Treatment Info

Options We Offer

We recognize that every patient is unique and are committed to providing you with the individualized care you expect and deserve. We promise to work with you personally to create a customized treatment plan to meet your specific needs and lifestyle.

We offer a full range of braces to choose from and we will help you determine which type is most suitable for you. Whether you’re interested in traditional braces, invisible orthodontics, accelerated treatment or our Insignia Customized Braces, get in touch with us today we would love to hear from you! In the meantime, check out all the treatment info available here.


  • 3D Scanner
  • Acceledent
  • Advanced Technologies
  • Airway and Sleep Disorders
  • Damon System
  • Early Treatment
  • Insignia
  • Invisalign®
  • iTero Scanner
  • Treatment For Adults
  • Treatment For Teens

iCat 3D Scanner

Precision 3D Scanning

3D Scanner | iCat | Digital Orthodontics | Raleigh Braces | Invisalign

At Carolina Braces, we believe that better information at the start of treatment equals better results when your treatment is complete. That’s why we embrace new technologies, like our new 3D scanner. This amazing machine provides an incredible amount of information that traditional x-rays and scans don’t. With it, we can see teeth, bone, roots and soft tissue in all three dimensions and that helps us plan treatment with no surprises so you can get to your new smile in the most efficient manner. Plus, our iCat Flex Scanner does all this with lower radiation than the traditional combination of x-rays still in use at many practices in the area.

While all of our treatment options are faster than traditional orthodontics, we’re now offering an incredible technology for fast treatment – because our priority isn’t to get you INTO braces, we want to get you OUT of braces with the best result – in the least amount of time.

We can accelerate your treatment whether you choose braces or Invisalign®. Ask us how when you have your initial, complimentary consultation.

Advanced Technologies

That Put Patients First

You may not know it, but the tools and techniques we use to move teeth and create healthy, beautiful smiles have changed a lot in the past few years. Types of braces from high-tech, customized braces to virtually invisible aligners that move teeth without braces, orthodontics is more patient-friendly than ever – and at Carolina Braces, you can always be sure that what we recommend is up to date.

Today, our options include:

  • Metal Braces (bold and beautiful)
  • Clear Braces (discreet and very effective)
  • Invisalign® (virtually invisible and no braces)
  • Lingual Braces (that hide on the back of your teeth)
  • Insignia Custom Braces (each one tailored just for you)
  • Accelerated Treatment (to get you to the finish line faster)
  • And many more

Of course, these tools are pretty amazing, but it’s the hands that wield them that make all the difference. That’s the main reason so many people choose Dr. Kent and Dr. Foley.

Airway and Sleep Disorders

We Can Help!

You may be suffering from an undiagnosed sleep disorder. This is one of many symptoms that may point to a problem with breathing during sleeping. Sleep disorders are often ignored, which can lead to complications such as:

  • Chronic daytime sleepiness
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Heartbearn, reflux
  • Morning headaches
  • Depression

Give us a call today to schedule a consultation if you feel you might have a sleep disorder, we are happy to help.

The Damon Smile System is a fast, comfortable treatment option that gives Dr. Kent the ability to straighten your teeth comfortably. Damon braces don’t require elastics to hold the wire in place. Instead, the wire moves freely, and your teeth move quickly and efficiently. With the Damon Smile System, Dr. Kent and Dr. Foley provide:

Damon System | No tightening | Free initial consultation | Raleigh, NC

  • Treatment without tightening
  • Faster treatment times
  • Fuller, wider smiles

Orthodontics check for young kids | Raleigh, NC | Free Consultation

We encourage parents to schedule their child’s initial exam at age 7.

In some cases, Dr. Kent and Dr. Foley will recommend early, interceptive treatment. With early treatment, he can take the least invasive approach to address skeletal issues that, left unchecked, may require more invasive approaches in the future. However, in many cases, we recommend putting off treatment until the child has all of his or her adult teeth.

If waiting for treatment is recommended, we’ll see your child once or twice a year to monitor their growth and assess their needs.

Like fingerprints, your smile is unique – and so is our approach to your treatment. We combine digital orthodontic treatment planning with specially made appliances (that’s what we call braces, aligners and the other tools we use) tailored to your specific needs. And with Insignia, no two braces are alike because each one is specifically tailored to your individual teeth. The result is efficient tooth movement that gets you to your new smile even faster. And it works with metal and clear braces so you can even choose your look while you’re in treatment.

Regardless of which treatment option you choose, you can be sure your treatment will be unique to you. The process is simple. First, we take a series of diagnostic records that we use to create your treatment plan. Then your custom brackets are created, we place them on your teeth – and you get your new smile.

Straight Teeth Without Braces

With Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen®

Making the decision to straighten your teeth is much easier when you know that Invisalign® treatment lets you live your life the way you want to. With Invisalign® aligners, you don’t need to worry about the gum and mouth irritation other teeth-straightening methods can cause.

Invisalign® clear aligners take a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligners are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners (and switching to a new set typically every week) will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plan out for you.

  • No metal brackets and no wires to tighten
  • Custom made for you specifically
  • Made of proprietary, multilayer SmartTrack® material to gently shift your teeth into place
  • Removable for special occasions
  • Fewer doctor visits required (approximately every six weeks)
  • Most people don’t even know you are wearing them

iTero® Scanner

Full On Scanning

Not too long ago, all orthodontic treatment started with those goopy impressions of the teeth. Most patients found that part of the process kind of messy and not very fun. Now, with our iTero® Scanner, we can capture an accurate, digital scan of your teeth without ever taking a mold. This digital scan only takes a few minutes and then we use that to plan your treatment. When your treatment is complete, we take another scan to create a permanent record of your results and to use in fabricating your retainers. You won’t find it everywhere, but it’s one more way that Carolina Braces demonstrates its patient-focused approach.

Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age and adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful, healthy smile. About 1/3 of our patients are adults who recognize the health and aesthetic benefits of orthodontic treatment.

This is not the same kind of orthodontics that was available years ago; with the latest techniques and technology, like Damon® and Invisalign®, we can provide you with treatment options that fit your lifestyle and your goals. The majority of patients that can be treated with braces can also be treated with Invisalign®, so there are lots of ways for adults to get a beautiful smile! Starting on the road to a confident, beautiful smile is only an appointment away.

Whether you choose metal or clear braces, hidden braces or Invisalign®, at Carolina Braces your teen will have the benefit of a Customized Smile Design and options that fit the busy lifestyles and activities of today. Whether your teen is in the marching band or on the field, in the student council or on the debate team, the way they look and feel is important. And we have the right options to fit them all:

  • Metal Braces
  • Clear Braces
  • Invisalign® Teen
  • Protective Mouthguards
  • Growth Modification Tools
  • And More