WALK INTO DR. CARCARA’S OFFICE, AND YOU’LL FIND A FAMILY FRIENDLY environment full of chatter and laughter. That’s because this self-described “neighborhood orthodontist” has built a thriving practice within the community, which draws families and friends together to seek his expert care. Dr. Carcara comments, “I’m fortunate to practice in Bergen County where I was born and raised, allowing me the opportunity to treat the children of my friends and former classmates and the family members of many area dentists.” Each patient receives the same promise from him – a commitment to creating a beautiful, long-lasting smile. It begins with Dr. Carcara’s ability to blend his passion for art, science and orthodontics with good old-fashioned caring and compassion. Add in lots of individual attention and the results are smile after beautiful smile. A board-certified orthodontist with additional expertise in dentofacial orthopedics, Dr. Carcara says, “I evaluate a patient’s teeth, jaws and smile to develop a customized treatment plan that addresses facial balance and overall dental health.” Dr. Carcara also believes that educating patients is key to providing exceptional treatment. “If patients are involved in their care, we can create beautiful smiles in the shortest possible time and most comfortable manner,” he says. Dr. Carcara recently celebrated over thirteen years of service at his Westwood location and three years at his state-of-the-art office in Allendale. Both locations provide the same outstanding quality orthodontic care, fantastic customer service and innovative technology Carcara Orthodontics has been known for, utilizing such advancements as digital radiography and digital imaging, Insignia™ custom braces, Invisalign , and Invisalign Teen . “We are pleased to have two locations in Bergen County so that we can continue to provide our current and future patients with first class orthodontic care and convenience,” says Dr. Carcara. Dr. Carcara’s formal training is extensive and exceptional. After receiving his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from UMDNJ, Dr. Carcara went on to complete a residency at Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Carcara specialized in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at SUNY Buffalo, where he also received his Master of Science Degree in Orthodontics and Oral Biology. His published research on long-term retention of orthodontic treatment has been cited in lectures worldwide. Presently serving as chairman of continuing education for the New Jersey Association of Orthodontists, Dr. Carcara remains abreast of the most advanced techniques in orthodontics. He has been voted a repeat New Jersey Monthly, (201) Health and (201) Family Top Dentist and was a New Jersey Family magazine Favorite Kids' Doc in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Dr. Carcara stays connected to his community by sponsoring sports teams and participating in school programs and charity outreach. When not treating patients, Dr. Carcara enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, going to Yankee games and experiencing all Bergen County has to offer.