About Us:

Welcome to Saks Orthodontics

Serving Mooresville, Troutman, Denver and Sherrils Ford; Dr. Stephen Saks is your orthodontic specialist, offering Invisalign® and clear and traditional metal braces for children, teens, and adults.

Dr. Saks is a Board Certified orthodontist and he brings over 10 years of private practice experience to the Mooresville area to be closer to his extended family and enjoy the warm weather that North Carolina provides. He is proudly serving Mooresville and the surrounding communities with state of the art orthodontic care. Dr. Saks and his staff work hard to make sure that you feel welcomed, relaxed, and well-informed. We want to make sure you understand all of your treatment options, so that you can choose the orthodontic treatment that fits your individual needs.

Orthodontics is more than just straightening teeth; it's helping our patients improve the way they look and feel. At Saks Orthodontics, we are here to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that gives you the confidence you deserve.

Please contact our office at (704) 799-0399 or visit us right next to the Harris Teeter on the corner of Rt. 150 and Perth Rd. to schedule your complimentary orthodontic consultation. We look forward to working with you and your family.

Meet Our Doctor

Becoming an orthodontist was something that I decided to do very early in life. I always felt that the importance of having straight teeth and a wonderful smile mean everything in life. I wore braces for several years during my adolescence, and was fortunate enough to have several wonderful mentors who guided my career path toward orthodontics. Now I have the pleasure of helping my patients and seeing their self-esteem and confidence transform as they realize their beautiful smiles.

Coming from a family of healthcare providers, I have always valued that aspect of patient care that cannot be taught. I enjoy getting to know each individual that I treat and subsequently learning something unique about that person. I also like to clearly explain a customized diagnosis and treatment plan so that my patients and/or their family can make an informed decision regarding their orthodontic care. My motto is to ‘treat each patient like family,’ so that every person in our office can have complete confidence in our exceptional care.

There are now more treatment choices that ever before; from the latest state of the art bracket technology to the simplicity of Invisalign- a clear aligner system that moves teeth without the use of traditional braces. Due to constantly improving technical advances in orthodontics, most people today can be treated in less time and with less discomfort than ever before.

With many years of private practice experience, technical expertise and a warm personal approach, I will work with each patient individually to help them achieve a beautiful smile, a healthy bite and aesthetics that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.

Board-Certified:
American Board of Orthodontics

Residency:
Orthodontics, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
General Practice, Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Advanced Training and Certification:
TMJ Disorders, Eastman Dental Center, Rochester, NY

DDS:
University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, Buffalo, NY

BS:
Biology/Philosophy, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Member:
American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, American Board of Orthodontics, Southeastern Association of Orthodontists, North Carolina Dental Society, and Iredell County Dental Society

Meet Our Staff

Janine Saks - Business Manager

Janine moved with her family to North Carolina in 2011 from the cold state of Maine. Janine and Dr. Saks were married in 1998 in the beautiful finger lakes region of New York. They met in Boston, where they attended Boston College together. Janine has a bachelors degree in business management and a second bachelors degree in physical therapy. Steve and Janine have three wonderful, active children, and she enjoys spending her time with them, whether helping with their schoolwork, driving them to soccer and swimming, or just hanging out on the lake. At Saks Orthodontics, you will find her in the business office managing the human resources aspect of the business.

Michelle - AP

Michelle moved with her family to North Carolina in 2006. She has three wonderful children; two of which attend University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, with her youngest at Lake Norman High. When you come into the Saks office, you will notice the welcoming and warm décor, thanks to the vision and skills of Michelle. At Saks, you will feel her presence with the ever-changing brag-boards, decorations, and patient events.

Jessica is our delightful scheduling coordinator! She has a decade of customer service experience, and has worked with Dr. Saks for over four years! She can be found ready to greet you with a smile on her face upon your arrival at Saks Orthodontics. When she is not in the office you can find her outdoors on an adventure! She loves glamping with her best friend and husband of 9 years, Jorge, and their two dogs Roxy and Loki. Jessica has a passion for nature and animals. Fun fact: She's a pescatarian! She has experienced first-hand the power of orthodontics and can’t wait to help you get started on your journey.

Born and raised in northern Ohio, spending most of her time on Lake Erie. She and her husband moved their two children in the winter of 2014 to the Lake Norman area. This is where she loves spending time with her son, Seth, and daughter, Meadow. Carol has spent time working a few interesting jobs, including hairdressing, and working for NASA. She found her passion in orthodontics working chair side over 4 years ago. Joining Saks earlier this year as our intake coordinator, you may also see Carol working chair side or in the lab. When at work she can be found singing aloud to her favorite 80s and 90s music, so when you’re visiting our office, feel free to sing along!

Dani is a Midwest girl, born and raised in the Quad Cities of Illinois. She has been in the dental field for over 7 years, exclusively in Orthodontics working alongside many well-known orthodontists. She graduated from Purdue Global University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences, and is currently working on her Masters in Healthcare Administration. Dani loves being in the orthodontic field where she can create beautiful smiles and change lives. She became dedicated to making a difference when braces changed her life when she was young. She is proficient in all areas of an orthodontic office and came to the Saks team in March 2019 as the operations lead. Dani loves to share her knowledge of orthodontics with other orthodontists and staff with her small business, DaniRose Consulting where she works alongside Dr. Tom Pitts, a well-known orthodontist who is also a great friend of Dr. Saks. Dani has a boyfriend named Marcus, and two children — daughter Cienna, and son, Aaron. In her spare time she enjoys shooting archery, traveling with her family, and spending time with her golden doodle name Wrigley.

Sherry joined the Saks Team in February 2020. She grew up in Asheboro NC and started her Orthodontic career in 1982 after attending the Dental Assisting program at UNC-Chapel Hill. She has two beautiful daughters and seven awesome grandkids. Sherry loves the beach, cooking and gardening.

Ana has been with the Saks team since March and has been practicing Orthodontics since 2013. She started off in a small practice in Statesville, NC. She always knew that she wanted to work in dentistry since a very young age. Ana loves making people laugh and creating beautiful smiles. She has a beautiful 1-year old baby girl, a dog, and the privilege to marry her best friend, going strong for 2 years. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family. Family is her #1 priority! Ana is very passionate about learning new things and lending a hand to whomever needs it. You can also see Ana having fun around the office, cracking jokes that make everyone laugh.

Jasmine is our amazing sterilization technician with a big smile. She is new to the orthodontic field, and comes to us with a background in customer service. She is excited to further her career in orthodontics. Jasmine is very kind and easy going. When not working, she enjoys shopping at her favorite store, Target, with her best friend Anna, and traveling with her puppy Pierre, and boyfriend Courtney who is active military in the Air Force.

Allison joined the Saks team in December 2018. She has learned so much and truly loves what she does each and every day. She feels one of the most rewarding parts of being an orthodontic technician is the happiness and appreciation our patients give us for what we do. Allison enjoys making people more confident and helping them achieve a better bite function. Allison loves being a part of the awesome Saks Team. She and her fiancé Jake love spending time outdoors. When this bride-to-be is not creating beautiful smiles, she is spending time with her family, friends, and traveling.

Laura has been with Team Saks for almost 2 years. She is the clinical leader as well as one of our treatment coordinators. Laura has been in the orthodontic field as a technician for over 14 years. She has lived in North Carolina for 2 years and comes to us from California. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her puppy Teddy, going on the lake, taking pictures, and watching reality TV. Some of her favorite things are country music, Starbucks, going to concerts, snowboarding, Fall (Halloween), and of course, Christmas! Her passions in life are her children — Londyn, Lucy and Camden, photography and traveling. The thing Laura loves most about her job is the relationships she has made with patients and their families! She enjoys getting to know each patient and seeing their excitement when they complete treatment. Laura loves being involved in community events and is always running into our awesome patients. If you see her, make sure you say hi!

Brook comes to Saks Ortho with a background in the medical field and new to the Orthodontics field. She is excited to grow with us and provide the best customer service to our patients. Brook loves to spend time with her family. She has a husband Cody and a beautiful son Sebastian. They all enjoy being outside in nature hiking and exploring different places, especially waterfalls. Brook enjoys arts like music and theatre. Brook loves to make people smile, when you see her don't forget to say hello!

Jackie is originally from Long Island NY. She moved to Mooresville NC in 2007. She has been in the dental field for over 15 years specializing in oral surgery for the last 13 years. She is very excited to learn everything about orthodontics to be able to provide the best care possible for patients. Jackie married her husband Mike in 2014 and together has 2 beautiful children, a 4-year-old son Kipton and a 3-year-old daughter kynlee. Jackie enjoys working out and starts most of her mornings in the gym.

Jennifer joined the Saks team in August 2020. She has been in the dental field for over 15 years but her passion is lab work. She is a native of Mooresville. Jennifer is married to her 1st grade sweetheart, Jesse. Together they have 4 cats and are also licensed foster parents. Jennifer has a photography business and has even won awards for her work. She is involved in her church where she sings in the choir. In her spare time she loves to hunt for antiques, teach photography classes, spend time with family and visit her favorite place - Disney World. Jennifer is thrilled to be part of the team at Saks Orthodontics.