If you want a beautiful healthy smile you are in the right place.

At Smile Orthodontics, we understand that deciding to straighten your teeth is a big deal. Choosing an orthodontist and a treatment plan that meets your needs can be challenging. That’s why we are here for you every step of your journey.

Most of the time, when people think of braces, they think of straight teeth. But did you know that orthodontics is so much more than that? When your teeth are in alignment, other elements of your oral system work together, providing optimal health and function, as well. Our board-certified orthodontists, Dr. Thomas T. Taylor and Dr. Steven P. Hearne, can help you achieve a dazzling, healthy smile for years to come.

To find out how we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams, contact one of our Suffolk locations. In Breezeport Way, call (757) 686-3444. To reach our Hillpoint Boulevard office, call (757) 925-0407.


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Comprehensive Orthodontics for a Healthy Smile

Our doctors embrace a philosophy of comprehensive care. When performed correctly, orthodontics takes all aspects of oral and facial anatomy into account. Therefore, in addition to straightening your teeth, treatment should encourage proper growth and development, stabilize your jaw joints, and even open up your airways for optimal breathing. In fact, patients who undergo orthodontic treatment can significantly reduce their risk for tooth decay, gum disease, snoring, sleep apnea, and more. Because each patient is unique, our doctors personalize every treatment plan to meet the needs of the individual. To learn more about comprehensive orthodontics, visit this page.

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Advanced Technology for Advanced Care

Innovations are happening in dentistry every day. Our doctors are committed to staying up to date with the ever-evolving world of orthodontics. That is why our entire team regularly attends continuing education courses. By staying on the cutting edge of the latest techniques and technology, we can provide optimal, effective care for our patients.

My experience was great. I’m very satisfied with the end result. Whenever I look at my photos before the braces and compare them to now, I see a big difference. I haven’t stopped smiling since I got my braces off!Amir K.
Meet the Smile Orthodontics Team

The Smile Orthodontics Team

We are incredibly fortunate to have such a friendly team of professionals. From the moment you arrive for your first visit, you will be treated with the utmost compassion and respect. It is our priority to make your experience pleasant, comfortable, and even fun. We know what we would want for ourselves or our families, and that is the kind of care we strive to deliver.

Wondering What We Can Do for You? See for Yourself.

We practice orthodontics because it is our passion. We find personal gratification in improving the health and smiles of your family. We take great pride in our work, and we look forward to sharing our results with you. If you would like to see how we can help you improve your smile, take a look at our before and after photographs.


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Tammy Matthews
Tammy Matthews
01:09 03 Mar 20
This is a great place to go for braces. They always took great care of my son. They seemed fast and efficient. I had an emergency once late evening, they met me and my son, and took care of the problem. I would recommend them.read more
Denise Gibson
Denise Gibson
13:14 25 Feb 20
If I could shout it from the roof tops I would.....If you are in need of braces this is the place you most definitely want.The people are complete ANGELS...they have made our journey a piece of cake. They are willing to guide you, answer any questions, hold your hand and walk this journey with you. I love Smile Orthodontic. I have not met Dr. HEARNE yet, but Dr. TAYLOR IS OUT OF THIS WORLD FANTASTIC . AS WELL AS HIS STAFF.read more
Makesha Brown
Makesha Brown
20:17 29 Jan 20
I absolutely love them . I feel like we are family since this is my second time around . They say 2 times is a charm so looking forward to seeing what 3 has to offer. They changed the life of both of my sons . They now have beautiful amazing smiles that I’m so glad about . Me next sons 😁❤️🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾read more
Cathy H Richards
Cathy H Richards
21:10 14 Jan 20
The staff is very friendly and answers all questions asked with complete answers. They always ask do we have any questions at the conclusion of the visit. We’ve never had to wait a long time at our appointments. Dr Taylor is very personable and always makes you feel relaxed while sitting in the chair. I would recommend this office to anyone who needs it.read more
melanie marks
melanie marks
15:12 09 Jan 20
I strongly recommend this Orthodontist for yourbrand new smile you will love. The staff has a great attitude and will be sure to give you the results you desire!read more
Sarah Gary
Sarah Gary
21:27 16 Dec 19
Dr. Taylor and his staff are excellent! Courteous, professional, timely ... and just fantastic with kids! They explain things simply and thoroughly and put us at ease every time. I am confident with their knowledge and skill. Most importantly they are kind and compassionate! I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend them!read more
Leslie Littlejohn
Leslie Littlejohn
14:00 03 Dec 19
Our experience with Dr. Steven Hearne has been excellent. All four of my children have had orthodontic treatment under Dr. Hearne. He has always provided our family with a plan of treatment that has transformed and enhanced their smiles. The staff is always welcoming, friendly, caring & professional. I would definitely recommend Smile Orthodontics to family & friends!read more
Terri B
Terri B
20:42 23 Aug 19
My son got his braces here and they did a great job-- very thorough...if it looked even remotely like teeth were moving or whatever, they were immediately on it. We tended to have Meagan when he was seen and she was great but even when he saw the other girls they were all pleasant and took the time to chat with him, see how his day was and were really kind 🙂 He has finally gotten them off- his teeth look great! Very happy with the process 🙂read more
Tomeka Wiggins
Tomeka Wiggins
15:38 23 Aug 19
My daughter and I absolutely love Smile Orthodontics! As a parent, I have worn braces, as well as, my older son, so I've actually had the opportunity to experience other orthodontists in the past. With that being said, I can truly say that Dr. Taylor, Dr. Hearne and the staff are phenomenal! From the very moment that you step into their office, until you exit, they display nothing but, professionalism, compassion, respect, patience and amazing knowledge! I honestly feel that my daughter is in very good hands and I would highly recommend this practice if you are in need of orthodontic care.read more
Damien Pottorf
Damien Pottorf
21:23 15 Aug 19
Great service. Doctor Taylor was very particular in the best way to make sure my teeth and bite would be the best they could in the future. Taylor and Meagan were also great! They both explained things well and Meagan was very gentle when getting molds.read more
Kaylee Griffin
Kaylee Griffin
19:42 15 Aug 19
Every time we go they get you to the back immediately! Everyone is extremely nice! Two times I broke something with my hardware. I called and they immediately took me in. I love going here! Staff is awesome!! I would highly recommend going here!!read more
Rosalind Grimes
Rosalind Grimes
14:22 13 Aug 19
My experience at this office was very pleasant. My son and I were greeted with a smile and the atmosphere was very warm, friendly, inviting and most of all nerve calming...lol My son has been very nervous about getting his braces but the introduction lesson of his new “hygiene care world” was nicely given and details were clearly explained. Being a patient here has started this process off on a positive note.read more
C Askew
C Askew
13:59 13 Aug 19
Both of my children receive orthodontic treatment here. The staff is always so nice, personable, and friendly. They make you feel very welcome. I can already see a change in my daughter's teeth, and I am confident that they are receiving the best treatment possible.read more
Reaper Barnes
Reaper Barnes
14:24 09 Aug 19
Smile Orthodontics Harbor Breeze office is Awesome!! The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly!! I definitely recommend this place of business! My son just got his braces on today. The first part of the appointment was very informative, they talked about hygiene, care and price. They answered all my questions. They also went above and beyond to make my son comfortable:)read more
Tammy Pearl
Tammy Pearl
12:35 09 Aug 19
All 3 of our daughters have had braces and after care with Dr. Taylor.The girls have been his patients from the start of his practice at Smile. He and his staff have been so caring and the ultimate professionals. Any and all questions we have had have been answered promptly, professionally & courteously. Dr. Taylor wants his patients to be pleased (and I think HE wants to be pleased) with the outcome of his treatment. He listens to make his patients happy. My husband and I recommend Dr. Taylor’s practice often to our friends with ortho needs as the place to go for orthodontic care. We tell people he is the best because he is.read more
Kristin Macan
Kristin Macan
00:13 08 Aug 19
They have a great team! Today my son got braces put on and they spent an entire hour going over the process, procedures, hygiene requirements and costs. My son was very nervous and they took extra steps to make sure he was comfortable and could ask questions. Braces are such a big investment, you need to trust that the people doing the work care about your concerns and act in you and your child's best interest. You can trust this team! I could only pick one name, but Shanna, Dr. Taylor, Taylor and the Front Desk team all deserve kudos.read more
Choi Gee Hawks
Choi Gee Hawks
20:43 12 Jul 19
Today was the first visit for my 9 year old son (and I). Everyone in the office was so hospitable. Taylor was so extremely helpful, knowledgeable and calming to us not knowing what to expect. Dr. Taylor was so informative, explained everything and addressed my concerns.read more
The Healing Temple
The Healing Temple
12:27 12 Jul 19
Smile Orthodontics is by far the greatest experience we have ever experienced! They are friendly and very kindhearted! Taylor who has asisted us through this whole process has been amazing! She was able to answer every question in detail and calm our nerves! I would recommend this place to anyone! We are hooked for life!read more
Shelley Bellavia
Shelley Bellavia
12:33 11 Jul 19
My daughter came in for her initial braces appt. Taylor was very thorough and super personable. She helped make my daughter feel more at ease with understanding the process and really took time to make us feel welcome, instead of rushed. All of the staff is super friendly and the atmosphere is very inviting!read more
Chloe Alexander
Chloe Alexander
18:24 08 Jul 19
My daughter smile is better she loves her teeth ❤️😍
La Toyia Roberts
La Toyia Roberts
23:39 24 Apr 19
Everyone was awesome! ✨ The wait was a bit long but the service made up for it. Everyone was nice and kept me informed.read more
Lori Carr
Lori Carr
13:24 11 Apr 19
I’ve had three children undergo treatment here and have been very satisfied with the results! The staff here is incredible; always friendly and welcoming. My two girls have beautiful smiles now and I can’t wait to see my son’s once his treatment is finished, Highly recommend this practice!read more
Amanda Fuller
Amanda Fuller
13:19 19 Mar 19
Wonderful Orthodontic office! The entire staff is so kind and welcoming. They explained in detail the treatment plan and payment plan. I felt comfortable in asking any and all questions. My daughter was nervous, but they made her feel comfortable! I definitely recommend!read more
Erica Bailey
Erica Bailey
14:02 07 Mar 19
I love this facility! They really make you feel welcome and special, I completed my braces venture in 33 months and I love my new smile! Thank you guys!read more
Lajuanicia Faulk
Lajuanicia Faulk
19:36 28 Feb 19
I just got my braces on today. The staff was very friendly, informative and made sure I was fully aware of everything they would be doing beforehand. Dr. Taylor was awesome and overall I am pleased with my experience so far.read more
Kena Joyner
Kena Joyner
16:33 28 Feb 19
Dr. Taylor was awesome! He serviced both my son and myself. So friendly and gave me the desired smile I always wanted! I'm more confident, I smile more....I can't thank him and his team enough!read more
Erica Campbellp
Erica Campbellp
14:16 28 Feb 19
I just want to Thank the staff at Smile Orthodontics. So far we have had a pleasant experience and we would recommend our friends and family without any hesitation.read more
Luke Schanback
Luke Schanback
22:42 14 Feb 19
The people are so sweet. Walk into the room and greeted with smiles by Erin and Taylor. You need to meet Alona, she’s cool.....read more
Jackie Self
Jackie Self
21:00 12 Feb 19
I love my daughter’s smile! Now, thanks to Smile Orthodontics my daughter shines inside & out. Definitely a Great team to do business with.read more
Artista Jennings
Artista Jennings
19:10 11 Feb 19
I had a rough start the day I got my braces on about 2-3 weeks ago because I felt it was lack of communication with the first point of contact as to what was going on. Then I got introduce to Stephanie. She turned that whole negative start into an awesome,relax visit. Thank you Stephanie for being so detailed with what you were about to do. Very sweet and compassionate young lady. Excellent customer service skills,with that you will go a long way! The most important thing she did was introduce herself instead of just jumping in my mouth as the previous young attempted to do. I look forward to seeing her my next visit.read more
Robert Marshall
Robert Marshall
14:06 06 Feb 19
Dr. Taylor has been the best orthodontist in the world. He has really worked with us through this whole process and now my grandson has beautiful teeth. Thanks Dr. Taylor.read more
Sharita Wilkerson
Sharita Wilkerson
14:33 18 Jan 19
Today my daughter will be getting top braces. The staff are very friendly. Dr. Thomas was very informative about the procedure. Made my daughter very comfortable.read more
Mari Richardson
Mari Richardson
19:22 03 Dec 18
I absolutely love the friendliness and professionalism of each team member I've had the pleasure of meeting when I bring my daughter to her appointments. Questions are always answered in conversation with Dr. Taylor or any assistant. It is always a fun and enjoyable visit each time.read more
Vivian Eckstein
Vivian Eckstein
18:41 29 Nov 18
I have a difficult situation going on and today I was there for 3 and a half hours. Through it all, I had a team of the utmost courteous and professional staff that you could imagine. Both physicians (Dr. Hearne and Dr. Taylor), as well as their assistants worked diligently to get my issue resolved. They even consulted with my specialist and told me they would be on standby if I needed anything. If you need orthodontic treatment, this is the only place I would recommend to anyone. My daughter will need braces in the next couple years and no one else but Smile Orthodontics will be seeing her. They make me enjoy my braces. Thank you to the whole office for all you do. I greatly appreciate you all and look forward to the next time I get to see you.read more
Patrice Henry
Patrice Henry
16:01 15 Nov 18
I have been very pleased with the customer service and care my son has received. I feel very well taken care of by Dr. Taylor and his staff. My son is getting the treatment he needs to produce the best outcome. Thank you!read more
Jackie Payne
Jackie Payne
15:16 14 Nov 18
I love the staff as much as I love my results! This is an awesome place for both kids AND adults! Highly recommend.
Mary Comes
Mary Comes
16:02 31 Oct 18
Been coming for several years now and am amazed at how we never wait more than a few minutes for the appointment to begin. Inpressed at how organized and professional this office is. Wished the wait was like this at every appointment we have. Would recommend highly!!read more
Aja Richardson
Aja Richardson
23:21 30 Oct 18
Love Dr. Taylor and his staff. They are super sweet and love to see you smile. I’ve always hated my smile but after three years in braces, I am extremely thankful to Dr. Taylor and his team for giving me a smile that I can be proud of. I highly recommend Taylor Orthodontics if you’re looking to improve your smile.read more
Jaclyn Bishop
Jaclyn Bishop
20:09 23 Oct 18
Love that they keep you informed every step of the way. We were late to an appointment and they worked with us. My son was still seen that day!! I highly recommend them.read more
Maisha Giles
Maisha Giles
14:08 23 Oct 18
I have been coming to Taylor Orthodontics for over five years now. The Dentists and their team is nothing short of amazing. This organization makes you feel like family and knows how to have a good time. Today I have brought my children here to be apart of the family as they begin their braces treatments and we look forward to seeing the awesome smiles they will have in the end. This place is a sure thing, so if anyone is looking for an orthodontic team that treats you with quality while still having fun, Taylor Orthodontics is the place. It’s even worth the drive if you live on the other side. We do it routinely 🙂read more
Dionne Ellis
Dionne Ellis
13:40 13 Oct 18
Dr. Taylor is currently treating me and my son for braces. I really didn't know what to expect at first. I am very pleased with the work he has done thus far. Dr. Taylor always has a smile on his face and asks us questions, which shows he is very passionate and thorough regarding his work. He knows the importance of making sure my son and I understand the process. I thank you Dr. Taylor, for putting our minds at ease and for making this moment in our lives enjoyable! We really appreciate you!!read more
Khara Jones
Khara Jones
13:54 11 May 18
This orthodontist is awesome. They go beyond what is needed to insure the best treatment for the best smile possible. I absolutely would recommend everyone choose this place for the best care for their children's future smiles. Everyone in the staff is helpful and polite.read more
Dylan Linebarger
Dylan Linebarger
16:30 02 May 18
My son has been under the care of the awesome staff here for the past 3 years and they still do not disappoint. A huge thank you to Cheyenne and all of your help today and my sons care, we greatly appreciate it. His smile has never looked better! Recommending Smile Orthodontics would be an understatement, they simply are the best! Thanks again!read more
Evoyal Price
Evoyal Price
22:11 25 Apr 18
Dr. Taylor is very passionate about his work and does everything he can to ensure his patients are satisfied. I could not have asked for anything more than he has given my son out of the kindness and goodness of heart. Thanks a million!!!! God Bless you always Dr T . 😇😇read more
margaret white
margaret white
19:20 24 Apr 18
My daughter has been seen at this office for over three years. She went quickly from having large gaps to having a completely different smile. In only two years her braces were off and she is now in retainers. She has a beautiful smile thanks to them. I love how prompt and courteous they are. The office is friendly and welcoming and they are incredibly time efficient! Thank you for such great work!read more
Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones
15:57 12 Apr 18
Dr. Taylor and staff are great. My daughter had braces on for almost 5 years and it has been a great experience to make sure she had perfect teeth. The staff are friendly and on top of things when we needed to get in quickly. I definitely would recommend himread more
Teressa Shears
Teressa Shears
18:28 30 Mar 18
This is a nice location. Very nice employees. The orthodontist are very patience and knowledgeable about what they are doing. MY SON KEYON has come a long ways with his treatment. I am very gratefully of the accomplishments that has followed. If you are looking for an orthodontist you don't have to look any further. I would give more than 5 stars if I could.read more
TIANA Wright
TIANA Wright
14:35 26 Mar 18
My experience with Taylor Orthodontics was amazingly good. I love the office and the staff. My son was a patient here first and they done such a great job with his teeth I had to join in. I now have a nephew and a uncle who goes here because they loved the outcome of our prefect smile. Thanks to Taylor Orthodontics for making the best curve on my body my SMILE.read more
Kara Byers
Kara Byers
23:52 22 Mar 18
I was very skeptical to begin my journey to the “perfect smile”, but Dr. Taylor has made this experience wonderful! His excellent staff worked together to evaluate my unique case and develope the best plan for me. This team laid everything out for me making sure that I understood every detail and are always there to answer my questions. They never fail to deliver excellent customer service, their facility is very well maintained and the atmosphere during every visit is nothing short of welcoming. They stay true to your appointment times and I do not believe that I have ever waited longer than 5 minutes, if ever at all! I normally see Dr. Taylor and Shawna- they always greet me with a smile and engage in true conversation. I was also nervous about how much this work would cost, but they have made it so easy for me to tackle this plan in a way that benefits me well! I could not be happier with the orthodontic care that I have received and I have spoken very highly of this practice to everyone that has inquired about my dental work! I cannot wait to see the end result and thank you to everyone that has had a hand in making this journey as pleasant as it could possibly be!read more
dwainett young
dwainett young
18:01 22 Mar 18
When I was first told that I needed braces at my age I thought it was going to be hard. This process and been the smoothest that I have seen and I owe it all to Dr. Taylor and his staff. They provide timely service and they make you feel right at home. I would recommend this location to anyone thinking about getting or needing braces.read more
Jacquin Blanchard
Jacquin Blanchard
21:22 09 Mar 18
Every time I go they leave me at ease. I’m never in pain. I don’t mind looking forward to my next visit. The staff is very friendly and so is doctor Taylor. This pass year with my braces has be nothing but a learning experience and I don’t mind the next 24 months with this staff.read more
Miquira High
Miquira High
08:46 09 Mar 18
I literally loved going to my orthodontist appointment! Because they took great care of me and every employee was extremely nice. Great music was always plying and smiles and jokes would fill the room. And then at the end when it’s time for your braces they had like this little celebration room, with candy and would take your pictures. Also they would sing to you! How cool. Dr Taylor and ladies were the best. Would absolutely recommend anyone to themread more
katrinia freeman
katrinia freeman
12:21 05 Mar 18
The best Orthodontist around. Great customer service and very reasonable prices. There is never a long wait everyone is seen in a timely and orderly fashion. I love the extra care we receive. It's comforting having doctors who truly care.read more
Melissa Nurney
Melissa Nurney
20:11 02 Mar 18
I have three children that have been patients at Dr. Hearne's office. We recommend this office! The staff there are wonderful. Always friendly and smiling! The girls always enjoy going to visit their office. Very accommodating and always very helpful.read more
Sabria Monae
Sabria Monae
21:10 26 Feb 18
Love this office and the staff. Dr. Taylor is also very caring. Shawna is so helpful and sweet and makes sure you understand everything that is going on. They all make your child feel at ease for any procedure that they are having done. My daughter always looks forward to her appointments. I would recommend this office for anyone seeking knowledgeable and caring docs and staff to help determine the best treatments for your child.read more
Mojo Freeman
Mojo Freeman
19:28 26 Feb 18
The people love to take care of me and all of their patients with care and tender. They make sure I’m up to date with my appointments, send constant reminders so that I don’t forget, and always deliver excellent service each time I’m there. Professionalism is there game here and so far they’re dominating it.read more
Roshonda Patterson
Roshonda Patterson
19:14 21 Feb 18
This place is awesome🤗 I brought my daughter here to get her braces and the staff is wonderful. Dr. Taylor did a great job with giving her the perfect smile. I will definitively be bringing my son here also😊read more
Dorothea Brandon-Stone
Dorothea Brandon-Stone
17:02 21 Feb 18
Dr. Taylor and his staff are all amazing! They have always been very helpful, patient and accommodating. They make going to the orthodontist so much fun and my kids never complain about going there! The best is the party they throw for you when you get your braces off! I couldn't imagine a better experience!read more
Smile Patient
Smile Patient
22:00 08 Feb 18
Great atmosphere, warm and inviting staff. Really friendly Doctors who actually remembers their patients, really affordable too. This is my thrid year with Taylor Orthodontics and my son and daughter both love coming here, they are actually excited! I couldn't ask for a better place to bring my kids for all their dental needs. -Eugene Williams USN Chiefread more
Jennifer Cook
Jennifer Cook
13:34 08 Feb 18
We’ve had a wonderful experience at Suffolk Smiles! Dr. Taylor’s office makes it such a fun experience for their patients. The entire staff is always friendly and welcoming.read more
Amanda Moreland
Amanda Moreland
14:49 07 Feb 18
I absolutely love Dr. Taylor and Dr. Hearne. My entire family has received their orthodontic care at this practice. Dr. Taylor even sings to his patients when they get their braces removed. You have a choice in dental care...chose Smile Orthodontics! Worth the drive from anywhere in Hampton Roads!read more
Tiffany Arney
Tiffany Arney
23:24 21 Jan 18
This has to be the best and coolest orthodontist ever. The staff is very nice. They treat the kids good and have the best wait room games like the claw machine and video games for free. The only appointments my kids were excited to go to.read more
selena Simpkins
selena Simpkins
20:19 19 Jan 18
Today’s visit was great. My daughters follow-up visit after having her braces removed went well. I definitely recommend Taylor Orthodontics if you or your child is in need of braces I recommend Dr.Taylor.read more
Vannetta Chappell
Vannetta Chappell
15:46 05 Dec 17
Today visit was wonderful. The staff (Alona) was very helpful and understanding when my child had no idea where she lost her retainer. At this time of the year, they were able to work with me to replace her retainer. I truly enjoy working with this great staff. My daughter loves coming to the office. Thanks again for the great experience.read more
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You guys made it fun, quick and easy. Getting braces as an adult was one of the best decisions I have made.Amanda L.
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