It is wonderful to be open and running as efficiently as possible with the following procedures in place to help ensure everyone's health and safety:

We request that you not come to the office for 14 days after being ill. If you have a temperature or are feeling ill, please call the office as soon as possible to reschedule an existing appointment. Should you have come in contact with someone with the virus, kindly do not come to the office for 10 days from the time of exposure.

After returning home from foreign travel or from domestic travel utilizing mass transit (plane, train, bus, ferry), please allow 10 days before an office visit.

We have eliminated the use of pens and touching the computer sign-in keyboard, and we disinfect door handles, bathrooms, and chairs after each patient. Magazines have been removed from the reception area. Please also expect that temperatures be taken with a touch-free thermometer upon entry to the office.

We are fortunate that our operatories are already set up for appropriate social distancing. We respectfully request that everyone practice social distancing in the reception room as well.

If any new or existing patient would prefer to have a virtual evaluation, we are happy to accommodate. Please call us at 352-376-7846 or 352-262-1163 and the procedure will be explained.

Thank you so much for your understanding. We greatly appreciate your ongoing support!

Our goal: To deliver beautiful smiles, affordable high-quality care, and respectful service in a welcoming environment.

Thank you for exploring our exceptional, patient-focused orthodontic practice. We are honored and humbled by the confidence that our patients show us in choosing our practice. Our highest priority is to made a difference in our patients' lives by achieving the very best orthodontic result possible. In addition:

  • The latest digital radiography is utilized to maximize each patient's safety.
  • Our extensive experience allows us to develop the most ideal personalized treatment plan for the unique needs of each patient.
  • Consultations are always complimentary.

Please see examples of our work in the BEFORE AND AFTER section under the TREATMENT heading, as well as some of our amazing smiles in the SMILE GALLERY.

Our newly renovated office is in the beautiful Haile Plantation Village Center in southwest Gainesville, where extended hours are offered to accommodate busy work and school schedules. We are open from 8 AM to 6 PM.

Se habla Español. мы говорим по-русски. (Spanish and Russian are spoken here)!

You may reach us by telephone at (352) 376-7846 or (352) 378-2545 , or by clicking on the blue FREE CONSULTATION REQUEST button at the top of the page.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Meet Your Doctor

  • Deborah B. Sappington
    DDS, MSD

    Dr. Deborah Sappington has been creating beautiful smiles for more than 30 years. She has practiced orthodontics in Florida since moving to the state in 1989. She joined Aguirre Orthodontics in 1997, became the co-owner of the practice in 2002, and sole owner in 2011.

    Dr. Sappington's credentials include the following:

    • Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Biology, Bryn Mawr College, 1976. (Degree conferred with honors)
    • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree, Case Western Reserve University, 1981. (#1 female graduate)
    • Elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, 1981.
    • General Practice Residency, Sinai Hospital of Detroit, 1981-1982.
    • General Practice Residency Attending, Thomas Jefferson Univerity Hospital, 1982-1984.
    • Orthodontics Specialty Certificate, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1987.
    • Master of Science (MSD) Degree in Orthodontics, 1988.

    Learn more about Dr. Sappington here

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