Black Orthodontics

Best Braces in Western North Carolina

For over 30 years, people all across Western North Carolina have turned to Black Orthodontics for help achieving a natural smile. Modern braces treatment offers more freedom and comfort than ever before. Experience the power of braces for yourself by booking your free virtual or in-person smile assessment now! 


What Are Braces?

Braces are a general term for the term for appliances that use consistent pressure to straighten out a smile. While each option for braces is different, they all operate on this fundamental principle. 

Modern braces have come a long way from the clunky devices that many patients remember from childhood. Nowadays, it’s easier than ever to enjoy a more comfortable and discrete alignment experience with Damon Braces® or Invisalign.  

Dr. Black and the experts at Black Orthodontics are proud to offer many premium braces options, including Damon Braces and Invisalign. Book a free virtual or in-person smile assessment now to experience it for yourself.

The Benefits of Braces Treatment

Our patients have many reasons for seeking treatment. While orthodontic treatment provides a more balanced and attractive smile, there are additional health benefits. Many patients are surprised to learn that straightened teeth are less likely to chip or develop cavities. 

Asymmetrical bites can be a breeding ground for gum disease and tooth decay. This is because uneven teeth have many places that can trap food and other particles. When teeth are asymmetrical, daily flossing and brushing may not capture these particles. These particles become stuck in your teeth, eventually breaking down and causing tooth decay. Eliminating these hard-to-reach areas in your mouth, allows for easier cleaning and an overall healthier smile.

How Do Braces Straighten Teeth?

Many people think of their teeth as firmly connected to their jawbone. Actually, your teeth are attached to the periodontal membrane, which forms a ring around your teeth and alveolar bone. The bone cells in the periodontal ligament are called osteocytes. These bone cells can change into bone-removing osteoclasts or bone-forming osteoblasts, depending on the signals they receive. 

During an alignment, Dr. Black brings the tooth away from the bone. By applying the dual forces of tension and pressure alongside the teeth, braces can change your smile profile. Compression on the periodontal ligament causes bone cells (osteocytes) and bone removal cells (osteoclasts) to form, and remove excess bone from the pressure side. 

This causes bone-forming cells (osteoblasts) to form on the tension side. The transfer of pressure and tension replaces bone and removes excess bones. Applying gentle pressure to the periodontal membrane, can shift the teeth into a new position. 

After treatment, wearing a retainer helps ensure that your smile remains as balanced and pristine as the day you finished treatment.

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How Long Will I Have To Wear Braces?

At Black Orthodontics, there is no such thing as a standard treatment. Without an in-person or virtual smile assessment, it isn’t easy to estimate your needs. That said, treatment time averages between 6-24 months. However, it’s not uncommon to notice a change in your bite early in your treatment. You can accelerate your alignment time from using high frequency vibration devices like VPro+™ to finish 30-50% ahead of schedule. 

Understanding your condition will help us determine your treatment. During your free smile assessment our experts will scan your mouth using digital technology. We use these results to help diagnose your unique condition and develop a customized treatment plan for you.

Types of Braces Treatment Options

At Black Orthodontics, we believe that it’s never too late to start your smile journey. Whether you’re looking for braces for your teen, or you’re an adult curious about starting your smile journey, we have the best tools for your condition. We are proud to offer:



These aligners are made of a light-weight and tough material that fits snugly over your teeth. Invisalign is transparent and blends in with your mouth. By wearing your Invisalign set at least 20-22 hours every day, your teeth will gradually shift into a new position. Many patients experience results in as little as four to six weeks of treatment. Experiencing the freedom of Invisalign is easier than ever because many progress evaluation appointments can be done virtually.

Damon Braces


These revolutionary braces apply constant pressure using a self-ligating system that doesn’t require painful tightening or awkward elastics. Damon braces use brackets that are smooth and fit comfortably in your mouth. Plus, you won’t need to make as many in-person appointments during your treatment. These braces are a stylish alternative to headgear, costly surgery, tooth extractions, or palate expanders. Available in standard and clear options. 

Get Braces with Western North Carolina’s Braces Leader!

At Black Orthodontics we believe everyone deserves to enjoy the transformative power of braces. That’s why we make it easy to get braces with interest-free payments and flexible financing. Your fee covers all of your treatment (appliances and appointments) plus one year of visits after your treatment is complete. If you are concerned about the cost of braces let us know. And we will work with you to find the best available option for your lifestyle and budget. 

It’s always a good time to start your smile journey. Dr. Black has over 30 years of experience helping people achieve long-lasting healthy smiles. Whether you need Damon braces, or Invisalign, Dr. Black and the skills and knowledge necessary to help you get the smile you have always wanted.

If you are interested in doing something about overcrowded, gapped, or misaligned teeth, you owe it to yourself to contact Black Orthodontics. Call or book online your virtual or in-person smile assessment now!