our approach

Welcome to South OC Orthodontics

Our Practice Philosophy

At South OC Orthodontics, we believe every smile deserves kind, customized care–because no two patients are the same. We strive to understand your orthodontic goals on a personal level and deliver an empowering experience that promotes lifelong confidence and oral health. Grounding our work in transparency, trust, and excellence, Dr. Chris Carter and our caring crew are honored to partner alongside you on the path toward your best smile yet!

Our Patient Education Approach

Equipping you with the knowledge you need to succeed is what we’re all about here at South OC Orthodontics. That’s why our experienced professionals take an educational approach, inviting you to be a proactive participant throughout every step of the process. Whether it’s listening to your needs with attentive care, explaining the ins and outs of our findings, or creating a treatment plan that’s tailored just for you, our goal is to communicate with clarity and compassion.

During your visits with us, we always encourage questions! Dr. Carter will meet you right where you’re at with his rich expertise and candid, judgment-free guidance. We’re on the same team, and we want you to walk away from every appointment feeling informed, excited, and encouraged about your smile!


Our Technology

With our highly-digital office, you can always count on relaxing, cutting-edge care. We’ve curated our space with the latest innovations in modern orthodontics to ensure a seamless experience and stunning results. When it comes to patient education, treatment planning, implementation, and more, our state-of-the-art imaging technology allows us to get the most precise picture of your oral health with unequaled efficiency and comfort.


Community Outreach

Based in the heart of Mission Viejo, Dr. Carter and the team are committed to making a positive impact in the community we call home. Our passion for making patients smile stretches beyond the walls of our office through multiple partnerships with local, like-minded organizations. From providing free exams for Orange County kiddos at Pretend City Museum to helping preschoolers harness healthy habits with the right brushing and flossing techniques, we’re grateful to support a future of flourishing grins for our little ones!


Get Started with a Free Exam!

We love meeting new patients here at South OC Orthodontics. If it’s your first time with us, we’d like to welcome you to the family with a free exam! Our rockstar team will take the time to get to know you, learn all about your orthodontic goals, and work with you to create an individualized, pressure-free plan that will set you up for your dream smile.


Enjoy an Effortless First Visit

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