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

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Emergency Orthodontist Charleston, SC

Orthodontic emergencies may be rare, but every patient and parent wonders what to do if one happens. How do you know if you are experiencing normal discomfort associated with your orthodontic appliances or an emergency that needs prompt attention? Fortunately, you can call Reese Orthodontics when you feel you may have an emergency. Our staff can work you through your pain and determine whether you have an emergency that needs treatment. Visit our emergency orthodontist in Charleston, SC today.

Are You Experiencing an Emergency?

If you or your child have extreme pain related to an orthodontic appliance or are losing a lot of blood, you should visit the nearest emergency room for prompt care. Use this information to help categorize other types of emergencies so you know what to do and what to say to our staff when you call for assistance:

When to Visit the Emergency Room

Some emergencies require more than an orthodontist’s attention. It helps to know when to rely on the emergency room instead. For instance, the ER should be your priority if you are bleeding from the head or mouth after a sports injury or accident, as you may have a concussion or need stitches. 

It’s also possible to swallow an appliance or lose a bracket. If you or your child experiences heavy coughing or breathing, the appliance may have been breathed into the lungs. In this case, head to the ER as quickly as possible.

Orthodontic emergencies involve your braces or other appliances more directly. While some pain and discomfort are common with these treatments, read on to learn how to tell if your issue requires an emergency visit to your orthodontist.

When to Visit Your Orthodontist

Orthodontic treatments can cause soreness or discomfort. In some cases, an OTC painkiller or ice pack can help reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain, without needing to see your orthodontist immediately. 

However, you may also experience intense pain that requires an emergency visit to your orthodontist. How do you tell the difference? Make an immediate appointment with your orthodontist if you experience:

  • Intense pain that can’t be relieved with painkillers and ice
  • Broken braces or appliances that cause severe pain
  • A wire stabbing your cheek or gums in a way that can’t be easily fixed at home

Schedule a prompt appointment with your orthodontist if you experience any of these situations. The longer you wait to receive care, the more difficult and painful your issues may become.

Visit Reese Orthodontics for Emergency Care

Using the above information to gauge your situation, call Reese Orthodontics to receive prompt treatment. As your emergency orthodontist in Charleston, SC, Reese Orthodontics will get you the prompt care you need to fix your appliances and ease your pain.

"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).