What is a perfect smile?

If you want to improve the appearance of your smile and decrease your risk of tooth decay in the future, getting orthodontic treatment with braces or clear aligners is the way to go. While many patients come in hoping to get a “perfect smile,” it’s important to know there really is no such thing as…

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missing teeth? no problem, COS and orthos around can help with that

There’s a common misconception that you must wait until all of your permanent teeth are in before braces or orthodontic treatment can start. The truth is, you’re able to begin orthodontic treatment even if you don’t have all of your teeth. When it comes to the technology and expertise in the field of orthodontics, you’d…

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Braces are hard at work correcting your smile, and although most patients report they hardly even notice their braces most of the time, there are times where they can get a little uncomfortable. Thankfully, there is a product available to help alleviate discomfort caused by braces, and this product is known as orthodontic wax. You…

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As an athlete, you know how important it is to train hard and take care of yourself to perform your absolute best. Although there is a lot to keep in mind when you’re dedicating yourself to a sport, what many athletes seem to forget about is the health of their teeth. After all, you want…

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Charleston orthodontist is keeping patients safe from Coronavirus

Dear friends, We’re sure you are as tired of hearing about the coronavirus as we are, but we wanted to make you aware of what we are doing to help prevent spreading it, and ask you to do your part as well. What we’re doing to keep patients and staff safe from Coronavirus In addition…

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Special needs won't stop COS from working on your children's dental health!

If your child has special needs, whether due to physical limitations, behavioral issues, or mental challenges, you’re likely used to some extra challenges in life. Starting orthodontic treatment for any child can be tricky, so you may be understandably anxious about having your child with special needs in braces or Invisalign. But with the right…

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Understanding your orthodontists

When you start orthodontic correction with braces or Invisalign, you’ll have to communicate with your orthodontist to keep up with your treatment. We’ll be sure to explain things if you have questions, but to help you feel more prepared before you get started, here are some important orthodontic terms to know. Appliance: This is sort…

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Learn what weight loss does to your teeth from an orthodontist in Charleston SC

By Dr. Lavonne Fore With the New Year upon us, many people are gearing up to finally achieve their New Year’s resolution of getting into shape. And while there are plenty of benefits of exercising and making changes to your diet, it’s important to proceed with caution. Certain diets can have significant effects on your…

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Do orthodontists and dentists in Charleston receive the same training?

by Dr. Lavonne Fore To get the smile you’ve always wanted and to set yourself up for great oral health for the future, you’ll need to get orthodontic treatment from trustworthy people. The process to straighten your teeth takes precision and careful supervision to achieve. In order to become a licensed orthodontist, a large amount…

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Get a new smile this year with affordable Invisalign or braces in Mount Pleasant SC

It’s a whole new year, a brand new decade, and a fresh chance to take on new aspirations. If you’ve been thinking about getting a straighter smile and taking your oral health more seriously, 2020 is the year to finally make it happen! Getting started with orthodontic treatment is easier than you think. Start off…

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