When most people think about orthodontics, they think of bulky metal braces of the past. At Lineberger Orthodontics, you can rest assured that we provide only the highest tech ortho options to get you in and out of treatment as quickly as possible!
Kids, teens and adults can ALL get a new confident smile at our practice.
Your teeth are functional. You have (hopefully most of them) intact. Why should you get orthodontic treatment? Well, let us tell you! Orthodontics may:
When it comes to your smile, BE CHOOSY! There are so many orthodontic treatment options available to you in our offices in Charlotte, Mooresville, and Huntersville, so choose the one that fits YOUR style.
Ok, we want you to stop thinking about those horrendous bulky metal brackets and headgear (thanks Sixteen Candles). Seriously, though. Stop, we beg you. Things have come a LONG (and we mean LONG) way in even the last decade.
Known as the Damon System of Braces, our treatment produces big, wide, healthy smiles customized for every individual’s facial balance and appearance.
No tightening wires, no pain, no fear, no tears. Phew, glad we got that off our chests.
At Lineberger Orthodontics, we’ve got your back. We use only the latest braces options so you get that selfie-worthy smile in no time!
The Damon System of Braces are self-ligating (which is a strange word to explain that instead of having your brackets and wires tightened throughout treatment, they use a sliding mechanism that attaches the wires to the brackets so your teeth move more naturally).
This produces less force than traditional braces, which also often require tooth extractions and expanders or headgear. NOT UP IN HERE!
AND PSSSST. Guess what? You can get braces the SAME DAY as your consultation. Come in with no bling. Leave WITH bling. It’s brilliant!
So maybe you don’t want all the metal that comes with more traditional orthodontic treatment. Cool. We got you. Enter Invisalign.
Invisalign uses a series of customized clear aligners to straighten your smile. No metal brackets. No metal wires. And the best part, they’re removable. So there are NO food restrictions like you have with metal braces. SCORE.
Have you been told you’re NOT a candidate for Invisalign? Don’t worry. Don’t give up hope. We’ve had dozens of patients come to us saying that exact thing and guess what, when you have the expertise that we do in Invisalign, you ARE a candidate.
Have you heard of orthognathic surgery or oral and maxillofacial surgery? We think that’s WAY too complicated, so we just say orthodontic surgery. This is a field of oral surgery that helps with more severe orthodontic conditions that cannot be corrected with braces or Invisalign #bummer.
Orthodontic surgery is typically performed before you get braces (or you may end up not needing braces at all!)
Orthodontic retainers are most often used after braces or Invisalign treatment is complete (or sometimes in between Phase 1 and Phase 2 in Early Treatment). Retainers do a super awesome job of holding your teeth in place. We worked so hard on that smile. Make sure you take care of it!
Ok, you ready to hear something amazing? I know you are. So, we offer a Lifetime Retainer Program where you can get free retainers for LIFE for a small upfront cost.
Believe us when we say, retainers tend to go missing (ie, Fido gets ahold of them, they’re thrown away on lunch trays — you get our drift). The cost of this program FAR beats the cost of replacing retainers.
We’ll fill you in on all the deets at your initial consultation so you can decide if it’s a program you’d like to join. (We think you will).
Think you’re too old to get treatment because you’re an adult? THINK AGAIN, SILLY! Adult treatment is one of the fastest growing areas of orthodontics. At Lineberger Orthodontics, Dr. Matt Lineberger, Dr. Megan Lineberger, Dr. David Pearson and Dr. Claire Fedore, and Dr. Josiah Rich offer adult orthodontics in Charlotte, Huntersville, Mooresville and surrounding communities in North Carolina. We are also available for Virtual Consultations.
Shy half-smiles are adorable when you’re younger, but that same little grin doesn’t play out so well as an adult. In social and professional settings, you need to exude confidence, including the way you show off those pearly whites.
You already know the time has come to address the problems with your teeth that keep you from beaming every time you walk into a room. Either your dentist has explained it to you, or your friends have ever so gently recommended you look into orthodontic treatment.
Yes, we know. You would rather listen to fingernails on a chalkboard than have orthodontic treatment at this point in your life, but before you run off, take a few minutes to learn how Lineberger Orthodontics has redefined adult orthodontic treatment.
No one likes to feel self-conscious, so if you are feeling down and out about your smile, orthodontic adult treatment is most definitely right for you. Your dentist can certainly provide some guidance on the matter, or you can schedule an appointment at one of our orthodontic offices in Charlotte, Huntersville, Mooresville to find out more.
First and foremost, we tailor your treatment plan to more than just your teeth. We consider budget, lifestyle, and any other concerns you may have. You may walk in the door thinking only about the downsides, but we promise that by the end of your appointment, you will see adult orthodontic treatment as a fun and exciting journey.
Adult orthodontic treatment is not cheap, but we do everything we can to make it affordable for every patient. This includes maximizing the benefits under your dental and medical plan.
In most cases, yes. Once we know what direction you want to go to enhance your smile, we will review your insurance policy to see where we can use your benefits and best manage your out-of-pocket expenses. If the total cost to you is still a bit of a stretch, we offer in-house financing.
You are never too old for a great smile! Lineberger Orthodontics offers orthodontic adult orthodontics in Charlotte, Huntersville, Mooresville and surrounding communities in North Carolina. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.
Being a teen is hard. Like, really hard. And we don’t want to cramp your style. At Lineberger Orthodontics, we know the value of a beautiful smile. We see it every day in our patients. They leave our office with beaming, confident smiles to take on the world. That’s what makes our job worthwhile!
One of the most popular options for teens is our self-ligating braces that come in both traditional and clear! With this revolutionary self-ligating technology, the metal wire is held into place by a moveable component instead of elastic ties. This allows your teeth to move more freely to provide a more comfortable orthodontic experience.
Another great option for our teen patients is Invisalign Teen®, which uses a series of clear, removable trays to straighten teeth.
We are a certified provider of Invisalign Teen®. This allows you to straighten your smile without anyone even knowing!
Lineberger Orthodontics offers orthodontics for teens in Charlotte, Huntersville, Mooresville, and surrounding areas of North Carolina. To find out which option would best fit your needs, request a FREE consultation!
There are certain conditions that may qualify a child for early orthodontic treatment. These might include things like crossbites, crowded teeth or narrow arches. If crowded teeth are fixed at an earlier age, they allow more room for adult teeth to come in and may in turn reduce the need for teeth pulling later in life.
Early prevention starts at age seven, which is when The American Association of Orthodontists recommends parents bring their children to an orthodontist. Don’t freak out, mom and dad. This does NOT mean that your 7 year old needs braces. I repeat, this does NOT mean your 7 year old needs braces.
At this age, permanent teeth have begun to create a bite pattern and can be examined for irregularities. Starting treatment early may be more beneficial to the patient. An example of this is for treatment of narrow arches. With palate expanders, the arch can be widened so that the top and bottom teeth fit together better, and other issues can be addressed in the second phase of treatment.
Phase one treatment, early treatment between the ages of seven and nine, can also take advantage of bones that are still growing and better address problems before they develop fully.
Typically, children who need orthodontics at an early age will need another round of treatment once all of the permanent teeth are present. This is referred to as two phase treatment. By dividing the treatment into two different parts, it allows the orthodontist to correct all problems that contribute to overall function of the mouth and teeth.
Typically, between the phase one and phase two treatment, there is a rest period.
The second phase of treatment is used to tweak and correct any problems that could not be addressed or fixed by the first phase of treatment. It usually occurs after all permanent teeth have developed and acquired a place within the mouth.
Braces can be worn for varying amounts of time, but are usually kept on for 18-24 months. Once removed, a retainer is made to keep the teeth where they are supposed to be.
If you have questions about early age orthodontic treatment, please do not hesitate to contact any of our offices in Charlotte, Huntersville, or Mooresville. We are also available for virtual consultations.