Why Choose Us

Dr. Edward Altherr and his talented team have been helping people smile in Apex, Cary, and Holly Springs since 2002. Altherr Orthodontics will treat you like family and provides a wonderful orthodontic treatment experience for patients of all ages.

What makes Altherr Orthodontics special?

  • Dr. Altherr is well respected within the orthodontic and dental community, and is a 2002 graduate of UNC Chapel Hill’s orthodontic residency; one of the top programs in the world. At UNC, he trained under orthodontic legends like Drs. Proffitt and Tulloch. Dr. Altherr continues to be involved at UNC where he is currently a part-time professor to the residents for all three classes.
  • Dr. Altherr practiced as a general dentist for two years before pursuing the additional three years of training to be an orthodontist, ultimately receiving a Master’s degree and having his research published. This experience gives him the unique ability to see and treat each patient with a big picture and restorative perspective, and not just only straighten or align their teeth.
  • Dr. Altherr is a board-certified orthodontist (most orthodontists unfortunately do not pursue the additional rigors and testing required for this certification). To find out more about the ABO, please visit www.americanboardortho.com.
  • Dr. Altherr is the only doctor in our practice. This is important in orthodontics, where the continuity of care is critical in achieving optimal treatment results and to stay on time with the overall expected treatment time. He prides himself on personalized and customized care, time, and attention for each patient.
  • Our practice is centered on providing a wonderful orthodontic treatment experience where Dr. Altherr and his team make and take the time with each patient and/or parent, unlike multi-office, multi-doctor, or corporate dental offices. We pride ourselves on great communication since this also an important part of the treatment process.
  • We utilize the latest technological devices and equipment in orthodontics and dentistry but never allow these devices to undermine or mask the skill, artistry, and experience Dr. Altherr uses to create beautiful smiles. Dr. A often says that it’s not the tools (bracket or aligner), but the carpenter (orthodontist) that allows our practice to achieve shorter and predictable treatment times. Dr. Altherr places the braces himself (this is not delegated), and we treat all of the teeth, including the 12-year molars.
  • Altherr Orthodontics is conveniently located at highways 55 and 64 in Apex, where its location makes it easy to get to from Cary and Holly Springs. We are also conveniently near shopping centers and schools, we have emergency hours of service for our patients, and provide very flexible payment plans.
  • We have free Wi-Fi for our patients and parents while they wait, which is never long since our on-time rate is really good. We value your time as much as we value ours.
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(919) 363-2221 1011 W. Williams St, Suite 101, Apex, NC 27502

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