Meet our Orthodontists at NCOSO

With 10 locations across NC including Cary, Dunn, Durham, Garner, Greensboro, Hamlet, Raleigh, Southern Pines, and Winston-Salem, NCOSO has an office near you. Our Orthodontists offer services such as Traditional Braces, Ceramic Braces, and Invisalign while our Oral Surgeons offer Wisdom Teeth Removal, Dental Implants, & more! Find out more about our Orthodontists below.

Request an appointment with one of our expertly trained Orthodontists today or call us at 833-GO-NCOSO to speak to a patient services representative!

Dr. Ashley Albrecht

Dr. Ashley Albrecht – Orthodontist Bio


Dr. Ashley Albrecht was raised in a small town outside of Charleston, South Carolina.  She grew up in a large family with three brothers and a sister. She went on to attend Clemson University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Go Tigers! During the summer in college, she worked in public relations for the Corp of Engineers.  She then attended dental school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, where she graduated second in her class.  Dr. Albrecht stayed in Charleston and went on to complete a three-year residency in orthodontics, receiving a Master’s of Science in Dentistry and Certificate in Orthodontics. Her studies focused on orthodontic care for both children and adults. In her final year of residency, she served as chief resident. 

During residency, she meet her husband, Justin, and married in 2014. Justin’s job brought her to the Pittsburgh area after residency, where she worked three years as an associate orthodontist in private practice. During this time, she achieved board certification through the American Board of Orthodontics, thus receiving designation as a board-certified orthodontist. 


Outside the office, Dr. Albrecht and her husband, Justin, have two young children, Jack,  and Harper, ages one and two, and a dog named Rooster. The family enjoys outdoor activities, visiting beaches, and spending time with family. 


Orthodontist Dr. Grace Chen NCOSO

Dr. Grace Chen

Dr. Grace Chen – Orthodontist Bio


  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Certificate in Orthodontics
  • University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Certification & Licensure

  • Invisalign® Certification for Orthodontics
  • North Carolina Dental License

Memberships & Awards

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Top Students Award for Academic Excellence, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004
  • Excellence Award in Preclinical Prosthodontics, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, 2002
  • Best Dentist Award, Honolulu Magazine, 2014, 2015, 2016


Dr. Grace Chen is an experienced Orthodontist who joined NC Oral Surgery and Orthodontics in early 2020. She comes to NCOSO with over 7 years of managing her own Orthodontic practices in Hawaii, 8 years of practicing as an orthodontist for Hawaii Family Dental Center, and 7 years of studying in the dental field.

Dr. Chen received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 1989 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2004. During her studies at the university, she received the Top Students Award for Academic Excellence four years in a row and the Excellence Award in Preclinical Prosthodontics in 2002. After completing her Orthodontic Certificate from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, she began practicing in Hawaii. Shortly after, she received many prestigious awards including Honolulu Magazine’s Best Dentists in Hawaii in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Since moving to North Carolina, Dr. Chen states that her favorite thing about our state is the beautiful nature, the world-renowned universities, the weather, and especially the people.

Dr. Chen is highly trained in Invisalign, McLaughlin Orthodontics, MyBraces, and InBraces. She is also a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association.

In her spare time, Dr. Chen enjoys swimming, running, and traveling around the world with her family. She has also been known to dabble in karaoke and oil painting whenever she gets the chance.


Dr. Travis Edwards

Dr. Travis Edwards – Orthodontist Bio


Dr. Travis Edwards grew up in a small town near Missoula, Montana, the middle child among his four sisters and a first-generation college graduate in his family. After attending college for one year, he spent two years in Eastern Europe, mostly Russia, as a missionary providing service to the people and learning the Russian language. Upon returning from his mission, Dr. Edwards completed a B.S. degree in Biology from BYU-Idaho. It was in Idaho that Dr. Edwards met and married his wife, Vickie.

Following his undergraduate training, Dr. Edwards moved to Indiana where he completed the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry. During dental school, Dr. Edwards served as president of the student ethics committee, received multiple awards for clinical achievement and academic excellence, and welcomed his first son into the world.

Dr. Edwards spent two years as an associate dentist in Nampa, Idaho before becoming a partner in a group practice in Colorado Springs. After several years of practicing general dentistry, he began to recognize a developing passion for the orthodontic specialty. Once he recognized his interest in orthodontics, Dr. Edwards jumped in completely, moving his family to Boston to complete a two-year residency at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

The Edwards’ just celebrated eighteen years of marriage, and have two sons, ages eleven and sixteen. When he is not at work or school, Dr. Edwards enjoys activities that he can teach and share with his sons and is regularly involved in coaching their sports teams and serving as a youth leader at church.


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Dr. Tyler Hart

Dr. Tyler Hart – Orthodontist Bio


  • Doctor of Dental Surgery – Virginia Commonwealth University, 2009
  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology – Brigham Young University, 2004

Certification & Licensure

  • Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics – University of Rochester Eastman Institute for Oral Health, 2015
  • Certificate in Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders – University of Rochester Eastman Institute for Oral Health, 2013

Memberships & Awards

  • Member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists and North Carolina Association of Orthodontists
  • Completion of Invisalign Aligner Intensive Fellowship
  • Completion of Invisalign Master’s Course
  • BLS and AED certified
  • North Carolina Dental License
  • Member of Durham-Orange Dental Society and John Dilday Study Club


  • University of Rochester Eastman Institute for Oral Health Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Brigham Young University Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology


Dr. Tyler Hart was raised in the mountains of Utah and received a BS in Microbiology from Brigham Young University. He received his dental degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA where he met his wife, Jana. He then practiced general dentistry in Texas for two years. He continued his education in Upstate New York with a two-year fellowship in Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders at the University of Rochester. He stayed in Rochester for an additional two-year residency in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and now is thankful to call North Carolina home.

He is married with four adorable and rambunctious children, Faelyn, Lexi, Ellery, and Tate. He loves running, cycling, being outside camping, hiking with his family, and volunteering at church. Three things that most people may not know about him are he can play the William Tell Overture on his buccinator muscles, he was once vaccinated against Anthrax, and he won silverware and a trip to Portugal on The Price is Right. Come On Down!


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Dr. Nathan Kryn

Dr. Nathan Kryn – Orthodontist Bio


  • University of Colorado Denver and Health Sciences Center School of Dental Medicine, Department of Orthodontics, Certificate in Orthodontics and MSD
  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • North Carolina State University, Pre-dental Studies in Biology

Certifications and Licensure

  • Invisalign® Certification for Orthodontists
  • iTero 3D Digital Tooth Scanning
  • Cerec Ortho 3D Digital Scanning Course and Certification
  • ClearCorrect Certification
  • LingualCare iBraces Course and Certification
  • RMO Dual-Top Anchor TAD System Seminar and Workshop Certificate
  • SUNY at Buffalo SDM Department of OMFS Proficiency Certificate in Lasers in Dentistry
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) Certification
  • North Carolina Dental License


  • North Carolina Association of Orthodontists
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists
  • American Association of Orthodontists


  • University of Colorado Denver School of Dental Medicine, Department of Orthodontics – “Effect of sterilization on temporary anchorage devices: A preliminary study”


Dr. Nathan Kryn studied at North Carolina State University and went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He graduated first in his class with the highest honor of Summa Cum Laude.

Dr. Kryn was awarded his Orthodontic Certificate and Master of Science in Dentistry from the University of Colorado Denver. Throughout his educational career, Dr. Kryn’s academic excellence was rewarded with numerous awards and scholarships. During his Orthodontic residency training, Dr. Kryn participated in various studies involving the very latest advancements in orthodontics as well as completing a professional research project in the field of Biomaterials.

Dr. Kryn is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Southern Association of Orthodontists, and the North Carolina Association of Orthodontists. During his training he received advanced certification in Invisalign clear braces treatment, training in The Damon System self-ligating orthodontic appliances and temporary anchorage devices (mini-screws), as well as attended numerous lectures on the latest advancements in orthodontics.

Dr. Kryn enjoys enhancing his orthodontic knowledge by pursuing the most advanced proven techniques the orthodontic profession has to offer. In return, Dr. Kryn is able to provide his patients with the best of care in a relaxed and compassionate manner. Dr. Kryn is actively involved with many church and community projects. He also enjoys recreational running, calisthenics, playing the piano, cooking and is a car enthusiast. Dr. Kryn is committed to his family and particularly enjoys spending time with his young nephews and niece.


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Dr. Rita McGrogan

Dr. Rita McGrogan – Orthodontist Bio



  • University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, Mechanisms of Tooth Eruption

Memberships & Certifications


Dr. Rita McGrogan spent 3 years at the University of Pittsburgh for her undergraduate studies where she excelled and gained early admittance to dental school.  She then attended the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine where she graduated in the top 10 of her class and received several awards for her research in the mechanisms of tooth eruption. 

Having developed a passion for orthodontics, Dr. McGrogan went on to complete a 3-year orthodontic residency at the University of Maryland while also earning her Master of Science in Oral Biology. She then returned to Pittsburgh, PA where she went on to own her highly successful orthodontic private practice for over 15 years. 

Dr. McGrogan and her husband, Jeff, always knew their futures weren’t tied to Pittsburgh forever and after an extensive search fell in love with the Raleigh area. They and their 5 children (plus 2 dogs and 1 cat) have recently relocated to North Carolina and are thrilled to be here and to be part of North Carolina Oral Surgery + Orthodontics! 

Away from the office, Dr. McGrogan enjoys running, biking, gardening and is trying to become a golfer.  However, her greatest pleasure comes from spending time with her family and cheering them on in their (many) activities! 


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