Why We Love Teachers At Reagin Orthodontics

Teachers are important members of our community. They help build the future by shaping the minds of kids, by educating and guiding the people who are going to make up the next generation. Teachers make a huge difference in our world by inspiring students and by bringing the light of knowledge into their lives. 

Think of a favorite teacher of your own—chances are it has been many years since you’ve been in their class, but you still vividly remember the lessons you learned or the ways in which your thinking was impacted by them. All too often, teachers are underappreciated and undervalued. As a token of appreciation, we’d like to reflect for a moment on the ways that teachers make a difference in our world and why we think they’re so important.

Teachers Inspire

It may not happen in every single class, but when you are inspired by a teacher, it’s like someone’s lit a fire within you. Teachers provide the spark that develops into a passion, whether it’s for science or the written word or something else entirely. School is where many people are first exposed to their true potential, and teachers facilitate that.

Teachers are also inspiring because of what they do. They devote so much time and energy into their students, and it’s often with little recognition. But if you talk to any teacher, they’ll tell you recognition isn’t what they are looking for anyways, and that kind of selfless dedication is inherently inspiring. 

Teachers Encourage

When a kid says “I can’t,” teachers are there to tell them “yes you can.” Encouragement is important, especially for kids who are younger or more timid. It can take time and effort, but a bit of patient encouragement can make all the difference. 

Teachers Motivate

stack of books with apple on topEncouragement goes hand in hand with motivation. Teachers strive to nurture their students and foster growth, which requires a good deal of effort in some cases and different things for different students. Motivation is an important factor in learning—it’s difficult to push yourself out of your comfort zone. Teachers are there to see the potential in their students and motivate them to achieve and work towards that potential.  

Teachers Act as Role Models 

Not every child has an adult at home that acts as a positive role model. They might not be conscious of it, but the teachers they see every day at school influence the adults they will become by modeling positive behavior and good decisions.

Teachers Are Leaders

In addition to being strong role models, teachers act as leaders. They model characteristics of what a good person should be. They support, encourage, and lift others up. In many ways, the lessons taught in a classroom involve much more than curriculum. Many of the lessons are inherent or less prominent, whether the teacher is correcting behavior or modeling it,

As student advocates, teachers also play a crucial leadership role both in their schools and in the greater community. Nobody knows the needs of students better than the teachers who spend so much time building them up, and teachers lead the way in creating the ideal environments for their students.

Teachers Help Students Realize Potential

Some students take to school like a duck to water and seem to know what to do and how to excel naturally. Others need a little help or need someone who has vision, who can believe in them. Sometimes a student can’t see his or her own potential, but a teacher can, and a teacher can then provide the support needed to help develop that potential.

Teachers Provide Safe Havens

We all wish that the world were safer for our kids. Unfortunately, the harsh reality is that domestic violence, bullying, peer pressure, sexual harassment, discrimination, and poverty are all things that children might have to weather daily. A good teacher can be a hero for these children by lending a sympathetic ear and helping children find safe and supportive ways to solve their problems.

Teachers Help Fight Poverty

Poverty is not a simple issue with a simple solution, but education is one of the most vital tools for fighting poverty. While an education will not guarantee a ticket out of poverty, literacy skills and a basic education help make it possible for families to overcome social and economic barriers. Education can give people not just knowledge, but a skill set for navigating and understanding the world and improving their lives.  

Teachers Help Build Community

A good school forms the center of a community, where students and their families come together to learn, share resources, and invest in their children. Teachers are the backbone of this community, creating the classroom and extracurricular experiences around which everything revolves.

When teachers inspire, motivate, encourage, act as role models and leaders, build community, help show students their potential and help students when they are coming from conditions that are less than ideal, they’re helping to shape the world. 

It’s important to invest just as much into our teachers as they invest in their students—after all, it’s an investment in the future. But it’s also a way to show gratitude for the teachers who shaped you and helped influence the person you are today.  

We want to thank and help give back to our teachers. That’s why we are running a Teachers Wishlist Challenge from August 1st – September 30th.  Our Teacher Wishlist Contest is our way of helping teachers offset the cost of their classroom supplies.

Vote for your favorite teacher before then! We will be giving $250 to four different area teachers as a way to offset the costs of buying items on their wishlist. 

If you are a teacher, we also offer discounts on our services for you and your family. It’s another way for us to thank you for the difference you make in our community.

Win A Pair Of Snap Spectacles!

| Win a pair of SNAP SPECTACLES! |

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.

#ReaginSmiles Sunglasses


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!



Show your style with Braces Colors at Reagin Orthodontics

An Array of colors to choose from at Reagin Orthodontics


At Reagin orthodontics patients can choose from a splashy array of colors to make fashion statements with their braces. Some patients will coordinate pastels with a wardrobe, or choose signature hues for celebrating holidays while others like to support a cause or express school spirit.

Whatever your motive, the fun braces colors serve a serious purpose. “When patients are involved in their treatment, they may take better care of their braces. That helps the patient and the doctor to reach treatment goals and produces a healthy, beautiful smile on time” emphasizes Dr. Reagin

While many patients enjoy picking their colors other patients prefer to be less obvious about their orthodontic treatment. We have a variety of options including tooth-colored brackets; self-ligating brackets, which do not require ties to join the wire to the bracket; or invisalign. Dr Reagin is the only premier invisalign provider in Summerville, and that means at Reagin Orthodontics you are getting the BEST! Call today for your complimentary consulation. You Deserve the Best!

Teacher Wish List Winners for 2014

As part of Reagin Orthodontics on-going commitment to education and our community the 2014 Teacher Wish List Contest took place during the months of August and September. What is the Teacher Wish List Contest? It is our way of helping off-set the cost of classroom supplies for three lucky area teachers. Area teachers visited our website and registered by building their wish list. Four teachers (drawn at random) are being given $250 each towards purchasing the items on their wish list!

Watch the  this video to see who the lucky winners are!

Summer Social Contest at Reagin Orthodontics


Our Summertime Social Contest ends in 20 days! This means there is still time to enter and if you are the winner then you will be the proud owner of a Beats Pill 2.0!

Dr. Reagin gives you three ways to enter so you can have THREE chances to win.

1-) You upload a photo to our website, www.drorthodontics.com

2-) You share your photo on Instagram

3-) You share your photo on Twitter

We even make it even easier than that though! Just click here and you will be taken to links to enter on each of these sites!

Seeing out patients beautiful smiles makes us smile too!

Here are two pictures from this week!

Reagin Orthodontics Summer Social Contest #ReaginSmiles

Reagin Orthodontics Summer Social Contest #ReaginSmiles

Reagin Orthodontics Monthly T-Shirt Contest

Did you know that each month we have an in office t-shirt contest  Each of our patients that wears a Reagin Orthodontics t-shirt to their office visit is entered into a drawing to win a $25 cash! It’s that easy!

Have you seen our t-shirts? If not here are a couple of our favorites!

Reagin Smiles t-shirt

Reagin Smiles t shirt

Make sure you wear yours to your next visit!

Reagin Orthodontics On Social Media

reagin orthodontics social media

Happy Friday morning! Did you know that Reagin Orthodontics is everywhere you are online? We love being connected with our patients and our community, so we want to keep you in the know about all the fun we have.

If you haven’t “liked” us on Facebook, click here. You can see what happens each day in our office, see who we have “spotted” in our sticker contest and much more!

We are also on Pinterest as ReaginOrtho! You can find boards about braces friendly recipes, smile quotes, dental education just to name a few. We are constantly pinning!

Now is definitely the time to follow us on Instagram @ReaginOrthodontics and Twitter @reaginortho. You can get extra entries into our summer contest and have the chance to win a Beats Pill 2.0, just by uploading your smile picture and tagging it #ReaginSmiles.

We love hearing from you, follow us and show us your smile!

Summertime Contest Time!

Summertime Contest

Our summertime patient contest is underway! This summer we want to see your smiles! Snap a picture flashing us a big smile and upload it, or have your parent upload it, for a chance to win a Beats Pill 2.0 by Dr. Dre! Yes, you read that right, a Beats Pill 2.0 could be yours in July if you follow these simple steps!

How to Enter:

Click here and follow the directions to upload your big smile picture on the contest app!

Earn extra entries;

1- Upload the same photo to Instagram with #ReaginSmiles

2- Upload the same photo to Twitter with #ReaginSmiles

Submit your entries by July 31 and we will randomly draw one winner to win a Beats Pill by Dr. Dre!

Win Free Braces With Our Sticker Contest

Reagin Orhtodontics bumper sticker

Each week we are on the lookout for the Reagin Orthodontics smile sticker on your car. Weekly winners can chose a $25 gift card from our gift card station! If you are spotted we will leave you a note and you can turn in your note and pick up your gift card at your next appointment. If we are able to snap a picture of your vehicle, we will post the picture on Facebook and be on the lookout for you at your next appointment!

This is exciting by itself, but have you heard what will happen with our 44 winners in October? All of them will be entered in a drawing for a free set of braces! If you are currently in treatment your balance will be zeroed out or you can be a good neighbor, and gift the free set of braces to someone in need!

Make sure you “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ReaginOrthodontics to know if you are a winner!