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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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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.

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