Why see an orthodontist near me?

It’s amazing what you can do online. You can order food, furniture, or clothing from the comfort of your couch. In many instances, you can even look for medical care. Did you know that you can order clear aligners the same way? It’s true. But, you can’t get proper orthodontics care online. Here’s why you should see an orthodontist near you. And if you’re near Johnson City or Norton, Sturgill Orthodontics is the one for you. 

Be Seen By a Professional

Some options, like mail-order orthodontics, promise you ease and efficiency. You’re exchanging seasoned, practical expertise for convenience and cost. A mail-order plan gives you no access to a Board Certified Professional. The mail-order approach attempts to solve a problem by using an assembly line. At Sturgill Orthodontics, you get attention from a Board Certified Professional orthodontist. 

Dr. Sturgill, Dr. Williams, and Dr. Harper have enough experience to provide you with a treatment plan specific to you. At Sturgill Orthodontics, we establish what your needs are. 

Then, we implement a treatment plan. With the data we uncover during your in-office visit, and X-rays of your jaw, we can make a customized treatment protocol just for you.

It Helps To Recognize Your Provider

One problem with a corporately-owned orthodontic office is that you feel like a number. The machinery of that environment doesn’t lend itself well to building relationships. Each time you go in for an appointment, you see someone new. We’ve discovered that many patients feel anxiety in that kind of environment. 

Letting a stranger handle your smile can feel daunting, especially if you see someone new every visit. But Dr. Sturgill, Dr. Williams, and Dr. Harper intend to know every patient’s face. Our entire staff remembers each patient on a “first smile basis.” For that reason, seeing a local orthodontist helps uncomfortable patients feel at ease. We promise you’ll see familiar faces if you consider Sturgill as your orthodontist in Johnson City or Norton. 

Receive Early Detection

Most people are aware that they need to brush and floss their teeth. However, we recommend in-person visits to detect issues early. Therefore, another benefit of in-office orthodontics care is early detection. Detecting an apparently small tooth problem today can prevent it from getting out of control tomorrow. Some patients require more in-depth treatment than others. Fortunately, Sturgill Orthodontics is a Johnson City and Norton-focused office capable of early detection. 

Whole Family Treatment

Forgive the cliche, but Sturgill Orthodontics is a family. But beyond our work family, we also have individual families. We’re moms and dads just like you. So we understand the daily grind of work, school, homework, extracurricular activities, and family time. That’s why we’re proud to serve patients of all ages. That’s right! Our patients range in age from single digits all the way to triple digits! When you book an appointment, you might as well book one for each household member.  Because at Sturgill, we want to see all the smiles – regardless of their age. 

Why see an orthodontist near me?Treatment Options

No two smiles are exactly alike. So, none of the treatment plans we design will be exactly alike. Either Dr. Sturgill, Dr. Williams, and Dr. Harper will determine the particulars of your plan. Below, you’ll find a few braces options the doctors might discuss with you. 

Metal Braces

This is most people’s image when they think of “braces.” They’ve earned something of a stigma over the years, but Sturgill Orthodontics intends to change that. Modern metal braces have lighter wires and sleeker brackets. For you, this means less pain and irritation. Our braces are compact and comfortable. A major advantage of metal braces is that they can shorten your treatment duration. 

InBrace Lingual Braces

Similar to traditional braces, but with a noticeable twist. While InBrace isn’t quite invisible, it fits on the back of your teeth. This way, you can smile wide without fear of anyone seeing it. The doctors install the InBrace so that your teeth will slowly straighten over time. Worried about how it will feel? Don’t be. We measure your teeth using 3D imaging technology. Your InBrace will be customized to fit you – and only you! 


What if you had braces that you could remove whenever you wanted (within Dr. Sturgill, Dr. Williams, and Dr. Harper’s guidance, of course)? Our team uses clear, lightweight plastic aligners by Invisalign®. They offer the wearer much more comfort and convenience than conventional braces. Generally, you’ll wear your aligner for 12-24 months and you’ll use between 36 and 80 sets. We recommend keeping the aligner on for 22 hours a day. 

Clear Braces

You may also hear clear braces referred to as ceramic, tooth-colored, or aesthetic. This is because they are designed to blend in with the teeth. Clear braces empower you to continue your daily routine without fretting about your appearance. They are more discreet and less obvious than metal braces. 

Why see an orthodontist near me?

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