Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the treatment of irregularities of the teeth, jaws, and bite relationship in children and adults.

Patients who may benefit from orthodontic care include those with:

  • Crowded, misplaced or blocked-out teeth
  • Spaced teeth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Teeth that meet in an abnormal way or do not meet at all
  • Difficulty chewing or speaking
  • Jaws that shift, make sounds, protrude or are recessed
  • Facial imbalance or asymmetry (features out of proportion to the rest of the face)

Orthodontic care doesn’t just give you a beautiful smile. It improves self-esteem, enhances facial appearance, may help you avoid tooth decay or gum disease, and puts you in a position to have the very best oral health possible.

Services Include

  • Braces for children and adults
  • Clear aligners (Invisalign®) for children and adults
  • Corrective jaw surgery (Surgical Orthodontics)
  • Lingual “hidden” braces for children and adults

Meet Our Orthodontists

Sylvia Frazier-Bowers

Sylvia Frazier-Bowers

Education

  • PhD, Genetics, UNC-Chapel hill
  • Certificate, Orthodontics, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • BS, DDS, University of Illinois
  • BA, English, University of Illinois
Tate Jackson

Tate Jackson

Education

  • MS, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • DDS, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • William R. Proffit Teaching Fellowship
  • Specialty Training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Lorne Koroluk

Lorne Koroluk

Education

  • MS, Orthodontics, University of Minnesota
  • MSD, Pediatric Dentistry, Indiana University
  • DMD, Dentistry, University of Saskatchewan
  • BS, Anatomy, University of Saskatchewan
Tung Nyugen

Tung Nyugen

Education

  • Certificate, Orthodontics, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • MS, Oral Biology, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • DMD, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • BS, Biology, Oregon State University
Rishma Shah

Rishma Shah

Education

  • PhD, Craniofacial Skeletal Muscle Engineering, University College London
  • MS, Orthodontics, University College London
  • Dentistry, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St. Thomas’s Hospitals
  • Member, Royal College of Surgeons, England