Meet Dr. Astin Barnes

“As a board-certified orthodontist, I will provide you with a quality, lasting result.”

Providing YOU-nique Smile Solutions

Dr. Barnes takes the time to get to know you in order to create your dream smile.

“Welcome to the Skyblue Orthodontic family. We’ll do everything in our power to give you the best possible care and achieve your dream smile! We will take care of you, listen to you, value your time, and respect you.”

– Dr. Barnes, an orthodontist in Dunn, NC

“When I was in college, my dad had a skateboarding accident. When the dentist fixed his smile, I saw my two favorite subjects – science and art – collide. I couldn’t stop thinking about how meaningful it was.

“My interest in orthodontics began because I love puzzles. I have to visualize the end goal before we start and then put the pieces together for a beautiful final result.”

What Can You Expect With Dr. Barnes?

Patient-Centered Focus

“I really get to know you so I can provide a caring and compassionate environment. We spend years together, and I can’t wait to see you grow, achieve your goals, and gain confidence.”

Customized Treatment Plans
“Our treatment plan is designed to fulfill your unique goals. I will work with you every step of the way to restore and enhance your oral health.”
Long-Term Results

“As a board-certified orthodontist, I am truly blessed to provide you with a quality, lasting result. I have the tools and knowledge to design your healthy bite and beautiful smile.”

Education + Expertise

What Dr. Barnes brings to the table:

Education + Additional Training
  • Nova Southeastern University – College of Dental Medicine, MS and Certificate in Orthodontics

  • East Carolina School of Dental Medicine, Advanced Education in General Dentistry

  • UNC School of Dentistry, DDS with Honors

  • UNC – Chapel Hill, BA with Distinction

  • Aligner Intensive Fellowship
  • Tweed Study Course
  • Speed Technique Course

Meeting Dr. Barnes and discussing my ‘new smile goals’ I felt at ease and very informed when I left. On the day I got my braces put on, everyone was amazing and very patient with me. They talked me through each step of the process. I’m very happy with the decision I made to choose Skyblue Orthodontics. I am excited to be on this new smile journey.

Meshelle D., 5-Star Google Review

Fun Facts about Dr. Barnes:

  • Who is your hero? Why?

    Fictional: “Hermione Granger! She’s smart, sassy, strong, and stays true to herself. Also, her parents are dentists.”

    Non-fictional: “I look up to both of my parents. They embody the values of hard work, self-confidence, humor, and kindness. They taught me when to never give up, and how to laugh things off when life doesn’t go according to plan. They inspire me every day!”

  • What is an interesting fact about yourself?

    “I had a job testing life jackets. I would jump from tall heights into a pool to measure how fast they inflated!”

    “I love music! I was a DJ for years (DJ Lady AB).”

    “I have two guinea pigs, Chorizo and Bubba.”

    “I was 30 years old for 367 days. I turned 30 during a trip to Australia. Due to the time difference, I repeated a day by the time I got back to America. It was also a leap year, so I was 30 for 367 days instead of 365!”

  • What do you do outside of the office?

    “I love spending time with my husband and at the beach. I also love cuddling with my fur family, being outdoors, traveling, trying new foods, and seeing live music!”

  • What was the best day of your life and why?

    “The best day of my life was when I married my best friend and the love of my life, Anthony! He truly encourages me to be the best version of myself every day, and I have so much fun with him!”

    “My second favorite day was when I bought my practice. I feel fortunate to work with a fantastic community, a rockstar staff, and wonderful patients. I love coming to work every day!”

Ready to Meet Your Board-Certified Orthodontist in Dunn, NC?

Dr. Barnes looks forward to meeting you.