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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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It is an exciting day when your braces come off and you are rewarded with your wonderful smile! If you want to keep your new straight teeth and fantastic smile, you will need to support them or your teeth may shift back to their old positions. Do not undo all your hard work during your orthodontic treatments by not adhering to follow up maintenance of your straight teeth. One way to maintain your straight teeth is to make sure to wear a retainer, as long as it is recommended by your orthodontist.

The orthodontic treatment has forced your teeth to align straight, which is great for your smile, but your teeth are still used to the old positions and may begin to move back to their original place, if not prevented from doing so. Orthodontic relapse is more likely to happen if you have space for the teeth to shift around, especially if you have had wisdom teeth extracted or lost a tooth at some point.

 

How to make sure teeth don’t move back to their old positions

Once your orthodontic treatment is complete and your teeth are straightened, your orthodontist may prescribe a retainer. They will explain how long they expect you to wear it to make sure your teeth are firmly positioned and unlikely to shift back to their old positions. Retainers may be fixed or removable, and may be worn only at night or 24 hours a day. A retainer may only be needed for your upper or lower teeth, or possibly both. Make sure to be diligent about your oral hygiene to prevent any issues with tooth decay or gum disease when wearing a retainer.

 

What happens if my teeth shift?

If your teeth begin to move out of place, you should make an appointment with your orthodontist to discuss the next steps if a relapse occurs. The sooner you seek orthodontic treatment, the less time it will take to correct the issue. Some reasons your teeth may shift include the eruption of a wisdom tooth that may result in crowding, or a faulty or damaged retainer. All of these situations need the attention of an orthodontist.

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

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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2057 Charlie Hall Blvd. STE D
Charleston, SC 29414

843.573.7279

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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).