Why Choose Us?        

Over 300 years of combined experience

Creating amazing smiles for amazing people is what keeps our staff going during the day. We have been serving the Metro Detroit community for over 50 years, providing confident smiles for multiple generations. Our practice not only serves families, but is built upon them, with several second generation employees — starting with Dr. Shaw himself.

We all believe in the power of a smile to change your life. Getting to know our patients and call them family as they journey towards a beautiful and confident smile is our favorite thing about the work we do. We take pride in the confidence we provide for our community and we consider this our home.

Our entire staff is dedicated to helping you feel more beautiful, more confident, and ready to take on the world.

History

1961

Dr. Alfred Shaw starts his orthodontic practice with the goal of providing the best care for patients in Livonia and the surrounding communities

1976

1976

Dr. James Ginzler joins the practice that Dr. Alfred Shaw has begun to grow

1986

1986

Dr. Randall Shaw, Dr. Alfred Shaw’s oldest son, finishes his residency and joins the practice of his father and Dr. Ginzler. They begin to pursue the best technology to advance the care they can provide for their patients

1987

1987

Dr. Alfred Shaw retires, leaving the practice in the hands of Dr. James Ginzler and Dr. Randall Shaw

1990

1990

Drs. Shaw and Ginzler move into a new and updated location to continue to grow the practice and care for as many patients as possible. We are still in that location today

2011

2011

After 35 years of practice, Dr. Ginzler retires and Dr. Nicole Jane joins the staff, becoming partners in what became known as Drs. Shaw and Jane Orthodontics

2017

2017

Drs. Shaw and Jane acquire a second practice in Bingham Farms. Dr. Edward Bayleran joins the team and our family becomes known as The Big Smile Orthodontics

2017

Dr. Mona Derentz begins her career as the newest doctor of The Big Smile Orthodontics

My family and myself have a lot of history with The Big Smile Orthodontics. I got my braces here when I was young as did both my sisters! My newphews came here for their braces and now I am back, and Dr. Shaw is getting my son’s teeth perfect! I got my braces off over 20 years ago, love the way they look and the service I always received, which is why I trust them to take care of my son’s smile! Thank you to The Big Smile staff for all our beautiful smiles.

— Beverly R.

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