Our Practice


Everyone at North Texas Orthodontic Associates is committed to the perfect patient journey. We deliver the highest orthodontic care, with superb customer service, in a caring environment. Our practice is devoted to delivering personalized treatment, working with each patient to identify their unique needs and considerations and then developing individualized care plans to create a healthy, beautiful smile, just for them.

We have been serving Collin County for 35 years, developing amazing oral health and smiles for our patients, while building long-term relationships. In fact, we are now caring for the children and grandchildren of some of our first patients!

From Dr. Donald Copenhaver, Dr. Robert Lugo, Dr. Carlos Nurko, and Dr. Jerome Schechter, through each member of our team, we are committed to creating an orthodontic experience that will have you smiling, while we create your perfect smile!


Starting the moment you first set foot in our orthodontic office, you’ll know you’re in a positive environment. This is a space filled with a lot of laughter and many, many smiles, from our patients and our team members. Our patients tell us they love coming to see us, eager to show us the progress they’ve made and how well they’ve done with their home care responsibilities, and always bursting to tell us the latest news of their adventures, too.

Our team loves seeing our patients and catching up with them, because they become a part of our family as they move through treatment. Each visit, then, becomes a chance to hear the latest stories about a friend’s family, successes, and plans.

You’ll also see we use state-of-the-art technologies throughout the back office, as well as innovative and leading-edge treatment processes, to create straight teeth and amazing smiles. These elements, coupled with the extensive experience of our orthodontists and team, mean a faster, comfortable treatment for you, with stronger, lasting results for a lifetime of great smiles.


It’s essential you understand we will deliver exceptional care, based on your specific needs, and attentive to your concerns. We promise to always:

  • Treat you with gently and compassionately
  • Offer ethical treatment recommendations
  • Encourage your involvement in your orthodontic experience
  • Keep you updated on the progress we’re making in creating your new smile
  • Answer your questions fully and directly
  • Be available when you need us, open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and offering emergency care


We offer complimentary orthodontic exams and consultations at our five convenient locations, in East Allen, West Allen, Frisco, McKinney, and Plano, TX. Please call to schedule a consultation for your child or yourself, today.

We can’t wait to welcome you to the North Texas Orthodontic Associates family and get started creating a healthy, beautiful smile for you!