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The History of Our Office

Our office was founded in 1979 by Dr. Stephen Trawick and to this day remains in the same location in Pensacola, Florida. Dr. Trawick was an outstanding orthodontist in the community for many years and provided his services throughout the Panhandle area. Although Dr. Trawick has retired from practicing dentistry, his ethics, values, and pursuit for continuous improvement are the foundation for the principles that Dr. James “Clay” Sims and his team practice today.

Dr. Trawick specifically chose Dr. Sims to take over the practice because they share the same compassion for their patients as well as the orthodontic profession. Dr. Sims feels truly honored to have been selected as Dr. Trawick’s successor and strives to provide his patients with the beautiful smiles and self-confidence they need to pursue their dreams.

Our practice is proud to treat the children and grandchildren of former patients who place the same confidence in us today that their own parents did more than 30 years ago. We pride ourselves on receiving referrals from our patients, because we know they want their family and friends to enjoy the same pleasant experiences and excellent results they had. Patient care is our number one priority and we look forward to providing you with the best orthodontic treatment in the Panhandle area!

Sims Orthodontics currently has four office locations, so regardless of where you live, we can accommodate the needs of you and your loved ones:-

  • Pensacola: This is the original office and is the most convenient for orthodontic patients located in Escambia County.
  • Milton: This office is just a quick drive for patients located in Milton, Pace, and the surrounding areas.
  • Gulf Breeze: This office is closest to patients who live in Gulf Breeze Proper, Tiger Point, and Navarre.
  • Crestview: This is our newest location and provides convenient access for patients living in Crestview, Auburn, Niceville, DeFuniak Springs, Holt, and Laurel Hill.

To learn more about each location, please visit our Location and Tours.