Black Orthodontics

Asheville's Most Trusted Orthodontic Providers

Black Orthodontics offers many proven options, such as Invisalign® and Damon System Braces. With flexible and customized payment plans, it’s never been easier to get the smile you’ve always wanted. Book your free in-person or virtual appointment now!

How to Know If You Should See an Orthodontist

One of the most frequent questions we get is, “how do I know if I need to see an orthodontist?” While some people may have apparent irregularities like large gaps or crowded teeth, others may have underlying issues that require orthodontic intervention. If you are unsure, then you can start by booking a free online or in-person smile assessment. A smile assessment is an easy and no-risk way to see if your smile can benefit from orthodontic treatment. 

Starting at age seven, the American Association of Orthodontics recommends that younger children visit an orthodontist. Early treatment allows us to advise you about any concerns that could be on the horizon. Dr. Black can intercept these issues by making room for adult teeth or augmenting your child’s jaw. By intervening early, we can help your child avoid future problems that might require surgery or permanent tooth extraction. 

It’s never too early or too late to get more information about your smile. While everyone has a unique mouth, some common reasons for visiting our office include:

Large Tooth Gaps

Gaps between your teeth can lead to gum tissue inflammation, bad breath, infection, and plaque development.

Crooked and Crowded Teeth

When a smile doesn’t align naturally, you are at a higher risk of developing gum disease, tooth decay, bad breath, and chronic headaches.

Jaw Misalignment

Improper jaw alignment can cause long-term pain and a condition known as Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ). In addition to excessive jaw pain, TMJ can make it difficult to chew and cause persistent pain.

Overbite or Underbite

An overbite or underbite causes your jaw structure to sit at odd angles. For example, people with overbites have teeth that overlap with the front teeth. Misalignments may lead to uneven tooth wear and chronic jaw pain.

Open bite or Crossbite

When the bottom and top teeth do not touch — as in the case of an open bite — it can lead to difficulty eating food. On the other hand, Crossbites are when the top and bottom teeth are out of synch and can cause uneven tooth wear.

Book a free in-person or virtual appointment now to learn more about your treatment options.

Types of Orthodontic Treatment & Appliances

We are proud to serve the Asheville community with affordable orthodontic treatments. Whether you need Invisalign, Damon System Braces, or retainers, we will help find a treatment that matches your condition, lifestyle goals, and budget. 

The sooner you can meet with us, the sooner we can begin your treatment. Scheduling a consultation helps avoid future dental issues before more significant (and more expensive) problems develop.

Invisalign

Invisalign is a safe and reliable braces alternative that camouflages easily into your mouth. By wearing your aligners 20-22 hours a day, your smile gradually improves in function and appearance. Many users experience smile improvement in as little as four to six weeks. As an Invisalign user, you’ll only need to schedule progress evaluations every 10-16 weeks. And many of these appointments can be completed virtually, so you won’t need to interrupt your busy schedule.

Damon System Braces

Damon System Braces use less visible appliance components that blend in seamlessly with your mouth. The secret to the Damon System is a self-ligating bracket system that provides a more comfortable alignment. This bracket system doesn’t need manual tightening and uses pressure to help your teeth gain a more conventional appearance. Damon System Braces can help you avoid costly procedures like palate expanders, permanent tooth extractions, headgear, or surgery.

Retainers

Once you have completed your orthodontic treatment, you will receive a retainer specific to your needs. A retainer is necessary while your teeth adjust to their new position. Most people will continue to maintain their smile with a retainer for the rest of their lives. Retainer wearers will have to come in for periodic check-ups, and we may make small adjustments to correct issues. Depending on your needs, you may receive a bonded retainer, clear retainer, Damon splints, or traditional Hawley retainers. 

Understanding How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Your smile journey begins with a free consultation where we get to know you and understand your goals. We will perform some diagnostic tests and discover which braces option is right for your unique condition. 

There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution to orthodontic issues. Treatment will differ depending on each person’s bite, jaw alignment, and teeth. Recent advances have made getting the smile you’ve always wanted a more comfortable and satisfying experience. 

At Black Orthodontics, we don’t believe in hiding your total costs. What we quote you for your treatment covers all necessary treatment and one year of post-treatment visits. Plus, we file many dental insurance and offer incentives like flexible payments and interest-free financing.

Start Your Smile Journey Now

Dr. Black has 25 years of experience helping people get head-turning results. Our professionals understand how to enhance your smile and advise you on every step of your smile journey. Whether you need Invisalign or Damon System Braces, Black Orthodontics has the experience and skill necessary to get the smile you’ve always wanted. 

Your smile is one of your most significant assets. No matter where you are in life, it’s always a great time to start your smile journey. Our mission at Black Orthodontics is to help people of all backgrounds enjoy the transformational power of braces. 

Find out why so many people turn to Black Orthodontics for their alignment. Call us or use our online form to book your free virtual or in-person smile assessment now!