Continual & Expert Education

Both Dr. H. L. Strickland and Dr. Stephen Strickland are orthodontists that have spent 3 years after dental school learning the skills required to manage tooth movement (orthodontics) and guide facial development (dentofacial orthopedics). Orthodontics is a very progressive specialty and both doctors commit over 100 hours each year to stay abreast of the most current research and technology. Their commitment to continual education allows the team at Strickland Orthodontics to offer the best and most comfortable treatment options for your orthodontic care.

Commitment to Excellence

Dr. Stephen Strickland has achieved board certification through the American Board of Orthodontics, the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association and affiliated with the American Association of Orthodontists. This is an achievement that is completed by less than a third of orthodontists. He has voluntarily gone through hundreds of additional hours of preparation to demonstrate that he has the judgment, skills and knowledge required for providing the highest level of patient care. For more information on Board Certification and what it means for your care, please visit

Join our Family of Strickland Smiles!

Strickland Orthodontics is fortunate to have been able to provide orthodontic care for Baldwin County since 1978. As the first full-time dental specialist in Baldwin County, AL, Dr. H. L. Strickland has been able to grow alongside the county and many of the families he has been able to treat. It has been an honor to be able to treat four generations of a single family and this is a testament to the care that you receive at Strickland Orthodontics. Once you are a patient, you will always be part of our growing family of Strickland Smiles…

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Personalized Service

From your first phone call to your final retainer appointment, our goal at Strickland Orthodontics is complete patient satisfaction! Before you begin treatment, Dr. Stephen Strickland and Dr. H. L. Strickland will review your records and concerns. If orthodontic treatment is necessary, we will discuss the best method of treatment for your individual needs. We will also discuss various braces that will allow us to achieve your best smile, including titanium, clear ceramic or Invisalign. Our goal at Strickland Orthodontics is to help each patient achieve their best smile and leave after each appointment knowing they have received the best patient care!

Comfortable Treatments

Gone are the days of clunky bands on every tooth, overly tight steel wires and techniques that applied high forces to the teeth. Today’s progressive orthodontic treatment combines continuous but light forces on the teeth to be able to move them more efficiently and quicker with less discomfort. The initial wires used to straighten your teeth at Strickland Orthodontics are shape-memory NiTi wires that use your body heat to help align your teeth. This allows for continual and comfortable alignment of even the most misaligned teeth. If comfort is your main concern, ditching the braces and wires all together and using Invisalign might be your best option. At Strickland Orthodontics we strive to make the process of achieving your healthy and beautiful smile as comfortable as possible!

Flexible Payment Options

Orthodontic treatment requires a significant commitment from both the orthodontic team and patient to be able to achieve the best outcome possible. At Strickland Orthodontics we are committed to offering numerous flexible payment options that will allow you the ability to achieve your best smile. This means we will confirm any insurance benefit, file insurance for you, and help you to determine the initial and monthly payments that best fit your budget. We also offer bookkeeping courtesy to patients who are able to pay in full or for family members in treatment together.

The Perfect Pair: Experience & Modern Technique

At Strickland Orthodontics, each patient receives a perfect combination of experience and modern techniques. Dr. H. L. Strickland has the most clinical experience of any orthodontist in Baldwin County and a wealth of knowledge that only comes from the experience of a career in orthodontics treating over 15,000 patients. Dr. H. L. Strickland has also stayed committed to new and developing technologies, allowing Strickland Orthodontics to be the leading Invisalign™ provider in south Alabama. Having recently been the top graduate from UAB’s Orthodontic residency, Dr. Stephen Strickland is very comfortable using the latest in orthodontic treatment and technology from aesthetic options like Invisalign™, lingual braces and ceramic braces to mini implants and soft tissue diode lasers. Every patient’s treatment is reviewed by both doctors and receives the benefit of both experience and the latest in orthodontic techniques.



Advancements in technology allow the doctors and team at Strickland Orthodontics to offer outstanding orthodontic treatment and results with less discomfort, fewer appointments and shorter overall treatment times. Some of these advancements include our semi-customized titanium brackets, NiTi memory wires, diode soft tissue laser and Invisalign. By choosing Strickland Orthodontics for your braces and orthodontic care, you are opting for a level of care that utilizes the best and latest in orthodontic treatment options and technology.

Five Convenient Locations

Understanding that many of our patients live busy lives, we strive to be as convenient as possible to minimize the disturbance in your schedule. We have locations in Fairhope, Spanish Fort, Bay Minette and Foley, Alabama.

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