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Charleston, SC, For Braces & Invisalign

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If you are a parent, you may already know that the adolescent years can be tough- both on you and your child. It is hard to sit by and watch them navigate common middle school issues, including finding their own voice and avoiding trouble.

Help middle schoolers overcome age-related challenges and thrive:

Peer Pressure

Know who your child’s peers are during this vulnerable time in their lives. This is the age when peer pressure can first become an issue and, possibly, a negative impact. Drugs, Alcohol, skipping school, cheating- these are behaviors that are often planned or engaged in groups. Make sure that you know who your children are hanging out with and where they are.

Some kids are more susceptible to peer pressure than others due to the desire to fit in and belong. This is where self-esteem and confidence can play a vital role. Validate and reassure your child at every opportunity.

Self Worth

Take every opportunity to build self- esteem and foster a sense of self-worth in your child. Remind them daily of their gifts; cheer them on for confidence.


Middle school is a good time for kids to begin to learn about discipline and how it helps them reach their goals. This is around the time that teachers begin to assign homework, which is an exercise in discipline at this young age.


This is a time when kids begin to experience and learn about disappointment and rejection. This is a normal stage of development and it shows them how to adapt and utilize coping strategies. Children that never experience disappointment may grow to be reactive when things don’t go their way.


Bullying is no joke and with the emergence of modern technology, cyber bullying can be a problem. Be sure to monitor adolescents’ activity online and watch for changes in behavior that could indicate that they are experiencing bullying. Worried your child is a bully? Get involved immediately.


Middle school is rich with drama and histrionics; it can distract your child and prevent them from reaching their full potential. Do not let the drama of adolescence impact your child’s wellbeing; be an attentive ear and know the right things to say to your child to curb the daily drama.

Some ways you can help include:

  • Remain calm and objective.
  • Listen without interrupting.
  • Encourage them to make new friends outside their circle.
  • Always foster and advocate for respect.
  • Deter them from taking it online.
  • Assist in finding resources that may be of help.
  • Never make them feel like a victim of circumstances.
  • Remind them to always be kind to others- and themselves.

Dental health plays a role in forming a child’s confidence and self-esteem. Talk to the team at Reese Orthodontics for a consultation and 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.
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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).