10125 Hickorywood Hill Ave., Ste. A,
Huntersville, NC 28078
Your Huntersville Orthodontist
Dr. Robert Selden is a native of North Carolina and received all of his training from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduating with distinction from UNC with a degree in Chemistry, he received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the UNC School of Dentistry.
Dr. Selden then completed his residency at the UNC Department of Orthodontics. Dr. Selden is still connected to the UNC School of Dentistry, where he is an adjunct professor in the Orthodontics Department.
Dr. Selden is currently a member of the following professional organizations:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- National Dental association
- Old North State Dental Society
Additionally, Dr. Selden is an Affiliate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He has a passion for dentistry and orthodontics, and actively strives to improve each patient’s quality of life through their dental health, appearance, and function of their teeth.
Year after year, traditional braces are an effective and popular orthodontic option. The metal or ceramic brackets are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. These components work together through regular adjustments to apply gentle pressure, which will gradually move the teeth into the desired positions.
Huntersville braces are a great choice for fixing many tooth issues, both simple and complex. Because they sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options, overall treatment time can be slightly reduced. Braces don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, which makes Huntersville braces an affordable orthodontic option if you’re on a budget.
The Huntersville Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment instead of brackets and bands. This option is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. Patients who neglect to wear the aligners as directed can have a negative impact on the results and also add time to the orthodontic process. The trays are virtually invisible and are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. This keeps the teeth moving in the right direction! Aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment in order for them to do their job.
Invisalign works best for mild to moderate oral problems. When it comes to more complex issues, Invisalign may not be a good option. A free consultation with Selden Orthodontics will help you find out your eligibility for Invisalign.
Huntersville Braces & Invisalign: Find the Right Treatment for Your Smile
When you visit our office for a free consultation, you’ll find that we focus on your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. Our skilled doctor and staff are great at providing customized treatment plans for each patient we see. Using these as the basis for treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face!