It is with heavy hearts that we have to share with the Wilhite Orthodontics community that our leader and friend, Dawn Wilhite, passed away early Tuesday. We are devastated at what her loss means to our community and her family. Please join us in positive thoughts and prayers for her family, especially for her daughters whom she adored, Hannah and Kaleigh.

Please rest assured that Dr. Wilhite had a plan in place to ensure that her patients would be well cared for in her absence. We have been overwhelmed by the show of love and support from her patients and the professional community. Many in the dental community have volunteered their time here in our office as we strive to provide the care that you have come to expect from our team. Unless you hear from us otherwise, please plan to come to our office at your appointed time.

Dr. Wilhite’s personal representative has stepped in to assist in the effort to continue patient care and will be in the office most days we’re open over at least the next few weeks. We are working diligently towards a long-term plan for the practice and will share with you the details of that plan as it comes together. Know that our first priority is for the care of your family. We ask for your patience and understanding as we all navigate this difficult time together. We will do our best to minimize any disruption to your care.

Thank you for your understanding and support. While we grieve deeply for our loss we are comforted by the expressions of love and compassion we have felt from all of you who have reached out.

Grieving as one,
The Wilhite Orthodontics Team

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.

Meet Our Staff

At Dr. Wilhite’s office we have an outstanding team! Our staff combined has over 100 years of orthodontic experience. Our experience and caring personalities allow us to achieve our goal of providing you the highest quality orthodontic care in a welcoming and comfortable environment.


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Thank you for visiting our website! We hope you find it helpful and informative. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!

Signature Orthodontic Care

Along with using innovative technology, we offer our patients comprehensive orthodontic care using a wide variety of orthodontic systems, from conventional types of braces like metal and ceramic brackets to the revolutionary Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen™ systems. We proudly sign our names to each and every smile we create! Our office is trusted so much in our community that we treat many general dentists, doctors and their families. Your smile is the signature of our reputation!

Thank you again for visiting our website. If you have any questions or comments, please contact our office. We look forward to hearing from you.


What do orthodontists do?

Orthodontists are dental specialists who diagnose and treat problems with the position, alignment or spacing of the teeth, and related irregularities in the face and the jaw. We use a number of special treatments, including braces and other oral appliances, to correct these problems.

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?

Teeth that are protruding, crowded together or erupting out of position are clear indications that treatment is needed (View Examples). Less obvious signs are mouth breathing, frequent biting of the cheek or palate, speech difficulties, and thumb sucking that goes past 3-4 years of age. If teeth don’t meet properly when the mouth closes, or if jaws make sounds or shift as they move, this may also indicate an orthodontic problem.

Does getting braces hurt? What about wearing them?

Having braces put on is generally painless. Some people experience minor aches and pains in the first couple of days or so, as they adjust to wearing their appliances; periodic adjustments may sometimes cause soreness as well, though it typically lasts only a short time. Over-the-counter pain relievers can be used to alleviate any discomfort, but are usually unnecessary.

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!

Working Hours

Monday to Thursday: 8am - 5pm

*We offer early appointments at 7:30am and late appointments until 6 pm a few times each month.