodontists to customize braces archwires to your individual treatment plan so we can provide the most effective and comfortable treatment experience. Learn more about SureSmile!
An alternative to metal are clear braces, which are made up of a clear hard material. This material is much less noticeable than traditional brackets and is beneficial to you would like to minimize the look of your braces- which is perfect for adults needing braces!
Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen®
Invisalign uses a very modern technology to straighten teeth without the look and feel of traditional braces. They are made up of clear, virtually invisible aligners that will transform your smile without even being seen. There are no metal brackets or wires, just simply a new set of removable aligners every few weeks until you have completed your orthodontic treatment. Our office specializes in Invisalign technology for both adults and teens, feel free to call our office with any questions you may have on Invisalign or Invisalign Teen.
Come visit us! On your first visit you will receive a free consultation, and we will show you how much we love to create beautiful smiles. Please contact us at one of our offices to schedule your appointment today. We look forward to seeing you!