Welcome to the orthodontic office of
Dr. Dawn S. Wilhite!
Thank you for visiting the website of Dr. Dawn S. Wilhite, a well-known, respected provider of orthodontic care in Mooresville, North Carolina. Dr. Wilhite strives to provide the highest quality of orthodontic care in a welcoming and friendly environment.
To help you achieve your best smile, we utilize the latest technologies in equipment and supplies, such as the iTero intraoral digital impressions scanner. We also employ a team that is well-trained and sincerely cares for their patients’ dental health and well-being. In fact, our staff has over 100 years of combined orthodontic experience. It’s important to us that our patients know they are receiving the best care, and that they enjoy coming to our office!
Dr. Dawn S. Wilhite!
An esteemed member of the dental community, Dr. Wilhite is a graduate of the University of Florida and the University of Louisville, and a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association and many local and state dental societies..
Dr. Wilhite has been practicing Orthodontics since 1998!! She graduated from the University of Louisville with a Doctorate of Medical Dentistry, and also completed her orthodontic residency there. In addition, Dr. Wilhite received an award from the American Association of Women Dentists for academic excellence and outstanding leadership.
What do orthodontists do?
Why should I (or my loved ones) get orthodontic treatment?
There are two good reasons: aesthetics and function. Having an attractive smile not only changes the way people see you — it enhances your own self-image as well. Orthodontic treatment also allows your teeth to function better and makes it easier to keep them clean, which can improve your overall health.
When should orthodontic treatment be started?
You’re never too old to begin orthodontic treatment — but if you start at an earlier age, your problems may be easier to treat. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child who may need orthodontic treatment should come in for a first visit around age 7.
How can I recognize a potential bite problem?
Does getting braces hurt? What about wearing them?
How long will treatment take?
It’s different for each person, but generally the active stage of treatment (that is, wearing braces or other appliances) may take from 6-30 months. After that, a retainer is worn.
Invisalign and Invisalign Teen are systems of virtually invisible aligners that can correct a variety of bite problems without traditional braces. Dr. Wilhite is a certified Premier Provider of Invisalign®, so you can rest assured that you are in capable hands while in her care!