242 S Main St Suite 200
Holly Springs, NC 27540
Phone: (919) 626-9246
Apex Orthodontics At It's Best
Dr. Rita MeGrogan treasures the opportunity to get to know and care for people and to be a part of their life-changing transformation. She wants each of her patients to excel in everything they do and a healthy confident smile is a key to success.
Dr. McGrogan earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She then continued on to the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and completed her Doctorate of Dental Medicine. Finally, she completed her orthodontic residency and the master of Science in Oral Biology at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.
Dr. McGrogan operated her own orthodontic practice near Pittsburgh for 17 years. She is proud to have such a long history of providing a full spectrum of orthodontic treatment for her patients. She stays on the cutting edge of orthodontic treatments and advancements and exceeds the state-mandated continuing education requirements. You can be confident that you’re getting the best current treatment options.
Dr. McGrogan is a member of the following professional organizations:
Did you know that traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have? Ceramic or metal brackets are attached to your teeth, then connected by wires and tiny elastics or rubber bands. Through regular adjustments with our doctor, these components work together to apply gentle pressure, which will gradually move your teeth into the desired positions.
Apex braces are an excellent choice for correcting a number of tooth issues, both simple and complex. Traditional braces sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, and this can reduce overall treatment time. In addition, braces don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can. This makes Apex braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget.
The Apex 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 making it the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign is most successful when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues. For certain complex cases, Invisalign may not be a very good option. A free consultation with Shine Orthodontics will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. The trays are virtually invisible and are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series to keep 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. If you don’t wear your aligners as directed you might negatively impact your results, and make your orthodontic treatment process longer.
Braces and Invisalign: find the right treatment for your smile
Whether you're in Apex, Holly Springs, or somewhere else, our skilled doctor and staff are experts in providing customized treatment plans for each patient we see. When you visit our office for your 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. By using these as the basis for your treatment, we’ll give you a beautifully aligned smile that just right for you.
To learn more about Apex orthodontics, call now to schedule your free consultation with Shine Orthodontics.