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

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West Ashley Braces & Children’s Orthodontics

Is Early Orthodontic Treatment for Children Necessary?

Your Child’s Evaluation for Peace of Mind & Proper Planning

charleston braces for kidsParents are usually relieved to learn that “early orthodontics” at Reese Orthodontics is NOT about getting braces, but rather about setting your child up for their best oral development. Did you know that your overall oral health is affected by the alignment and symmetry of your smile, jaw, and face? Your child’s early evaluation for West Ashley braces is not simply for aesthetics, but will help guide the growth and development of your child’s jaw and teeth – and prevent more serious problems later.

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that your child’s initial orthodontic evaluation occur by age 7 – the time when adult teeth are coming in. At Reese Orthodontics, we evaluate erupting teeth to detect issues like an overbite, open bite, crowding, or gummy smiles. This enables us to see if your child will benefit from early treatment, instead of risking potential problems down the road, when prevention is too late. Beginning treatment at this optimal time not only ensures the greatest result but also means less time and expense down the road.

Have questions about early treatment for your child? Reese Orthodontics is available to answer any question you may have about the process!

Signs Your Child Needs an Orthodontic Assessment

According to our orthodontic expert, treatment at this early stage may not even be necessary. However, it is especially important to schedule a screening with our board-certified specialist, Dr. Reese, if you notice any of the following conditions in your child:

  • Crowded or misplaced teeth
  • Difficulty in chewing or biting food
  • Early loss of baby teeth
  • Mouth breathing
  • Finger or thumb sucking
  • Jaws that “pop” when opening and closing
  • Misaligned teeth that close abnormally or without touching
  • Jaws and teeth that are not in proportion to the rest of the face

What Is the Benefit of Early Treatment?

While Dr. Reese says parents don’t need to rush into West Ashley braces for their young children, certain oral health issues can be avoided with early screening and treatment, including:

  • Open bites – when the upper and lower teeth don’t touch when the jaws are closed
  • Crossbites – when the two rows of teeth don’t meet correctly. A misaligned bite can cause tooth decay, gum disease, stress on the jaw muscles, headaches, and more.
  • Speech impediments
  • Injury to protruding teeth

Your Child’s Evaluation for West Ashley Braces is FREE at Reese Orthodontics

To learn more about early treatment or West Ashley braces for your child, schedule your child’s complimentary Dr. Reese Smile Analysis by calling 843.573.7279 or by clicking here for our convenient online appointment form. Regardless of the outcome, after consulting with Dr. Reese parents often feel reassured about their child’s overall oral health. They also appreciate having the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge orthodontic treatment options – for now or in the future. Call Reese Orthodontics at 843.573.7279 and let us put your mind at ease!

As one of the premier orthodontic practices in West Ashley, SC, our team at Reese Orthodontics also provides 5-star-rated children’s orthodontic care to patients from Charleston, North Charleston, Hanahan, Goose Creek, Hollywood, Johns Island, Downtown Charleston, Mount Pleasant, James Island & Daniel Island, SC.

Easy Ways To Get Started

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.

READ WHY PEOPLE CHOOSE REESE ORTHODONTICS FOR BRACES & INVISALIGN

"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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Our Charleston
Orthodontic Office

2057 Charlie Hall Blvd. STE D
Charleston, SC 29414

843.573.7279

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Monday - Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

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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).