Meet the staff at The Brace Place…

About The Brace Place- The Brace Place originally opened its Clermont office in 1996 by Dr. Barry Rubenstein. Dr. Rubenstein also had two other locations in Orlando prior to committing        himself to the Clermont area.

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Dr. Barry Rubenstein is a graduate of New York University College of Dentistry.  He joined the United States Army and served as Captain in the Dental Corps for two years where he decided to pursue his passion to become an Orthodontist. Dr. Rubenstein enjoys being an Orthodontist because he enjoys changing lives by improving his patients dental appearance that last a lifetime. He was President of the West Orlando Rotary Club, which is a community service organization. Dr. Rubenstein is married and  has three children, and two grandchildren. Dr. Rubenstein is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, which is an honor to achieve this status and is recognized by his peers in the Orthodontic profession. He has been an active member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Florida Dental Association and Southern Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Rubenstein has been practicing over 30 years in the Central Florida area and continues to change lives everyday.




Leslie H. Rubenstein – Office Manager  Leslie has been with The Brace Place, Inc since 1993. She has 25 years of Orthodontic experience both clinically and administratively. She is Dr. Barry Rubenstein’s daughter and is devoted to The Brace Place and to the patients that we are privileged to treat.

When Leslie is not overseeing The Brace Place, she is spending time with her daughter Bella-Jolie, or dancing. They enjoy taking mother- daughter dance classes, including tap, lyrical, modern, salsa and merengue. Leslie is of Cuban descent, and fully bilingual. She has a deep appreciation for providing excellent service in Orthodontics, in a family friendly environment for patients. She has a great sense of humor, loves to laugh and make others laugh daily. Leslie creates a very welcoming atmosphere at the Brace Place for patients and staff.



Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, outdoor and closeup   Bella-Jolie (Doc’s granddaughter showing off her braces!)








Heather Ulvano is our Treatment Coordinator and is a Certified Orthodontic Assistant, who began her Orthodontic career in 2001. Many of those years were spent here at The Brace Place. She is a charismatic professional who is devoted to our patients here at The Brace Place. She has a passion for drawing and her artwork can often be found in the office.

A wife and mother of two, Heather is skilled, knowledgeable, and a joy to have in our office. You will always see Heather with a smile on her face. Our patients and families love her.



Caitlin Wells is our Clinical Coordinator and started her Orthodontic career at our office in 2016. She graduated from dental assisting school in 2016 and has loved working in the Orthodontic field ever since.

She is a Florida native and still lives in the Sumter County are. You’ll often find Caitlin showing off her funny personality with the staff and patients. She definitely brightens our office. We are fortunate to have her.