Better Dental

Apex Dentist

Better Dental

Apex Dentist



“Yes, dentist appointments can be anxiety free, judgement free and for first appointments cleaning and X-rays are free. Leave your next appointment with a gleaming white smile, ready to take on the world. Located near the Rodgers Family Apex Skate Plaza.” – Dr. Draper, Apex Dentist Office


Putting The “Family” In Family Dentistry

Warm Fuzzies

Warm blankets, memory foam pillows, and hot towels are just some of the ways we help you relax. Get a confident, brilliant white smile can be fun. Save time and money by getting all your dental care in one place. If you avoid visiting the dentist due to negative experiences you can rest assured that we offer the latest in pain free and anxiety free dentistry.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Discover the benefits of receiving cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, and annual cleanings and checkups all in one place. We help patients navigate financing, down payment options, medical insurance, and FSA coverage every day. We make understanding the cost of Invisalign, dental implants and other care easy. Join us at our Apex location and don’t put off getting your perfect smile one more day.


No Judgement Dentist

“Most excellent experience!! We were a little nervous, as this was our first new dentist in several years. However, this group took excellent care of us and treated us as if we were family on the first visit! Teeth cleanings and a few fillings later, we couldn’t be more pleased!! Thanks, Dr. Jon and staff for such personal attention. And I also love your hours!!”Belinda – Apex Dentist Office


More Than A Pediatric Dentist

“Dr. Draper and his staff at BetterDental are amazing! I brought my 7 week old baby there for a tongue and lip tie laser revision. I could not be happier with the way we were treated. Jessica, Melissa, and Maggie took their time with my baby and she was so comfortable with all of them. I would highly recommend anyone. M Watson – Apex Dentist Office”


Cost & Price

We offer a fifty year guarantee on the workmanship of our porcelain restorations. It’s just one example of how we make the highest quality dental care – affordable. If you need to make payment arrangements to help defray the cost of treatment, please develop a payment plan with one of our billing specialist prior to your appointment. We offer 6 and 12 month structured payment plans (down payment required). We also work with Care Credit for patients who prefer a no down payment financing option or a payment structure longer than 12 months. A smile really does mean friendship to every one. Give us a call to day and get started. (919) 355-5123

Voted Best In the Triangle

Thinking about improving your smile? We provide free consultations and second opinions as our way of saying “Welcome.”

It’s just one of the many reasons we won first place in Indy Week’s Best of the Triangle in 2015.

Helpful, knowledgeable human beings are available to take your call around the clock. We’re your one-stop dental resource – your family dentist and cosmetic dentist in Apex. We offer a wide range of services and we’re serious about offering dedicated, great customer service 24 hours a day!


Concerned about pain? Because we are very sensitive to patient comfort we offer sedation dentistry. We uses an oral medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. Sedation dentistry is pain free, can be done in our Apex dentist office and doesn’t add excessive cost to your treatment. Sedation dentistry is a stress free way to almost completely restore your smile in one visit. This allows you to avoid the risks associated with general anesthesia, as well as pain and anxiety.A smile really does mean friendship to every one. Give us a call to day and get started.

Dental Implants

The average cost for a single implant is between $1,500 and $2,500. However in complicated cases where jaw bone density is diminished or other complication exists from serious trauma, the cost may increase between $6,000 and $7,500. While the price can seem expensive at first every one of our implant patients have said it was completely worth it. We have staff in our Apex office who happy to sit down and talk with you about a reasonable 6 to 12 payment plan to help manage the cost of treatment. During the price quote process we can also help you find financing that offers no down payment or a longer payment schedule.

Dental Porcelain

Dental porcelain is used to make veneers, fillings, implants and more. Dental porcelain is used by dentist to create dental restorations that are often more brilliant than your own natural teeth. Dental porcelain can be color matched to individual teeth or used to enhance the whiteness of teeth that do not respond to teeth whitening treatments. Porcelain veneers are often used by actors to create a “Hollywood Smile”. Dental porcelain is more than beautiful it is also very durable.

Teeth Whitening

If you are concerned your teeth yellow you’re not alone. The AAO found that nearly 90% of patients request teeth whitening services. Teeth whitening is achieved through the use of carbamide peroxide which reaches beneath the surface of your tooth to remove stains. Professional teeth whitening at Better Dental can either be done using in-office or at-home treatments. Many patients pair teeth whitening with other cosmetic dentistry services such as Invisalign.


Invisalign aligners are made of a virtually invisible plastic, addressing many of the problems associated with metal braces. As your teeth slowly but steadily move to their desired position, you will be surprised to see how many people will fail to notice that you are undergoing an orthodontic treatment. That means not having to feel self-conscious about how you look while you straighten your smile. One thing people may notice, however, is that you are smiling a whole lot more!

Find Us

Just before the 1930s the population of Apex had grown to 1,000. Today, due to industry growth within the Research Triangle Park, Apex is a thriving town of more than 34,000 people. By 2015, Apex was ranked #1 by Money Magazines as the “Best Place to Live”. This is wonderful unless you are trying to park downtown. But don’t worry we offer plenty of parking. BetterDental is just minutes away from US1, 540 and 55. We are located near the crossroads of Hunter street and N. Salem just across from the Rodgers Family Apex Skate Plaza.

My Invisalign

my quest for straighter whiter teeth

May 1, 2018

I had braces when I was in my late teens. Wait. I didn’t just have braces, that is an understatement. I had braces and a very complex oral surgery. After a painful oral surgery and two long years, my braces came off my teeth where beautiful. I did everything right, I wore my upper retainer for two years. I even had a permanent lower retainer that I wore for 10 years. However, over time my teeth become crooked again. At 40 years old I just couldn’t see myself in metal braces but I also couldn’t see myself continuing to have crooked teeth. The last straw was when one of my 6-year-old Sunday School student said I had “witch teeth”. I thanked her for her honesty and made an appointment with my dentist on Monday.

After my consultation with my dentist, I decided to go with Invisalign. I liked the idea of the clear plastic adjustment trays. I am an executive and I do lots of public speaking. I liked the idea that no one would notice the Invisalign. My dentist used a special machine to take a few impressions of my teeth. The impressions were sent off to Invisalign and in two weeks my first set of Invisalign trays will arrive.

May 14, 2018

I was just fitted with my first Invisalign tray. They are a little weird and I talk with a slight lisp. I was assured that this would go away in about a week as I adjusted to the treatment. I have to wear the Invisalign trays for 22 hours a day! I can’t wear them when I eat or drink anything other than water. So that gives me 2 hours a day to eat. That is going to be difficult for me because I am a “grazer”.  I feel clumsy trying to get the Invisalign trays in and out of my mouth. I can tell this will take some adjustment. I have to come back in on week to get my next 4 weeks worth of Invisalign trays. The dentist said they would add attachments to my teeth at that time. It sounds like it will be simple.