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.
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!
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!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org with Asst. as the subject.
401 W. 4th North St.
Summerville, SC 29483
Do I Need A Peferral?
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.
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)!!
Local celebrities pair with professional dancers to raise money for The ARK
Educators, a police officer and medical professionals are just some of the people who will trade in their day jobs for dancing shoes at the sixth annual Dancing with The ARK’s Stars on March 12 at Pinewood Preparatory School.
The premier fundraiser for The ARK, this event features a dynamic cast of local celebrities paired with professional dancers.
Proceeds benefit the many programs of The ARK as it provides essential services for families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.
Serving five counties, The ARK offers respite care, support groups, caregiver consultation, education, resource referrals, community learning programs and rural services development.
The 2016 celebrity dancers are:
• Jimmy Bateman, Summerville Police Department
• Gary Brewer, Banks Construction
• Nancy Deitch, Rollings Middle School of the Arts
• Mary Early, Early Family Foundation
• Wakesha Evans, Hope Clinic
• Matthew Orosz, Hearing Care of Summerville
• Greer Reagin, Reagin Orthodontics
• Pren Woods, Alston Middle School
Each dancer is paired with a professional dance partner from Elite Dance International Studio in Mount Pleasant. Couples will perform at the event for a chance to win one of two titles: the Judge’s Award or the People’s Choice Award voted on by the audience.
Similar to the hit TV show “Dancing with the Stars,” four couples will dance in each round, with the two couples receiving the most judges’ votes competing in a “dance off” to win the Mirror Ball trophy.
The couple receiving the most votes by dollars wins the People’s Choice trophy. Votes are $10 each, and can be cast in advance at TheARKofSC.org or at the event.
This year’s judges are Rodney Profit, 2015 winner of the Judge’s Award; Kenny Walker, 2015 People’s Choice Award winner; and professional performers Brad and Jennifer Moranz of Moranz Entertainment.
This year’s Mirror Ball Sponsor is Dorchester County Probate Judge Mary Blunt. Serving as the master of ceremonies is Steve Mandell, head of school at Pinewood Preparatory School.
Dancing with The ARK’s Stars is at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at in the Eidson Gym at Pinewood Preparatory School, 1114 Orangeburg Road. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door.
Purchase tickets online at TheARKofSC.org or call 843-832-2357 for information.
What is expected of me during my Orthodontic Treatment?
We hear this question a lot at Reagin Orthodontics, and we don’t mind when patients who are eager to complete their orthodontic treatment ask us. After all, we know there is no better feeling than getting your braces off!
During your initial consultation with Dr. Reagin, he will map out a specific treatment for you and will do his best to give you a timeline of when we expect you to wrap up treatment.
Having said that, we know every patient is different. People have different biological responses to orthodontic treatment and some people’s teeth may move faster than others.
Luckily, there are things you can do to ensure your treatment wraps up in a timely manner. By following these suggestions, you can avoid any setbacks during your treatment.
- Make sure to keep your adjustment appointments. Postponing or cancelling will delay treatment!
- Be sure to show up on time to your appointments. This will give Dr. Reagin and our team time to do everything we planned during your adjustment visit.
- When prescribed, make sure you are diligent about wearing rubber bands or other appliances.
- Avoid damage to your braces and teeth by wearing a mouth guard during sports activities.
- Make sure to brush and floss regularly! Gum disease or other dental work can delay orthodontic treatment.
If you remember to follow these guidelines, you’ll be on your way to having the dazzling, healthy smile you’ve always wanted. As for us, our team at Reagin Orthodontics will do our part to move your orthodontic treatment along efficiently. If you have any questions about your treatment time, please give us a call at our office or ask us during your next visit!