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

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When a child learns they will need to be fitted with and wear braces, it can be an emotional experience. Depending on how you, the parent or loved one, reacts and responds to the news can be quite impactful. Additionally, the way that you help a child prepare for braces can affect how they adapt, adjust, and accept their orthodontic situation.

Some other things that you can do to help prepare a child for life with braces include:

Get Excited

Some kids may not mind the prospect of wearing braces- even getting excited about this milestone and the outcome later. Laud your child on their maturity and how braces are indicative of them getting older. Wearing braces seems to be quite common nowadays, and many peers and friends likely also wear braces, too. Show enthusiasm and pride; this may help your child may feel the same way.

Acquire Information

Get informed and try to find answers to questions that your child has about wearing braces. Sit down with the orthodontic team and learn what you can- search online for information and an understanding of what is involved with wearing braces.

Offer Reassurance

Sure, some kids might be nervous and apprehensive about the entire experience. Concerns may range from what they will look like when wearing braces or whether the braces will hurt; it can be tough to offer reassurance if you, yourself, have never worn braces. This is where it can help to go online and network and gain more understanding of what your child is in for. Talk to your orthodontist to learn more, too.  These providers have compassion and empathy for their young patients that are preparing for life with braces.

Have Fun

Try to make wearing braces as fun as you can. Go on a special shopping trip for colored elastics, a new toothbrush, novelty braces brackets, or other orthodontic supplies. You may also have some customization options when it comes to the braces themselves; previously, only metal braces were widely available. Now, patients have options to customize braces or choose a variety of colors to suit their personal taste.  Make it fun!

Do you think your child needs braces? Schedule a consult with the orthodontic provider at Reese Orthodontics, and use these tips to help alleviate your child’s concerns surrounding braces.  Wearing braces shouldn’t be scary, and the results make the effort well-worth it! Call for an appointment today.

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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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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).