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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

When you think about braces-wearers, the image that most likely comes to mind is that of a teenager, someone already in the throes of hormonal awkwardness, like the nerd in “Sixteen Candles” or the nerd in “Never Been Kissed” or the nerd in … hey, why is it always a nerd?

You might find this surprising, but over the years, the age of the average braces-wearer has been skewing younger — like elementary school young.

In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that kids have their first visit with an orthodontist around the age of 7.

This is the standard for everyone, not just children with crooked or protruding teeth. And a consultation does not mean your child will be on the fast track to braces.

At this age, patients still have their baby teeth, which makes it an ideal time for orthodontists to check for and correct any problems with a child’s growth and jaw development.

Orthodontists will determine whether early intervention can help prevent the need for more difficult and costly treatment later, after all the adult teeth have come in. They can also give you an idea of what treatment might be necessary in the future, giving you some time to plan accordingly.

While the best age for kids to have their braces put on is generally between 10 and 14, certain patients might be candidates for two-phased orthodontic care that could start between the ages of 6 and 9.

Every patient’s needs are different, of course, which is why it’s important to talk with your orthodontist for a specific answer to this question rather than depend wholly on Google or other parents, which are good resources but can only give part of the picture.

At Bluffton Orthodontics we offer patients free consultations with the hope of putting parents’ minds and patient’s fears at ease while assessing a patient’s progress and possible needs. It is the perfect time to ask questions and get to know our staff. Give us a call at 843-815-2521to set up an appointment.

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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