I have never been more excited and enthusiastic about my practice than I am today! The greatest joy for me has been to work with my young and adolescent patients and watch them grow up into beautiful, young adults with vibrant, gorgeous smiles that “light up the room.” I enjoy, as well, working with adults to help them achieve the confident smile that they desire and deserve.
With the advent of new materials, new thermoelastic wires, new bracket designs, new appliances, etc., the world of orthodontics is expanding and changing at an unbelievably rapid pace. What this means for our patients is even better results and smiles with less discomfort and hassle to for them.
It is gratifying to see one of my patients and have them tell me how they always get compliments about their smile and how much they like it.
The greatest compliment to me is when one of my previous patients is nice enough to bring their own sons or daughters back to my office to be treated.
The reward of sending that person out of my office with a confident and beautiful smile gives me the greatest pleasure knowing that it will do them a great service in their personal, public, or professional life and career.
I love what I’m doing, I love the practice of orthodontics, and I could think of no greater line of work that I would rather be doing!
All of us at Braces by Billings can’t wait to see you and help create your beautiful smile!
Experience and Credentials
Dr. Steven P. Billings is Board Certified with the American Board of Orthodontics. He is a well-known Kansas City area orthodontist with more than 40 years of experience and 20 years teaching experience at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
Dr. Billings completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery and orthodontic certification at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He has been practicing in the Parkville and Kansas City areas since 1979, serving both children and adults.
Dr. Billings especially enjoys working with children. He loves their personalities and watching them mature and blossom. As a father of five children, Dr. Billings treats each patient like one of his own to help them feel comfortable while giving them the best smile, profile, and orthodontic result available.
He takes care to provide the most up-to-date, proven techniques to ease discomfort while producing life-long results. The Braces by Billings Patient Care Team is made up of certified and skilled assistants to help Dr. Billings ensure patient comfort and safety, as well as desired results.
As a highly respected orthodontist, Dr. Billings is a member of a number of professional associations including: American Board of Orthodontics, American Association of Orthodontists, College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontists (CADABO), American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, Clay-Platte Dental Society, Greater Kansas City Dental Society, and Greater Kansas City Society of Orthodontists.
Dr. Billings also meets with other professionals in the Orthodontic Study Club of the Midwest and Mid-Century Dental Study Club to share the latest and most effective treatment methods. Kansas City Magazine has listed Dr. Billings as one of the Top Orthodontists in Kansas City every year since 2006. His devoted patients have selected him as “Best of the Northland” multiple times. Dr. Billings was selected Orthodontic Alumnus of the Year in 2006 by the UMKC School of Dentistry, and in 2010, he was awarded the UMKC Dr. Dan Blackwell Excellence in Teaching Award.
He has served as President of the UMKC Orthodontic Alumni Association and regularly lectures to the orthodontic residents at UMKC’s School of Dentistry.
Dr. Billings considers his family to be one of his greatest accomplishments! They are his wife, Deby, and his five children: Branson, Duncan, Abbey, Kenzie, and Crystal, along with enjoying grandchildren Eleanor and Keaton! His excitement for orthodontics has inspired at least two of his children to pursue careers in the field of dentistry! He is an avid sports fan and can be found at local high school and college sporting events. He always looks forward to spending time with family and friends!