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Best Orthodontists in Charlotte, NC

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Charlotte, NC 28277

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4.9 (47)
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3.5 (3)

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Chad Johnson Orthodontics is a North Carolina orthodontic office with two locations in Harrisburg and Charlotte. Dr. Chad Johnson opened his private practice in 2008 and regularly participates in continuing education in the ever-advancing field of orthodontics. Dr. Johnson is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and his office offers various orthodontic treatments such as traditional metal braces, the Damon System, and Invisalign. Dr. Johnson also provides round-the-clock emergency treatment for his patients.

Charlotte, NC 28226

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5.0 (9)

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Valeriano Orthodontics is a Charlotte orthodontic office operated by Dr. Greg Valeriano. Dr. Valeriano has over 15 years of orthodontic experience and continues to stay abreast of advances in orthodontic procedures and technology through continuing education. His office provides a variety of orthodontic services including the Damon System, Invisalign, Insignia, AcceleDent, and retainers, as well as emergency care for patients.

Belmont, NC 28012

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5.0 (2)

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Hannon Orthodontics is an orthodontic office operating three locations in Gastonia and Belmont in North Carolina and Lake Wylie in South Carolina. Dr. Stephen Hannon has over 35 years of orthodontic experience and practices along with his twin children Dr. Stephanie Hannon and Dr. Justin Hannon. The office provides orthodontic services including child orthodontics, adult orthodontics, Invisalign, the Damon System, retainers, and other types of orthodontic appliances.

Charlotte, NC 28226

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Hull & Coleman Orthodontics is a Charlotte orthodontic office with two locations in Arboretum and Wesley Chapel. Dr. James Hull has over 25 years of orthodontic experience and Dr. Grant Coleman has been in private practice since 2003 while Dr. J. Turner Hull is a third generation orthodontist. The office provides orthodontic services including various types of braces, Invisalign, orthognathic surgery, and adult treatment. Patients praise the thoroughness of the office staff as well as their professional and caring nature.

Gastonia, NC 28056

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4.3 (67)

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W. David White is a Gastonia orthodontist with over 15 years of orthodontic experience. His office provides various orthodontic services including braces for children and adults, retainers, and Invisalign. Patients praise Dr. White’s warm and caring nature as well as the friendliness and welcoming nature of his office staff.

Huntersville, NC 28078

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3.0 (12)

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Birkdale Dental is a Huntersville dental and orthodontic office operated by Dr. Michael Wing. Dr. Wing has over 20 years of experience practicing orthodontics and was an associate faculty member of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Loma Linda University. The office provides a large number of dental and orthodontic services such as crowns, implants, fillings, root canals, teeth whitening, braces, and Invisalign.

Charlotte, NC 28273

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4.9 (108)
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5.0 (40)
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4.5 (13)

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Dual Image Orthodontics is a Charlotte orthodontic office. The office is operated by Dr. Lauren Rennick Lockhart and Dr. Bryan Allen Lockhart, both Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics. The office provides various orthodontic services including traditional metal braces, clear braces, Invisalign, and orthodontic appliances. The office additionally provides orthodontic surgery and both Drs. Lockhart have completed additional training for surgical orthodontic training.

Charlotte, NC 28216

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3.8 (38)
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3.5 (3)

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OrthoCare Orthodontics is an orthodontic office with two locations in Northlake and University Park in Charlotte as well as two locations in Rock Hill and Spartanburg in South Carolina. Dr. Ford S. Cooper has been in private practice for 20 years and is joined by Dr. Sean T. Murdock, and Dr. Lauren Lockhart. The office provides various orthodontic treatments such as braces, retainers, custom mouthguards, and oral surgery.

1028 Lee Ann Dr Ste 300, Concord, NC 28025

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5.0 (151)
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4.9 (145)
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5.0 (1)

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Best Orthodontics operates in and around the Charlotte metro. It offers traditional braces, with the option to choose between metal or clear brackets, and Invisalign. The dental clinic also has financial team members that assist clients who have concerns with regard to budget. In addition, Best has four chairside assistants who have over 65 years of combined dental experience. Best graduated first in her class when she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. She speaks fluent Spanish.

Matthews, NC 28105

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5.0 (4)

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Starr & Dickens Orthodontics is a Matthews orthodontic office. Dr. Gary Starr has over 15 years of orthodontic practice experience while Dr. Steven Dickens joined the practice in 2008. The office provides orthodontic services such as traditional braces and Invisalign for both children and adults. Starr & Dickens Orthodontics also provides emergency care for patients suffering direct injuries to the mouth and teeth as well as for patients experiencing emergencies to orthodontic appliances.

Charlotte, NC 28216

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4.7 (548)
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5.0 (16)

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Mountain Island Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics is a Charlotte dental and orthodontic office operated by Dr. Monique McEachern, Dr. Bob Kreashko, and Dr. Courtney Byrd. The office provides a wide variety of dental and orthodontic treatments including pediatric dentistry, treatment for teeth grinding, mouthguards, crowns, and braces.

Roebuck, SC 29376

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4.9 (549)
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4.0 (9)
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5.0 (2)

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Burrow Orthodontics is an orthodontic office with two locations in Charlotte. The office staff have over 50 years of combined experience and provides custom treatment plans for each individual patient. Dr. Samuel “Jack” Burrow III has been in private practice since 1978 and is an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. He and his team of orthodontists and staff provide treatments including braces, Invisalign, retainers, and corrective jaw surgery.

Charlotte, NC 28269

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5.0 (39)
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5.0 (32)

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Hanachi Orthodontics is a North Carolina orthodontic office with three locations in Gastonia, Mooresville, and Charlotte. The office is operated by Dr. Farid Hanachi who has over 20 years of orthodontic experience and frequently volunteers his time providing free dental care through Mission of Mercy. His office provides various orthodontic services including braces, the Damon System, and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Hanachi’s patients speak highly of the professionalism, courteousness, and welcoming nature of Dr. Hanachi and his office staff.

Charlotte, NC 28211

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4.5 (9)

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Webb Orthodontics is a Charlotte orthodontic office operated by Dr. Michael Webb and his son Dr. Colin Webb. Dr. Michael Webb has practiced orthodontics since 1981 and was joined in his practice by his son Colin in 2013. The office provides orthodontic services including self-ligating braces, cosmetic braces, lingual braces, and Invisalign. Both Dr. Michael Webb and Dr. Colin Webb are heavily involved in outreach to the Charlotte community, having served on numerous advisory and charitable boards.

Charlotte, NC 28226

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5.0 (287)
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5.0 (199)

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Connolly Orthodontics is a Charlotte orthodontic office operated by Dr. Sean Connolly. Dr. Connolly provides various types of orthodontic treatments including traditional metal braces, self-ligating braces, clear braces, clear aligners, and lingual braces. His patients speaking highly of the friendliness and hospitality of his office staff as well as Dr. Connolly’s easygoing and approachable nature.

Charlotte, NC 28277

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5.0 (21)

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Braces by Bird is a Charlotte orthodontic office operated by Dr. Suzanne Bird. Dr. Bird is both an orthodontist and a pediatric dentist, allowing her to provide treatment for patients of all ages. Her office provides orthodontic services including various types of braces, Invisalign, and Invisalign Teen, as well as emergency services for patients.

Charlotte, NC 28211

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4.8 (134)
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4.0 (19)

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Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry is a North Carolina dental office with three locations in Charlotte as well as offices in Davidson and Gastonia. Dr. David Moore is currently an adjunct professor at the UNC School of Dentistry’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry and is joined in practice by a large number of orthodontists on staff. Patients speak warmly of the welcoming nature of the office for children as well as the kindness and professionalism of office staff.

8430 University Executive Park Dr., Suite 605, Charlotte, NC 28262

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4.6 (80)
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5.0 (13)

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University Orthodontics is an orthodontic office that serves clients in the Charlotte area. It provides a range of orthodontic solutions, including Invisalign, clear braces, ceramic braces, and metal braces for teens and adults. Its office is equipped with updated digital x-rays to improve its services and treatment plans. One of its practitioners, Adam Danze, is a certified orthodontist by the American Board of Orthodontics. He takes continuing education to stay abreast of the latest techniques in the field.

Huntersville, NC 28078

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2.0 (1)

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Lineberger Orthodontics is a Huntersville orthodontic office operated by Dr. Megan Lineberger and Dr. Matt Lineberger, both diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics. The office staff have over 60 years of combined experience. Patients of Lineberger Orthodontics speak highly of the friendliness and caring nature of the office staff as well as their professionalism of the office. They are one of the top Invisalign providers in North and South Carolina for teens and adults.

Charlotte, NC 28277

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4.5 (7)

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Quimby & Collins is a Charlotte orthodontic office that was founded in 2002 by Dr. Meredith Quimby and Dr. Kelly Collins. The office provides treatment for both children and adults. Orthodontic services provided include traditional metal braces, clear braces, gold braces, Invisalign, retainers, myofunctional therapy, and orthognathic surgery. Patients speak highly of the care, consideration, and helpfulness of the office staff.

Compare our Top Orthodontists

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Chad Johnson Orthodontics
Valeriano Orthodontics
Hannon Orthodontics
Hull & Coleman Orthodontics
W. David White, DDS
Birkdale Dental
Dual Image Orthodontics
OrthoCare Orthodontics
Best Orthodontics
1028 Lee Ann Dr Ste 300, Concord, NC 28025
Starr & Dickens Orthodontics
Mountain Island Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Burrow Orthodontists
Hanachi Orthodontics
Webb Orthodontics
Connolly Orthodontics
Braces by Bird
Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry
University Orthodontics
8430 University Executive Park Dr., Suite 605, Charlotte, NC 28262
Lineberger Orthodontics
Quimby & Collins

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Dentistry is a broad type of medical specialty that focuses on the care and treatment of the mouth, gums, throat, and overall oral care. An orthodontist is a type of dentist that specializes in fixing misaligned teeth, jaw alignment, and bite patterns. One way to distinguish between the two is that all orthodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists. In their lifetime, everyone should regularly see a dentist. However, only people with specific dental problems will need to see an orthodontist.

  • What is an orthodontist?

    An orthodontist is a specialty dentist who receives advanced training to diagnose and treat overbites, overcrowded mouths, misaligned teeth and jaws, and occlusions. After diagnosing the issue, an orthodontist will recommend a treatment course that may include surgery, braces, retainers, tooth removal, and more. An orthodontist receives more training than a general dentist to become an expert in their specific field of dentistry.

  • Are orthodontists doctors?

    Yes, all dentists are doctors of oral health. Dentists receive a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree or a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS). As orthodontists are a type of dentist, they qualify as a doctor.

  • What is the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?

    A dentist treats a wide variety of issues. An orthodontist is a specialist who has received extra training to focus on one aspect of dentistry — teeth and jaw alignment. An orthodontist has all the training the dentist has and could drop orthodontics and practice general dentistry. In comparison, a dentist would need to have the additional education to become an orthodontist. 

  • What does an orthodontist do?

    People go to an orthodontist when they have teeth or jaw abnormalities. An orthodontist treats:

    • Crooked teeth
    • Crowded teeth
    • Overly spaced teeth
    • Bite alignment issues, such as an overbite or an underbite
    • Jaw misalignment
    • Facial symmetry issues
    The orthodontist's objective is to improve the patient's teeth so they have a straight and functioning smile that allows them to speak, eat, and look normal.

  • Do you have to be referred to an orthodontist?

    Most orthodontists today don’t require a referral to book a consultation appointment with a new patient. However, you may wish to get a referral from your dentist to get a recommendation. If you’re hoping to get your orthodontic care covered by insurance, your insurance may require a referral. Contact your insurance provider to confirm your coverage and details.

  • Do orthodontists keep retainer molds?

    People often lose or break their retainer. If that happens, they’ll need to visit their orthodontist and pay for a new retainer. Luckily, since orthodontists know this happens so frequently, most keep retainer molds on file to get a new one made for you immediately.