Dr. Edward Altherr, DMD

Dr. Edward Altherr, DMD

Orthodontics  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
Dr. Edward Altherr, DMD is an orthodontics practitioner in Apex, NC and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Medical University South Carolina in 1997 and practices orthodontics and orthodontics & dentofacial orthopedics.Read his story

1011 W Williams St Ste 101

Apex, NC 27502

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Dr. Altherr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Altherr "I have been practicing orthodontics since 2002 and also practiced dentistry for two years prior to that. My dental experience has instilled the importance of overall oral health and how orthodontics affects the mouth, jaws, and even the total body health. I have a greater understanding for my patients' needs because of this experience and can provide each patient with the customized treatment plan that works best for them. One of the best parts of my job is building lasting relationships with the people in our community. I work with people of all ages, and I love watching the kids grow and the adult patients get the beautiful smiles they deserve. It's always rewarding to me to run into patients and parents in the community and to see their beautiful, healthy smiles. I know that my patients come to me to attain healthy, beautiful smiles, but they also want a positive and comfortable orthodontic experience. My wonderful staff is very outgoing and welcoming to each patient, and I am lucky to work with such talented and caring people. All of us love what we do and really care about our patients!"


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Altherr "Our drive is to exceed your expectations. We do this by providing the highest quality orthodontic care and service for you and your family in a fun and warm environment. "

2  Practice Areas

  • Orthodontics
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

18  Conditions Treated

  • Crooked Teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Spacing
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Malocclusion (Bad Bite)
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Open Bite
  • Orthodontic Disorders
  • Overbite
  • Overjet
  • Protruding Front Teeth
  • Supernumary Teeth
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Underbite

19  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Medical University South Carolina
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • North Carolina
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Diplomate American Board of Orthodontics
    Other Education | Completed 2010
  • Masters Degree
    Other Education | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Altherr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Altherr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Altherr to family and friends
175 total reviews (7 have comments)

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Dr. Altherr's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

I cannot recommend Dr. Altherr and his practice enough. I had an outstanding experience with them. They took time to discuss all of my treatment options, they devised a great treatment plan for me, they explained everything to me in clear and understandable terms, they were sincere and honest,...more
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Several members of my immediate family have been treated by Dr. Altherr, and we have found both he and his team to be very professional and talented. Both of my children had to have some initial work done prior to having braces, and Dr. Altherr was able to implement those corrective treatments so...more
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We have had a really great experience at Altherr Orthodontics. The staff is accommodating and easy to work with on scheduling appts. Dr. Altherr was fantastic with both of my boys. I have recommended Altherr Orthodontics many times and will continue to do so!
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All three of my children have had braces over the last six years, & I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dr. Altherr to everyone. I have known Dr. A since elementary school, & even then, he paid great attention to the details, so it was an easy choice for me to send my children to him. His staff is...more
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My experience with Dr. Altherr and his team in Apex has been fantastic! My daughter had some unique and difficult problems with missing teeth. Prior to even starting any treatment, Dr. A explained all of the treatment options for us so that we could make the best decision for her. Needless to...more
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