The Top 5 Reasons Why People Avoid Seeing the Orthodontist
By: Dr. Kerry White Brown
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Dr. Kerry White Brown has been setting the standards for delivering high quality orthodontic care since 1998. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Benedict College she attended Howard University College of Dentistry, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and completed her orthodontic specialty training.

She is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, South Carolina Association of Orthodontists and the North Carolina/South Carolina Damon® Study Club.

Dr. White Brown is a native of Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina. She and her husband have two sons.

Come experience White Brown Smiles and you will see Dr. White Brown offers innovative and effective orthodontics to patients in and around Columbia, Greenville, Orangeburg, Florence, Lexington, Blythewood, Irmo, Sumter, Camden, Chapin, Elgin, St. Matthews, Darlington, Hartsville and Edisto, South Carolina – and she does it all with a smile!

Patients are afraid it's going to hurt.

Pain is the number-one reason most people avoid going to the orthodontist. However, modern technology—and choosing the right orthodontist—can ensure that you or your child enjoys a pain-free orthodontic experience.

Patients are afraid it's going to cost too much..

Not only are most orthodontic procedures more affordable than ever, but insurance, payment plans and a variety of other financing options make this all but a moot point for most patients. Remember, orthodontists aren’t in this to get rich, they’re here to make sure your child’s teeth, smile, and jaw are aligned to make his or her life better—period!

We’re not going to let something like price get in the way of creating a better, safer, healthier smile for you or your child.

Patients are afraid it's going to take too long / miss too much school or work.

Regardless of the type of orthodontic procedure you or your child needs, time is of the essence. Modern technology and ease of access allows us to work around your work or your child’s school schedule with minimal absences. After initial visits, and barring the actual procedure itself, most visits and/or adjustments are routine and can take anywhere from fifteen to forty-five minutes.

Patients do not see the need to take action.

Eroding, crooked or unaligned smiles can take time to happen, but the time to act is now. Orthodontic irregularities don’t just heal on their own or disappear if you ignore them. Your or your child’s smile and overall dental health are too important to ignore out of questions of pain, convenience, or even price.

Patients have been treated in the past with an attitude of indifference.

Let’s face it, not all doctors are created equal. Every profession has its “bad apples,” and to say dentistry is the exception would be to write fiction instead of fact. There is no room for indifference when it comes to your or your child’s healthcare. Find an orthodontic specialist that offers not only state of the art technology but state of the art service as well. Orthodontic specialists know what it’s like to sit in the chair, and should provide every opportunity for patients, especially our younger patients, to feel comfortable, safe, and secure in our care.
“I came to orthodontic specialist when I was 25. It was very nice to have an affordable monthly payment for something that was very important to me. That was 15 years ago. I needed a new retainer at 40. I was very nervous about the cost and being the oldest patient. Everyone was welcoming & very knowledgable. Thank you. As soon as my 6 year old is ready for braces, we will be back!”

- Jen R.
Meet Our White Brown Smiles Team… team We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home when they visit one of our four orthodontic offices in Columbia, Greenville, Orangeburg and Florence, South Carolina (SC)! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our team and staff is trained and skilled, and has over 100 years of combined orthodontic experience.

We strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service and orthodontic treatment to each patient. Each member of our treatment team is a registered assistant, and our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care.

All of our staff is CPR certified, and we strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

Come experience White Brown Smiles and you will see we offer innovative and effective orthodontics to patients in and around Columbia, Greenville, Orangeburg, Florence, Lexington, Blythewood, Irmo, Chapin, Camden, Sumter, Elgin, St. Matthews, Darlington, Hartsville and Edisto, South Carolina – and we do it all with a smile!
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