The Smile Makers

With more than 150 years of combined orthodontic experience, The Smile Makers at Coastal Carolina Orthodontics is the most popular and trusted source for orthodontics care in Jacksonville, Morehead City, and Havelock, NC. Our team of Board Certified orthodontists offers a range of orthodontic treatments to meet the needs of every patient. Our doctors are experts in utilizing Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, and the SPEED System to provide the orthodontic solution that is right for you. As American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) Board Certified specialists, our team of skilled professionals is dedicated to providing each patient with the individualized and comprehensive treatment they deserve.

For over fifty years, our team has provided the highest quality care.  We are the longest running orthodontic practice in Eastern North Carolina, and we owe this longevity to having a patient-centered practice, where we treat the individual and focus on the quality, not the quantity, of our results.

It isn’t just the longevity of our team that sets us ahead of the competition; we are also the only group orthodontic practice in the region.  By having multiple orthodontists diagnose and treat our patients, we can provide the highest quality of care, much like you would find working with a team at a major medical center.

All of our doctors have achieved Board Certification with the American Board of Orthodontics.  Being Board Certified means our doctors have demonstrated the ability to diagnose and treat the most challenging orthodontic problems, and achieve beautiful and functional results!  This certification is attained by only a fraction of orthodontists in the country, and we are the only Board Certified Orthodontists in the area.  Choose to be treated by the best!

What does it mean to be Board Certified?

To become ABO certified, orthodontists must earn a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD). They then complete a two to three-year residency program before undergoing hundreds of additional hours of training and examination to sharpen their skills, knowledge, and patient care tactics. Fewer than 30% of all orthodontists in the country are Board Certified.