Your Premier Orthodontist in Charlotte, MI

Summit Orthodontics, led by the distinguished Dr. Jessica Backinger, stands at the forefront of orthodontic care in Charlotte, MI. Our practice is dedicated to providing personalized and advanced orthodontic solutions designed to craft beautiful, healthy smiles. With a focus on innovation and patient-centered care, Dr. Backinger and our skilled team are committed to enhancing your oral health and overall well-being through state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment.


Meet Dr. Jessica Backinger

Dr. Backinger and her husband, Douglas, have deep roots in Jackson where they were born and raised. Their connection to the community is a driving force behind her passion for orthodontics and making a difference in patients' lives.

A graduate of Kalamazoo College, Dr. Backinger furthered her education at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry.

Her dedication to the field led her to complete her orthodontic residency at the Orthodontic Department of Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (formerly UMDNJ).

Meet Dr. Jessica Backinger

The Specialized Care of Orthodontists vs. Dentists

Understanding the distinction between dentists and orthodontists is crucial when considering teeth straightening procedures. While both professions are dedicated to improving oral health, orthodontists like Dr. Backinger receive additional years of specialized training focused exclusively on correcting misalignments of the teeth and jaws. This expertise makes orthodontists the experts in designing and implementing effective treatment plans for straightening teeth, correcting bites, and achieving optimal smile aesthetics. Opting for an orthodontist for your orthodontic care ensures you are receiving specialized attention from a professional deeply knowledgeable about the latest techniques and technologies in teeth alignment.

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Transformative Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Embarking on orthodontic treatment with Summit Orthodontics opens the door to a myriad of benefits that reach far beyond the cosmetic improvement of your smile:

Physical Health Benefits:

  • Enhanced Oral Hygiene: Straight teeth are simpler to clean, significantly reducing the risk of periodontal disease and dental caries.
  • Improved Bite Function: Correcting bite irregularities ensures better chewing efficiency and can alleviate unnecessary stress on jaw joints and muscles.

Mental and Personal Growth:

  • Elevated Self-Confidence: A straight, attractive smile boosts your self-esteem, positively impacting your social interactions and how you perceive yourself.
  • Greater Overall Happiness: Achieving a beautiful smile can lead to increased satisfaction with your appearance, enhancing your mental wellbeing.

Social and Professional Opportunities:

  • Positive First Impressions: A confident smile can influence both personal and professional relationships, leaving lasting positive impressions on those you meet.
  • Career Advancement: A great smile can be perceived as a sign of health and vitality, potentially opening new doors in your professional life.
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Start Your Journey to a Perfect Smile

Ready to unlock the full potential of your smile? Summit Orthodontics in Charlotte, MI, is here to guide you through every step of your orthodontic journey. With Dr. Backinger's expertise and our team's compassionate approach, we're committed to providing you with the exceptional care you deserve. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and take the first step towards a healthier, more radiant smile that will last a lifetime.