Senior and High-Risk Patient Hours 9 AM – 11 AM on Mondays and Thursdays. For more COVID related information click here.

Professional Teeth Straightening & Adult Braces

Are you interested in adult braces but don’t want the noticeable and obtrusive metal brackets? Dr. Game is trained in providing effective orthodontic care that will straighten your teeth quickly, safely, and, best of all, unnoticeably! You don’t have to put up with uncomfortable and intrusive metal brackets anymore. If you are unhappy with the way your teeth look and want to straighten them, look no further than Stono Dental Care.

Invisalign Invisible Braces - Stono Dental Care Johns Island

Invisalign® Braces

Invisalign in Johns Island - Stono Dental CareInvisalign® is a set of custom-made aligners that Dr. Game makes specifically for your teeth. You might have heard about Invisalign clear aligner therapy and wondered if it’s right for you. These aligners are made of a comfortable and clear plastic material that will adjust your teeth over time. Dr. Game will adjust the aligners until your teeth are completely straight! The benefits of Invisalign are:

  • The aligners are clear so nobody will notice you are wearing them
  • They can be removed when you eat and brush your teeth
  • They are smooth and comfortable to wear
  • No food restrictions
  • Faster treatments
  • No damage to teeth or gums

Invisibly straighten your teeth! »


Powerprox® Six Month Braces

Powerprox Braces - Johns Island SC DentistPowerprox® Six Month Braces utilizes the same techniques used in orthodontics for over 60 years, and combines them with new materials and technologies to quickly and safely straighten your teeth. You can get the smile you’ve always wanted in as few as only six months!

Powerprox uses clear and nearly invisible wires and brackets that are hardly noticeable. The key technology is a special wire with “shape memory,” which always returns to its ideal shape, no matter how bent or twisted the wire gets. This wire will move your teeth automatically into the correct position, giving you a great looking smile.

Straighten your teeth in just six months! »


Orthodontics FAQs

What is the best age to visit the orthodontist?

You may visit the orthodontist anytime after your permanent teeth have erupted. For most, this is around the age of 7. While many patients undergo orthodontic treatment during adolescence, there are several who seek orthodontics well into adulthood. We provide family orthodontics to patients of all ages!

How long do I have to wear braces?

Treatment times vary from patient to patient. Your personalized treatment plan will depend largely upon whether you’re wearing metal braces or Invisalign. During your orthodontic consultation, we’ll discuss your smile goals and give you an estimated wear time.

Do braces need special care?

Your at-home routine is more important than ever when wearing braces. Metal wires and brackets can trap food and harbor cavity-causing bacteria. Ensure you’re adequately brushing and flossing around your braces. Additionally, avoid any sticky or crunchy foods that may cause damage to your braces.

Senior and High-Risk Patient Hours 9 AM – 11 AM on Mondays and Thursdays

Over the next few weeks, we will slowly start to reopen our practice. As most of you know, most dental problems get worse overtime, and we want to treat dental issues before they become bigger problems. We want to ensure our patients that we are taking COVID-19 (and all infectious diseases) seriously and are adding extra precautions to protect you and our team.

We are offering special hours and accommodations for our senior and high-risk patients:

  1. Special hours: We are reserving 9 AM – 11 AM on Mondays and Thursdays for our seniors and high-risk patients.
  2. Mobile check-in: There will be no need for you to come into the waiting area. When you arrive, text 843-779-9096 or call 843-203-5429 to let us know that you are here. We will come to your car, bring you in the side door, and take you directly into a treatment room.
  3. First in room: You will be the first patient using the treatment room in at least 36 hours, since we are not normally open on the weekends or Wednesdays.
  4. Paperwork: Any paperwork that you need to complete will be sent to you via email or text so that you can complete it on your own device. We will also allow you to complete the paperwork in the treatment room using paper or a disinfected iPad.
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  5. Mask: If you do not have a mask, one will be given to you to enter and exit the office. Our team will keep masks on when we are within 6 feet of you. Since we will be wearing masks, please forgive us if it makes communication harder and please know that we are still smiling underneath.
  6. Closed rooms: Each of our treatment rooms are closed with walls and doors and have their own air return vent. Closed rooms are very effective at keeping potential diseases from spreading from room-to-room.
  7. Check-out: The check-out process will be performed in the treatment rooms. After you are finished, you will leave the office through the side door and avoid the waiting area.
  8. Additional screenings: We will be screening all patients and team members for travel, symptoms associated with COVID-19, and contact with anyone showing symptoms associated with COVID-19 or contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case. The temperatures of all patients and team members will be recorded.
  9. Mouth rinse: All patients will use a mouth rinse to destroy viruses and kill bacteria before treatment.
  10. Limit office traffic: We will require all non-essential families/friends to stay at home or wait in their vehicles during appointments.
  11. Infection control: We will continue our normal practice of following universal precautions, as we always do. This means after every patient, the room will be disinfected with chemicals that have been shown to be effective against the coronavirus in 30 seconds (Optim1), the instruments will be sterilized, and our team will continue to wear appropriate protective equipment such as mask and gloves.
  12. Addition cleaning: More frequent sanitation processes for the reception area and bathrooms.
  13. Suctions: As many of you know, we have always used special suctions. Not only do these suctions isolate the area being worked on and protect patient, they also prevent the spread of disease.
  14. Clean air: We have added additional air purification systems to our office.
  15. Stono Dental Care is taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our patients and team. Thank you for your patience and please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

    Take care,
    
Andy Game, DMD, MBA

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