We provide premier orthodontics, education and support to create healthy, confident smiles and build a strong foundation for lifelong wellness.
Integrity & Leadership
Innovation & Adaptability
Love of Learning & Teamwork
Genuine Care & Gratitude
Welcome to the #GoClearFam.
We strive to be the place where our patients thrive by establishing unparalleled trust.
Martin C. Avey, DMD, MS
I believe in making a positive impact on everyone I meet, by treating them with respect and an energetic smile. I believe every specialist needs to exemplify knowledge, skill, judgment, integrity, and compassion because, without any of these, our patients cannot have the very best care.
I believe in educating and investing in our community to share the knowledge and experience I have gained over my career. I believe in adopting the best technology available and leveraging digital tools to maximize clinical efficiency and patient comfort. This allows us to be innovative and modern in our approach to orthodontics.
I believe in creating stunning, custom-designed smiles that not only enhance facial esthetics, but improve function, stability, and overall oral health. And finally, I believe that I cannot do all this alone. I believe in a true team approach, and I strive to surround myself with the smartest and most caring people so we can all strive towards the same goal.Background and Education.
Background & Education
I am originally from Ontario, Canada, and moved to Florida with my family as a young child.
I was fortunate to have a great orthodontist when I was growing up and my time in orthodontic treatment was positively life-changing. My goal since then has always been to become an orthodontic specialist so that I could share that experience with others. I attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida for my undergraduate studies and am an avid fan of college sports (Go ‘Noles!).
I achieved my bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, chemistry, and physics. I was also proud to contribute to original genetic research funded by the American Cancer Society. I received my dental education at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and was elected to serve as class president and student body president. I graduated at the top of my class and was recognized for my leadership and dedication to the profession with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence.
I was also inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. I completed my orthodontic residency at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. There, I was able to learn from distinguished faculty and gain experience with many cutting edge orthodontic techniques, including mini-implant TADs, accelerated tooth movement, and 3D imaging. Upon graduation, I received my Certificate in Orthodontics, as well as my Master’s degree for my research thesis studying the effects of jaw position on breathing and sleep apnea.
Outside the office, you can find me spending time with my wife, Katie and our amazing kids, James and Juliette. We live in the Mason’s Bend community of Fort Mill and absolutely love our neighborhood! My family is my biggest passion and no success in the world would be worth it without their constant love and support.
We love to go out to eat (SPICE and NAPA are always top contenders!), travel to new places and spend time outside. We enjoy camping, hiking, snow sports, and kayaking down the Catawba River! I believe that family is one of the most important aspects of a fulfilled life and I am incredibly excited to build the GoClear Orthodontics family.
Katrina Avants, Office Manager
I’m Katrina, the Office Manager for GoClear Orthodontics. My dentistry career started 33 years ago as a Dental Assistant. X-Ray Certified, Nitrous Oxide Certified, and Coronal Polishing Certified. Each day is an adventure at GoClear and I’m always learning new things regarding orthodontics. It’s so nice to wake up and look forward to going to work every morning.. I also love the team here – it makes all the difference to work with such a great team of people who truly care. I love patient interactions as well as them achieving their gorgeous smiles.
I am a Navy brat and grew up all over the world, but I graduated from Fort Mill High School and returned here in 2009. I have two daughters – one who lives with her husband in Quebec and youngest who lives in Atlanta. My Jack Russel/Rat Terrier mix, Ellie, and my rescue cat, Penelope, keep me on my toes at home.
When I’m not working you can usually find me traveling in my convertible, cooking, working in the yard, crafting, or with a sander in my hand restoring furniture or home remodeling projects.
April Davis, Master Smile Technician
I’m April, a Master Smile Technician and I love working at GoClear because I have an amazing team working with me every day. My favorite thing about orthodontics has to be getting to see patients start and finish treatment. Having a positive effect on someone’s confidence by helping to create a beautiful smile is very rewarding! I graduated from East Gaston High and from Central Piedmont Community College and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. I am X-Ray, Coronal Polishing, and CPR Certified. I was born in Mt. Holly, NC and currently live in Concord, NC, but when I’m in Fort Mill I love to eat at Spice.
I have been married for 10 years to my husband, “Big Willie,” and have a 15-year old daughter, Olivia, as well as 3 stepsons. We are rounded out by Crix, our pit bull. When I’m not working you will find me on the lake, in the mountains of Georgia, or on the motorcycle with my husband.
Bre White, Smile Technician
I’m a Smile Technician here at GoClear Orthodontics. I received my Bachelor Degree in Exercise Science with a double major in Health Promotion and a minor in Biology from University of North Carolina at Pembroke. I then completed the Dental Assisting Program at Charlotte Dental Assistant School and completed my X-Ray and CPR Certifications. I am a proud alumnus of Kappa Delta Sorority. I love working for GoClear because I like to help others and love seeing a patient’s smile transform - being able to touch a patient’s life in a positive way and enhancing their quality of life is priceless. No two days are the same here, and there is never an end to knowledge, technologies, or techniques we can continually improve upon in orthodontics.
I’m very family oriented and my #GoClearFam makes work a wonderful place to be and I am so lucky to have them.
I live in Lake Norman with my boyfriend, Scott, who is a supply chain analyst, and my two dogs (Charlie a 4 year old white lab and Sammy a 3 year old dapple dachshund). In my free time I love completing escape rooms (I’ve done over 100!), hiking, yoga, and traveling. My favorite place to eat in Fort Mill is Empire pizza – their pretzels are as big as your head.
Valentino Bailot, Smile Coordinator
I am Valentino, New Smiles Coordinator here at GOClear Orthodontics! I am the father of 2 amazing and sweet girls, husband of a brave and caring nurse. I have nearly 10 years of orthodontic experience, but my love for dentistry started long ago. Growing up in Italy, art was a focal part of my development and I decided to attend a 5 year program for dental technicians where I could express my artistic side by sketching, drawing, and carving tooth morphology. The dental lab was the first chapter of my professional career, until I moved to the USA where I graduated from CPCC and became an Orthodontic Dental Assistant.
Orthodontics is very powerful and the reason why I do this every day, is to help patient's and families improve their quality of life. There is nothing more rewarding than assisting our patients in becoming more confident and joyful during their smile transformation.
Here, I get to share that same passion with Dr.Avey and his team, a group of fantastic/caring/also-super-cool people whose only mission is to help people GO and look their best! But if I'm not in the office, you'll probably catch my family and I beachin' by the ocean or riding my motorcycle!
Shawnelle Adams, Treatment Coordinator
I'm Shawnelle, the fabulous treatment coordinator at GoClear Orthodontics. My passions include improving the overall health of an individuals' smile. I have worked in dentistry for four years. Although, I was introduced to the field during my freshmen year at Cornell College where I obtained my Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Psychology.
I am currently completing science prerequisites at Midlands Technical College. Upon completion I will submit my application to Howard University Dental School.
I have a wonderful husband and a baby son Oliver. I enjoy working at GoClear Orthodontics because the team provides a positive environment for patient education. Outside the office, you'll find me somewhere wearing camouflage in nature or the sky!
Andrea Ingram, Orthodontics Assistant
I’m Andrea , the newest addition to the Go Clear family. I love being a part of the team, it feels like family at work. You can truly feel all the positive energy as soon as you walk in. Working in Orthodontics is super interesting and I love to watch the transition and improvement on each patient. I love helping others in any way I can!
In the fall of 2018 I received my certification in dental assisting at Fortis College in Columbia, South Carolina. I am X-ray Certified as well as coronal polishing, including CPR. I love working in the dental field.
Outside of being a dental assistant, I am a huge music lover. 90’s R&B is my favorite genre. If I wasn’t in the dental field, I would be an interior designer. On my downtime you can catch me researching the moon and all the other planets. Laughing and being adventurous are my favorite hobbies. Whenever I'm in Fort Mill i love to visit Taco Molina and have a shrimp salad.