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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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You are probably looking forward to the day you get your braces off, so you can show off your new bright smile.  You have invested time, money and effort to create that new smile, so it is important to take the right steps to ensure there are no stains, or yellow or white spots once you unveil your teeth.

Here are 5 tips to help prevent stained teeth with dental braces:

1. Brush After Each Meal.

To properly clean braces and teeth and to prevent plaque build-up, it is important to brush teeth thoroughly after every meal. Use a regular fluoridated toothpaste instead of whitening toothpaste, which may cause white spots.  Wait half an hour after eating before you brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush to allow saliva to wash away acids from food that adheres to your tooth enamel.

2. Floss Every Day.

As part of your regular oral hygiene routine, you should floss each day to remove food particles and plaque from your teeth and braces. You should use floss threaders or special brace-friendly products recommended by your orthodontist to help you effectively floss your teeth.  Use mouthwash to give you extra protection against tooth decay and gum disease.

3. Do Not Whiten Teeth While Wearing Braces.

Even though it may seem like a good idea to whiten your teeth with braces, since your teeth are covered with brackets, the whitening substance including bleach and whitening toothpaste, will not be able to reach underneath your brackets. The results will be a two-toned look to your teeth once your braces are removed, rather than a bright smile. Even if you have Invisalign, you may have this same result.

4. Avoid Foods That Stain Teeth.

While you are wearing braces, avoid foods and drinks that will cause your teeth to stain. Certain foods like coffee, red wine, sodas, and foods with colorful sauces such as tomato-based sauces, barbeque sauce, mustard or curry are primary culprits.  If you do consume these foods make sure to brush your teeth afterwards to avoid stains.

5. Regularly Visit your Orthodontist.

To keep your teeth and gums healthy and clean, make sure to get an oral exam and professional cleanings at least twice a year.  You may need to go more often so that your orthodontist may thoroughly clean your teeth and help you maintain proper care of your braces and teeth.

Our expert Charleston County orthodontist and highly trained staff at Reese Orthodontics are eager to join you and your family 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).