Welcome to Bankhead & Firth Orthodontics!

Since 1973, Bankhead & Firth Orthodontics has been delivering exceptional orthodontic care to the residents in and around the St. Louis, Missouri area. In 2012, Dr. Bankhead retired and left the practice to his son-in-law, Dr. John Firth, who has been continuing the tradition of providing innovative orthodontic treatment and outstanding customer care.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality of care in achieving beautiful smiles for adults and children while respecting your time, safety, and comfort. We utilize state-of-the-art technology and have an extensive range of appliances to choose from, including invisible ceramic braces, SureSmile®, SureSmile Lingual® and Invisalign® clear aligners for teens and adults. Dr. Firth is a certified SureSmile provider and a Premier, VIP Invisalign and Invisalign Teen provider.

While in our care, you can rest assured that your orthodontic needs will be served by a highly ethical and professionally-trained doctor and staff – who have YOUR best interest in mind. Contact us to schedule an appointment at one of our convenient locations - Oakville, Sunset Hills, or Eureka.

  • Oakville Location


    5524 Telegraph Rd., Suite #201
    St. Louis, MO 63129

  • Sunset Hills Location


    3890 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Suite #115
    Sunset Hills, MO 63127

  • Eureka Location


    Rockwood Orthodontics
    54 The Legends Pkwy., Suite #161
    Eureka, MO 63025


Using a combination of 3-D computer technology and dental science, the Invisalign® system is a comfortable alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign® receives impressions of your teeth and creates a virtual treatment plan that shows the projected movement. Learn More



Using SureSmile technology, Dr. Firth can give you the smile you've been dreaming of without anyone knowing you even have braces. With SureSmile Lingual, the brackets are placed on the back side of your teeth, so neither the wire nor brackets can be seen throughout your treatment. Learn More

Latest Technology

We utilize the latest technology (digital imaging and advanced computer graphics) to ensure that you receive the most effective care possible. We recognize that every patient has different needs, and we pride ourselves in the courteous service we deliver to each person who walks through our doors. Learn More