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Welcome to SAO!

South Alabama Orthodontics is a Christ-centered, patient-focused, orthodontic practice.  We are committed to providing the highest-quality patient care in a manner that glorifies God and in an atmosphere that is upbeat and, shall we say, unique.  We hope that you will consider us for your orthodontic needs!

About SAO

The orthodontists, Drs. Langley and O’Neil and their staff, have the experience and training to provide an extensive range of orthodontic services. Our comprehensive treatments include: braces for children, teens and adults; clear ceramic braces, lingual braces that are placed behind the teeth, and 3M Clarity clear aligners. We utilize the most advanced technology to ensure your comfort, and make treatment more efficient and effective including the use of diode lasers and TADs. We also provide appliances that help to mitigate or prevent snoring and other treatments that provide relief for muscle soreness and TMJ disorders. Our patients love coming to our office! Our services are efficient and comfortable, resulting in lifelong smiles! Please contact our orthodontic office to schedule your complimentary consultation today, and join our family of patients. South Alabama Orthodontics provides quality orthodontics to Baldwin and Mobile Counties and all other surrounding Alabama areas. We have convenient locations: Daphne, Fairhope and Mobile.

Orthodontic Options

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic (clear) braces are made of a translucent ceramic material which blends with your teeth and will resist staining and discoloration throughout your treatment. With the newer small, low-profile design of our Ceramic Braces, they are virtually unnoticeable, making them perfect for patients of any age who are looking for the confidence and freedom to smile on any occasion. Ceramic braces continue to be esthetic and more versatile than ever before. Colored “elastic” ties can still be used on ceramic braces to give a vibrant showing of color or Clear “elastic” ties can also be used when the patient prefers the braces to be less noticeable. While they are visually less prominent, they are also smaller than metal braces and can be used on both the top and bottom teeth as well.

Traditional Metal Braces

At South Alabama Orthodontics, we let you decide what type of braces would suit you best. Some of our patients like to “show off their smile” with the metal victory series bracket from 3M Unitek. This traditional type of bracket is made of high-grade stainless steel. Our patients comfort and choice is one of our main concerns.

3M Clarity

3M Clarity Aligners

Clarity Aligners gradually move your teeth – but without any metal wires or braces. Clarity Aligners treatment uses a system of removable, nearly invisible plastic trays designed to help guide your teeth into the ideal position and get the beautiful, healthy smile you want.

Treatment using Clarity Aligners starts with a custom, digital treatment plan that shows you exactly how your teeth will move and how long it will take to reshape your smile. You will get a series of clear aligners that should be worn for about one to two weeks each—depending on your custom treatment plan. It is recommended aligners be worn 22 hours a day, or as prescribed by your provider. The clear aligners are nearly invisible so you can go through your treatment and look good doing it.

Clarity Aligners let you put your lifestyle first. Unlike with clear or metal braces, you can remove Clarity Aligners when you want to eat or drink, brush or floss your teeth. These clear aligners are as flexible as you are.

Adjunctive Treatments

Diode Laser

Lasers are used in orthodontic treatment for a variety of conditions. They can be used to remove excess or overgrown gingival tissue, exposure of impacted canines, or frenectomies. Lasers use a special wavelength of light to remove the excess tissue without scaring or bleeding. The use of lasers helps to dramatically increase the esthetics of orthodontic treatment when indicated.

Temporary Anchorage Device (TAD)

Temporary anchorage devices, or TADs, are small titanium anchors used in certain orthodontic cases to help achieve tooth movement with more efficiency and comfort. TADs are used in addition to braces to help better control tooth movement. TADs also allow us to successfully treat many cases without the use of orthognathic surgery.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)

Snoring/ Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Now Offering Digital Impressions

Digital Impressions now take the place of traditional alginate (goopy) impressions. This is a new technique that takes a video of your teeth and then re-creates a model of your teeth so the doctors can analyze your needs better and also make necessary appliances needed for orthodontic treatment.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Langley

Dr. Shane Langley

Dr. Shane Langley is a native of Fairhope, Alabama. He is married (Elisabeth Ingram Langley) and has 6 children (Ellie Grace, Ford, Ollie, Lois Kate, Jules Ann, and Charlie). He graduated with a B.S. in biology from Spring Hill College in Mobile Alabama. He completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and Orthodontic training at UAB. Dr. Langley continues to teach orthodontic residents at UAB and lectures internationally for 3M. His lecture topics include diagnosis, treatment planning, advanced biomechanics and complex treatment techniques. His time is occupied by his family, patients and church activities. In his free time he enjoys woodworking and fishing.

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Dr. O'Neil

Dr. Rick O’Neil

Dr. Rick O’Neil is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He is married (Marjorie Hannon O’Neil) and has 4 children (James, Caroline, Catherine, and Carlisle). He graduated with a B.S. in zoology from Auburn University. He completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and Orthodontic training at UAB. His orthodontic interests include the integration of digital technology and optimal esthetics in patient care. He lectures for 3M on clear aligner therapy. His time is occupied by his family, patients and church activities. In his free time he enjoys hunting and fishing as well as woodworking.

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Our Smile Portfolio

Here are just a few of our many exceptionally treated cases! There are many types of dental malocclusions as you can see. But no matter what your concern, South Alabama Orthodontics will be able to provide you with an incredible lifelong smile!


Treatment Financing

Orthodontics is now more affordable than ever. Ask about our many payment options to best fit your families needs.

Patient Testimonials



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South Alabama Orthodontics – Daphne

6491 Jordan Road
Daphne, AL 36525


South Alabama Orthodontics – Fairhope

20 Spring Run Drive
Fairhope, AL 36532


South Alabama Orthodontics – Mobile

6350 Airport Blvd #1
Mobile, AL 36608