About Us


Our goal is to provide a friendly and relaxed atmosphere while you achieve the smile of your dreams.

If you have considered orthodontic treatment for your child or yourself —we are here to help! The first step as part of your orthodontic treatment is a complimentary consultation where we will perform an oral examination complete with x-rays and photographs so that we can discuss your personalized treatment plan.

We offer traditional braces and Invisalign and we will help you make the right choice. Once you are ready to start we will guide you through the process and help you stay on track with your treatment. We are committed to making you smile!

Meet your Orthodontist: Karla Alvarado, DMD, MSD

Dr. Alvarado decided to become an orthodontist after she experienced the life-changing effects of orthodontics as a child.

“Having braces as an adolescent had a huge impact on my self esteem.”

-Dr. Alvarado

Dr. Karla Alvarado is originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico. She has grown up and lived on the east coast and has now made Plymouth, MA her home.

“As a child and adult I had the chance to visit Plymouth and the cape many times and each time fell more in love with it until I decided to come back… permanently!”

-Dr. Alvarado

Dr. Alvarado attended college in Orlando, Florida at the University of Central Florida where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Later, she decided to move back to her hometown of San Juan, Puerto Rico where she attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine and received her DMD. Before diving into orthodontics she received two years of additional training in general dentistry at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Afterwards, she returned to the University of Puerto Rico to specialize in orthodontics where she received her Certificate in Orthodontics, as well as a Masters of Science in Dentistry after three years of specialized graduate training.

Upon graduating, she worked as an associate in two different states until finally deciding to start her own practice in Plymouth, MA.

Dr. Alvarado enjoys spending time with her husband, Dr. Jayson Rivera (also a dentist!) and their dog Lexie.

Plymouth Orthodontics Team