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Welcome to Eno River Orthodontics

Our mission at Eno River Orthodontics is to share our time and talents through hard work and cutting edge technology to enhance the smiles of those around us. We promise to create a fun and inspiring atmosphere focused on integrity, accountability, loyalty, generosity, and simplicity.

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Meet Dr. Hart & the rest of the team

Dr. Tyler Hart, DDS

Dr. Tyler Hart was raised in the mountains of Utah and received a BS in microbiology from Brigham Young University. He received his dental degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA where he met his wife, Jana. He then practiced general dentistry in Texas for two years. He continued his education in Upstate New York with a two-year fellowship in Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders at the University of Rochester. He stayed in Rochester for an additional two-year residency in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and now is thankful to be a part of the community here in Durham. He is married with four adorable and rambunctious children, Faelyn, Lexi, Ellery, and Tate. He loves running, cycling, being outside camping and hiking with his family, and volunteering at church. Three things that some people may not know about him are he can play the William Tell Overture on his buccinator muscles, he was once vaccinated against Anthrax, and he won silverware and a trip to Portugal on The Price is Right. Come On Down!
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Meet the Team

We have an extremely fun, super friendly, and fantastically trained team! Click to learn more

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Avery


Financial Coordinator

Avery was born and raised in Durham county and now calls Chatham county home with Todd, her daughter Payten, and two cats Bella and Daisy. She loves spending time at the beach with family, friends, flip flops and warm sunny days. Three things that some people may not know about her are she met her best friend in 7th grade and they are still best friends after 30 years, she owns six pairs of Danskos, and she hates cheese. Limburger anyone?

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Christy


Clinical Assistant

Christy was born and raised in Upstate New York. She is a Navy veteran (thanks Christy!) and graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at Alamance Community College. When not at work, Christy enjoys spending time with her husband, Jonathan, and dog, Miley. She also enjoys going to the mountains, kayaking and working in the yard. Three things that some people may not know about her are she is the best in-line skater in the world, she enjoys cooking (and eating), and she secretly thinks she is really a comedian.

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Shannon


Clinical Assistant

Shannon went to dental assisting school at NCDATS in Charlotte, NC. She moved back to her hometown of Roxboro in 2005 and started working in orthodontics. She has been married to her husband Chad for 12 years and has two kids, Jaxon and Jordyn. Her favorite pastime is simply spending time with family and since they live at the lake, going out on their boat is something they enjoy doing together. Three things that some people may not know about her are she can wake surf, she loves to play softball, and she has to pop her knuckles every day, several times a day. Gross!

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Angie


Treatment Coordinator

Angie was born and raised in North Carolina and now resides in Alamance County. She has three sons who she loves dearly. Angie studied dental assisting at Alamance Community College and has been working in orthodontics for 20 years. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves working in her yard planting flowers and coming up with do-it-yourself projects. She also has three dogs. Three things that some people may not know about her are she loves crime and drama television shows, she would love to be a CSI agent, and she would rather shop at Lowes, Home Depot or Tractor Supply than go to the mall. Take that Nordstrom!

Your First Visit

We can’t wait to meet you and welcome you to Eno River Orthodontics! Our team is committed to making your treatment as simple and enjoyable as possible, in a fun and inspiring environment.

During your first visit, you’ll get acquainted with the process and procedures for braces; we’ll discuss your customized treatment options in detail, estimated treatment length, and the associated costs. The initial consultation is on us!

If Dr. Hart indicates treatment, we’ll begin by taking diagnostic records including pictures and X-rays. These diagnostic pictures will be referenced throughout your treatment and used to monitor progress.

Finance & Insurance

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At Eno River Orthodontics, we make No Interest and Extended Payment Plans easily available. OrthoFi has revolutionized the payment process and provides all of the following and more:

Build Your Own Plan
Eno River Orthodontics allows you to customize your own payment terms.

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Have the comfort of knowing your plan matches your unique financial situation.

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Our simple financing options make things less confusing.

 

Our Patients

We pride ourselves in happy patients with great smiles! Click on some of our recent recruits to see the bigger picture.

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What our patients think about us…

  • Dr. Hart & his team are the best! Excellent personalities, they don’t overbook appointments, very prompt.

    Pam
  • We love everyone at ERO! They have always been very nice and welcoming. I really cannot say enough nice things about the entire experience!

    Amanda
  • I Just got my braces off a couple days ago and I could not have imagined getting my braces done anywhere else! The people at ERO are some of the most awesome people I know and do a fantastic job. I love my teeth now and never once dreaded going to an appointment. I highly recommend for anyone looking to get braces must go to ERO.

    Caleb
  • Great staff & dentist!! They are great with kids! And have a lot of patience with my 9 year old who has 20 plus questions & will talk your head off.

    Melissa
  • These folks are fabulous. Friendly, family atmosphere which is what I was used to. My grands love it there and the staff go above and beyond to make sure everyone is comfortable every step of the way. I highly recommend them!

    Connie
  • “Dr. Hart and his staff are awesome. They are very personable, professional, and have made every one of my visits very easy-going. I am about 30% done with Invisalign and I couldn’t be more excited about the results I’m already seeing. You can tell the entire crew truly cares about your smile and making sure you’re happy with the results. Thank you Eno River Orthodontics!”

    DJ
  • My family and I have been so happy with Dr. Hart! Our 9 year old son William was scared about getting braces but he said Dr. Hart was “a cool dude” and “super nice”. He made the whole process fun, easy, and interesting for our son. Dr. Hart was careful to explain things really well and always had a word for sister, too. William was always very happy after meeting with Dr. Hart and honestly looked forward to their visits, which a lot of kids probably can’t say.

    The Caruso Family
  • Dr. Hart started working with my daughter when she was 13 and too embarrassed to even smile because of her teeth. He quickly came up with a plan to straighten her teeth. He involved me and my daughter in her treatment plan and explained every step along the way. He recommended different options but ultimately left it up to my family to decide which way we wanted to go. Dr. Hart was always courteous, punctual and competent. Almost one year later, the braces are off and my daughter’s teeth look incredible. She smiles again and I couldn’t be happier to see her more confident than she was when she first came in for treatment. I recommend Dr. Hart with the utmost praise to anyone in need of orthodontic care. My daughter and I couldn’t be more grateful at how he transformed her teeth and the care he took.

    Heidi

Life With Braces

Life with braces isn’t really all that different from life without braces. There will be some adjustments you need to make, but in the grand scheme of things, they aren’t very big. Read below to learn about some of the changes you need to make to ensure you have a pleasant experience while in treatment.

Eating With Braces

When your braces are first placed, you will want to restrict your diet to only soft foods. Due to the new forces placed on your teeth, they will be sensitive to biting pressure. Stick to foods that can be easily mashed with a fork. Think pancakes, bananas, ice cream, and applesauce. Avoid anything hard, crunchy, sticky, or tough.

Foods to Avoid

Dr. Hart and his team will let you know what foods need to be avoided. But just in case you need a list to reference, use the one below.
  • Sticky: Gum, caramel, tootsie rolls, peanut butter, toffee, taffy, granola bars, frozen candy bars
  • Hard: Apples, carrots and other raw vegetables, chewing ice, nuts
  • Crunchy: Popcorn, chips, hard tacos, celery
  • Tough: Bagels, corn on the cob, sandwiches, steak, ribs, beef jerky

General Soreness

Your mouth will feel sore right after your appliance is placed and after each adjustment. This will last between 1-3 days in most cases. You can use OTC pain relievers or a salt-water rinse to treat it. If the appliance is rubbing or poking, use dental wax on the offending area.

Loosening of Teeth

To get your teeth where they need to be, they need to move. And moving them means loosening them up. It will feel funny, but trust that everything is fine. Once your teeth are in their final position, they will firm up into place.

Loose Wire, Bracket or Band

Due to how much we move our jaws, it is inevitable that something will come loose. If a flexible wire pops out, try to push it back with the eraser end of a pencil. If there is a part that is rubbing and causing irritation, cover it with dental wax. In either case, contact us so we can give you a permanent solution.

Care of Appliances & Brushing

Brushing and flossing is important whether or not you are in treatment. But when you have braces, it becomes even more important as particles can attach to braces, causing stains and decay. We will teach you the right techniques before you go home, and there are also YouTube videos to help.

Types of Braces

Damon® Brackets

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Ceramic Braces

ceramic-bracesCeramic braces are similar to traditional braces, but the brackets are mode from tooth-colored ceramic. They are less visible than traditional braces, but also more fragile, which makes them a good option for older teens and adults. Roxboro Orthodontics, Roxboro Orthodontist, Durham Braces, Durham Invisalign, Durham Orthodontics

Invisalign®

invisalign-960x641The Invisalign system uses clear aligners to place force on the teeth and move them into the desired position. These aligners are clear, comfortable, and removable, making them the favored form of treatment for many of our patients. Roxboro Orthodontics, Roxboro Orthodontist, Durham Braces, Durham Invisalign, Durham Orthodontics

Early Treatment

Orthodontic treatment can be received at any age. However, there is a window of time when it is best to begin. Starting your treatment during this time period will ensure the best results and the shortest period of treatment. Dr. Hart follows the AAO’s recommendation to first see children at seven years of age.

An early evaluation can allow us to detect any issues before they become problematic, increasing the effectiveness of treatment, and prevent more serious problems later in life.

What are some benefits of receiving interceptive treatment?

There are many benefits to interceptive treatment. Some of the most important are:

  • Making space for crowded teeth
  • Creating balance in the facial features
  • Lowering the possibility of tooth trauma
  • Preserving space for emerging teeth
  • Lowering the need for tooth removal
  • Reducing the amount of time spent in braces
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Adult Treatment

You have put all of your children through braces, now it’s your turn to treat yourself. Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy.We offer traditional braces, invisible braces, and Invisalign for adults. A new smile will change your life. Orthodontic treatment can improve your personal appearance and give you the self-esteem you need to apply for that new job you’ve always wanted; or to finally get healthy. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, and in unusual cases may lead to headaches and/or jaw joint pain (TMD).

Good news! The new techniques and appliances we use reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits and shorten treatment time. During the initial exam, Dr. Hart will tailor different options to your individual needs- we will outline all the details of your plan.

A large percentage of our patients at Eno River Orthodontics are adults, and they agree that it’s never too late to improve their greatest asset – their smile.

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At Eno River Orthodontics, we offer a range of treatments to suit your or your child’s needs. One of the most popular is Invisalign technology.
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Invisalign® straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It’s virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth. Clearly Different The Invisalign System combines advanced 3-D computer graphics technology with 100-year-old science of orthodontics. Each aligner is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan. Dr. Hart can determine if Invisalign is right for you at your complimentary initial consultation. After sending precise treatment instructions, Invisalign uses advanced computer technology to translate these instructions in a sequence of finely calibrated aligners. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and only taken out to eat, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will begin to move gradually — week-by-week until the final alignment prescribed is attained. Then you’ll be smiling like you never have before! To ensure the best possible results, only an orthodontist who has been trained and certified by Align Technology can diagnose and treat using Invisalign. Invisalign is not appropriate for every adult. Only an orthodontist can determine if this treatment is an effective option for you. To see if Invisalign can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted, contact us to make an appointment.
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