Treatments & Patient Services

At Kurti Orthodontics, we work tirelessly to ensure that all of our patients have the beautiful, healthy smile they deserve. Whether you are dealing with crooked teeth, jaw problems, crowding and spacing, or an uneven bite, the friendly, caring team at Kurti Orthodontics is here to help. We offer a number of non-surgical, comprehensive dental services, including:

Orthodontic Evaluation & Free Consultations

Young or old, the best way to determine whether you have an orthodontic issue is through an exam or consultation. By age seven, children should visit their orthodontist to receive an evaluation. By this age, your doctor will be able to discern any existing issues, as well as any possible concerns.

State-of-the-Art X-Ray Technology

Our 3D X-rays are both lower radiation and faster to take than a full set of X-rays. These 3D X-rays give us, the provider, a greater understanding of our patients soft tissue, teeth, bone and airway structures. They allow us to move beyond pure diagnosis to include treatment planning and image guided treatment simulations. We strive to make our treatments cost effective, efficient and biologically sound.

Damon Braces

Self-Ligating Brackets

Using one of the newest, most advanced techniques in braces allowing:

 More biologically sound, smoother movement of the teeth

 Less pain due to lighter forces

 Longer time between appointments which involves less time missed from school or work

 Often shorter treatment length

 No expanding appliances or headgear needed

 Aside from wisdom teeth permanent teeth are seldom removed giving a wider, more attractive smile and younger looking face well into adulthood

 The braces are generally a silver metal but for a small upcharge clear braces can be used on the upper &/or lower anterior teeth for an almost invisible look

 To learn more about Damon Braces, please visit

Clear, Removable Aligners

Selected cases may elect to have treatment done without braces. After we have done impressions of your teeth a clear plastic tray system (similar to bleaching trays) is set-up with multiple trays of graduated changes to move the teeth to the desired position.

State-of-the-Art In-House Lab

In order to ensure fast turnaround and quality results, Kurti Orthodontics has a lab on site that processes most of our aligners, which we call these Kurti Correction trays (KCTs), and retainers in house.

Post-Treatment Retainers

No orthodontic treatment can guarantee that the teeth will not move without the use of retainers following treatment. Some of the types are:


Generally only to be worn at night (Hawley - made of acrylic and wire.

Vacuum Retainer or Bleaching Tray

These are normally worn all of the time except when you are eating. They are clear and almost invisible to the naked eye.

Bonded Retainer

A a wire "glued" to the back of 2 to 4 front teeth, upper &/or lower - intended to be permanent (lifetime) with replacement or repairs done as needed.

If you’d like to learn more about our services or if you’d like to talk to one of our caring staff members about scheduling a consultation, call us today!

Visit Our Franklin Location

Dr. Ralph S Kurti DDS MS PA
250 White Oak St.
Franklin, NC 28734


Mon & Wed: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Phone: 828-524-7477
Fax: 828-524-8486


Visit Our Murphy Location

Dr. Ralph S Kurti DDS MS PA
426 Hiwassee St.
Murphy, NC 28906


Tues & Thurs: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Phone: 828-837-5004
Fax: 828-835-3464


Visit Our Robbinsville Location

Dr. Ralph S Kurti DDS MS PA
41 Ghormley St.
Robbinsville, NC 28771

Please contact either the Murphy or Franklin office except for certain Fridays when you may call: 828-479-3937