Our offices provide a relaxed and caring environment for you and your family. The orthodontist is always present to manage your care and keep you informed, caring assistants are there to help you at every step, and our office staff and treatment coordinators eagerly attend to your scheduling, financial questions and any other needs.

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We always offer complimentary exams!


Why Orthodontics?

Straight teeth not only look good, but are also important for effective biting, chewing, and speaking. Straight teeth are easier to keep clean, thereby increasing not only dental health, but also overall physical health.

Orthodontic problems usually get worse. Teeth that are out of alignment can contribute to poor esthetics and improper facial development. Malaligned teeth can be more prone to trauma, dental decay, gum disease, and excess wear. In some cases, TMJ or jaw pain may be caused by poorly positioned teeth.

The beauty of straight teeth will bring self-confidence and contribute to self-esteem in all areas of life; with family, with friends, at work, and at school.


About the doctor


Dr. Carter is a fully-trained specialist in orthodontics. He attended the University of Utah in Salt Lake City where he completed his pre-dental training and studied Russian. He received early acceptance into the Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry and graduated in 2004 with high honors, receiving his DMD dental degree. Dr. Carter completed his orthodontic specialty training at OHSU in 2006 and received his masters degree in orthodontics.

Dr. Carter lives in West Salem with his wife Misty and three children, Zac, Ashley and Owen. He enjoys mountain and road cycling, fly-fishing, speaking Russian, and most of all camping in the great outdoors with his family.

Dr. Carter is fully committed to the excellent orthodontic treatment of children and adults and treating everyone with respect, care, and a smile.

Contact Us!


We have two offices to better serve our community!


Salem Office

1790 Liberty St. SE
Salem, OR 97302

Dallas Office

410 E. Ellendale Ave. Suite 4
Dallas, OR 97338

503 - 588 - 2404


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