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Dr. Jared

Dr. Jared Little

Dr Jared grew up in 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 – Winning him a national Invisalign case competition (Class I university challenge) the year he finished residency!

Shortly after finishing residency, Dr Jared’s long-time mentors, Drs Matt and Megan Lineberger, called upon him to join the smile team in North Carolina. After creating smiles all over the Charlotte-Metro area, Dr Jared focused sights on Mint Hill – thus, Mint Hill Ortho was born!

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Meet Emily

Clinical Lead

Emily is our fun-loving, always-smiling Clinical Lead. Born in the Appalachian Mountains, near Boone, North Carolina, Emily loves spending time outdoors hiking and kayaking. Working in Orthodontics since 2016, she continues to pursue her passion for dentistry & making others smile by guiding each of our patients through their braces or Invisalign journeys! When not in the office, you’ll find Emily hiking, cooking, going to concerts, and exploring the Charlotte-Metro area!

Meet Megan

Front Office Coordinator

Megan is our hyper-organized front office extraordinaire and local guide. Megan was born and raised right here in Mint Hill. When she isn’t straightening things out at the office, she enjoys spending time with family and going to the beach with her daughter. Megan’s best fun fact has to do with her obsession with cups. She loves cups of all kinds! Megan is so excited to be on the Mint Hill Ortho team and make her hometown smile!

Meet Alyssa

Clinical Assistant

Alyssa is our “small but mighty,” always-smiling, outdoors-loving Clinical Assistant. Born and raised in Matthews, North Carolina, this local loves guiding patients through their smile journeys and achieving their dream smile! Upon graduating from the Orthodontic Program at Lake Norman Dental Assisting School, Alyssa began Making Mint Hill Smile at MHO, where she uses her artistic eye to perfect grins every day. When she’s not in the office, Alyssa loves hiking, camping, kayaking, painting, dancing, and photography.

Meet Katie

Clinical Assistant

Katie is our do-it-all super assistant and tooth mover extraordinaire. Raised in New London, North Carolina, this avid hiker, camper, and runner loves all things outdoors. Katie studied at the Kannapolis Dental Assisting Academy, where her passion for dentistry and patient care flourished! Katie’s favorite part of working in orthodontics is guiding patients through their treatment journey, watching their confidence and smiles come to life!


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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 Mint Hill 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