Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the treatment of irregularities of the teeth, jaws, and bite relationship in children and adults.

Patients who may benefit from orthodontic care include those with:

  • Crowded, misplaced or blocked-out teeth
  • Spaced teeth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Teeth that meet in an abnormal way or do not meet at all
  • Difficulty chewing or speaking
  • Jaws that shift, make sounds, protrude or are recessed
  • Facial imbalance or asymmetry (features out of proportion to the rest of the face)

Orthodontic care doesn’t just give you a beautiful smile. It improves self-esteem, enhances facial appearance, may help you avoid tooth decay or gum disease, and puts you in a position to have the very best oral health possible.

Orthodontic treatment is available with UNC Adams School of Dentistry Orthodontics faculty and residents. Meet our providers below!

Services Include

  • Braces for children and adults
  • Clear aligners (Invisalign®) for children and adults
  • Corrective jaw surgery (Surgical Orthodontics)
  • Lingual “hidden” braces for children and adults

Meet Our Orthodontists

Sylvia Frazier-Bowers

Sylvia Frazier-Bowers

Education

  • PhD, Genetics, UNC-Chapel hill
  • Certificate, Orthodontics, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • BS, DDS, University of Illinois
  • BA, English, University of Illinois
Lorne Koroluk

Lorne Koroluk

Education

  • MS, Orthodontics, University of Minnesota
  • MSD, Pediatric Dentistry, Indiana University
  • DMD, Dentistry, University of Saskatchewan
  • BS, Anatomy, University of Saskatchewan
Tung Nyugen

Tung Nyugen

Education

  • Certificate, Orthodontics, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • MS, Oral Biology, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • DMD, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • BS, Biology, Oregon State University
Rishma Shah

Rishma Shah

Education

  • PhD, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, University College London
  • Member, Royal College of Surgeons, England
  • MS, Orthodontics, University College London
  • BDS, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St. Thomas’s Hospitals

Meet Our Residents

Erika Babikow

Erika Babikow

Education

  • DMD, University of Pittsburgh
  • BS, Biology and Environmental Sustainability, Eastern Mennonite University
Christine Bode

Christine Bode

Education

  • AEGD, U.S. Air Force Academy
  • DDS, University of Alabama Birmingham
  • BA, Chemistry, Auburn University
Stephanie Companioni

Stephanie Companioni

Education

  • DDS, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • BS, Neuroscience, University of Miami
Sara Daniel

Sara Daniel

Education

  • DMD, University of Pennsylvania
  • BS, Biology, University of Miami
Meng Deng

Meng Deng

Education

  • PhD, Oral and Craniofacial Biomedicine, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • BDS, West China School of Stomatology, Sichuan University
  • MS, Endodontics and Operative Dentistry, West China School of Stomatology, Sichuan University
Joy Gerasco

Joy Gerasco

Education

  • DMD, Medical University of South Carolina
  • PhD, Medical University of South Carolina
  • BS, Chemistry, Ohio State University
Ryan Gross

Ryan Gross

Education

  • DDS, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • BS, Biology, Muhlenberg College
Triny Gutierrez

Triny Gutierrez

Education

  • DMD, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
  • BS, Biology, Emory University
Steven Hancock

Steven Hancock

Education

  • DDS, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • BS, Engineering, East Carolina University
Thomas Hoopes

Thomas Hoopes

Education

  • DDS, Columbia University
  • BS, Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
Adam Hoxie

Adam Hoxie

Education

  • DDS, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • BS, Chemistry, Wake Forest University
Ryan Kearney

Ryan Kearney

Education

  • DDS, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • BS, Entrepreneurship, Florida State University
Taneisha Livingston

Taneisha Livingston

Education

  • DDS, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • BS, UNC-Chapel Hill
Jacqueline Massouda

Jacqueline Massouda

Education

  • DMD, University of Kentucky
  • BA, Sociology, University of Louisville
Steven Oliver

Steven Oliver

Education

  • DDS, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • BS, Biological Sciences, University of Alabama
Jay Patrick

Jay Patrick

Education

  • DDS, Medical University of South Carolina
  • BS, Neuroscience, Furman University
Allen Rapolla II

Allen Rapolla II

Education

  • DDS, University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry
  • BS, Biochemistry, University of California San Diego
Auvi Tran

Auvi Tran

Education

  • DDS, University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry
  • BS, Biology, University of Texas, Dallas
Beatrice Williams

Beatrice Williams

Education

  • DDS, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • BS, UNC-Chapel Hill