Modern Tools for Amazing Smiles

See why choosing us for your smile is the best choice!

Expert Training

Dr. Patel is an orthodontist, and like all orthodontists, he was a dentist first. Out of 100 dental school graduates, on average, only six go on to become orthodontists.

To practice orthodontics, Dr. Patel spent 10 years in training (four years of college, four years of dental school, and two years of orthodontics residency).

Orthodontic students spend two or three years learning the skills needed to manage tooth movement and to guide facial development.

You want an expert to give you a new smile—not from aligners you get in the mail!

Personalized Service

From the moment you contact our office to your final retainer check appointment, we want you to be completely satisfied with your experience at Orthodontic Associates!

As part of your free consultation, Dr. Patel will review your photos and X-rays to find the best way to treat your individual needs. Then you’ll choose the type of braces you want-traditional metal, clear ceramic, or Invisalign.

At Orthodontic Associates, we don’t stop with giving you the smile of your dreams. We want you to leave our office after every appointment knowing that you got the best possible care!

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Comfortable Treatments

Gone are the days of painful headgear, clunky bands on every tooth, and overly tight stainless steel wires. Today's orthodontic treatment is much more comfortable than it used to be.

Thanks to smaller brackets and memory shape wires that can put continuous force on your teeth to move them without tightening, metal braces are the best they’ve ever been. This means you spend less time in braces, and the time you do spend is more comfortable!

With clear aligner systems like Invisalign, you can get a straight smile without any brackets, wires or lifestyle changes.

At Orthodontic Associates, we take pride in making the process of straightening your teeth as comfortable as possible.


Modern Techniques

Dr. Patel is up-to-date on the latest in orthodontic treatment and braces technology.

Orthodontic Associates is your Shelby, NC location for modern orthodontic treatment. We offer aesthetic options like ceramic braces and Invisalign.

Here at Orthodontic Associates, we’re proud to offer an iTero 3D scanner. It allows us to take images of your smile comfortably, safely, and almost instantly.

Plus, it provides the most accurate picture of your teeth, so we can ensure your treatment is tailored perfectly to your needs.

Flexible Payments

Everyone loves medical offices that offer flexible appointments and flexible treatment options, but we also offer flexible payment options.

After we’ve determined your insurance coverage and filed it for you, we'll sit down and come up with a monthly payment plan that fits your family’s budget.


Convenient Location

Our Shelby office is positioned right in the heart town. That means great orthodontic care is only a few minutes from your home, work, or school!


Start Your Treatment the Same Day

The orthodontic treatment process involves a series of orthodontic visits.

At Orthodontic Associates, we value the relationship that we will build with you and your family throughout that process. We want you to be confident that you are receiving the best orthodontic care possible.

Once you feel like we've answered all of your questions and concerns, you can start your treatment that same day!

We value your time, and we know you want to make the most of your visit. Dr. Patel and the team at Orthodontic Associates are ready to help you start your smile transformation today!