2813 North Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville, KY 40223
860 Corporate Drive Suite 201, Lexington, KY 40503

Dr. Thomas C. Garner

Meet Dr. Garner

Thomas C. Garner, DMD practices orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at Kentucky Orthodontics & Invisalign in various cities across Kentucky. With over 12 years of experience in the orthodontic field, Dr. Garner is well-equipped to diagnose, treat, and perfect the smiles of individuals seeking orthodontic and cosmetic improvement. His extensive dental specialist training and continuing education places him at the forefront of his field. Through preventive care, customized treatments, and patient education, Dr. Garner is able to help his patients achieve optimal life-lasting results. His sincere dedication and commitment is evident through his personable bedside manner and meticulous attention to detail. Dr. Garner serves patients in the following Kentucky cities:  Louisville, Lexington, Frankfort, Georgetown, Winchester, Mount Sterling, Owingsville, Richmond, and Nicholasville.

Skills & Specialties

Dr. Garner specializes in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, which is the area of dentistry that focuses on the growth and correction of  structures pertaining to the teeth and jaws. Dr. Garner treats countless conditions that involve misalignment or malformations of the dentofacial anatomy and his experience allows him to provide custom tailored treatment. He is especially skilled with traditional metal braces, Invisalign for teens and adults, Acceledent and PROPEL V-Pro Orthodontics, ClearCorrect aligners, Forsus appliances, custom retainers, and more. His goal is to provide top-notch personal care that is safe and effective to produce the best results possible for his patients. 

Educations & Training

Dr. Garner completed his undergraduate degree in biology at Bellarmine College in Louisville, KY followed by a graduate degree in biology from the Indiana University - Purdue University in Indianapolis (IUPUI). Dr. Garner then studied at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in Louisville, KY, where he received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD). Dr. Garner's dedication and steadfast academic lead him to continually make the Dean's List throughout his entire college career.  He later decided to further his skill set and acquired his certificate in advanced education in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. He has also been certified in Invisalign since 2003

Professional Memberships

Dr. Garner is a member of the following professional associations and societies:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists
  • Kentucky Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Kentucky Dental Association
  • Louisville Dental Society

Words from Dr. Garner

“My commitment to orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics started during my three years as a family and cosmetic dentist. During that time I realized the joy I received from my cosmetic cases. These were the patients that were affected the most by my treatment. They wanted to come in and change their lives, and they had a greater self-esteem as a result of the treatment. From there, I naturally transitioned into orthodontics so I could help kids and adults change their smile (and lives) in a less invasive manner than traditional dentistry. The practice of orthodontics from day one has exceeded all expectations! I am truly blessed to have great patients and a great specialty profession!”


Outside the office, Dr. Garner is very involved with his local community and is a devoted member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church. He is passionate about helping others, so he is proud to be serving his community at Kentucky Orthodontics & Invisalign and outside the office. He enjoys traveling and spending quality time with his friends and family. 

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