Smile Orthodontics

Provider of Invisalign and Damon Bracket System. Orthodontics for children and adults. 3 convenient locations: 105 Valley West Drive, Suite 200 West Des Moines, IA 50265 530 39th Street Des Moine, IA 50312

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[05/07/20]   AT LAST!

We have been cleared to begin seeing patients again beginning on Monday, May 11th. We are excited to return and cannot wait to see all of you!

With that being said, we do ask for your continued grace and patience. We have made several changes to adhere to new guidelines that have been provided. It will be an adjustment for all involved and we will continue doing the best we can!

A few things that will be different at your next visit. They are as follows:

Your temperature will be taken at the door when you arrive, if you have a temperature of 100ยบ or higher, we will ask you to reschedule for two weeks out.

Our office lobby will be closed. What does this mean? Family members, friends, and others who come with the patient to an appointment will be asked to remain outside in their vehicle.

There will be a check-in point available at the door when you arrive for your appointment. Further instructions will be given there.

For parents: one of the clinical assistants will walk your child out after the appointment and provide you with any necessary updates.

We ask that you call to schedule your next appointment so that we may avoid a crowd of people around the reception area.

All staff will be wearing masks. Plexiglass has also been installed around the reception area.

These measures have been set in place to help protect all parties involved. We will continue to see patients at our West Des Moines office for now. Please understand that not everyone can be first to get rescheduled. This has been a difficult and unprecedented time for us all. We are eager to reopen and see all your beautiful smiles ๐Ÿ™‚

As always, stay safe and stay healthy!

Smile Orthodontics :)

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Stay home. Stay safe. Stay healthy! ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ“š

๐ŸŒŽ Happy 50th Earth Day! ๐ŸŒŽ

Earth Day may look a little different as most of us observe Earth Day at home this year. NASA has put together this awesome Earth Day 2020 toolkit for anyone who is interested! This contains multiple resources for all ages. Please feel free to check it out! โ™ป๏ธ

Stay safe everyone!

[04/15/20]   Late update:

"IOWA (as of 4/15/2020)
Effective March 27, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., licensees and registrants must cease the provision of non-essential dental services.
The Proclamation is scheduled to expire on April 30th at 11:59 p.m. If the proclamation expires as scheduled, this means routine patient care can resume on May 1, 2020." -

This is our plan for now! We are keeping our ears open for any updates regarding "non-essential" dental services during this ongoing pandemic. We will post any future updates here as we receive them. Please stay safe and healthy everyone. We appreciate your patience and cooperation during all of this! Thank you! - Smile Orthodontics

Although dealing with the daily stress of everything going on right now has been no walk in the park, we encourage you to celebrate national "Take a Walk in the Park Day" with us! Get out there, enjoy the sunshine, and have FUN, all while continuing to practice social distancing of course. Stay safe. Stay healthy! From all of us at Smile Orthodontics! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผโ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒณ

Effective beginning today, Wednesday, March 18th through Friday, April 3rd, Smile Orthodontics will be closed in an effort to "flatten the curve" regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic. The current plan is to re-open on Monday, April 6th. We believe it is in the best interest of our patients and staff to do so. Thank you for understanding.

Please stay safe and healthy!

In light of all the commotion and uncertainty surrounding our world's current situation, we wanted to share a little fun to brighten up your news feed!

๐Ÿ€ Happy St. Patrick's Day from the staff at Smile Orthodontics! ๐Ÿ€

Who doesn't ๐Ÿ’— chocolate? This jar of chocolates could be yours!

ยท Get your guesses in by February 12th
ยท Winners will be announced February 13th
. Closest guess wins the chocolates + a gift card!

Good luck! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿซโœ‰๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ

On National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, we at Smile Orthodontics would like to salute all those who protect and serve. Thank you for providing safe communities for us to enjoy! ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿš“ #nationallawenforcementappreciationday

๐Ÿฌ๐ŸญThe Smile Orthodontics Candy Shop is open!!
What better way to end your treatment then with a sweet treat?!๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ
Call (515)225-9245 to schedule your complementary consultation today!


Happy Bosses Day to you Dr. Sturdivant! We are all very thankful for you!

Smile Orthodontics Team

Happy Monday from Smile Orthodontics!

The Ice Cream Truck struck again!
We loved treating our patients to a cool treat from Scoop!


How many candy corns are in this jar?
Make a guess to win a prize!!!
Closest without going over wins!!!

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Office Divided!
Who are you rooting for today?!

Spirit Day for our patients and staff at Smile Orthodontics

Go Iowa State Cyclones!
Go Iowa Hawkeyes!

Here's the scoop for today at Smile Orthodontics!

Beautify the world with your smile!

Smile Orthodontics is celebrating all mothers today and tomorrow! We wish you a Happy Motherโ€™s Day weekend!

Happy May Day from our staff to you!!

May Day treats for our awesome patients!

Have a great weekend everyone!!

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[04/03/18]   Dr. Sturdivant and Dr. Mann are proud to support Des Moines Christian School at the #TrueBlue18 Gala again this year. They are donating orthodontic treatment to the winner at the live auction event. Good luck!

Today at Smile, we celebrate the American Flag and everything that it represents! Happy Flag day!

We got to enjoy sunshine, baseball, and of course, cubbie bear with the Iowa Cubs this week!

Smile Orthodontics is a proud sponsor of the Dynamite softball team this year! We want to wish them the best of luck with their season!

Happy Friday!

Can't beat that view! We had a great time at the Damon Forum in California last week!

About Dr. Sturdivant

Inspired by orthodontics at an early age, Dr. Sturdivant was blessed to have his dad as his orthodontist and experienced new approaches to the field of orthodontics first-hand. Most importantly, his dad taught him the value of a great smile and the importance of truly caring for each patient and treating them like family. He is passionate about creating great smiles to build confidence and finds true joy in seeing the transformation of every patient he works with.

Dr. Sturdivant grew up in Ames, Iowa, where he graduated from high school. He started his college career at Iowa Central in Fort Dodge where he played Quarterback for the Tritons. He then went on to the University of Iowa for his undergraduate (Chemistry) and Dental School (DDS). After becoming a dentist, he gained experience from a general practice residency at HCMC in Minneapolis treating patients in a hospital setting. He then completed a residency in Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders and Craniofacial Pain at the University of Minnesota in 1994. Through his academic journey, Dr. Sturdivant has had the opportunity to work with all ages of patients and continually explores new innovations to improve the orthodontic process and experience for each patient.

Married to his high school sweetheart, Stacy. He also has three children Quinn, Chris and Cecelia. Outside of the office Dr. Sturdivant enjoys spending time with his family, loves to be active and exercise, is passionate about golf and roots for the Iowa State Cyclones.

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Smile Orthodontics
West Des Moines, IA

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 07:30 - 16:30
Thursday 07:30 - 15:30
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