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

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If you are looking to improve your smile, you will find there are many options available to achieve this goal. You may have issues with your teeth that you wish to correct but are not sure where to start. There are no shortages of solutions to achieve a brighter smile, but who do you turn to for help? Should you see a cosmetic dentist or an orthodontist? Here are some of the differences between the two professions to help you better understand which expert to turn to achieve your goal of improving your smile.

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentists deal directly with the aesthetics of your teeth, how they feel, and how well your teeth function in your mouth. Cosmetic dentists will give you a smile makeover using a variety of treatments, including:

  • Veneers
  • Crowns
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Dental Implants

You may consult a cosmetic dentist for veneers to deal with the problem of stained or browned teeth, for example. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that fit over your teeth to help improve the color, shape, and appearance of your teeth. Crowns are a perfect choice for teeth that are weak or damaged and fit snugly over the tooth to strengthen the hold it has on the gums. Teeth whitening may be done by a cosmetic dentist to change the color of your teeth to give you a brighter and whiter smile. Dental implants are titanium replacements for your teeth and are directly inserted into the bone.

What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontic treatments provide cosmetic results to your smile but are also capable of much more. Orthodontics is different than cosmetic dentistry, since it seeks to reverse the impact on the face and mouth due to misaligned or crooked teeth, or if jaws are improperly positioned. An orthodontist will fix a number of issues including overbite, underbite or crossbite problems, spacing and crowding issues, and problems with jaw growth. An orthodontist uses a variety of treatments and appliances to correct these problems including:

  • Braces
  • Invisalign (removable aligners)
  • Expanders, Headgears and other orthopedic appliances
  • Retainers

The two professions have different fundamental functions, skill sets, and education, so choosing the right professional team is important for you to achieve the smile you want. 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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Our Charleston
Orthodontic Office

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).