Your Adult Treatment Guide

For nearly 30 years, Nirenblatt Orthodontics has been committed to creating beautifully aligned smiles throughout the Lowcountry. During that time, Dr. Nirenblatt has worked with patients of all ages, including adults. We believe everyone deserves a healthy mouth and a confident smile, and there’s no age limit for achieving this! Orthodontic treatment can transform any smile, including yours. If you’ve spent years feeling uncomfortable with the way your teeth look or function, our expert team is here to help! Keep reading below to learn more about how we can successfully treat adult patients like you. 

Your complimentary consultation with us

Your first visit to our North Charleston, Summerville, or West Ashley office is one of the most important appointments you’ll have. This is our chance to meet and get to know a bit about each other,  discuss the concerns you have about your oral health, and take a look at your smile. During this complimentary consultation, you can also expect us to:

  • review your dental and medical history forms
  • create a customized treatment plan based on your specific needs
  • discuss the investment needed for your new smile

Our goal is to provide you with a rewarding and stress-free orthodontic experience, something that begins with this visit! Dr. Nirenblatt is an experienced orthodontist, and you can trust him to provide you with all the information you need to determine which treatment is right for you. 

What treatment options are available for adults?

The cutting-edge technology and efficient techniques available with modern orthodontics allow us to offer adult patients a wide variety of treatment options. These are more comfortable and customizable than ever before, allowing us to help you achieve the results you desire without surgery or extractions in most cases. The following treatments are available to our adult patients.

Silver Braces 

Traditional silver metal braces are usually what people picture when they think of orthodontics. However, today’s braces look nothing like their predecessors! The brackets are much smaller and no longer wrap around the entire tooth, and thinner archwires are used to move the teeth with more comfort and speed. You can even put a pop of personality into your treatment journey by choosing fun colors for your elastic bands! Metal braces are usually the most economical treatment option and ideal for more severe or complex cases. 

Clear Braces

Clear braces are the same shape and size as metal braces but use clear or tooth-colored brackets to blend in better with your natural smile. When paired with clear, white, or tooth-colored elastics, they provide a very subtle way to straighten your teeth! While the ceramic brackets are durable, they are more prone to breakage than metal brackets. They also tend to be a bit more costly than metal braces. For this reason, we usually only recommend them for our teen and adult patients. Clear braces can be an excellent option for adults who want the benefits of traditional metal braces without the visibility! 

Invisalign clear aligner system

Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of clear removable aligners to move the teeth. These are made from a special thermoplastic resin and customized to fit over your teeth firmly but comfortably. Because they’re removable, they provide adult patients with a bit more freedom and flexibility than braces, and allow you to brush, floss, and eat as you normally would. 

Dr. Nirenblatt has been using aligners since 1999, and he’s personally treated hundreds of patients in that time. He’s actually been published on the subject! Unlike some orthodontists, he’s able to use Invisalign to successfully treat severe cases as well as those that are more mild or moderate.  

Our practice also offers in-house 3D printed aligners for touch-up treatments and special occasions like weddings, graduations, or senior pictures!

Every option comes with its own list of pros and cons, and not every treatment will be suitable for all patients. When you choose Nirenblatt Orthodontics, we’ll ensure you receive only the most appropriate treatment for your unique smile.

Your Adult Treatment Guide

Your investment in a healthier, happier smile

Once Dr. Nirenblatt has completed a painless but thorough examination of your mouth, a customized treatment plan will be created for you based on your specific needs and goals. The treatment fee will be determined at this time as well. We’ll outline everything your treatment plan includes and the investment needed for your new smile during your consultation.

Every smile is different, and each patient responds to treatment in their own way. Because of this, the total cost of treatment will vary from case to case. When we outline your personalized treatment plan, it will include a breakdown of all applicable fees. There are never any hidden fees with us, and we’ll always ensure you understand the investment required before we begin the active phase of treatment.

Our practice is dedicated to providing patients of all ages with affordable, high-quality orthodontic care. In fact, we’ve helped thousands of local families achieve a confident smile thanks to our custom payment plans! Financing is done in our office by our staff and not by an outside third party. We also offer a number of discounts, including:

Hometown Heroes discount

We offer a 10% discount off the total treatment costs for military personnel, first responders, and educators. Please provide an ID or proof of employment. We appreciate your service to our community!

10% pay in full discount

If you do not need a payment plan and would like to pay for your treatment in full, we offer a 10% cash discount off the total cost of treatment, excluding insurance.

Refer a friend and receive an account credit

For each friend you refer that starts full comprehensive treatment with us, you will receive a credit to your orthodontic account.

Family discount

We offer a second-family member discount for your loyalty to our practice.

We accept most insurance and HSAs. If you provide your insurance information to us by text or email, we can contact your insurance company to predetermine your orthodontic benefits before your consultation. Our team is also happy to file your insurance claims for your convenience!

Your Adult Treatment Guide

Get the smile you’ve always wanted with Nirenblatt Orthodontics

A brand new year is on the horizon—head into 2022 with a plan in place to achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted! Our talented team will make you feel welcome, relaxed, and confident in our care from your first visit to your last. Get in touch today to schedule your FREE consultation with Dr. Nirenblatt and take the first step towards a smile you’ll love to share with the world!