Carter Orthodontics welcomes you!

Thank you for visiting the website of Carter Orthodontics, the office of Stephen L. Carter, D.D.S., M.S., conveniently located in Lakewood, Colorado. We strive to give you the best and most memorable orthodontic experience in a friendly, comfortable and fun environment!

Dr. Carter and his staff recognize that every patient has different needs, and we pride ourselves in the personalized, effective service we deliver to each adult, adolescent or child. Utilizing the latest orthodontic technologies and theory, we offer many treatment modalities, such as Invisalign®, Invisalign Teen and AcceleDent™ and self-ligating brackets, to ensure optimal results.

At our office, you are more than just a patient – you become a part of our family! Likewise, Carter Orthodontics takes great pride in giving back to the local community. We participate with The Colorado Orthodontic Foundation (COF), which assists underprivileged children and families afford orthodontic healthcare. In similar spirit and intent, we also take part in KIND, Kids In Need of Dentistry, helping to provide excellent dental care and education to kids in need throughout Colorado. We also volunteer with Dental Lifeline Network (formerly the National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped) to help people with disabilities, the elderly or medically at-risk citizens obtain comprehensive dental care.

We are dedicated to helping patients achieve the healthy, beautiful smiles they deserve with compassion, warmth and respect toward every individual!




A modern alternative to traditional metal braces, the Invisalign system straightens your teeth using a series of clear, customized, removable aligners. No one will notice you are correcting your smile unless you tell them! Read More...


AcceleDent is a revolutionary device that is used to speed up tooth movement during orthodontic treatment. The pulsing vibrations encourage teeth to move faster, which can lead to a shorter overall treatment time. Read More...

iTero® Scanner

The iTero scanner uses lasers and optical scanning to gather digital images of the teeth which are used to make digital impressions. With such detailed images, you are sure to have the most customized treatment plan. Read More...