Drs. Chris and Angie Canales became orthodontists to have a positive influence on the lives of others. They hope to go far beyond creating beautiful smiles by building a friendship with their patients. The warm, family-like relationship they share with their team will ensure a wonderful, positive experience for their patients. Drs. Chris and Angie Canales also strive to provide the highest level of care by customizing each treatment to the needs of the individual. The most current methods of treatment will be provided with the latest appliances and materials using cutting edge technology. Their patients will receive excellent orthodontic care in a warm, friendly environment.
Dr. Angie Canales is a native of Brandon, Mississippi. She attended Mississippi State University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences. She continued her education by earning her D.M.D. at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. Following dental school, she pursued her passion for orthodontics in Charleston, South Carolina, where she completed her orthodontic certificate program along with her post-doctoral Master's Degree at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Angie Canales is a Board Certified Orthodontist, certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. She loves being an orthodontist, because she enjoys helping her patients feel confident in their smile.
When she is not practicing orthodontics, Dr. Angie Canales enjoys spending time with family, exercising, playing tennis, traveling and cooking for her favorite guy, Dr. Chris Canales.
Dr. Chris Canales received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland where he earned his commission as a naval officer and a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering. His tours of duty included service onboard a frigate in Yokosuka, Japan and with the Marine Corps in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. His 10 years of active service included multiple oversea deployments including the Persian Gulf. Dr. Canales continues to serve as a Commander in the Navy Reserve.
Following his active duty career, Dr. Canales returned to Alabama to study dentistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He graduated with his DMD and was awarded the prestigious Dean's Medal for outstanding scholarship and leadership. Following dental school, he received his certificate and post-doctoral master's degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He has been in private practice in the Birmingham area since finishing his training. Currently he teaches orthodontics at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. He is a Board Certified Orthodontist, certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.
In his spare time, Dr. Canales enjoys travel, tennis, and sailing. He loves old cars and has restored a 1968 Camaro. As a big fan of music, he loves to see live shows and has played bass guitar in several bands over the years.
Drs. Chris and Angie Canales are members of the American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry Alumni Association.