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An Orthodontist Can Treat Mild To Severe Misalignment

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Example of crooked teeth in Charleston, SC
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  • Malocclusions
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Rotated Teeth
  • Teeth Grinding

Why should you go to a Charleston orthodontist instead of a dentist?

Orthodontists Are Trained to realign your bite

Our orthodontists in Charleston, SC have advanced  training

Advanced Training

Orthodontists study for an additional two to three years after four years of dentistry school.

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Specialization

While there are many general dentists who provide orthodontic services, orthodontists focus exclusively on these treatments in order to provide the most in-depth care possible.

Our orthodontists in Charleston specialize in optimal bite alighment

Optimal Bite Alignment

While many patients are primarily worried about how a crooked smile looks, it is also more vulnerable to tooth decay, gum disease, and teeth grinding. By straightening your teeth, your orthodontist in Charleston is also preventing potential health problems.

Thankfully, our orthodontists in Charleston provide a number of options to prevent these problems…​

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Treatments to Realign your teeth

  • Malocclusions
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Rotated Teeth
  • Teeth Grinding
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Orthodontists in Charleston use specialized tools to improve your treatment…

Diagnostic Technology Lays the Groundwork for more accurate treatment

Our orthodontists in Charleston, SC use a number of diagnostic tools to assess your condition and plan your treatment. In addition to digital x-rays, some orthodontists have CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) scanners that take a series of images to create a 360-degree replica of your oral cavity. With these images, your doctor can evaluate your condition and determine the best treatment.

If your orthodontist offers Invisalign, they will use the associated planning software to create the impressions for your customized aligners. These are sent to an Invisalign laboratory for fabrication. Contact our orthodontist in Charleston, SC or visit our Invisalign page for more information. 

All orthodontists are dentists, but only 6 percent of dentists are orthodontists.

- American Association of Orthodontists®

Insurance for cosmetic dentistry in Charleston, SC

Understanding Dental Insurance For Orthodontics

Unfortunately, insurance is only provided for braces in certain cases. Some states may require that insurance cover the cost of braces for children who need them for medical reasons. For example, if a misaligned bite is interfering with a patient's ability to eat, insurance will typically cover orthodontia. However, insurance coverage isn’t typically available for cosmetic reasons. An orthodontist can walk you through the different payment options and financing is often available.

Enjoy a Straighter Smile

Orthodontists are uniquely qualified to realign crooked teeth and misaligned bites. If you are considering orthodontic treatment for you or your child, schedule a consultation to discuss your options with a professional as soon as possible.

Charleston Center for Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry

Dr. John F. Rink is committed to personalized excellence in every smile. He has been practicing cosmetic dentistry in Charleston, SC for over 35 years and is a member of the:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • South Carolina Dental Association
  • Pankey Institute
  • American Academy of Oral Systematic Health (AAOSH)
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)

If you wish to learn more, call our office today (843) 806-3972 and schedule a consultation with some of the best orthodontists Charleston has to offer.

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update

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To Our Wonderful Family of Patients:

Last night, my wife Connie and I enjoyed the most delicious take-out dinner from FIG restaurant. As always, the food was excellent; however, it was most satisfying to see the local restaurant, along with others, begin its comeback. Our resilient city feels like it is coming back to life—parks are opening and folks and families are enjoying the wonderful spring Charleston air. The Rink dental team is, too, readying itself for the next chapter of practicing dentistry as the community begins reopening its doors.

We are concentrating on continuing to advance our rock-solid foundation of state-of-the-art infection control. We were blessed to keep our dedicated and passionate team employed during the crisis, and have devoted the entire month of April to research, systematically developing, purchasing and installing the best additional infection control protocols and equipment available. We are ready. This month we will begin the process of a “soft opening” of our practice. What this means for our patients is a resumption of the same excellent restorative, esthetic, and preventive care in the safest and most secure environment available anywhere.

Additional safety steps will include asking our patients to wait for their appointments in their cars rather than in the reception area. We will ask that you take a moment to fill out a short questionnaire upon your arrival regarding your health and recent travels. We will take everyone’s temperature (including the team) with a forehead scanner as you enter the practice. We will clean and disinfect all touchpoints in the office in between each patient. We have procured the highest quality KN95 masks and face shields for the staff and have carefully researched and purchased the most advanced aerosol containment and purification systems available for the safety of all our patients. These are a few examples of how we have added additional layers of protection for your and our staff’s benefit.

Finally, I wholly understand that each one of you is an individual with specific desires, needs, and comfort levels. I want you to know that we are here to actively listen to you and to create the best environment for your emotional health. Some will be ready sooner than others to receive care again at our office. Let’s keep the lines of communication open and please know that our relationship with you and your family is our highest priority.

We look forward to reuniting with everyone but until that time it is our wish that you enjoy good health, good spirits, and peace.

To your optimal dental health,

- John F. Rink, DDS, AAACD and team

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