Serving Up Smiles at Every Age

Dr. Astin Barnes believes everyone should be able to enjoy expert orthodontic care and beautifully straight smiles.

At Skyblue Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer a full range of orthodontics for children, teens, and adults throughout Dunn and the surrounding communities.

Dunn Braces & Clear Aligners

You can choose from the latest orthodontic appliances to straighten your smile at Skyblue Orthodontics, including:

  • Clear aligners
  • Clear braces
  • Metal braces

Orthodontics For Children

The best time for a child to have their first orthodontic evaluation is by age seven. This may seem early, but we’ll treat your child like family and make them feel comfortable from the moment they arrive.

By age seven, your child’s teeth have developed enough for Dr. Barnes and the team at Skyblue Orthodontics to spot subtle problems with emerging teeth and jaw growth. Most kids at this age still have some baby teeth, but permanent teeth have started erupting.

Kind, Helpful, and Thorough

After the first visit for our son, we were highly impressed. Everyone in the office was so kind, helpful, and thorough. We never felt rushed or intimidated by the process, and most importantly, our son felt very comfortable. I would highly recommend this practice for anyone needing orthodontic work.

- Jenna P.

What to Expect

Your child’s check-up at Skyblue Orthodontics may reveal that their bite is fine and braces for kids aren't necessary right now.

Or Dr. Barnes may identify a developing problem and recommend monitoring your child's growth and development for a while. After that, we can start treatment at the best time for your child’s smile.

Early treatment at our office in Dunn may prevent more serious problems from developing and make later treatment less complicated with better results.

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Orthodontics for Teens

Orthodontic treatment is nearly a rite of passage for teens throughout Dunn, with most patients getting started between the ages of 10 and 16.

Dr. Barnes can easily detect spacing, crowding, bite, and alignment issues during the teen years, and their smile and jaw are developed enough to support orthodontic treatment.

Many teens express concern about the appearance of braces as they straighten their smiles, so we offer modern treatment options to make the experience more comfortable and discreet.

At Skyblue Orthodontics, your teen can choose between clear aligners, metal braces, or clear ceramic braces. Each of these choices offers unique benefits while transforming your teen’s smile.

This Place is Amazing!

“The staff is so welcoming, polite, and organized. Made the beginning process so smooth for my daughter today. We enjoyed Dr. Barnes, she is such an amazing person with a beautiful spirit. My daughter felt so comfortable opening up to her, it was great. When getting down to the details of the process, everything was explained so well and was very informative. I'm excited to work with Dr. Barnes and her staff on getting my daughter's braces started.”

- Ashleigh E.
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Orthodontist Office Dunn NC

Orthodontics for Adults

You can transform your smile at any age with adult treatment at Skyblue Orthodontics. If you've always felt self-conscious about your smile or noticed your teeth shifting as you age, we're here for you.

Misaligned teeth can cause jaw pain, difficulty keeping teeth clean, and an unsatisfactory smile, as well as long-term dental issues that can develop due to lingering bacteria, uneven wear, and trouble chewing and speaking.

Dr. Barnes can address these issues and more through orthodontic treatment to give you the healthy smile you deserve. In most cases, orthodontic treatment is as effective for adults as children!

I Love My New Smile!

“My experience at Skyblue Orthodontics has been great. The team was always kind, caring, and very professional. I was very concerned about getting braces at my age, but they made it easier and more comfortable than I ever thought. I love my new smile!”

- Sue J.

Reasons to Consider Orthodontic Treatment

Straight Teeth Are Healthier

When your teeth are properly aligned, it’s easier to keep them clean through consistent brushing and flossing habits. This helps prevent other oral issues, including problems affecting your overall health.

Straight Smiles Build Confidence

Successful orthodontic treatment at Skyblue Orthodontics can help boost your self-confidence, create a better quality of life, and allow you to smile freely for the first time.

Untreated Oral Issues Will Get Worse

Oral issues won’t improve on their own, so if you delay or avoid treatment, you can develop more serious health issues that take longer to resolve.

At Skyblue Orthodontics, you’ll get personalized care at every age to guarantee the best results for your unique smile.


Start With a Free Consultation

Start your journey towards a healthy new smile today and schedule your free consultation with our expert and friendly orthodontist, Dr. Astin Barnes.

Visit Skyblue Orthodontics in Dunn, NC, and we’ll discuss your options and develop an orthodontic treatment plan just for your needs and smile goals.