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Invisalign or Braces?

What is the difference? (Hint:not cost)

Considering braces or Invisalign to straighten your teeth? Many patients have questions regarding these different treatment options. What is more affordable? Will Invisalign be as effective as braces? What is the best treatment choice for my teeth? At Reagin Orthodontics, we want all of our patients to have an incredible experience and finish their orthodontic treatment with the best result possible.

 

Braces
Traditional braces have come a long way over the years. They are sleeker, smaller and more comfortable. At Reagin Orthodontics we use high quality American made brackets and that is certainly something to smile about! Traditional braces consist of small brackets bonded directly to the teeth with adhesive and a wire that connects them all together. They require periodic adjustments approximately every 6-8 weeks throughout the course of treatment to align the teeth. We offer metal brackets with a wide array of colored elastics and clear ceramic brackets for those looking for something less discrete!

 

Invisalign®
Clear aligner therapy, such as Invisalign, is an alternative to traditional metal braces. The clear aligner system is a series of customized, virtually invisible aligners that are designed to gradually move teeth over time. You may be surprised to learn the cost of Invisalign® treatment is comparable to braces! Dr. Reagin has spent extensive time learning how to use clear aligners to achieve the same results as braces and nearly 80% of our patients are able to select Invisalign as a treatment method. These aligners are removable which means there are no dietary restrictions, you can brush and floss normally, and there are virtually no emergency appointments needed! There are also fewer appointments required which mean less time away from work and school! You might be surprised to learn that the cost of Invisalign treatment is comparable braces.

If you are considering orthodontic care, call and schedule a complimentary consultation to find out what the best treatment options are for you and your family!  843-871-44111

Goop be gone!

Impressions are so last century!

When you ask someone what they liked least about their orthodontic experience, almost everyone can agree: the goop from impressions!  Well, goop be gone! Summerville’s Reagin Orthodontics is nearly impression free. We have the latest technology on standby to help us provide our patients with the most enjoyable orthodontic experience.

The 3D scanning technology enhances the experience that patients have at Reagin Orthodontics by eliminating one of the aspects of treatment that people dislike most!

At Reagin Orthodontics, we have integrated intraoral scanners into models, banded expanders, space maintainers, Invisalign, and retainers.  With this awesome tool, there is rarely a need for our patients to experience those goopy impressions! This is just one more way we are helping our patients smile with confidence!

The first visit :)

Are you considering orthodontic treatment for you or your child???

Have you recently wondered, but for whatever reason delayed making your first appointment? Here at Reagin Orthodontics, we want to take the “?” out of “what happens at my first visit?”

After arriving at Reagin Orthodontics, our talented team will welcome you and immediately have you tour the office. We want you to be familiar with every nook and cranny that you will be calling your orthodontic home for the next few months.

Marie, our treatment coordinator will meet with you to take initial records. This basically means x-rays and photos. So smile big for the camera!  After the records are taken, Dr. Reagin will perform a full oral exam and identify any orthodontic concerns.

Marie and Dr. Reagin will discuss the appliances with you and the schedule of treatment. Some of our most common appliances include: Invisalign, metal braces, elastics (rubber bands), Herbst appliance, separators, expander, positioner, retainers, separators, and the twin block appliance.

Finally, we discuss your investment in a confident smile! What size investment it will take to have your smile as bright as you are so you can smile with confidence. We offer flexible payment options so that everyone can enjoy a beautiful, confident smile.

Ice, Ice Baby

To Chew or Not to Chew

Have you ever finished your sweet tea or soda just to chew on a few remaining ice cubes on a hot summer day? For some, it’s the chew, for others it’s the temperature, whatever the reason should be – STOP! 

Chewing on ice can be a really addictive habit that is hard to break and is detrimental to your teeth. Now that we are in the middle of our hottest season, ice chewing can be at an all time high! Reagin Orthodontics and dentist offices in the greater Summerville area can be crowded by broken or cracked teeth, gum injuries, and damaged appliances from chewing on ice. Not to mention, your jaw muscles can become sore and sensitive, causing crowns to become damaged, and enamel be worn away.

According to the Mayo Clinic, Craving and chewing ice (pagophagia) is often associated with iron deficiency anemia, although the reason is unclear. At least one study indicates that ice chewing might increase alertness in people with iron deficiency anemia. Less commonly, other nutritional problems may cause you to crave and chew ice.

It’s hot. We get it! We also get that you deserve a smile as bright as you and want you to be able to smile with confidence for years to come. Just a helpful hint from your friends at Reagin Orthodontics!

Join our team!

Are you our next Orthodontic Assistant?

Our progressive and highly respected orthodontic team in Summerville is looking for a full time Orthodontic Assistant.  We offer paid time off, paid holidays and bonuses. To the right person we offer a fun and challenging career. Orthodontic experience is preferred.

Most of all, we are looking for someone with excellent people skills and an enthusiasm to grow, change and learn with us.

Please submit a cover letter as to why you would be a good candidate and also your resume to summervillebraces@gmail.com with Asst. as the subject.

Reagin Orthodontics

401 W. 4th North St.

Summerville, SC 29483

(P): 843.871.4411

(F): 843.875.4508

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Do I need a referral?

Have you seen your dentist lately? Did you talk about orthodontics?

Most people don’t while having their regular checkup. There is great news though! You don’t need a referral at Reagin Orthodontics.

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While we do welcome our patients with referrals, we encourage anyone to call us. If you are curious or concerned about your oral health it’s important to set up an orthodontics consultation directly by calling Reagin Orthodontics (843-471-4411) today.

Are you concerned about the price of orthodontic treatment? Don’t be! We offer many flexible payment options. Our in house financing options available and in all cases we will offer up the initial consultation for orthodontic treatment completely free of charge.

This means that you can have all of your questions answered by Dr. Reagin at no risk to you and completely free of charge. To book a free consultation contact Reagin Orthodontics today.

We’re in the final round! Thank you!!!

Thank you for your continued support! Reagin Orthodontics is proud to announce that we are defending our 2016 title as the Orthodontist selected by the Post & Courier’s Charleston Choice Awards!  It’s because of your support we made it to the final round! Please help us defend our title and vote for Reagin Orthodontics today by clicking here (or on the image below)!! 

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Have you heard???

 

 

 

 

 

Straight from Jessica Chander of Kickin’ 92.5…

 

“I am officially finished with Invisalign and I am so glad I chose Reagin Orthodontist to fix my smile! The amazing staff and facility made getting my smile so much more special! Every step of the process was easy and I would do it all over again!” – Jessica Chandler, Kickin’ 92.5

Listen to our new radio spot featuring Jessica Chandler from Kickin’ 92.5 and Campbell!

Win a pair of SNAP Spectacles!

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Spectacles record 10-second increments of what you see and uploads them!

Who: YOU!

What: Post a photo of you wearing our sunglasses & use #ILUVRO on Instagram or Facebook.

Where: Everywhere

When: One winner will be announced each month: June, July and August.

It’s simple: Just wear our #ReaginSmiles Sunglasses, post your image or share ours of you wearing them and include #ILUVRO.

 

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Vote!

Without our amazing patients, we would not be in the running to defend our title as Charleston’s Choice Orthodontics Winner. We are constantly humbled and amazed by the support we receive from our patients. We take your feedback and reviews very serious.

Please click HERE to vote for REAGIN ORTHODONTICS today!