Meet the "A" Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


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I started working in orthodontics in 1997, and joined this awesome team after relocating to NC from Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2011. I have the pleasure of working with kids and parents in many areas of the practice, including with new patients as they set up insurance and billing. I enjoy watching how orthodontics changes people’s lives for the better, and seeing their beautiful smiles once treatment is completed! I feel like the people I work with are my extended family. I enjoy coming to our office and getting to work with great professionals who help change our patients’ lives by giving them beautiful smiles.

I am married with one adult daughter and a black lab. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, music, boating, four wheeling, and doing just about anything outdoors.


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I am at the front of the office to greet each patient and parent as they arrive for their appointment while also answering phones, scheduling patients for upcoming appointments, verifying insurance, and numerous other administrative duties. Our patients and their families are the foundation of our practice, and I work hard to build and maintain relationships with them. Our team is a family; we are there for each other on a daily basis. Dr. Altherr has a passion for what he does, which shows through to our team and patients.

I grew up on a farm and have a history of showing horses and breeding and showing Anatolian Shepherd dogs. I have been married to my husband Ed for almost a decade, and we have five grandchildren. I also love to quilt.


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I was born and raised in South Florida before moving to North Carolina in 2016.  I received my Associate in Arts at Wake Tech before deciding to become a certified dental assistant through Triangle School of Dental Assisting.  I started out in general dentistry, but I've always been passionate about orthodontics.  I love seeing the transformation our patients undergo through treatment!  I've been with Altherr Orthodontics since February, 2021, and I see each day as an opportunity to learn new things and see all of our wonderful patients.  I've been so grateful to have already built some lasting relationships with our team and patients.  

In my spare time, I'm quite the home body!  I enjoy tending to my many houseplants, gaming and sewing.  I have four adorable pets (please ask me about them)!  I also love spending time with my amazing wife, hanging around the house or going thrift store shopping.



I am a Raleigh native, born and raised.  I graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at Wake Technical Community College in 2016 where I also became a Certified Dental Assistant.  I started out in pediatric dentistry but always had a love for orthodontics, and thankfully made that switch in 2018.  I joined Altherr Orthodontics in the late summer of 2021.  In my free time, I enjoy crafting, gardening, playing my gaming system, working out, biking and spending time with friends and family.  I have a dog named Tucker and 3 cats- Pickles, Callie and Batman.  



I was born and raised in Nash County, NC.  I obtained my dental assisting training at NC Denal U in 2017 and furthered my education with completing two semesters in the Dental Hygiene program at Wake Technical Community College before leaving the program to start working in general denistry.  I have been in orthodontics now since early 2021, and I really like it.  It is a truly a wonderful feeling knowing that our patients will have a healthier and better smile.  I joined Altherr Orthodontics the fall of 2021, and have enjoyed learning new techniques and meeting the patients.  When not in the office, I spend time with my fiance, family and friends, listening to podcasts and testing new beauty products.



As a native of Apex, I am thrilled to be a part of a local business team that focuses on relationships so that you can trust working with someone who is part of the community like you.  I obtained a Bachelor's of Science degree from Pensacola Christian College, and started out my career as a 2nd grade teacher.  I also have experience in medical administration before joining Altherr Orthodontics late fall, 2021.  With my educational and work experience, I believe I am well equipped to help guide and educate you and your family through the orthodontic treatment process and towards a great smile and a healthy bite.  I am married, and my husband and I enjoy trying all the local places to eat and anything in and on the water (kayaking, swimming & sailing).  Also, please don't forget to ask me about the cute fur-babies we have raised.  I look forward to meeting with you soon! 

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