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Jul 14, 2022

Orthodontic Dentistry

Confident smiles can achieve the impossible.

Orthodontics Near North Carolina Transforming Smiles For All Ages

There’s no age limit on creating your best smile. We believe that everyone deserves a smile that they want to share with the world, and that’s why we are inspiring greatness (with confident smiles) in children, teens, and adults with expert orthodontics. Whether you need braces or Invisalign, we’ve got you covered.

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Expert Orthodontics Near North Carolina Crafting Confidence For Your Dream Smile 

Formerly Great Beginnings, Great Smiles is a leading orthodontic dentistry team offering comfort every step of the way. With innovative techniques and materials, we strive to minimize discomfort and inconvenience, allowing you to focus on enjoying the transformation of your smile. Each visit made your smile shine! 

Ortho for Kids

Early orthodontic evaluation (and sometimes treatment) is the key to taking care of problems before they get tricky. We want to say “Hello!” to your smile around your child’s 7th birthday!

Ortho for Teens

Braces aren’t as bad as you think – we promise. When your teen needs to tweak their smile, we have clear braces, traditional braces, and Invisalign for treatment that looks and feels great!

Ortho for Adults

It’s never too late to invest in your smile. Even adults can get the incredible benefits of orthodontic treatment with our docs – it’s time to get inspired with a brand-new you!

What We Do

Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment
When it comes to kids, we want to make sure that we’re keeping a close eye on their teeth as they grow and develop. Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment combines early monitoring, x-rays, and orthodontic appliances at a young age with braces or Invisalign at a later age. This makes sure that we take every step necessary to give your child a beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime.

Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment
Comprehensive orthodontic treatment involves complete, personalized care completed in a single phase with teens and adults. Using braces or Invisalign to gradually correct bite issues and straighten teeth, we can fix speech issues, jaw pain, enamel wear-and-tear, and more dental issues!

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How We Do It

With Invisalign, correcting your smile becomes a walk in the park. Not only are Invisalign clear aligners invisible – they’re also removable, pain-free, and customized for you! This flexible choice is perfect for teens and adults who don’t want their treatment to get in the way of the things that matter most (like chowing down on your favorite snacks!).

Braces have a bad rap, we know. But when we set you up with treatment, we know that you want it to be as comfortable, discreet, and fast as possible. With modern-day tech, you can get all this and more when you transform your smile with clear braces or traditional braces from Great Smiles!

What is Orthodontics dentistry? 

Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on fixing crooked teeth and bite problems. They use braces, retainers, and other appliances to move your teeth into the right position. This improves the way a smile looks, but also chewing and speaking! 

Affording the Best Care

Finances should never stand in the way of getting your child or teen the best dental care in town. We want to make sure that you’re relaxed, not worried, when you visit us. Work with our team to find the best way to fit great dental care into your budget, with awesome payment options, maximized insurance benefits, and affordable solutions at every step.

Patient Reviews

"Great Smiles has been so easy to work with. Anyone who has a child or teen needing some help getting their teeth in order Great Smiles is a great place. They have really helped guide us in this adventure!" 

- Triple J Farm NC

"My kids love going to Great Smiles!  The whole staff is so friendly, loving, and patient with children. They fit us in when my daughter had an emergency cavity that our family dentist couldn’t address, and we had such a great experience that we moved our kids over to their practice for all of their dental care. Highly recommend!” 

- Sally

I’m an adult patient and have never had braces before! Great Smiles is excellent! High end technology, great kind staff and super super efficient. If you have put off getting braces…don’t. This place is very good at what they do! " 

- Tom C.

"Every aspect of my journey with them was exceptional! Truly. I was impressed with the practice at my first visit - their professionalism, knowledge, kindness…. But I leave their care even more amazed that they consistently delivered the highest level of service I have ever experienced in any medical practice. As a doctor, myself, that means a lot. Every visit I left their office feeling nurtured and grateful I had chosen Great Smiles to handle my orthodontic needs. The results of my treatment also far exceeded my expectations!” 

- Dr. Laura F.

"I started to have several issues with my teeth in my 50s and did not want traditional braces but with Invisalign I could get the results looking for without the hassle of braces. My experience at Great Smiles has been seamless, extremely helpful staff and Orthodontist exceeded my expectations and I am not even at the end of my journey. I would highly recommend this practice!" 

- Donna H. 

“The staff were cheerful and professional during every interaction. My daughter not only felt comfortable going, but EXCITED to go. We have made the decision to start coming here permanently. They genuinely care about the kiddos they see and you can tell. 

- Crystal

“Great Smiles is an amazing pediatric dentist practice. My three kids have grown up under the care of their doctors. It is so helpful to have multiple kids' appointments at one visit. We've enjoyed the consistency of having the same staff involved in their care over the years (cleanings, etc.). They are so caring. I highly recommend this practice.”

- Lisa

"It’s been five months, my teeth ARE STRAIGHT! And the care is amazing. Very thorough, courteous, and took their time answering a ton of questions. Highly recommend." 

- Rebecca R.

"My daughter needed braces and they were so accommodating. Super thankful for an orthodontist that is local and their staff is always so nice. They make it a priority to take their time to listen to any concerns. Just a wonderful experience all around. Definitely recommend to anyone who is looking to take their child for braces!" 

- Crystal J.

“Everyone at Great Smiles is great. They are always accommodating. The doctors are awesome and provides great detail when speaking with you. They were able to relieve my daughter’s anxiety as she had a chip in her tooth. She had the biggest smile when she walked out to see me. Thank you for the care you take with your patients.”

- Carol

“The best place to bring your kids!!! My 6 year old had a meltdown because only big sis had an appointment one day. So the hygienist brought my 6-year-old tableside so she could watch her sister's teeth getting cleaned. Everyone is sooo patient and kind. They really do care about your child's overall experience at the dentist. My kids have grown up in this practice and have absolutely no fear of the dentist or anything that happens at the dental office. Their manner is amazing. All the hygienists are super sweet, gentle and kind.

- Amy