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

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Many people may think that braces are only for adolescents, teens and young adults. But the reality is that adults need braces too! In fact, over four million people in the U.S. wear braces today and 25% of them are adults of all ages, including many in their 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond. This number has grown dramatically over the last two decades, thanks to greater awareness, increased options for braces and advancements in orthodontic care. Adult braces wearers are clearly not left out.

Orthodontic Conditions that Braces can Correct

Adult braces are used to correct the following conditions as well as to improve their appearance and deliver a nice smile:

  • A lack of space for all the teeth to fit normally which may involve twisted or displaced teeth.
  • Excessive space between teeth, resulting in gaps.
  • One or more of the upper teeth bite on the inside of the lower teeth.
  • The upper front teeth protrude over the lower front teeth.
  • Underbite occurs when the lower front teeth protrude over the upper front teeth.
  • Certain upper and lower teeth do not make contact.

How to Determine Your Need for Braces

Review these possible conditions to determine if you can benefit from adult braces:

  • Awkward tooth crowding.
  • Severely crooked teeth.
  • Bite problems (malocclusions) leading to difficulty chewing food, jaw muscle pain, headaches or damaged gum tissue.
  • Frequent problems with food stuck in your teeth causing bad breath and tooth decay.
  • Difficulties with clear speech.

Braces Options

Fortunately, there are good options for adult braces wearers, just as there are for youth. The right braces will depend on the severity of need, your orthodontist’s advice and your personal preference. These can be conventional braces, either traditional metal braces or the newer less-visible ceramic braces, lingual braces (where the brackets are cemented to the back of the teeth,) and so-called “invisible” braces. The most common of these is Invisalign.

Why Some Adults Who Need Braces Don’t Get Them

At an older age, a great smile and correction of dental problems are still happily within reach. Those who don’t get braces may miss out because they:

  1. Incorrectly think that braces are ineffective.
  2. Mistakenly feel they may awkwardly stand out.
  3. May feel that braces don’t look good (but consider the many public figures who have them!)
  4. Don’t like the inconvenience.

Choose an Expert Orthodontist You Can Rely On

When it is time for braces, contact Reese Orthodontics, The Smile People, based in Charleston, SC. Over 11,000 people have trusted Reese Orthodontics to transform their smiles and their lives. Great options. Great advice. Great results.

Easy Ways To Get Started

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).