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When should your child see an orthodontist?

Ideally, an orthodontist should see your child by the time they reach 7 years old. While your child may not require braces at this young age, the American Association of Orthodontists makes this recommendation based on the development of the teeth and jaw.

Sometimes, children may need treatment early to help guide their jaws into the correct positions. Through this early treatment, called Phase 1, we can ensure your child’s jaws are developing properly to reduce the amount of treatment needed as they age.

What happens at the first visit?

During the complimentary new patient exam, we take x-rays and photographs to evaluate how your child’s permanent teeth are erupting. This helps us decide if your child is at risk of developing protruding teeth or possibly require surgeries later on.

Another reason to see an orthodontist early is that many children develop oral habits that can affect their teeth and gums. For example, children who chew on toys or suck their thumbs may cause their teeth to push forward before their adult teeth have erupted. This visit allows us to address any common problems that may occur and, ideally stop them before they even start.

During your child’s first visit, we will also check your child’s breathing. By doing this, we can identify and treat potentially serious conditions such as snoring and sleep apnea.

It’s never too early to introduce your child to their orthodontist. Our goal at Kelley Orthodontics is to begin building a relationship with our young patients as soon as we can. We believe that the success of a child’s orthodontic care relies on the bonds we build, and we make it a priority to ensure you and your family are comfortable in our care!

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Charleston’s Best Orthodontist!

Read what real patients have to say about the team at Kelley Orthodontics

"Best Orthodontist and staff in Charleston!" - Suzanne O.

Thank you, Suzanne!

We love our patients and our community! That is why the team at Kelley Orthodontics is passionate about providing the best orthodontic care in Mount Pleasant and Charleston, South Carolina! With a wide variety of treatment options including Damon system, Invisalign, and traditional braces, we have the right treatment plan for every smile!

Best Orthodontist in Mount Pleasant and Charleston, South Carolina!

We pride ourselves on being the BEST orthodontist in Mt. Pleasant and Charleston, South Carolina, but don't just take our word for it! Kelley Orthodontics has been VOTED Moultrie News Reader’s Choice BEST Orthodontist!
COME EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE!

Want to know more about what makes Kelley Orthodontics the best? Come experience the difference for yourself! Schedule a free consultation and let us show you the difference Kelley Orthodontics can make in your smile.

During your  FREE consultation, we will:

  • Perform x-rays and a panoramic photograph of your teeth and face
  • Evaluate your orthodontic needs
  • Develop your customized orthodontic treatment plan
  • Establish the best time for you to start orthodontic treatment
  • Answer all of your questions and alleviate any concerns
  • Provide insurance options and flexible payment plans
  • Set up your appointment to begin treatment!

New patient forms are available here to fill out, print and bring with you to your first appointment.

 We can not wait to se and help you achieve that beautiful, healthy smile that you’ve always wanted!

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If you would like to talk with someone about options, or schedule your FREE consultation, we would be happy to chat with you! please contact us today to schedule an appointment!
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Do It Yourself (DIY) Braces: Are They Safe?

DIY braces are becoming popular on the Internet. But are they safe and effective, or is this one fad you should ignore?

With the average cost of Invisalign and braces topping the $1,000 mark, many people are looking for a cheaper way to get a straight, beautiful smile. However, when it comes to orthodontics, the old adage is true: you get what you pay for.

Risks of DIY Braces

To help you make an informed decision, we’ve compiled some key hazards of homemade braces. These include, but are not limited to:

  1. Irreparable damage to your teeth, gums, and jaw
  2. Infection due to unsterilized appliances in your mouth
  3. Pain, early wear of the tooth enamel, and tooth loss
  4. Exacerbated orthodontic issues
  5. Increased costs to repair damage

Why Kelley Orthodontics?

At Kelley Orthodontics, we can give you the smile you want and get it done right the first time. Dr. Kelley is a board-certified orthodontist by the American Board of Orthodontics, meaning he has the training and education to give you high-quality orthodontic treatment with the latest technology. Our office works hard to create a customized treatment plan that is specific to your needs. We guarantee you will receive the right orthodontic treatment, safely and efficiently.

If you’re thinking to yourself, “Braces cost how much? I bet I could make my own,” please contact us today. We can provide a full evaluation of your smile and determine the best treatment plan for you. Trust us, orthodontics is an investment in your smile. DIY braces are a waste of your time, money, and oral health.

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Patient Review

"Best Orthodontist Ever!"

"I live up in Greenville and still drive down to Mt. Pleasant to get my braces checked out. Best orthodontist ever!" - Gabrielle W.

Thank You for Reviewing our Office!

Thank you for the review, Gabrielle! We appreciate you making the journey to come see the team at Kelley Orthodontics! Our patients are our family here, and it is always hard when someone moves away, however we love when you come back to visit, and we are so excited to be able to continue your orthodontic treatment and complete your new smile!

The team at Kelley Orthodontics takes great care and pride in providing each patient with a customized treatment plan, unique to their smile and their needs. We pride ourselves on being able to provide our patients with exceptional experience and quality care while crafting the the perfect smile.

Come Experience the Difference!

We specialize in creating custom plans and providing multiple options, including traditional braces and Invisalign, to meet your unique needs and goals.

Voted Moultrie News Reader’s Choice BEST Orthodontist, Orthodontist Dr. James E. Kelley offers premium orthodontic treatment at two convenient locations in Mount Pleasant. However, our patients come from all over to experience the quality treatment and unrivaled care at Kelley Orthodontics.

We are excited to see you and help you achieve that beautiful, healthy smile that you’ve always wanted!

Learn More!

Want to know more about our treatment options? Contact Us!
If you would like to talk with someone about options, or schedule your FREE consultation, please contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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Patient Review

"I couldn't be any happier with my results!"

"Dr. Kelley and his staff are beyond amazing! I just got my braces off today and I couldn't be any happier with my results!" - Jamie L.

We Love Hearing from Our Patients and Parents!

Thank you for the review, Jamie! We are honored and humbled to be a part of your orthodontic journey, and blessed to have had a part in crafting your beautiful new smile.

The team at Kelley Orthodontics takes great care and pride in providing each patient with an exceptional experience and quality care while crafting the smile you've always wanted. We specialize in creating custom plans and providing multiple options, including traditional braces and Invisalign, to meet your unique needs and goals.

Want to know more about our treatment options? Contact Us!

If you would like to talk with someone about options, or schedule your FREE consultation, please contact us today to schedule an appointment!