Meet Your Hoover Orthodontist

Dr Jeff Backus

Dr. Jeff Backus grew up in Hoover, Alabama. He attended Berry High School and was valedictorian of his class.

Dr. Jeff Backus is honored to return to his hometown and help the same people who have given him so many reasons to smile over the years find their own stunning, healthy smiles.

Dr. Jeff Backus gives back to the Hoover community, supports local schools, and serves on the board of the Hoover City Schools Foundation.

He is an active member at Prince of Peace Catholic Church and supports organizations including Smiles Change Lives, Camp Smile-A-Mile & the Ronald McDonald House.

Dr. Jeff Backus enjoys spending time with his wife, Dominique, and their three children: Connelly, Holland, and Miller.

Why an Orthodontist in Hoover?

Orthodontist vs. Dentist

An orthodontist is a dentist, but a dentist is not an Orthodontist. All orthodontists are dentists first, but though not every dentist has the qualifications to be an orthodontist. Dr. Jeff Backus continued his formal education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the necessary license and certification. As an orthodontist, Dr. Jeff Backus has spent years studying nothing but how and why to move teeth. This includes what to do, how to plan, and how to execute the appropriate treatment plan.

Why does it matter if you see your Hoover Orthodontist?

Specialists receive additional training to give them the skills needed to deal with more complex orthodontic problems. Dentists receive basic orthodontic training which allows them to perform root canals, extract wisdom teeth, and treat young children who do not need to see an orthodontist yet.

Seeing a specialist like your Hoover orthodontist may change your experience in braces by:

    • Giving you more efficient treatment and visits, because it is the office's primary area of care.
    • Knowing that you'll receive the best possible outcome on your treatment plan, especially if you have severe bite problems that need to be addressed.
    • Personal experience treating multiple cases that share your unique concerns
    • Being seen more quickly, as a family dentist will be focused on longer patient cases or emergencies throughout the day.
    • You may think it's easier to have your orthodontic work completed by your dentist. Convenience shouldn't be a concern, because you will only be stopping by your Hoover orthodontist's offices every six to eight weeks.

And don't let price be a problem either! Backus Orthodontics is proud to provide affordable treatment in the Hoover area.