What Sets Us Apart

Convenient Location, Warm Surroundings, Friendly Faces!

We are dedicated to providing gentle and compassionate care, warm and friendly service, and the best experience you’ve ever had in a dental office.

Serving YOU is Our First Priority!

Starting with the warm welcome you will encounter whenever you visit our Salem orthodontic office, to the personalized, friendly care you’ll receive, we believe you will start to feel like part of our extended family in no time at all. We hope you will enjoy your visits in a comfortable environment with a “home away from home” experience.

We Are Continually Learning!

Dr. Sousa firmly believes that keeping abreast of the newest technological advances is essential to our commitment to provide quality care. Dr. Sousa, our clinical assistants, and our business personnel attend numerous courses each year in order to gain more expertise in their field.

Cutting-Edge Technology!

We make every effort to stay on the cutting edge of the technologies we use in our practice. SCO has utilized digital radiology since 2000 and now embraces the latest three-dimensional CBCT technology to provide superior diagnostic images in a 3D format.

We also employ advanced treatment methods, including accelerated treatment with AcceleDent® Aura and PROPEL® Orthodontics. Both treatments can be used as a complement to traditional braces and Invisalign® to reduce treatment time.

We Are Here For You!

We believe that clinical knowledge must be balanced with friendly, personalized care. Dr. Sousa will diagnose and explain your orthodontic needs, see you at every visit, and ensure that your treatment proceeds as smoothly and efficiently as possible. He is always available to answer questions, and there is always a doctor on call for emergency situations.

Together, We’re a Great Team!

We believe in the TEAM approach; we utilize extensive communication between our staff, parents, patients, and patients’ restorative dentists. This team approach leads to the best treatment process possible for each individual patient.

We also believe each patient’s role on the team is very important! Your interest and compliance make our job and your experience a more pleasant one, and YOU will reap the benefits.

Making Treatment Convenient!

We are proud of our commitment to technology when it comes to your convenience as well. From our automated voice system for appointment confirmations to the state-of-the-art computer network that tracks treatment progress, appointments, and financial information, advanced technology is a major tool SCO uses to achieve our goal of being the best in all we do.

Through our soon-to-be-released secure website portal, you’ll be able to view appointment information and financial history, make payments online, and submit your patient information forms. To serve you with even greater efficiency, we are transitioning to a paperless office as completely as possible. And don’t worry about privacy issues: We adhere strictly to all HIPAA privacy laws.

Creating an Exceptional Experience!

From your first contact with our office to the end of treatment, you can expect a fun experience. Seasonal contests are the rule, and capturing the fun events with photos is traditional. Our social media content highlights our patients, and we look to engage with meaningful content whenever possible. All visits are upbeat, with an emphasis on smiling!


Consider Invisalign treatment to get the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted — without braces. A complimentary consultation with our doctor can determine if Invisalign clear aligners are right for you.

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