What We Do

We recognize that every patient is unique and Drs. Kent and Zermeño are committed to providing you with the individualized care you expect and deserve. Our doctors promise to work with you personally to create a customized treatment plan to meet your specific needs and lifestyle. The Carolina Braces team strives to offer only the most cutting edge orthodontic technology for our patients and we want to make sure that you find a treatment option that works best with your lifestyle!

We treat children, teens, and adults!

Early Treatment

In accordance with the American Board of Orthodontics’ guidelines, we encourage parents to schedule their child’s initial exam at age 7 in order to identify children who need early, interceptive care. This allows us to take care of any orthodontic issues before they become bigger problems, and also gives peace of mind to patients who are fine to wait a few more years before beginning treatment.

Teen Treatment

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, including traditional braces, clear braces, mouthguards, and customized plans. Call us today to get your teen started on their orthodontic journey!

Adult Treatment

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. We offer many types of clear, invisible, and accelerated treatment so that you can quickly and discreetly improve your smile!

Braces for Every Lifestyle

Traditional & Clear Braces

A great option for straightening teeth, we offer both traditional metal braces and clear bracket options. Metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel. Clear brackets use the same components as traditional braces except that the brackets are made of a translucent ceramic material that blends in with the tooth’s natural color.

Damon System

Our state of the art Damon braces don’t require elastics to hold the wire in place. Instead, the high-tech wire moves freely, guided by gentle force, and your teeth move quickly and efficiently. A state of the art, fast and comfortable option for a beautiful, natural smile!

Insignia Custom Braces Plans

We combine digital orthodontic treatment planning with specially made appliances customized for your smile. With Insignia, no two braces are alike because each one is specifically tailored to your individual teeth. A quick option that works with metal or clear braces.

Invisalign®

The invisible, hygenic, easy way to straighten your teeth. These aligners are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. Simply take them out when eating and you’ll never have to worry about gum or mouth irritation.

TruDenta

This whole-body approach treats TMJ, jaw pain, head pain, tinnitus, and dizziness while reducing inflammation. Injection and medication-free.

Cutting Edge Technology

iCat 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.

iTero® Scanner

No more goop or messy impressions! Our iTero® Scanner captures an accurate, digital scan of your teeth without ever taking a mold. Our wand maps your mouth and assists us in planning the movement of your teeth.

Acceledent® Optima

Looking for a fast treatment? Acceledent® Optima has you covered! This incredible technology is faster than traditional orthodontics and can be used with braces or Invisalign®.

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Send us a message

If you are interested in starting treatment, or simply need to send our staff a note, send us a message and our treatment coordinator will reach out to you!