As a child I had pretty bad teeth. I can remember eating sandwiches and never being able to bite through the lettuce. I was so impressed when I met my orthodontist. She was a coach, an artist, a businesswoman, and a skilled dental professional. Her team was upbeat and positive and the results for my smile were amazing.
It took me over 10 years of schooling to realize my goal of becoming an orthodontist. Thousands of patients and years later I am still passionate about what we do. Sometimes my team at Miller Orthodontic Specialists chuckles when I start explaining to a patient how teeth move. They see my eyes light up and know that at the end of the day I am still a tooth nerd.
However, even better than the science of orthodontics is the relationships we forge with our patients. I love meeting new people every day and helping them on their way to their best smile. I tell our patients that orthodontics is not something we do to you; it is something we do with you. There is nothing better than watching someone’s confidence and self esteem increase as we create a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. My dream team and I look forward to meeting you!
Dr. Lance Miller was born in Canada and spent his early childhood in Australia, eventually moving to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where his father was a professor. He spent a year of high school in Germany and later lived for two years in the Netherlands and Belgium on a service and proselytizing mission. He graduated with a B.S. in Neuroscience from Brigham Young University.
Dr. Miller attended dental school at the University of North Carolina where he was involved with numerous community service and dental research projects. He completed a residency at Saint Louis University, graduating with a M.S. degree and specialty certificate in Orthodontics.
Dr. Miller is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association. He is married with two children and his hobbies include spending time with his family, playing the piano, skiing, golfing, and watching UNC and BYU athletics.