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EmBRACE Your Journey & Leave Smiling!

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EmBRACE Your Journey & Leave Smiling!

Also Offering Pediatric Dentistry

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EmBRACE Your Journey & Leave Smiling!

Also Offering Pediatric Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the best age to visit an orthodontist?

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, it is recommended that children first visit an orthodontist around the age of seven for an initial screening. By this age, most children have several permanent teeth and can be effectively evaluated to spot problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth. Most orthodontic patients begin active treatment between the age of 9 and 14. However, if you want to improve the look and feel of your smile, any age is a good age to see an orthodontist!

What will happen on the first visit?

Your initial visit/complimentary consultation will consist of a full oral examination and assessment of possible orthodontic issues and treatment options. We may also perform diagnostic tests such as x-rays and digital images that will help us determine your best course of treatment. During this first visit, we will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment:

How long will it take to complete treatment?

Since every case is unique and each person’ orthodontic problem requires an individualized plan, treatment time will vary. In general, treatment time is usually anywhere from 8 months to 30 months, with the average time that someone is in braces usually at approximately 18-24 months.

How often will I have to come in for appointments?

Your appointment schedule will vary depending on your course of treatment and your specific needs. Typically, most patients in braces come into the office for appointments and/or adjustments every 4 to 8 weeks. Dr. Garrison usually likes to see his patients every 6 weeks for braces adjustments and every 4 weeks for ClearCorrect patients.

How much do braces cost? Are there financing options available?

Since everyone’s case is different, treatment costs vary for each patient. At your consultation, we’ll provide you with an overview of what you can expect in terms of cost for your particular case, and will discuss payment options with you. We’re committed to making braces affordable for our patients and their families, and have a number of flexible payment plans available, including no interest credit and monthly payment plans. Our office staff will work closely with you to find the payment plan that best meets your needs, and will help you with any issues or questions throughout your treatment.

Do you take insurance?

Yes! At Bluffton Orthodontics we file all insurances. We will verify your insurance prior to your first appointment to factor it into your treatment cost.

Is there an age that is “too old” for braces?

A person is never too old to start their journey to a healthier, more beautiful smile. We treat people of all ages, including adults, and there are a number of different treatment options that make wearing braces when you are older simpler than ever.

We’re available to you at any time to answer any additional questions that you may have surrounding orthodontic treatment and your journey with Bluffton Orthodontics. Call our office at 843-815-2521 or click here with any questions and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

As one of the premier orthodontic practices in Bluffton, SC, our doctor and team at Bluffton Orthodontics also provide 5-star orthodontic care to patients from Hilton Head Island, Beaufort & Hardeeville, SC, and surrounding areas.

Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Orthodontist in Bluffton, SC, for Braces & ClearCorrect...

My experience at Bluffton Orthodontics is beyond amazing. My treatment went really fast and I am more than happy with my results, I received so many compliments on how beautiful my smile is. Dr Garrison and his staff is EXCELLENT and I can’t thank you all enough. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

- Romario W.
romario 5 star review

We recently moved into the area not knowing anyone. We shopped around for orthodontic continued care for one of our kids who already had braces on from a different country. Dr Garrison assured us he could continue the care following the previous doctor’s recommendation for continued treatment. Now, he just put braces on another one of our children. His staff is helpful and friendly. We love going in for visits.

- Rina P.
rina 5 star review

Excellent staff! My daughter was very nervous about getting braces, but the staff walked her through the whole process. I highly recommend Dr. Garrison and his staff!

- Candice F.
candice 5 star review

I just absolutely love this place.. Everyone is very friendly.. And affordable..I highly recommend going there. 😊 Wish I could give 10 Stars!

- James M.
james 5 star review

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Bluffton Orthodontics. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

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Our Bluffton
Orthodontics Office
337 Buckwalter Place Blvd.
Bluffton, SC 29910

843-815-2521

Office Hours:
We have rotating convenient before & after work & school hours. Please call to schedule!

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Our Bluffton
Orthodontics Office
337 Buckwalter Place Blvd.
Bluffton, SC 29910

843-815-2521

Office Hours:
We have rotating convenient before & after work & school hours. Please call to schedule!

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