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Same-Day Starts, Braces, and Consultations Available!

Your Top-Rated Orthodontist in
Charleston, SC, For Braces & Invisalign

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Many adults think they are too old for braces or are concerned that they will be in discomfort or embarrassed by wearing braces at their age.  Advances in orthodontic treatments make wearing braces more comfortable and more aesthetically pleasing. While it is true that most people who wear braces are tweens and teenagers, it’s never too late to get a more beautiful and healthier smile. Here are six reasons why adults are making a choice to wear braces.

  1. They did not get braces when they were young. More adults are seeking orthodontic treatment for problems that were not addressed when they were kids. Although it may take longer to straighten teeth, since teeth move more slowly when we age, the outcomes may be just as successful.
  2. Orthodontic issues may complicate other oral health issues. Proper alignment of teeth will help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and problems such as articulating well, biting and chewing problems, and possible headaches and earaches.
  3. Did not wear a retainer after braces were removed and teeth shifted out of position. Orthodontists use to suggest wearing a retainer for a year or two after braces come off.  These days the recommendation is to wear a retainer at night indefinitely.  If teeth have shifted, it may be necessary to have further treatment.
  4. Wisdom teeth typically come out after orthodontic treatment and may cause damage. Since braces are usually worn before the ages of 17 to 21, when wisdom teeth typically emerge, a patient may experience movement of their teeth or an overbite when wisdom teeth or molars come in.  Unfortunately, wisdom teeth can undo the work that was done by the first set of braces.
  5. Teeth may shift even if a retainer is worn to keep teeth in place. Even if you did your best to wear your retainer and take good care of your teeth, you might experience some of those same problems as those that did not do so. This includes teeth shifting, higher risk of tooth decay, gum disease, speaking clearly, and chewing or biting food with difficulty.
  6. Orthodontic treatment was not completed the first time. If two phases of orthodontic treatment were recommended, but you only completed one phase because the teeth already looked straight, it is possible that there are conditions that still need treatment.

Our expert Charleston County orthodontist and highly trained staff at Reese Orthodontics are eager to join you on the journey to a healthier and happier smile. To request your appointment with our friendly and knowledgeable orthodontist Dr. Reese, please contact us.


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If you want to learn more about our orthodontic practice - where we offer extensive experience with a Board Certified Orthodontist, where we offer a satisfaction guarantee, and where we offer flexible payment options - Reese Orthodontics is here to serve you.

"Dr. Reese and staff share an inviting personality with a clean and professional atmosphere. I am very happy with the service, the product and the final result. I would encourage any of my friends and family to consult with Dr. Reese around their Orthodontic needs."
- Austin H.
"It has been a great experience all around getting braces at Dr. Reese Orthodontics. It's a great office with wonderful and friendly staff. I am extremely happy with the results. Can't say enough good things about Dr. Reese and his staff. I highly recommend him!"
- Nicole S.
"Dr. Reese and his staff was referred to me by a friend, and I highly recommend them! They were friendly, professional, helpful and quick to respond. I could not be happier with the results of Invisalign. I wore them about 7 months and my teeth are as straight as can be. Thank you for the great care and results!"
- Dancy E.
"I chose the absolute perfect orthodontist to perfect my smile. Dr. Reese has a personality that calms you and removes the anxiety that may come with the process. Dr. Reese is a true artist. I am so excited with my new smile. Dr. Reese accomplished the goals I was looking for and I am forever grateful. Thank you Dr. Reese!!!"
- Melanie C.
"Just awesome! Dr. Reese is the one to go to. He knows what he's doing and is great at what he does. Makes you feel like family every time you go visit. I can't get over how great my smile looks now. Definitely recommended."
- Harsha P.
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Reese Orthodontics.
Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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2057 Charlie Hall Blvd. STE D
Charleston, SC 29414


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Dr. Reese McElveen, our award-winning orthodontist in Charleston, South Carolina has transformed the smiles of over 11,000 patients. Reese Orthodontics offers the most advanced orthodontic care for children and adults. Types of braces and orthodontic treatment include metal braces, clear braces, gold braces, Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, Damon Braces, SureSmile. Dr. Reese can even help you achieve your confident smile faster with AcceleDent.

Call 843.573.7279 today to schedule your appointment with our board certified orthodontist in Charleston, SC, at our conveniently located Charleston orthodontic office. Come experience Reese Orthodontics and you will see for yourself that we offer innovative and effective orthodontic care in Charleston, Downtown Charleston, West Ashley, James Island, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, Johns Island, Goose Creek, Hanahan and Ladson, South Carolina (SC).