Proudly Serving Smiles to Those Who Serve Our Country

Sandy Smiles is proud to deliver orthodontic care to Eglin Airforce Complex and United States Military members

October 6, 2023

One of our favorite parts of practicing orthodontics in Okaloosa county is getting to work so closely with friends, neighbors and family in the Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field community. Nothing makes us more proud than delivering top quality orthodontic care to United States servicemembers, reservists and veterans and their families.


We've had the privilege of assisting numerous members of Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field on their smile transformation journeys. We understand the demands of a career in the Air Force, and we know how to deliver orthodontic care that fits seamlessly into your life. We offer flexible scheduling, personalized treatment options, remote check-ins for when you visit home on the holidays, and appointments that run on time. We never compromise on the quality of care we provide and offer some of the most cutting-edge orthodontic treatments available.


If you are considering orthodontic treatment, here are our most popular treatment options with our patients in active service: 


Invisalign: Invisalign clear aligners are discreet, comfortable, and removable which makes them a great option for life on base. Choosing Invisalign treatment at our practice means you’ll get one-on-one personalized attention from our board-certified orthodontic specialist, Dr. Zwickel. That means you can trust you are receiving some of the highest level of care available in the Emerald Coast area. 


Light Force: LightForce Braces are all about speed, precision and efficiency making them the perfect braces for Airmen. LightForce braces are a high-tech braces system that use 3D printing technology and fully digital treatment planning to create fully customized, bespoke braces for each patient. Each tooth-specific bracket is individually crafted to ensure a perfect fit for each of your teeth.  That enables Dr. Zwickel to achieve a high degree of precision and streamline complex orthodontic procedures. This results in shorter treatment times and fewer visits to our office. LightForce Braces feature slim, clear ceramic brackets, offering a discreet and attractive braces solution.


Damon Brackets: In addition to LightForce braces we also specialize in Damon braces. Damon braces use a self-ligating system. They have special brackets that use a sliding mechanism to hold the wire, reducing friction and allowing teeth to move more comfortably and efficiently. We often see Damon braces in patients who transfer to Eglin Air Force Base complex and need an orthodontist who specializes in them to continue their care. 


Why Eglin Airmen trust us with their care:



Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence In All We Do. The core values of the Air Force have shaped the people and communities of the Emerald Coast and are central to how we view providing care at our practice. We are committed to delivering orthodontic care that meets the high standards that members of the USAF and military expect of themselves and others. 

Family Driven

We recognize that family often drives servicemembers' commitment to serving our country. That's why we extend our military specials to US Veterans and Service member's families. We create a low-stress and welcoming environment, ensuring that you can entrust the care of your loved ones to capable hands.

Tricare Approved

The Tricare Dental Program covers up to 50% of the cost of clear aligners, braces and orthodontic services for eligible members. This applies only to in-office, doctor supervised treatment through an orthodontic practice such as the treatment we provide at Sandy Smiles Orthodontics.


With two easily accessible offices in Fort Walton Beach and DeFuniak Springs, we offer fast scheduling and on-time appointments. Our patient text-line and remote check-ins simplify staying on top of your treatment, regardless of your busy schedule or if you are traveling.

To all the members of Eglin Air Force Base complex, Navy and the entire United States Military, we express our gratitude for your dedication to our local community and country. If you're interested in learning more about orthodontic treatment for yourself or your family, please don't hesitate to call us or click below to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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(850) 244-3880

Fort Walton Beach, FL
824 Eglin Parkway NE

(850) 244-3880

DeFuniak Springs, FL
746 Baldwin Ave.

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