“It is my privilege to experience the joy and confidence that comes with helping my patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. I consider my patients to be part of our orthodontic family, and I treat them as such. My team and I enjoy developing relationships with each patient during the course of their orthodontic treatment, and celebrate with them when their treatment is complete.” – Dr. Thames
Education and Continuing Education
Dr. Thames attended Auburn University where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences. He continued on to earn his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry in 2004, where he graduated with Honors.
Dr. Thames then went on to complete his residency in orthodontics at the University of Iowa in 2006. He earned his Master of Science degree during his residency by completing additional orthodontic research.
In addition to providing orthodontic treatment, Dr. Thames treats patients with cleft lip/palate and other craniofacial abnormalities. He serves on the cleft lip/ palate team with Children's Rehabilitation Services.
- American Board of Orthodontics
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Southern Association of Orthodontists
- Alabama Dental Association’s 9th District Dental Society
Outside the Office
Originally from Montgomery, Alabama, Dr. Thames has lived in Auburn since 2006. He and his wife Ashley have twin daughters Ella and Gray, a son named Allyn IV, and a dog named Millie. In his free time, Dr. Thames enjoys fishing, water skiing, turkey hunting, running, and just about any other outdoor activity he can find. Dr. Thames and his family are also active members at First Baptist Church of Opelika.