Customized Orthodontic Treatment in Columbus, Pickerington, and Canal Winchester

Thinking about upgrading your smile with orthodontic treatment? Orthodontic care is the best way to improve your appearance, boost your confidence, and create a foundation for a healthy smile. 

Getting orthodontic treatment in Pickerington, Columbus, and Canal Winchester is easy with Carmen Orthodontics. Schedule an appointment today!

What is Orthodontic Care?

Orthodontic care is a field of dentistry that seeks to correct bite malocclusions. This includes issues like crowded and crooked teeth, spaced-out teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites, jaw problems, and more. 

When you correct these problems with orthodontic care, you are not only improving the look of your smile, but also your long-term dental health! Addressing bite malocclusions now can help you save money on costly dental procedures later on.

dentist and patient discussion about planned teeth treatment in dental clinic office

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

While there are many types of orthodontic treatment, they all use the same core principle. Your braces or clear aligners apply consistent pressure on the teeth over time. The teeth naturally respond to this pressure by moving into the correct alignment. With the hand of a skilled orthodontist, you can get the beautiful, healthy smile you’ve always wanted!

At Carmen Orthodontics, we offer the freedom and flexibility of Dental Monitoring. Dental Monitoring reduces the amount of in-office visits during your treatment, allowing you to enjoy your treatment from the comfort of your home. Learn more about Dental Monitoring during your consultation.

Types of Orthodontic Treatment & Appliances

At Carmen Orthodontics, we understand that every patient is unique and has different goals. That’s why we offer many types of orthodontic treatment to fit our patient’s needs. We will customize an orthodontic care plan to fit your lifestyle!


Invisalign’s revolutionary clear aligners are the virtually invisible way to improve your smile. These aligners blend right into your teeth and can be removed, so you can eat or drink whatever you want! With Invisalign, you get to live your life with additional freedom and comfort.

Beautiful young woman with braces


Braces are a tried-and-true method for improving your smile! Advances in orthodontic technology have made braces more comfortable and effective than ever. 

We offer three remarkable types of completely customizable braces options, which feature components that dramatically reduce your treatment time. 

KLOwen Braces

With KLOwen braces, Dr. Carmen uses advanced computer modeling to design your perfect smile. He uses KLOwen’s powerful algorithm to select and fit custom braces that match your specific needs. This approach can provide up to a 50% reduction in the number of required appointments and overall treatment time, allowing busy parents and adults to spend less time in our office. Available in metal or clear finishes.

Self-Ligating Braces

Instead of elastic ties that affix the wire to the bracket, self-ligating braces have brackets that open and close like a door, holding the wire in place. This design is more comfortable, easier to clean, and requires fewer in-office visits! 

LIGHTFORCE Clear Ceramic Braces

LIGHTFORCE braces offer a streamlined and completely customizable approach to orthodontic treatment. This innovative technology allows Dr. Carmen to design your best smile on a computer, then 3D print unique braces that are form-fitted to your needs. For patients (and busy parents), this means fewer appointments and the potential to cut overall treatment time by up to half. 

Early Treatment

Many parents are unaware that their child should see an orthodontist by the time they are 7 years old. By this age, we can detect any potential bite malocclusions and correct them before they develop into larger issues. While not every child needs early orthodontic treatment, seeing an orthodontist in early childhood can help them enjoy a healthier smile in the future.

Young woman in a soft pink sweater holding a removable retainer in each hand


Finishing your braces or Invisalign treatment is exciting, but it’s important to remember that your orthodontic treatment isn’t over yet! You’ll need to wear a retainer consistently to safeguard your beautiful new smile. We offer permanent and removable retainers to help you lock in your new alignment for life.

Ask about our cost-savings retainer program during your complimentary consultation!


Orthodontic care doesn’t just improve the aesthetic of your smile! The truth is that orthodontic treatment also has many benefits to your health and well-being.

Even with good dental hygiene habits, food particles are prone to get stuck in between misaligned teeth. This can lead to plaque buildup, increasing your risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Plus, bite malocclusions increase your risk of oral injuries, chronic headaches, and pain. 

If you have any of the following conditions, it’s time to schedule an appointment with Carmen Orthodontics:

  • Crowded or crooked teeth
  • Spaced out teeth
  • Overbite, underbite, or crossbite
  • Missing teeth
  • Jaw problems
Teenage girl at an appointment looking expectantly up at the orthodontist as they examine her braces

Take The First Steps Toward Your Best Smile Today

If you’ve been dreaming of a healthier and more radiant smile, orthodontic treatment can help you achieve those goals! Whether you’re a child, teen, or adult, we have many types of orthodontic treatment available to fit your needs.

If you’re looking for the best orthodontic treatment in Canal Winchester, Pickerington, and Columbus, look no further than Carmen Orthodontics. Start your smile journey and schedule an appointment with us today!