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

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Everyone wants a nice smile, right? But the reality is that most people don’t have “perfect” teeth. In fact, about four million Americans, or about 1% of the population currently wear braces. While most wearers are teens, many adults including celebrities and public figures happily wear braces to correct a variety of problems including overcrowding, overbite, underbite, crossbite and jaw problems. The good news is that there is a range of great solutions for dental problems for young and old including invisible vs metal braces.

Which Kind of Braces is Best?

When an individual contemplates getting braces, he or she may ask a lot of questions. “What will I look like when I wear my braces?” “Will I be able to eat normally?” “Will it hurt me to wear braces?” “How long do I have to wear them?” A qualified orthodontist can easily answer each of these questions.

There are four primary types of braces:

  1. Metal braces. Commonly called “traditional braces,” these have small metal brackets bonded to the front of the teeth and a high-grade stainless-steel wire that is threaded through the brackets to apply pressure to the teeth so that they move into position. This is the least expensive approach and often the fastest way to move teeth. It is also the most visible approach and does have more discomfort when comparing invisible vs metal braces.
  2. Ceramic braces. Like metal braces, ceramic braces are applied to the front of the teeth. A wire can be used that is closer to the color of the teeth making these less visible and keeping the faster tooth-moving properties of metal braces.
  3. Lingual braces. These are essentially the same as metal braces except that the brackets are applied to the inside surfaces of the teeth. They are just as effective as metal or ceramic braces but are much less visible. They are more difficult to keep clean and can also make it more difficult to talk. They are an excellent solution for patients needing more extensive treatment.
  4. Invisible braces. Invisalign is the most common and effective invisible tooth alignment system available. They are easy to clean, easy to adjust and more comfortable than metal braces.

The decision between the types of invisible vs metal braces depends on the severity of dental problems as well as the cosmetic or appearance desires of the wearer. An expert orthodontist will provide excellent treatment options.

Choose an Expert Orthodontist You Can Rely On

Contact Reese Orthodontics, The Smile People, based in Charleston, SC. Over 11,000 people have trusted Reese Orthodontics to transform their smiles and their lives. Great Options. Great service. Great Results.

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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).