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Dr. James Sacksteder, DDS, MS

His name might be Dr. Sacksteder, but he’s not going to make you try to pronounce that- just call him Dr. James! For all you Mean Girls fans in the house,  Dr. James isn’t just a regular doctor – he’s a cool doctor! If you’re looking for a friendly, relatable orthodontist, look no further- the doctor is in!

Dr. James graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology & Chemistry (nerd alert!). He then earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Ohio State University (yes, different schools), where he graduated at the top of his class with multiple honors. After that, he completed a three-year residency in Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Ohio State University. Phew! That’s a lot of schooling (but that’s what you want when your smile is at stake, #AmIRight?!)

He is super passionate about orthodontics and educating his fellow peers and patients about the field. He’s even spoken at national and international conferences!

Dr. James is a fitness fanatic and enjoys staying active both indoors and outdoors. He also enjoys spending time with his family and his dog, Harper (so cute!). As an avid sports fan, he can be found cheering on the Hornets, Panthers, 49ers, and the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Dr. James can’t wait to meet YOU and help you achieve the amazing smile you deserve!

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Dr. Jared Little

Dr Jared grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan where he attended college and dental school at the University of Michigan. He then escaped the winter and moved to San Francisco, California for his orthodontic specialty training. His training focused on making perfect bites and beautiful smiles with braces and clear aligners for patients of all ages.

Dr. Jared enjoys following the Michigan Wolverines very closely, especially their football team, cycling, golfing (very poorly), and exploring Charlotte.

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Dr. Adam Danze

Dr. Danze is living his childhood dream as an orthodontist. He truly loves creating beautiful, healthy smiles and serving his community! His greatest passion is helping his patients achieve their full smile potential. For him, there is no greater feeling then seeing the look of joy on each of his patients’ faces as they complete their smile journey. Dr. D also takes great pride in keeping up with the latest and greatest technology and continuing education in the field of orthodontics.

Dr. D is a Charlotte native and is thrilled to return to his hometown for the long haul. Dr. D completed his undergraduate education at Florida State University where he graduated with honors. He then received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he formed his love for the Tar Heels and met his now fiancé, Kaitlin, who just completed a residency in pediatric dentistry (a dental match made in heaven!) He continued his training at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL, where he completed a three-year residency in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. He also received a Master’s degree for his thesis on the relationship of childhood obesity to craniofacial growth, which he later went on to publish in the European Journal of Orthodontics.

Dr. D practiced orthodontics in Columbus, OH for two years while his fiancé completed her residency. Throughout those two years, he gained experience treating both pediatric and adult patients. He has developed expertise in surgical and non-surgical orthodontics and has experience with traditional metal braces, clear braces and Invisalign clear aligner therapy. He is a board-certified orthodontist for the American Board of Orthodontics, the highest regarded professional organization in the field of orthodontics. Dr. D is also a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, North Carolina Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association and North Carolina Dental Society.

During his free time, Dr. D enjoys fitness, golfing, skiing, traveling, cheering on the Panthers and Tarheels, and spending time with his family and puppy, Ruby.

Meet Our Team

Meet Jaqualine

Office Manager

Meet Caitlin

Front Desk

Meet Bridget

Treatment Coordinator

Meet Katie

Clinical Assistant

Meet Diego

Clinical Assistant

Meet Van

Clinical Assistant

Meet Lianna

Clinical Assistant

Meet Whitney

Clinical Assistant


We heart our community. That’s why you’ll see us out and about at different events, fundraisers, schools, you name it! We’re here BECAUSE of the community’s support so you can bet your bottom dollar we’re going to pay it forward.

Are you part of a non-profit organization, school or community biz that could use some support? Send us an email at [email protected].

Patient Testimonials

“I love the staff. Very relatable and gives you a great peace of mind. The results are even better!”

-Robin G., Patient


“What a great team! Very attentive, clean environment, professional and welcoming, plus had various options for care and payments. Highly recommended!”

-Nickie H., Patient


“I love how friendly, professional and patient the staff was. I’ve never had braces before and I wanted Gold Braces and this was the only place here in Charlotte to do them. The Dentist explained the process and checked in on me to make sure I was ok as he prepped my teeth for my brackets. I highly recommend them!”

-Ta-Keema M., Patient


“HIGHLY recommend University Orthodontics- the staff is amazing. Dr James is personable, incredibly professional, and not at all stuffy like other orthodontists tend to be. I immediately bonded with Katie when making my appointment because we are both rescue dog mamas, seriously the best staff ever! Although I simply needed a new retainer I WISH I had to come back (I’ll be visiting, just because)!”

-Lindsey L., Patient

Find your perfect smile here.

8430 University Executive Park Dr., Suite 605 Charlotte, NC 28262


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