Meet Dr. Nina Laracuente

“I love being an orthodontist. I am passionate about helping patients become a better version of themselves by improving their self-esteem, while also achieving a beautiful and functional smile. At Braces World Orthodontics, we are changing lives one smile at a time.”

Born and raised in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Dr. Nina B. Laracuente has been living in New York for two decades and practicing in the dental field for longer. She fell in love with the oral healthcare field because it enables her to treat patients of different ages and follow their growth over time, becoming part of their life in a small but significant way.

Excellence in Education

Dr. Laracuente has an extensive education:

  • Bachelor of Science (biology) – University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
  • Puerto Rico Dental Medicine Doctorate – School of Dental Medicine, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan
  • Certificate in general practice – Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, The Bronx, New York
  • Certificate in pediatric dentistry – Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, The Bronx, New York
  • Certificate in orthodontics – Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, The Bronx, New York
  • Board-certified pediatric dentist
  • Board-certified orthodontist
  • College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics
  • New York State Dental Association
  • American Board of Pediatric Dentist
  • Puerto Rico Dental Association

Continued education courses keep Dr. Laracuente updated with the current trends in literature and clinical work, aids with providing the current orthodontic treatment base from literature review, allows her to provide the standard of care to the patient, and gives her the ability to customize the best quality and treatment to the patient. Dr. Laracuente is involved in study groups, associations, and societies for her continued education.

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • New York State Dental Association
  • Queens County Dental Society
  • American Board of Orthodontics
  • College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics
  • Northeastern Society of Orthodontists
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Puerto Rico Dental Association

Outside the Office

Dr. Laracuente is married to Dr. Peña. They met in dental school and have been happily married for more than 20 years. They love doing everything outdoors with their two kids, Millo and Penny.

When Dr. Laracuente is not working hard in the office, you can find her outdoors with her family. She loves running, participating in marathons, going to the gym every day, and just spending time with her family and friends.