At Khara Orthodontics, we offer compassionate, gentle orthodontic care that will straighten your teeth and create your perfect smile. While Dr. Tony Khara and our orthodontic team are highly trained and we use the latest techniques, all our orthodontic treatments are provided with a human touch. We believe in developing the essential one-on-one relationships with our patients, creating a partnership that works together to reach our patients’ orthodontic goals.
From the minute you walk into our orthodontic offices in Holly Springs, NC, you will feel comfortable. You will be greeted by name and with a warm smile, and invited to feel at home in our family-oriented practice. Here, our emphasis is always on our patients' needs; we are here to provide you with professional orthodontic care, offer you options, talk with you about procedures, and we’re always ready to review your progress and provide encouragement.
We have a true passion to learn and become better at what we do so our patients get the best possible treatment. Dr. Khara has more than 17 years of experience as an orthodontist. Because of our knowledge, dedication to learning and advancements in technology, we provide world-class planning to deliver the smile of your dreams. We definitely go above and beyond most other orthodontic offices by having both our staff and Dr. Khara attend continuing education classes. As a staff we have traveled to American Association of Orthodontists meetings and many other classes. We also hold monthly in-office clinical training meetings. Dr. Khara and his staff are active members of the Seattle Study Club. The Seattle Study Club has really helped us to work as a team with our patients' general dentiss to deliver the best comprehensive treatments. Our staff has attended numerous Invisalign® courses and courses in SureSmile®. Dr. Khara frequently attends webinars on orthodontic treatment and interacts with orthodontists from around the world to learn everything he can to plan and create the smile of your dreams.
While other orthodontists leave patient in the chair with their mouths open to place braces, we are one of the few offices in the area that will place braces on a model in the lab and make a custom tray with the braces placed by Dr. Khara. Indirect bonding offers several key advantages for the patient. First of all, it will allow patients to spend less time holding their mouths open. It also gives Dr. Khara a clear view of the hard-to-reach areas in the back of the mouth where it will be important to fix the bite. With indirect bonding, there is no rush or worries of glue getting hard too soon or the patient moving, and the cheeks or tongue do not get the way of placing the braces as accurately as possible. Correctly positioned braces are one of the keys to getting the best results. We believe in not taking a chance with this. Dr. Khara will also get a second look at what each patient specifically needs and will plan what exactly is needed before the patient gets braces.
With SureSmile, we can create a 3D model of your teeth and plan your smile for both the best appearance and function. SureSmile lets Dr. Khara move each tooth into its final position much faster than with traditional braces alone. This can SPEED UP TREATMENT and potentially reduce treatment time by eight months for a normal two-year treatment.
Braces behind your teeth sound great! We are one of the few orthodontic practices in the world that use SureSmile QT. This advanced system allows us to plan and accurately bend wires with robot precision to straighten your teeth. We are able to take the guesswork out of very complicated lingual treatment.
DAMON BRACES AND SELF-LIGATING BRACES
We use Damon braces and other types of self-ligating braces, which have a tiny door to hold the wires in place instead of a rubber color that is used with traditional braces. Self-ligating braces can be of benefit because the teeth experience less friction and can move faster with fewer undesired movements than braces with rubber color ties.
INVISALIGN AND INVISALIGN TEEN
Dr. Khara has been using Invisalign for more than 15 years. Our office is one of the most experienced Invisalign providers in the area. Since Dr. Khara is an orthodontist, he can offer very complicated treatments where we combine his knowledge of braces with Invisalign. Dr. Khara's knowledge and training go well beyond the training that general dentists have on how to move teeth. Invisalign is now an option for some teenage patients as well as adults.
3D COMPUTER PLANNING
Our office has a scanner that can help Dr. Khara make a 3D model of a patient's teeth even before treatment is started. This is really needed when a patient has MISSING TEETH, IMPACTED TEETH, SEVERE BITE PROBLEMS, and SIGNIFICANT DENTAL WORK that needs to be done. This tool helps to PLAN and COMMUNICATE with the dentist and other dental specialists so we are working as a team.
3D CONE-BEAM X-RAYS WITH LESS RADIATION
Dr. Khara is the first person in the country to order the latest breakthrough in X-rays: the I-Cat flex x-ray unit. This new machine uses less radiation and gives more information for the orthodontist. It can help show the health of the teeth, the root alignment, and the exact position of the teeth. This X-ray will be especially helpful for impacted or un-erupted teeth that need to be brought down. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_T3yO3g-Mg
THE BRACE BUS
We will be offering FREE pick up and drop off for our patients in nearby schools so they can come to their appointments during school hours. This is really designed to help busy families and keep parents from missing work.
Our orthodontic practice's policies have been designed with our patients’ needs in mind. From the first complimentary consultation, we want to establish open lines of communication. When you have questions or concerns, we want to hear about them and to provide answers and reassurance. If you or your child is fearful about orthodontic treatment, we are here to talk about what is going to happen and why it needs to be done.
Our younger orthodontic patients look forward to their appointments: we offer games and contests for our patients, in addition to special events. They understand that going to the orthodontist is not something to be dreaded, and that’s a very good thing. Patients enter and leave with smiles on their faces.
If you’d like more information about the orthodontic treatments and options we offer, please call our Holly Springs, NC, office and schedule your complimentary consultation. We look forward to meeting you and forming a partnership with you to create the smile of your dreams.