N. Rao Kopuri, BDS, MS
Dr. Kopuri received his certificate and M.S. Degree in orthodontics from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He has been practicing orthodontics since 1986. Dr. Kopuri is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Southern Association of Orthodontists, and the American Dental Association. Dr. Kopuri is married and has 2 daughters. One of his daughters is an orthodontist, Dr. Avanthi Kopuri.
Avanthi Kopuri, DMD, MSD, MHA
Dr. Kopuri grew up in Central Florida, specifically the Space Coast area. She graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. She then attended the University of South Florida and received a Masters in Health Administration. Dr. Kopuri earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University. She then completed an Orthodontic residency at the University of Colorado and received her Master of Science degree in Dentistry. Dr. Kopuri is certified in Invisalign, lingual braces, temporary anchorage devices, and laser treatment. She is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontics and American Dental Association.
Dr. Kopuri enjoys creating beautiful smiles and building long-lasting relationships with her patients. In her free time, Dr. Kopuri enjoys playing tennis, running, yoga, and other physical activities. She also likes skiing and hiking, which she learned during her time in Colorado.
Winston Morris, DDS
Dr. Morris and his wife Elizabeth are natives of Central Florida and live in the Orlando area. Dr. Morris attended Florida State University, received his Dental Degree from the University of Louisville, and his specialty degree in Orthodontics from the University of California, Los Angeles Health Science Center. Dr. Morris is a member of numerous Dental and Orthodontic organizations. His favorite past times include travel and the study of European history.
Dr. Adam Best, DMD
Dr. Adam Best was born and raised in Southern California where he completed his undergraduate education at Cal State University Northridge. After completing his Bachelor of Science in Biology, he attended dental school at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. Following his general dental education, he attended MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Children’s National Medical Center in the District of Columbia for his specialty training in orthodontics.
Dr. Best’s first and primary goal is always putting the patient first. He feels very fortunate to be able to participate in such an amazing and rewarding profession where he can care for the entire patient and not just the smile.
When not providing orthodontic care, Dr. Best enjoys spending the majority of his time doing outdoor activities with his wife Valerie and rescue pup Bella.
Types of Braces
1. Metal Braces
Metal braces are the most widely used type of braces. They are very strong and can withstand most types of treatment. Unlike the metal braces of the past, today's metal braces are small, more comfortable and more attractive.
2. Clear Braces
Clear or ceramic braces are made of composite material. They are most often chosen by adult patients because they "blend in" with your teeth. Common drawbacks with the clear braces have to do with the ligatures (tiny rubber bands) that hold the arch wire to the brackets. These tend to stain between visits to your orthodontist.
Invisalign are "braces" that consist of strong plastic trays that are fabricated especially for you. Invisalign is for adult patients that have moderate orthodontic problems. Invisalign is truly invisible, no one will know that you are wearing braces.
- "If your child needs braces, Central Florida Orthodontics is the best. The doctors and staff are amazing. The price is so affordable. Aran had to wear braces for a year and half and his teeth look perfect. The team is amazing. Thank you! - Stephanie H."
- "I just got my braces off yesterday! The staff was amazing. Tina took care of me and put me at ease. She was great! - Jacky J."
- "I really like the way they work with people. They are so kind and really do a great job with their patients. I love the way my teeth look! - Evander A."