We found 17 orthodontists near Charlotte, NC.
Dr. Suzanne Bird works as an orthodontist and pediatric dentist in Charlotte, NC. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bird at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System. For her professional training, Dr. Bird completed a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System.
Dr. Robert Jones is an orthodontist, family practitioner, and sports medicine specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Jones's professional affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center and Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy.
Dr. Paul McGill is an orthodontist in Charlotte, NC and Charlette, NC. Dr. McGill accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Ernest Rider is an orthodontist in Charlotte, NC. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Lauren Lockhart's specialty is orthodontics (braces). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.
Dr. Marc Allen's specialty is orthodontics (braces). Dr. Allen is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.
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Orthodontics is the specialty concerned with moving and adjusting the teeth within the mouth in order to enhance their appearance and improve their function. Orthodontists are dentists with additional training, which allows them to straighten teeth and align jaws in order to give their patients a healthier bite.
When teeth are crooked or don’t bite together well it can lead to social embarrassment as well as serious health problems. Poor jaw alignment can strain the muscles that move the mouth, leading to jaw pain and headaches. Crooked teeth are significantly harder to clean effectively, leading to an increased risk for gum disease and tooth decay. In addition, teeth that are seriously out of place can lead to difficulty speaking or eating.
To move the teeth within the jawbone, orthodontists use dental appliances to put pressure on the teeth. Some are fixed in place; others are removable. Examples of appliances include:
- Braces, made of metal, ceramic, or plastic
- Components that enhance braces, such as archwires, elastics, or headgear
- Clear aligners, or invisible customized trays that fit over the teeth
- Retainers to prevent teeth from shifting out of their new position
Whether you have overcrowded teeth, a misaligned bite, an overbite, or some other alignment issue, an orthodontist can help you have a healthy and beautiful smile.