Welcome to South OC Orthodontics

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Modern Orthodontics in Mission Viejo

Customized. Comfortable. Comprehensive.

South OC Orthodontics is a family-friendly practice serving patients of all ages in Mission Viejo! Dr. Carter and our warmhearted crew are dedicated to providing highly-personalized, empowering care to set kids and adults up for a lifetime of strong, beautiful smiles. Partnering alongside you with honest guidance, advanced technology, and an all-encompassing approach to your oral health, we can’t wait to help you beam bright with a bold smile for years to come.


Straightening your smile doesn't mean you have to wait to show it off! Through a series of clear, removable aligners designed just for you, Invisalign makes the process of perfecting your teeth efficient, easy, and oh-so discreet.

Traditional Braces

With the latest advancements in orthodontics, metal braces are better than ever. We offer light, reliable, and versatile options that will effectively correct your bite and leave you with a smile you feel proud of.


Space Maintenance

If your little brusher has lost a baby tooth prematurely, we’re here to help! Our gentle space maintainers are designed to keep your kiddo’s permanent teeth in their ideal position, avoiding oral development issues down the road.


Meet Dr. Chris Carter

Dr. Carter is a passionate orthodontist with over 20 years of experience in his field. He genuinely loves getting to know the incredible families who walk through his practice doors, creating lasting friendships and smiles that span generations. Whether you’re 7 or 97, Dr. Carter is dedicated to making every step of your orthodontic journey feel relaxing, rewarding, and fun. If you’re looking for a caring orthodontist in Mission Viejo, you’re in the most qualified hands with Dr. Carter!

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See Why Patients Are All Smiles!

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First time for both of our boys at this office, ages 9 & 13. Office is clean, spacious, with up-to-date technology, extremely friendly staff, and kind, informative providers. We will definitely be continuing our dental care here. Thank you South OC Pediatric Dentistry!


A. Smith

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This place never ceases to amaze me. My daughter chipped (big chip) her front tooth today. I called immediately and they took her in and fixed it the same day within hours. EVERYONE there is absolutely amazing which is rare! Thank you all for being so sweet and caring and beyond excellent at what you do! Her tooth looks great and like it never was chipped.


Silva T.

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South OC Pediatric Dentistry is amazing! They have such friendly staff and Dr. Wu makes going to the dentist fun for my kids instead of frightening. He always explains everything in detail and makes you comfortable during exams. We have not had a bad experience yet!


Megan S.

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“We believe in treating each of our patients as we would a member of our own family: professionally, respectfully, and with great compassion.”

Dr. Chris Carter

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