Orthodontics for Every Smile!

Our Doctors

Our Doctors

Ford S. Cooper

Born and raised in Columbia, SC, Dr. Ford S. Cooper returned to South Carolina in 1997 from Washington, DC and began his career in orthodontics. Dr. Cooper received his Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology from Howard University in 1987 and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree with honors from Howard in 1992. After graduating from dental school, he completed a General Practice Residency program at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, SC.

Dr. Cooper enjoyed a short period of time practicing family dentistry with his father and older brother, Drs. Noble P. Cooper and Noble P. Cooper Jr. respectively, in his home town. The Cooper legacy, beginning with the late Dr. H.H. Cooper, has provided continuous dental service in South Carolina for more than 100 years.


Dr. Cooper returned to Howard and completed his postgraduate residency with honors in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. After passing up an appointment to the faculty at Howard University’s College of Dentistry, Dr. Cooper returned to South Carolina to begin practicing orthodontics.

He is currently working on 20 years in private practice and is one of a few orthodontists that actively holds a duel license in both South Carolina and North Carolina. He currently has two offices in the Charlotte metropolitan area; one in the Northlake area and the other in the University area, as well as offices in Rock Hill, SC and Spartanburg, SC


Dr. Cooper, his wife and three children have lived in Charlotte since 2004. In addition, they are active in the community and are very proud to call Charlotte home.

When he is not in the office, Dr. Cooper enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, exercising and playing golf when time permits!

Dr. Cooper is the past recipient (2004) of Howard University College of Dentistry’s Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award, one of the most prestigious awards given by the school.

His Professional Affiliations include:

  • American Dental Association
  • National Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists
  • South Carolina Dental Association
  • North Carolina Dental Association

Alyssa E. Sprowl

Dr. Alyssa Sprowl is originally from Stone Mountain, Georgia. She is a graduate of Hampton University and received her doctorate in dental surgery at Meharry Medical College. She successfully matriculated through her General Practice Residency at Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. Realizing her true passion, Dr. Sprowl completed her postdoctoral program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Dr. Sprowl was recognized academically throughout her educational career by being inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a national Honor Society. As a 4-year Dean’s list scholar, she also received accolades from the American Association of Periodontology and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for clinical excellence.


The art and science of orthodontics gives Dr. Sprowl the opportunity to enhance smiles while being a positive role model in her community. Dedicated to serving, Dr. Sprowl has helped mentor young adults interested in the science field and has volunteered with various organizations throughout the Charlotte area.

Outside of the office, Dr. Sprowl enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and loving her shihtzu Louii Vuitton and yorkie CoCo Chanel.

Dr. Sprowl is a proud member of the American Dental Association, National Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontist, and the North Carolina Association of Orthodontist.


Kent T. Washington

Dr. Kent T. Washington earned his undergraduate degree at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina and then attended Howard University College of Dentistry. After graduating from dental school with honors — Omicron Kappa Upsilon, he completed the Orthodontic Residency program, also at Howard. During residency training, he conducted extensive research work in the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, some of which served as the focus of his thesis.

Dr. Washington is member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. Dr. Washington remains current and is certified in Invisalign as well as lingual orthodontics.

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Our Office

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Dr. Cooper and his staff are Awesome! They always welcomed me with a smile and encouraging words at my appointments. Dr. Cooper promised me a beautiful smile within two years, if I followed my treatment plan. I followed his plan and he delivered a Beautiful Smile.


My experience here was great. Besides the fact that they did a great job with my teeth, Dr. Cooper makes sure he really gets to know his clients on a personal level. He makes sure that his clients get the best care and are treated with respect. I would recommend Dr. Cooper’s orthodontic facilities to anyone I know because I feel his are the best ones around. He definitely gets 5 stars from me.


My experience with OrthoCare Orthodontics was exceptional! Dr. Cooper and his staff are polite, friendly and professional. Dr. Cooper’s goal was for me to be absolutely content with my smile. He is very patient and always took time to address my questions and concerns. I was informed at each visit regarding each change that was taking place and its purpose. The end result was a beautiful smile that I am absolutely content with. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Ford S. Cooper, D.D.S. and OrthoCare Orthodontics!


The staff is wonderful and the office is in a convenient location! I go to college just a few minutes from the office and it is located perfectly for anyone in the University area. The office is very clean and comfortable. I love the service and Dr. Cooper is too great when it comes to caring for your teeth!<br>
Thank You Dr. Cooper!


Dr. Ford Cooper is an excellent orthodontist. He has great bedside manner. He also has great vision. He transformed my smile and increased my confidence. I am constantly complimented about my smile and I owe that to Dr. Cooper.


Dr. Cooper and his staff are very friendly, helpful and profession. They were able to work around my busy schedule while I was in college. I was always well informed from appointment to appointment about my progress, and I was able to see my progress and results. I had a wonderful experience at OrthoCare Orthodontics. They did a great job improving my smile, and I am very happy with it! Thank you, Dr. Cooper!


It has been many years since Dr. Cooper saw me through orthodontic treatment. I had had braces as a child through another orthodontist and, like many children, had not worn my retainer as I should have. As an adult I visited Dr. Cooper for my second round of orthodontic treatment. He was able to align my teeth quickly and refine my smile and my bite. Every day when I look in the mirror, I am reminded of what Dr. Cooper did for me.


Dr. Cooper and the staff at OrthoCare are dynamic! Dr. Cooper always provides excellent service and advice! Additionally, he explains all procedures prior to making event the smallest adjustment. He and the staff are always helpful, courteous, and prompt! As an adult wearing braces, appointments were always conveniently scheduled and the service was impeccable! Thanks for all of your help!