What Sets Us Apart

Meet the Doctors

Meet Dr. Phelan / Meet Dr. Dempsey   

Changing Lives, One Smile at a Time

Choosing to have orthodontic care is choosing to make a lasting, positive change in your life. Properly aligned teeth are easier to keep clean and healthy. Straight teeth also mean an improved bite and better function, leading to less stress on the jaw and less strain on the neck and facial muscles. Of course, those beautiful smiles, filled with confidence, are the most visible evidence of treatment: Phelan-Dempsey Orthodontics would love to change your life with straight, healthy teeth and a smile you love!

You’re unique, with your own orthodontic concerns and personal goals. At your complimentary consultation, Dr. Michael Phelan and Dr. Meredith K. Dempsey will ask a lot of questions about your life and smile dreams. The better they understand what you desire from treatment, the better they can help you achieve the incredible smile you’ve always wanted!

You’re Our Top Priority

Our doctors and team members make you our top priority. Not only do we want you to finish treatment with an amazing smile, we want you to have enjoyed every minute of treatment!

Advanced Orthodontic Care: Both Dr. Phelan and Dr. Dempsey are board certified through the American Board of Orthodontics; only 1 in 3 orthodontists receive this recognition. Both doctors have voluntarily gone through hundreds of additional hours of preparation to demonstrate their judgement, skills, and knowledge required for providing the highest level of patient care. We are honored to be trusted with your new smile. As part of our commitment to exceptional care, Dr. Phelan, Dr. Dempsey, and our team members keep current through continuing education. By learning about new techniques and technology, we’re able to evaluate those changes and how they will benefit you.

We treat patients of all ages: Our youngest patient is 5 and our oldest patient is 75!

Attention: You’ll never feel rushed during your visits and we run on time so you won’t be kept waiting, either. When you’re here, you’ll have our complete attention. Our doctors are committed to tracking every step of your treatment, ensuring you’ll finish on time with an incredible smile. It’s their attention to detail that ensures your smile will last a lifetime!

Communication: We believe in open, transparent communication. We’re here to serve and help you and want you to feel comfortable talking with us about your concerns. Before starting care, we’ll walk you through the proposed treatment plan. We’ll talk about treatment options, what to expect, and your responsibilities. We’ll also review financing options and find terms that fit with your family’s budget: as an independent orthodontic practice, we’re able to work with you.

Education: It’s important you understand what’s happening in your mouth during treatment. We’ll regularly update you on the progress you’re making and support and encourage you to keep up the good work. We’ll also teach you about your oral health and develop strategies for keeping your teeth and gums in great shape. We want you to finish with a smile you love – and for you to have the knowledge to keep it beautiful and healthy for the long-term!

Individualized unique treatment for each patient: Drs. Phelan and Dempsey take pride in treating each patient on an individual basis. Many of our new patients who come in for an exam simply do not need orthodontic treatment at that time. Parents are pleasantly surprised to find out that our doctors only recommend the necessary treatment at the proper time.

Rewards system for our patients: Our patients can accumulate points in a variety of ways and redeem those points for several different gift cards. Arriving on time for appointments, having excellent oral hygiene, wearing your Phelan-Dempsey Orthodontics t-shirt to your appointments, volunteering in the community, and visiting the dentist on a regular basis are all great ways to rack up those points!

A clean office environment: We treat each patient with clean gloves and sterilized instruments, and we disinfect treatment areas between each appointment to prevent any cross-contamination of germs from patient to patient.

Reception area amenities: We provide cold bottled water and Keurig coffee. Our kids can enjoy the game room, and adults can watch TV, read our current magazines, or enjoy free WiFi!

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Second to none after-hours availability: Our doctors and most of our staff are local to the area. If you need us, we are only a phone call away. Call our emergency number on the voicemail, and someone will contact you as soon as possible.

We value your time: We offer before and after school appointment times. Additionally, we ensure each patient leaves feeling comfortable and that their orthodontic adjustment was completed properly in order to avoid emergency visits to our office for repairs.

Please contact our Buford, GA orthodontic office and schedule a complimentary consultation. You’ll meet our doctors and team, receive a free initial exam, and we’ll talk about the treatment options. We're excited to help you reach your smile dreams!

We can’t wait to meet you and get started on your new smile; call us, today!