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!


Contact Us

Dental Faculty Practice

Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (Closed for lunch 12 p.m.-2 p.m.)
Friday: Closed
Phone: (919) 537-3933
Email: ASODOrthodontics@unc.edu

Graduate Clinic

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: (919) 537-3942
Email: ASODOrthodontics@unc.edu

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

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
Kelly Mitchell

Kelly Mitchell

Laura Jacox

Laura Jacox

Education

  • MS, Orthodontics, UNC Adams School of Dentistry, 2019
  • DMD, Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, Harvard Graduate School of the Arts and Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology, 2016
  • PhD, Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, Harvard Graduate School of the Arts and Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology, 2015
  • BS, Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2008
  • BS, Earth, Atmosphere and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2008
Hershey Garland

Garland Hershey

Meet Our Residents

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Chichi Adeleke

Education

  • DDS, University of Iowa College of Dentistry
  • BS in Microbiology and Africana Studies with a minor in Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
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Richard Andrews

Education

  • Fellowship in Pediatric Dentistry, Royal College of Dentists of Canada
  • General Practice Residency, Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada
  • Master of Science, Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Toronto
  • DMD, University of Saskatchewan
  • BS in Kinesiology, McMaster University
Christine Bode

Christine Bode

Education

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

Bethany Doolittle

Education

  • DDS, University of Iowa College of Dentistry
  • MS in Biomedical Sciences, Midwestern University in Illinois
  • BS in Human Physiology, University of Iowa
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Christine Esposito

Education

  • AEGD Residency, Nellis Air Force Base
  • DMD, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • BS in Health Sciences, Gettysburg College
Isaac Feinn

Isaac Feinn

Education

  • DMD, University of Louisville
  • MS in Oral Biology, University of Louisville
  • BS in Biology and Political Science, University of Louisville
Joy Gerasco

Joy Gerasco

Education

  • DMD, Medical University of South Carolina
  • PhD, Medical University of South Carolina
  • BS, Chemistry, Ohio State University
Adam Hoxie

Adam Hoxie

Education

  • DDS, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • BS, Chemistry, Wake Forest University
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Grace Kapov

Ashleigh Kmentt

Ashleigh Kmentt

Education

  • DMD, Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine
  • BA in Biochemistry and Pre-Medical studies and Minors in Nutrition and Molecular Biology, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio
Jacqueline Massouda

Jacqueline Massouda

Education

  • DMD, University of Kentucky
  • BA, Sociology, University of Louisville
John Nelson

John Nelson

Education

  • DMD, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Villanova University
Jay Patrick

Jay Patrick

Education

  • DDS, Medical University of South Carolina
  • BS, Neuroscience, Furman University
Brian Schafer

Brian Schafer

Education

  • DMD, University of Pittsburgh
  • BS in Biological Sciences, Northwestern University
Amol Shah

Amol Shah

Education

  • DDS, University of Michigan
  • BS in Biomolecular Sciences with a minor in Latin Literature and Language, University of Michigan
Julia Tobin

Julia Tobin

Education

  • DDS, UCLA School of Dentistry
  • BS in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
Sarah Vossers

Sarah Vossers

Education

  • DMD, East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine
  • BSPH in Environmental Health Sciences with Distinction, UNC-CH
Beatrice Williams

Beatrice Williams

Education

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