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New Exciting Things at Nirenblatt Orthodontics!

August 7th, 2019

It's been a while since I've posted an entry, 2019 has been a busy year to say the least. I started making and producing my very own aligner system n-line, my son Daniel was selected to compete in the National Geographic GeoBee, my daughter Ellen completed her Freshman year at GW in Washington D.C. Oh, and last, but not least I am in the process of opening a third location right here in Summerville, SC.

Our newest location will be right beside the Rustic Muffin in Cane Bay. We anticipate opening by October 2019. Bringing our services to Summerville gives us a great opportunity to grow our patient family. It will also be much more convenient for our current Summerville patients. We are so excited to become part of such a great community. If you or someone you know is interested in checking out our new office please give us a call for a FREE smile evaluation. You may reach us at 843-769-9999. We will be offering teeth whitening, retainer repair or replacements, gold braces, clear braces, silver braces, and clear aligners!! Nirenblatt Orthodontics is happy to treat patients of all ages which is why we offer a free smile evaluation.

This is a busy time of year for most whether you have kids going back to school or fitting in that last weekend trip before summer ends. If you have FOMO and still want to explore your options for straightening your teeth our new virtual consultation is right for you. Check out our website www.drnirenblatt.com and watch the video on how to submit photos. We will then contact you with a treatment plan that fits your needs.

Thank you for taking the time to catch up with me. I hope to see you soon!!

Welcome to Our Blog

April 26th, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to visit our blog. Please check back often for weekly updates on fun and exciting events happening at our office, important and interesting information about orthodontics and the latest news about our practice.
Feel free to leave a comment or question for our doctor and staff – we hope this will be a valuable resource for our patients, their families, and friends!

What Role do Elastics (Rubber Bands) Play in Orthodontics?

May 17th, 2013

Wearing orthodontic braces may be the best choice for correcting your teeth and improving your smile, and that's why you've come to see Dr. Bradley Nirenblatt at Nirenblatt Orthodontics. Braces, which consist of brackets and wires, work by gently applying pressure to the teeth, and that pressure causes them to move into the correct position. In some cases elastics, or rubber bands, are used to apply additional pressure needed to move your teeth.

The Purpose of ElasticsCustomized for each patient, the rubber bands typically stretch over tiny loops on the top and bottom brackets. If worn consistently, and every day, these tiny elastics will apply the steady pressure needed to guide your teeth into the correct position.

These elastics are crafted from medical-grade latex, which is safe to be in contact with your mouth. It's common to remove the elastics during meals if opening your mouth wide enough to eat is difficult. Our staff will demonstrate how to affix the elastics so it will soon become second nature to replace them.

The Do’s and the Don'ts

DO - Get in the habit of carrying around extra rubber bands and replace them as soon as one breaks. By consistently wearing the elastics, you may shorten the overall time needed to wear braces.

DON'T - Double up on elastics as this will cause too much pressure on the tooth or teeth and can actually harm the root of the tooth.

DO - Always wash your hands before removing or replacing the rubber bands.

DON'T - Overstretch the rubber band or it will lose its strength and it will be ineffective.

DO - Call us if you run out of rubber bands.

DO - Have fun with your braces and elastics. There are many different colors available that can let you show off your soon-to-be perfect smile.

Rubber bands are a key part of your orthodontic treatment, and learning how to remove and replace them is an important part to maintaining your braces. Before we set you on your journey to a perfect smile, we'll make sure you understand all there is to know about how to take care of your braces. Of course, if you have any questions about your orthodontic treatment, or orthodontics in general, be sure to contact our Charleston or North Charleston, NC office, and our staff will be happy to assit you!

How Braces Can Work at Any Age

April 30th, 2013

Are you an adult who is considering getting braces? Perhaps you’ve had them before, but over the years that dental work has been reversed. Or maybe you’ve never had any orthodontic work done, but are considering braces for the first time. In either case, Nirenblatt Orthodontics can help you enjoy straighter teeth, an improved bite, and a more beautiful smile. If you are considering getting braces, here is what you need to know about adult orthodontic work from Dr. Bradley Nirenblatt.

Can Braces Work For Adults?

Absolutely! Braces work for just about anyone. However, there are several different types of braces, and not all of them may work for you. Different types of orthodontic treatments include:

  • Ceramic braces
  • Metal braces
  • Damon System® brackets
  • Lingual brackets (braces behind the teeth)
  • Invisible braces
  • Rubber bands for bite correction
  • Headgear and other appliances

By scheduling a consultation, we can determine which treatment or combination of treatments would be best for your specific needs.

How Do I Get Started?

Getting braces can be a little bit daunting. At first glance, the process may appear expensive and time-consuming. However, if you take it step by step, getting braces can be a simple and relatively pain-free experience. Here are the first steps you need to take to get on the road to straight teeth:

First, you need information. If you are nervous about getting braces, or are having trouble getting started, learning more about the process can help ease your mind. Here are a few sample questions to ask:

  • What kind of braces do you recommend for my teeth?
  • How long will the treatment take?
  • How often will I need to come in for adjustments?
  • What is the total cost of the treatment? Do you accept insurance? Will you require the full amount up front, or do you have payment plans?

Asking these types of questions will help you understand what to expect during the entire process, which can aid your decision on the proper course of action.

The next step is to complete any prerequisite treatment. During your first meeting with Dr. Bradley Nirenblatt, we’ll need to take some X-rays and molds of your teeth, and then help you determine an appropriate treatment plan. Recommendations may include some preliminary dental work before you get your braces, which can be an important step in making sure your orthodontic treatments are effective.

Once you have completed these steps, you are ready to get started! After you’ve chosen a treatment plan and undergone any necessary prerequisite dental work, you’ll be able to get your braces. Just like that, you’re on your way to a better smile! If you’d like to get started right away, call our Charleston or North Charleston, NC location today!

Dr. Bradley Nirenblatt Gives Tips to Avoid Common Problems Associated with Braces

April 23rd, 2013

While braces play an important part in helping to create a healthy mouth and teeth, you might experience a few side effects while wearing them that are common and can be easily treated.

Even with the best of care, braces can cause soreness to your mouth. As your teeth begin to move, it is natural for your teeth to feel aches and your jaw to develop soreness.

If there are broken wires or loose bands on your braces, a sore tongue, mouth, or canker sore will occur. Canker sores are a common occurrence when braces rub inside the mouth. There are ointments available to reduce the pain and irritation associated with mouth sores. Dr. Bradley Nirenblatt urges those who experience a sore mouth or any of the following problems to call our office to schedule an appointment.

  • Loose brackets: Apply a small amount of orthodontic wax to the bracket temporarily. You might also apply a little between the braces and the soft tissue of your mouth.
  • Loose bands: These must be secured in place by our dentist. Try to save the band for repair.
  • Protruding or broken wires: The eraser end of a pencil can be used to move the wire carefully to a less painful spot. If you are unable to move it, apply orthodontic wax to the tip. If a mouth sore develops, rinse with warm salt water or antiseptic rinse.
  • Loose spacers: These will need to be repositioned and sometimes replaced.

Foods to Avoid

Some foods can also help or hurt you while you’re wearing braces. Remember to cut your food into small pieces that can be easily chewed. You will want to avoid hard and chewy foods that can break your hardware. Foods such as corn on the cob, nuts, carrots, apples, ice, and bubble gum should be avoided.

Braces, rubber bands, springs, and other mouth appliances associated with braces will normally attract food particles and plaque. Without the proper care, this could cause staining of your teeth.

Our staff at Nirenblatt Orthodontics recommend brushing after every meal or snack and carefully removing any food that might be lodged in the braces. A fluoride mouthwash might be helpful as well as flossing. At your next appointment, Dr. Bradley Nirenblatt can advise you how to floss with a brush specially designed for braces!

Earth Day

April 17th, 2013

The idea for Earth Day was the brainchild of Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin. He envisioned an Earth Day that would be a kind of environmental teach-in. The first Earth Day celebration took place on April 22, 1970, and a surprising 20 million people participated on that day. Ultimately, it became the largest organized celebration in US history.

Earth Day Over the Years

Over the years, the recognition of the day, and the number of people celebrating it all over the world, turned Earth Day into an international celebration. Because it is celebrated throughout the world, it is not only the largest international environmental observation, but it is also more widely celebrated than any other environmental event in the world. Today, Earth Day is celebrated in 175 countries where over 500 million people participate in celebrations.

The Earth Day Movement

The Earth Day movement is credited with developing the idea that people should “think green”. It encouraged congress to enact laws, including one that resulted in the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency. It also inspired the passage of the Endangered Species Act.

The Five R's and Their Importance

  • Reduce – Reduce by avoiding unnecessary purchases. Reduce your use of materials that wind up in landfills. Reduce the use of chemicals around your house. Reduce your use of disposable bags, plates, cups, eating utensils, and batteries.
  • Reuse – Instead of using plastic bags for your groceries or purchases, bring your own reusable bags. When you go to buy coffee at Starbucks, take a travel mug so you don't have to get your coffee in a disposable paper cup. Instead of storing food in disposable refrigerator containers, buy containers that can be washed and reused. Don't use regular batteries. Whenever possible, opt for rechargeable batteries that you can reuse.
  • Recycle – Most cities offer a recycling program to collect used bottles, cans, and newspapers. Recycling includes collecting recyclable materials that would otherwise be considered waste, sorting and processing recyclables into raw materials such as fibers and manufacturing raw materials into new products.
  • Re-buy – Make an effort to purchase things that are made through recycling. When purchasing furniture, look for items that are made from reclaimed wood. When buying paper for kids school work, computer printer paper, holiday cards, or anything else, make a point of purchasing recycled paper products. Instead of buying clothing at full retail price, shop for second hand clothing. You will save a lot of money by doing so!
  • Rethink – Rethink the way you do things so that you do them in an eco-conscious way at all times. Instead of driving to work alone, consider taking the bus or going in a carpool. Walk or ride your bike when you're only going a short distance. Plan your shopping trips and errand runs so that you can do everything on one day, and do it in a way where you can save time and gas.

Other ways to "think green" include growing your own food, composting yard waste and food scraps, or by participating in local recycling programs. Join a group like Freecycle so you can share your unneeded and unwanted possessions with people who can use them. Likewise, you'll be able to get things you need or want for free.

Earth Day teaches people that the planet belongs to everyone, so everyone is equally responsible for protecting it. Although Earth Day is an environmental celebration, the orthodontic of Dr. Bradley Nirenblatt wants to remind you that you don't have to wait until then to make changes that will allow you and your family to live a greener life.

Happy Earth Day from the team at Nirenblatt Orthodontics

Feeling Confident at your Orthodontic Consultation

April 12th, 2013

How You Can Start Preparing Now

When you first start thinking about going to the orthodontist, it is normal to feel apprehensive. What will your orthodontic experience bring? Whether you have been advised by a dentist or chosen to seek out orthodontic care from Dr. Bradley Nirenblatt on your own, there are a few things you can do to prepare for your initial consultation at Nirenblatt Orthodontics.

One of the best ways to prepare for an orthodontic consultation is to understand your options. With so many choices available today, orthodontic care is a lot more versatile than in the past. You can start preparing now by seeking out and understanding those options. With a few specific things in mind, you can be totally confident and prepared for your consultation.

Questions To Ask During the Consultation

As you consider orthodontic care, it is likely that a few questions may naturally arise. Don’t be afraid to ask any questions you might have. Our orthodontic team is here to help. Here are just a few examples of questions you may want to ask at your consultation.

  • Is there an estimated length of time that I will likely require braces?
  • How much should I expect to pay for my treatment? What are the payment options?
  • Does getting braces hurt? Is there anything I can do to prevent or minimize pain?
  • Is it likely that I will be wearing extra appliances in addition to braces to correct my overbite or other problems?
  • Are there specific foods I will need to avoid when I get braces?
  • Will braces prevent me from playing my favorite sport or musical instrument?
  • How can I keep my teeth clean with braces?
  • How often will I be expected to come in for checkups and other appointments?

Once your consultation is over, you don’t have to feel like your options are exhausted. If questions arise after the consultation, don’t be afraid to ask. Our orthodontic team will be here to help throughout the entire process.

Confidence throughout the Process

With answers to your questions, and an orthodontic team on your side, you can be confident about any necessary orthodontic treatments. From the initial consultation to the day your braces come off, your orthodontic treatment at Nirenblatt Orthodontics can be a smooth and simple process. The moment you see that beautiful smile, you’ll know it was all worth it.

We love bringing nothing but the most amazing smiles to our Charleston or North Charleston, NC patients!

Dr. Bradley Nirenblatt, reminding you to play it safe this spring

April 1st, 2013

It's springtime and it's again time to remind our patients at Nirenblatt Orthodontics to protect their faces and pearly whites while out on the field playing sports. According to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, children, high-school athletes and adults have more than 5,000,000 teeth knocked out in sporting events annually.

If you are planning on participating in spring sports, it’s imperative to have a proper-fitting mouthguard. Mouthguards can prevent chipped or broken teeth, lip and cheek injuries, jaw fractures, mouth lacerations and even concussions.

Having a mouthguard can make the difference between losing your teeth or not, and because many of our patients who play high school sports have jaws that are still growing, last year’s mouthguard may no longer fit as it should. Dr. Bradley Nirenblatt and our team at Nirenblatt Orthodontics can fit you for a new guard.

To learn more about mouth guards or for general questions about your treatment at our Charleston or North Charleston, NC office, please give us a call!

Five tips in caring for your braces during orthodontic treatment

March 25th, 2013

After getting your braces on, it is important to know how to take care of yourself in order to ensure that your braces stay intact and do their job so that your teeth are in top-notch condition after you complete your orthodontic treatment. Today, our team at Nirenblatt Orthodontics thought we would provide you with five tips you need to know to ensure you undergo successful treatment at our Charleston or North Charleston, NC office.

Flossing twice a day or after every meal can help you clean areas between teeth and other places a toothbrush can miss. We also recommend using a floss threader, which can be used to help you navigate safely around your braces and brackets. It is vital to floss twice a day, preferably after lunch and before bedtime to keep gum disease and tooth decay at bay.

Teeth and appliances should be brushed after every meal and before bedtime using fluoride toothpaste and gentle, soft strokes. We recommend using an interdental toothbrush, which can help you clean the hard-to-reach areas under wires better than an ordinary toothbrush.

Using Elastics
This phase of orthodontic treatment requires cooperation and consistency on your part. If Dr. Bradley Nirenblatt has prescribed elastics, make sure they are worn at all times, except when eating meals or brushing teeth. It’s important that you wear the correct size elastics and have extras in case our office is closed. By failing to wear your elastics for even one day, you run the risk your teeth moving back toward their original position.

Addressing Damage to Your Braces
In case your appliances are damaged, we ask that you call our team at Nirenblatt Orthodontics immediately to set up an appointment.

Eat Friendly Foods
When undergoing treatment, there are certain foods you must avoid. Foods that are hard, sticky, chewy or sour can add months to your treatment time. These includes gum, caramels, taco shells, nuts, ice, chips or hard candies. By cutting your pieces thin or cooking them when possible, you may still consume these foods without harming your braces.

We hope that helps! If you have any questions, please give us a call at our Charleston or North Charleston, NC office or ask us during your next adjustment appointment!

Keep that candy at bay during your treatment!

March 18th, 2013

 Now that you have braces, it is more important than ever to maintain good oral hygiene during your treatment, says Dr. Bradley Nirenblatt. While we trust you will continue brushing and flossing on a regular basis throughout your treatment at Nirenblatt Orthodontics, you also have to mindful of what you eat. Our team will tell you that while all those sweet, sour and sticky candies may taste great, these treats can actually damage your teeth and braces!

Sour candies, which many people like to snack on,  can be acidic to your teeth, and actually wear down the enamel that protects them, resulting in tooth decay and cavities. If you do indulge in eating these candies at some point during your treatment, be sure to wash your mouth out with water, drink milk or eat a few slices of cheese. These foods will help neutralize the acid in your mouth.

Besides cavities and tooth decay, many people do not realize that good oral health and hygiene are important to your overall health too—researchers have discovered the connection between periodontal disease and other major health concerns, such as heart disease. Therefore, it is important to maintain a good oral hygiene routine just as you did before your braces. This includes visiting your dentist here in Charleston or North Charleston, NC every six months, brushing and flossing daily and using an antibacterial mouthwash, as well as visiting Dr. Bradley Nirenblatt for your regular adjustment appointments.

For more questions about foods you should avoid while wearing braces, or if you have any general questions about your treatment, we encourage you to give us a call, ask us at your next adjustment appointment or ask us on Facebook!

St. Patrick's Day: Celtic Pride, Green Shamrocks and Lucky Charms

March 15th, 2013

“St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time -- a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic.” Adrienne Cook

Lucky green shamrocks, leprechauns, and pots of gold: It must be St. Patrick’s Day! If you’re not Irish, how do you go about celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? It’s easy: You just put on one of those tall leprechauns hats, dress in green from head to toe, and wear one of those carefree pins that say “Kiss Me, I’m Irish”. On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish, and that is the universal beauty of the holiday. Celtic pride does not discriminate.

Wondering what Nirenblatt Orthodontics is doing to celebrate March 17th? Well, we’ve thought about doing everything from handing out lucky gold coins (you know, the fake ones that are made of chocolate) to shamrock stickers. Maybe we’ll even give away green toothbrushes and floss! You’ll never know unless you come in to see Dr. Bradley Nirenblatt !

All kidding aside, St. Patrick’s Day is an important cultural and religious holiday. There are lavish parades and church services across Ireland on March 17th. Over time, however, the holiday has developed into a day to observe Irish culture in general. In places like England and the United States, where there is a large Irish Diaspora, the holiday has greater significance than other countries. From the streets of Boston to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, it is a day of celebration, and many Americans of Irish descent will cook up a traditional meal of corned beef and cabbage.

So, to all of you with Irish ancestry, and to all of you who have decided to be Irish for the day, our office wishes you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Good luck looking for a pot of leprechaun gold, which is said to exist at the end of the rainbow. However, keep away from those sugary Lucky Charms; sweet cereals might taste good, but your kids’ teeth might not be feeling too lucky if they eat it for breakfast every day. Have a great St. Paddy’s day and remember to call your favorite orthodontic soon to keep your oral health in check!

Invisalign® Q&A, from Nirenblatt Orthodontics

March 8th, 2013

The fact is, most of us aren’t born with a red carpet smile. And that’s where Dr. Bradley Nirenblatt and our team at Nirenblatt Orthodontics can help. Of course, orthodontic treatment help make your teeth stay strong, healthy and become perfectly-aligned. But did you know you can get the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted — without braces?

We are proud to offer a clear alternative option for straightening teeth called Invisalign, which uses a series of invisible, removable and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing. Today, we thought we would answer some of the most common questions we hear about Invisalign!

Q: How is Invisalign treatment different than traditional braces?

A: Not only does Invisalign effectively straighten teeth, Invisalign aligners are comfortable and durable, and provide patients the opportunity to enjoy their favorite activities such as sports and playing instruments, activities that can be challenging while wearing braces. Also, Invisalign's near-invisibility is a popular feature; treatment is very inconspicuous, making it easier to fit in rather than call attention to treatment. And because Invisalign aligners are removable, patients can take remove them at meal times, as well as to properly brush and floss to maintain healthy hygiene during treatment. Finally, Invisalign treatment has fewer emergenies because there are no wires or brackets to break or stick the patients.

Q: How does Invisalign work?

A: Using a series nof clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth, we use proprietary 3D computer imaging technology to map the complete treatment—from start to finish. When the aligners are placed on the teeth, they cause your teeth to gradually shift from their current position. After approximately two weeks, you will begin using the next set of aligners, which will continue the teeth straightening process, ultimately giving you the smile you've always wanted.

Q: Is Invisalign as effective as regular braces?

A: Yes. Depending on the case Invisalign maybe more effective than braces but in certain cases braces may be the optimal appliance. We recommend that you get a consultation with Nirenblatt Orthodontics to see if your case will be best treated with Invisalign.

Q: How long does treatment take?

A: The length of treatment depends on the severity of each case and can only be determined by a visit to Nirenblatt Orthodontics during a consultation with Dr. Bradley Nirenblatt.

We hope this helps! If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign, please give us a call at our Charleston or North Charleston, NC office to schedule your initial consultation.

To Use or Not to Use Mouthwash . . . That is the Question

March 1st, 2013

A famous mouthwash company chose the marketing slogan, “Better than flossing.” As a consumer, would you believe a high-end commercial that essentially tells you to stop flossing? Just use this brand of mouthwash and the risk of gingivitis, cavities, etc., is gone. What a wonderful idea! Now for the reality: This is simply not true.

The company that made these claims received some negative feedback for making this false claim. Does this mean that all mouthwashes are ineffective? Absolutely not. It takes a little bit of research to know which mouthwashes are most effective and best suited for you. Here are some key points to remember when choosing a mouthwash.

First, think about why you want to use a mouthwash. If you are at high risk for cavities, you would benefit from a fluoride mouthwash. Check the labels to see which ones contain fluoride.

If you have active gingivitis, a mouthwash with some antibacterial properties would be preferable. Read the labels carefully. You do not want a mouthwash containing alcohol. If you have active periodontal disease, an antibacterial mouthwash is appropriate, though you may want to discuss which kind would be best for your individual needs.

Prescription mouthwashes are also an option. You should pay close attention to the directions, such as how much and how long to use them. There is one brand in particular whose effectiveness can steadily diminish if you use it continually. There can also be side effects you should discuss with our office and/or your pharmacist.

Some great mouthwashes for kids change the color of plaque on their teeth to help them see how they are doing with their brushing. This is a great learning tool for the child and the parent! Frankly, I think many adults could benefit from this too. Why not pick up a bottle for yourself next time you’re at the store and evaluate your own performance?

Beware of claims that a mouthwash can loosen plaque. This is not accurate. Beware of any mouthwash that has alcohol. This is worth mentioning twice. Take care of your taste buds. If you are using a strong mouthwash, it can reduce your sense of taste.

These tips should help you choose the right mouthwash for your needs. Please contact Dr. Bradley Nirenblatt your Charleston or North Charleston, NC orthodontic with any specific questions!

Hypersensitive teeth: Dr. Bradley Nirenblatt explains the cause

February 22nd, 2013

It is common to experience dentine hypersensitivity, with symptoms ranging from moderate to severe. Why does it happen and how do you know if this sensitivity is something to be concerned about? The first step is to determine the cause.

The most common cause of the sensitivity is exposure of the dentin. Dentin is the layer immediately surrounding the nerve of the tooth. It is alive and usually covered by the gum tissue. When gum recession is present hypersensitivity is common. Other contributors to temporary tooth hypersensitivity include: teeth whitening, dental procedures such as fillings, periodontal treatment, and braces placement or adjustment. These are temporary and should be of no concern.

Permanent hypersensitivity, however, may require treatment. To understand the cause of sustained hypersensitivity, let us explain the structure of dentin and why it serves as a ‘hot spot’.

The dentin contains a large numbers of pores or tubes that run from the outside of the tooth to the nerve in the center. When dentin tubes are exposed, there is a direct connection between the mouth and dental pulp, which houses the nerve and blood supply of the tooth. External stimuli, such as mechanical pressure (tooth grinding or clenching - bruising the ligaments holding the teeth in place), temperature changes, as well as chemical stimuli (sweet–sour) are transmitted to the pain-sensitive dental pulp and activate nerve endings. A short and sharp pain is the result. These external stimuli cause fluid movement in the open tube that is transmitted as pain sensations. Something needs to be placed into the dentin tube to plug it and stop this fluid movement.

The first step in doing something about dental hypersensitivity is to determine the cause – our professional team at Nirenblatt Orthodontics can help you with this. Whether the sensitivity is due to exposed dentin or an underlying cause such as abscess or decay, corrective measures are needed. Contact us sooner than later so Dr. Bradley Nirenblatt can reduce the sensitivity, and provide you with some relief!

Food Drive at Nirenblatt Orthodontics

November 8th, 2012

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and Nirenblatt Orthodontics wants to lend a "Helping Hand" to the community. We have a food collection box located in our office and we are asking for patients to please bring in any canned or dry goods for a Thanksgiving dinner to be donated to Helping Hands of Goose Creek. We will begin accepting donations on Nov. 5th through Friday Nov. 16th. Patients will get 3 points per item donated and it is all going to a great cause! Please help us pay it forward.

We have gotten some donations already, but we would love to really fill this big box with dry/canned goods! Bring us your items by November 16th and help us to make sure that these great families will have a Thanksgiving dinner!

Thank you in advance for your support!

Nirenblatt Orthodontics wants to know, are you on Pinterest?

August 16th, 2012

There’s been a lot of buzz recently about Pinterest, a social media platform that allows you to share ideas on a virtual pinboard. This new social network is growing quickly and receiving a lot of media attention, so our team at Nirenblatt Orthodontics thought we’d give it a try.

We are currently are adding pins to our boards, and would love to get your input. It’s inspiring to see and share images with you online and interact with our community through our social networks.

So let us know if you’re on Pinterest and share your favorite things with us. Be sure to recommend your favorite pinboards to Dr. Nirenblatt and team. We look forward to sharing with you on Pinterest!

Ask your Doctor: What should I expect during my initial consultation?

May 11th, 2012

Great question! When you first come in for your initial consultation your doctor will conduct a comprehensive examination to assess your oral health. This will better enable us to determine the best treatment method for you.
Your orthodontic evaluation will consist of an oral and facial examination to assess your oral health. We will have you take intraoral and facial photographs as well as panoramic and cephalometric X-rays to help determine the proper orthodontic treatment method. Then, an impression of your teeth and bite will be taken to construct a model of your mouth. (This will help us when examining your diagnostic records).
At your second appointment, the doctor will discuss your options with you. Our team feels it’s important to take the time to carefully examine your diagnostic records after your consultation so that we can more thoroughly prepare for your orthodontic treatment. This additional preparation will ensure that you receive the best orthodontic care possible. At this time, we encourage you to ask us any questions you may have about your treatment.
If you are seeking orthodontics for your child, our staff asks that both you and your child attend the initial consultation. We feel it is important that both you and your child completely understand the doctor’s recommendations before we proceed with treatment.
Give us a call today and schedule a consultation! We look forward to hearing from you!

Celebrating Earth Day by Doing Our Part to Help the Planet!

April 27th, 2012

We are living in an age with a renewed commitment to conservation, and are frequently reminded to recycle, reduce and reuse. Last Sunday marked Earth Day, so today we thought we would discuss some of the things we do to conserve our natural resources and the environment.

Our office is digitalized, which means we can operate without the use of large amounts of paper and printing materials. The information in our office can be sent and processed digitally, which is also more efficient. We take all of the steps possible to be a 'green' office, making us better for the planet and more convenient for our patients.

We would love to hear how you minimize your impact on the environment. Leave us a comment below or post on our Facebook page!

Spring is here! Do we have your current contact info?

April 13th, 2012

Spring is in the air! As you probably know, you can always connect with us on our Facebook page, but we invite you to please contact our office with any updates to phone numbers and addresses, so that we may be able to reach you.

We also encourage you to call us and let us know if you have any new phone numbers or if your contact information has changed!

Thank you! Have a great weekend!

Connect with Nirenblatt Orthodontics on Facebook!

March 14th, 2012

We’ve rolled out our new Facebook Timeline page and would love for you to check it out! You’ll find all the useful information that was there before, but now in a fun, new layout. When you connect with us on Facebook, you’ll be able to check out photos of our office, find out about new events and contests, or you can even leave a note about how much you enjoyed your visit at our office. We love hearing your feedback to make our practice serve you and your family even better. To make life even easier, if you “Like” us on Facebook, you’ll automatically receive updates from our office right on your own news feed!

In fact, you will get all of the updates about our current contests at Nirenblatt Orthodontics! We have different monthly contests in our offices, and for the month of March the contest is: How many gold coins are in the jar? The winner will receive 4 tickets to Magnolia Gardens and 5 smile tokens! Stop by the office and make a guess.

See you on Facebook!

Putting our patients at ease, at Nirenblatt Orthodontics

March 6th, 2012

At Nirenblatt Orthodontics, we strive to provide our patients with only the best in orthodontic care in a comfortable, friendly and informative office. Today we took some time to answer questions about what patients can expect when they start treatment at our office.

Do you take the time to explain options to your patients, and what each procedure entails?
Yes, we always make time to explain everything that is going on.

Do you partner with your patients other dental professionals to make sure they receive superior treatment?
Yes, we stay very close in contact with our patients' other dental professionals to ensure the best treatment possible.

Do you use state of the art technology to make procedures more efficient and cause less discomfort?
Yes, we have the latest technology possible to make our patients' treatments more understandable and as comfortable as possible. Such as, videos for all procedures, whether it be a more of a severe case like extractions needed or an easy case like elastic wear. We make it as easy to understand for our patients as we can.

Do you offer extras like wireless Internet access, coffee or snacks?
We do not provide Internet access at this time, but are thinking of providing it in the future. We do, however, supply lots of goodies at our snack bar and always have the coffee on and ready to go.

Do you have incentive programs to help your patients stay motivated about good oral health?
We sure do! We have a Smile Tokens Reward Program, which means that every time our patients come in for their appointments and have good oral hygeine, wear their Nirenblatt Orthodontics t-shirts, are wearing their elastics according to treatment plan, etc...they will receive up to 2 or 3 smile tokens per appointment and are able to cash them in at anytime to receive one of our many prizes! But, that's not all! We are in the process of getting a NEW and MORE EXCITING rewards program. So stay tuned for more information on the new and upcoming rewards program!!

Do you do anything that you feel sets you apart from other doctors in the area?
Yes, we offer NO down payments and some interest free monthly payments!

If you have any questions about our practice, or would like to schedule a consultation, give us a call today!

Common questions at Nirenblatt Orthodontics

February 29th, 2012

Dr. Bradley Nirenblatt and the team at Nirenblatt Orthodontics strive to provide our patients with only the best in orthodontic care in a friendly and fun environment. Our patients can expect to be treated courteously, be seen on time, complete treatment as promised, and have all their questions and concerns addressed. Today we wanted to answer a couple of commonly asked questions that we receive at the office:

What do we expect out of our patients?
• Cooperation
• Being on time for their appointments
• Communicate with us and let us know if there are any questions or concerns that you are having

How can patients improve the way they approach treatment?
• For patients to be well informed and to visit our website, which includes a lot of information on all the different options for treatment.

How can Doctor-Patient relationships improve?
Just getting to know us better and communicating with us more so that we can really learn about the patient and get to know each other.

What qualities make for a great patient?
• Responsibility
• Cooperation
• A positive attitude
• Patience

Have another question? Just ask! You can contact us at the office or visit us on Facebook.

More great reviews for Nirenblatt Orthodontics!

February 24th, 2012

Nirenblatt Orthodontics, serving North Charleston and the surrounding areas, has been receiving some great patient reviews lately! Check out what our current patients are saying about Dr. Nirenblatt and team!

The initial visit far exceeded our expectations. The staff was very friendly. The level of service was unbelievable. We were given a break down analysis of everything and left the office feeling knowledgeable. This office raises the bar compared to other offices that we visited. Outstanding job, guys!"
-- Robert R.

"Relieved Dad
My daughter had braces for two years from another orthdontist. i took her to Dr. N. He did the intial exam and then gave me her treatment requirements. Not only did she have crooked teeth, she also had a mandibular prognatism. She just had her braces removed a week ago and Lauren has a beautiful smile and her prognatism is virtually non existant. An excellent Dr. and staff!"
-- Lauren A.

"Great Service
Everyone is always very friendly everytime we go in for an appt. We never have to wait long and treatment is always explained. I recommend them to all of my family and friends."
-- Austin

"I just finish my treatment and i would like to say thank you and that i rarely had any problems during the whole thing..i'm glad i came here an i recommend them to anybody."
-- Myjah W.

"Third child
I would recommend Dr. Nirenblatt to anyone who is seeking orthodontic work. If I did not believe in his work, I would not be bringing my thrid child to him for braces. The whole office is very professional and will answer any questions you may have. I have never had any problems with his work and respect him and his knowledge as an Orthodontist."
-- Carly S.

Thank you for all of the kind words! If you have any questions about our practice or your orthodontic treatment, give us a call or ask us on Facebook.

What are patients saying about Nirenblatt Orthodontics?

February 7th, 2012

Dr. Bradley Nirenblatt and our team love getting patient reviews. And lately, Nirenblatt Orthodontics, serving Charleston, SC and the surrounding communities, has been getting some pretty great patient testimonials! We thought we'd share some with you today! Happy Tuesday!

"Awesome Group of People
Thank you for all your help"
-- Shavon

"Starting Adult Braces
I am just starting Invisalign braces. The staff has been very pleasant, helpful in answering questions, going over what to expect good or bad. I had another ortho consult and they wanted a down payment of $1,200 for the Invisalign braces which I could not afford. I would have had the traditional braces because of the cost. Thanks to Dr. N. I can have almost invisible braces and in a shorter time."
-- Amy

"More Friendly Than I Expected
I was so thrilled yet nervous about my consultation with Dr. Nirenblatt, but as soon as I walked through the door and realized how friendly everyone was, it calmed me down! Everything about my appointment was awesome, from the time I walked in to the time I walked out. Everyone I came in contact with was very professional and helpful. Charline was very thorough when it came to the treatment as well as the financing for my treatment. She was also very patient and understanding when it came to my 2 year old daughter not wanting to listen! Dr. Nirenblatt and his team have me sold, and I'd recommend this orthodontist to anyone!"
-- Shakira

"Wonderful Staff
Dr. N and his staff are very wonderful people! It was my first visit but they made me feel like I was part of the extended family for a long time. Looking forward to seeing them more often during my treatment! Thanks guys!"
-- Nikki S.

"This Office Rocks!
I was very pleased with my treatment at Dr. Nirenblatt's office. He and his staff are very professional and knowledgeable. They explained each step as I was getting my braces and provided excellent after-care instructions. I am very excited about future visits as I embark on this journey towards my "perfect" smile. :-D"
-- Kecia

The initial visit far exceeded our expectations. The staff was very friendly. The level of service was unbelievable. We were given a break down analysis of everything and left the office feeling knowledgeable. This office raises the bar compared to other offices that we visited. Outstanding job, guys!"
-- Robert R.

Thank you for all of your kind words!

Why do you choose Nirenblatt Orthodontics?

January 25th, 2012

Nirenblatt Orthodontics, serving North Charleston and the surrounding areas, strives to provide exceptional treatment in an informative and friendly environment. Have you had a great experience at our office?

Share your story with the world!

Just select the "Review Us on Google Places" button above to write a review on our Google Place Page. We look forward to receiving your feedback!

Thank you,

The team at Nirenblatt Orthodontics

Happy New Year! From Nirenblatt Orthodontics

December 29th, 2011

The year is almost over, so we wanted to ask what was memorable about 2011 for you, and what are you looking forward to in 2012? Do you have a new year's resolution, or any exciting plans for the coming year?

Have a safe and happy New Year, from Nirenblatt Orthodontics!

Join the online conversation!

December 1st, 2011

Whether you just began your orthodontic treatment at Nirenblatt Orthodontics and have a follow-up question for Dr. Bradley Nirenblatt or team, or if you’d simply like to drop us a quick line, we’d love to hear from you! We love connecting with our patients online, whether it’s by sharing news on our blog or communicating ideas on our interactive Facebook page.

Please visit Dr. Nirenblatt and our team on the following networks:


See you online!

Happy Thanksgiving from Nirenblatt Orthodontics!

November 21st, 2011

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season knocking at our door, Dr. Bradley Nirenblatt and our entire staff at Nirenblatt Orthodontics wanted to stop for a moment and extend our best wishes to you, our patients, referring doctors and families, for a wonderful Thanksgiving.

We also want to extend a special "Thank You" to all of our military families and to those who are serving in our armed forces overseas and at home. We are so thankful for your service. Our office wishes you a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

We hope that this Thanksgiving and holiday season brings fond memories. Thank you for being part of our family.

Dr. Nirenblatt is the "Talk of the Town"!

November 14th, 2011

Congratulations to Dr. Bradley Nirenblatt for being a Talk of the Town Winner in the "Orthodontists" category! Our team at Nirenblatt Orthodontics loves working with Dr. Nirenblatt to create new, healthy smiles in a welcoming and comfortable environment.

See you at your next appointment!

Welcome to Our Blog!

June 21st, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to visit our blog. Please check back often for weekly updates on fun and exciting events happening at our office, important and interesting information about orthodontics and the dental industry, and the latest news about our practice.

Feel free to leave a comment or question for our doctor and staff – we hope this will be a valuable resource for our patients, their families, and friends!

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