Functional And Cosmetic Excellence

FACE is both a treatment philosophy and method of orthodontics that goes way beyond simply giving you straight teeth.


 The reason why is that orthodontics done as a health service provides for a large number of other benefits beyond simply having straight teeth.

FACE, which stands for Functional and Aesthetic Excellence is an advanced level of thinking and treatment that takes into account the physiology of muscles, health of the jaw joints, the breathing airway and how your bite functions.

 It also considers the position of the upper and lower jaws both for the best appearance, and comfort and function. These are not commonly considered in much of the orthodontics done today.

FACE theory and practice are your assurance that you are getting a level of orthodontic care above what is considered standard practice.

It is harder for the orthodontist because of the extra steps taken, but easier for the patients because of the predictability and generally faster results so you or your child completes orthodontic care faster.

It is taught all over the world almost exclusively to post-graduate orthodontists who want to provide the highest level of care for their patients. It takes a real commitment to work at this level.

 We provide this because it important to us to deliver care at the highest level of excellence for you.

This is the orthodontics we want for our loved ones and now for you as one of our treasured patients because we know it transforms lives.

Thomas T. Taylor, D.M.D., M.S. Meet Our Doctors
When I first came to Smile Suffolk Braces, I was 11 years old, and my smile had a lot of work to do. By the time I was done being treated, my smile was exactly how I wanted it to look. With my new, big smile, I gained a lot of confidence in myself. Overall, my time at Smile Suffolk Braces was life-changing and very enjoyable.Kendall S.

Smile Suffolk Braces Locations

North Suffolk Location

1530 Breezeport Way
Suite 500
Suffolk, VA 23435

South Suffolk Location

1034 Hillpoint Blvd. N.
Suffolk, VA 23434