WELCOME to our practice of ORTHODONTICS:

Offering traditional silver braces (metal braces), clear braces (ceramic braces), and clear aligners (Invisalign-type aligner treatment), we are so proud of our beautiful smiles that we have many examples here on our website. Please see examples in the BEFORE AND AFTER section under the TREATMENT heading, and in the SMILE GALLERY.  Photos may also be viewed at our Facebook and Instagram pages by clicking on the icons beside our logo above.

Braces for kids, braces for teenagers, braces for adults, as well as clear aligners treatment for all ages is our specialty.  We have been voted the best orthodontist in Gainesville and surrounding areas. We would be honored to be the office you choose so that you too may share with friends and family that you consider us the best kids' orthodontist in Gainesville as well as the best adults' orthodontist in town. 

Our goal is to deliver beautiful smiles, affordable high-quality orthodontic care, and respectful service in a welcoming environment. Our highest priorities are you, our patients and families, and achieving the very best orthodontic result possible.

Highlights include:

  • The latest digital radiography is utilized to maximize each patient's safety.
  • Our extensive 35 years of experience allows us to develop the most ideal personalized treatment plan for the unique needs of each patient.
  • Consultations are always complimentary.

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

You may reach us in one of three ways: (1) by telephone at (352) 376-7846,  (2) by clicking the CONTACT US form below or (3) by scrolling to the bottom of the page to click on the blue REQUEST APPOINTMENT button.

If any new or existing patient would prefer to have a virtual evaluation, we are happy to accommodate. Please call us at the number above and the procedure will be explained.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Meet Your Doctor

Orthodontics for Kids, Orthodontics for Teenagers, Orthodontics for Adults

  • Deborah B. Sappington
    DDS, MSD

    Dr. Deborah Sappington has been creating beautiful smiles for more than 35 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 School of Dentistry, 1981. (#1 female graduate)
    • Elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, top 10% of graduating class, 1981.
    • General Practice Residency, Sinai Hospital of Detroit, 1981-1982.
    • General Practice Residency Attending, Thomas Jefferson University 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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Sappington Orthodontics

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8:00 am-6:00 pm