From the Orthodontist :: Interview with Dr. Maggie Law


Julie sat down for a fun interview with Dr. Maggie Law of Law Orthodontics, and they covered everything from why Dr. Maggie became an orthodontist to what’s good on the Jack’s menu. The full interview is below, but here’s a quick recap with highlights. We appreciate Dr. Maggie taking time to share her expertise as well as her passion for all things orthodontia. 

Who is Dr. Maggie?

Dr. Maggie Law has been an orthodontist for eight years, but for almost two of those, she has had her own practice in Homewood. With two young children, she understands the balancing act of motherhood with work outside of the home very well. She and her husband have been married for seven years, and she says that his support has been a huge factor in her success. (Read more about Dr. Maggie HERE.)

Why Orthodontics?

Dr. Maggie thought she’d be a pediatrician for much of her childhood. That is, until she had a life-changing experience with her orthodontist as a teen. At 15, she still had one baby tooth, which led to oral surgery and braces. Her orthodontist was able to remove a stuck permanent tooth, and this drastically fixed her smile. When she got her braces removed the following year, she told her orthodontist that she would work to become an orthodontist, and she looks forward to the day one of her patients says the same to her.

When Should I Take My Kids?

The American Association of Orthodontics recommends taking kids to the orthodontist at age seven, but Dr. Maggie says that can be a bit early for some children. Instead, she likes to screen patients by age eight when more baby tooth have come out. Dr. Maggie’s office offers complimentary exams that involve panoramic X-rays to ensure any problems are easily found early. This is important because prevention and early detection are crucial in orthodontic health, even though most children won’t need anything done at an young age.

Does She Just Offer Braces?

Dr. Maggie not only does traditional braces, but she also does clear aligners for all ages. In fact, she has completed a lot of continuing education in this area, specifically. Clear aligners work well for most people, and they’re more comfortable than metal braces. Other bonuses include clear aligners typically being better for children’s oral hygiene and and requiring fewer orthodontist visits, which can be convenient for busy families. They need to be worn consistently, have to be worn consistently, around 22 hours per day, only being removed for eating and dental care. Dr. Maggie prioritizes custom treatment for each of her patients, and she’s one of only two local orthodontists offering personalized 3-D printed clear brackets in place of metal braces. The new technology is amazing!

How Much Does It Cost?

While the total price of braces is typically $5,000-$6,000, many insurance plans will cover some of the cost of treatment. If money is a hindrance to pursuing your family’s needs, Law Orthodontics will work with you to find a payment plan that works for your budget, even if you need to continue monthly payments after treatment ends.

How Can I Contact Her?

If you’d like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Maggie, you can visit or call (205)855-5111. No referrals are needed. You can also follow her on Instagram at @LawOrthodontics to see progress photos of her current patients, learn about some interesting orthodontic cases, or just look at photos and videos of her cute kiddos. Law Orthodontics is located in the heart of Homewood, near the SoHo area. It’s a convenient location for families coming from downtown Birmingham, Homewood, Mountain Brook, or Vestavia.

The full interview with Dr. Maggie can be found here!


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