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Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry + Orthodontics

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Dentistry for kids and orthodontics for everyone. Locally owned and operated for over 43 years.

Pediatric Dentistry

Previously Great Beginnings, our pediatric dental specialists at Great Smiles hope to inspire greatness and healthy habits in even the youngest of patients!


Whether it’s braces or Invisalign for you or your child, let’s create a smile that inspires the confidence needed to do great things!

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Our Goal:

Inspire Greatness

We’re inspiring everyone in our community to be their best selves, one smile at a time. Our secret is keeping incredible care, wall-to-wall positivity, and great vibes at our core, from start to finish. At Great Smiles, healthy teeth come with a helping of awesome memories and a lot of fun!

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Changing Lives in Our Community

Inspiring greatness goes beyond what we do in our office. Our team is proud to support local schools and give back to our community through active involvement, scholarships, and charity work – so that we can create even more smiles across Western North Carolina!

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Say Hello to the Team

Get to know the Great Smiles crew! We’ve got an amazing team of pediatric dentists, orthodontists, dental hygienists, and office staff – so learn a little bit about the smiles you’ll see in our space.

Patient Reviews

"I’m an adult patient and have never had braces before! Great Smiles is excellent! High end technology, great kind staff and super super efficient. Melissa was amazing at handling all aspects of my care process and she actually asked how my husband was doing as I had shared with her some medical issues he was having and she remembered thirty days later. That is a sign of a caring staff member. Serena Installed the Invisalign today and was very precise in explaining everything and was funny and sweet. If you have put off getting braces don’t. This place is very good at what they do! The picture is just my first set so this is not the final result!"

- Tom C.

"I started to have several issues with my teeth in my 50s and did not want traditional braces but with Invisalign I could get the results looking for without the hassle of braces. My experience at Great Smiles has been seamless, extremely helpful staff and Orthodontist exceeded my expectations and I am not even at the end of my journey. I would highly recommend this practice!"

- Donna H.

"It IS possible to go to the dentist and have a great time! Dr. Paul has set up an environment that is open, relaxing and FUN! And my teeth look great!!!"

- Jody C.

"Update: it’s been five months, my teeth ARE STRAIGHT! And the care is amazing.
NEW PATIENT: I was amazed at how fast they were. I didn't have time to complete my paperwork before they took me back. Very thorough, courteous, and took their time answering a ton of questions. Highly recommend.

- Rebecca R.

"Great Smiles has been so easy to work with. Anyone who has a child or teen needing some help getting their teeth in order Great Smiles is a great place. They have really helped guide us in this adventure!"

- Triple J Farm NC

"My daughter needed braces and they were so accommodating to get her in quickly for spring break. Super thankful for an orthodontist that is local and their staff is always so nice. They make it a priority to know their and take their time to listen to any concerns. Just a wonderful experience all around. Definitely recommend to anyone who is looking to take their child for braces!"

- Crystal J.

"I have just completed my three-year treatment course with Dr. Blackman and the Great Smiles staff. Every aspect of my journey with them was exceptional! Truly. I was impressed with the practice at my first visit - their professionalism, knowledge, kindness…. But I leave their care even more amazed that they consistently delivered the highest level of service I have ever experienced in any medical practice. As a doctor, myself, that means a lot. Every visit I left their office feeling nurtured and grateful I had chosen Great Smiles to handle my orthodontic needs The results of my treatment also far exceeded my expectations! My jaw pain and over-bite are gone. My teeth are perfectly aligned. I never thought this could be accomplished - especially given that my problems had existed for over 60 years!"

- Dr. Laura F.