Rider Orthodontics "Home of the Rider Signature Smile"
Serving the Charlotte/Mecklenburg Community Orthodontist Dr Ernest Rider offers personalized care that "makes dreams come true"
“The mind of a child is as tender and as lovely as the petals of a full blown rose. Beware how you touch it! Meet it with all the reverence of your being. Use it with gentle respect and fill it with the honey of love, the perfume of faith and the tenderness of tolerance. Thus shall you fulfill the mission of your life”.
Edmund H. Wuerpel
The words written by Edmund H. Wuerpel, an American tonalist painter and friend of Dr. Alvin S. Angle, considered by many to be the founder of orthodontics in the USA, describes to me the mission of the orthodontic practitioner and speaks to the importance of my role as coach, teacher and friend in ministering to those I serve. Although helping a child create straight teeth and a beautiful smile is the goal of orthodontics, I believe my role and that of my staff is more comprehensive. Our real job is to create an environment that guides and promotes the development of good health habits and a can do attitude that will serve these children well for the rest of their lives.
Dr. Rider specializes in:
- Braces for children and adults
- Early orthopedic treatment for young children
- Orthopedic Orthodontics
- Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Treatment
- TMJ Disfunction
- Sleep Apnea & Snoring
- Dysfunctional Breathing
- Dentofacial Development
- Health Oriented Orthodontics
I’m a Rotarian committed to follow the “Rotary Four Way Test” as it regards internal consistency as a measure of honor and integrity in everything I do.
1. Is it the truth?
2. Is it fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
My incredible staff and I invite you to take advantage of our knowledge, experience and the sanctity of our service.
You will be glad you did!