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Do crooked teeth leave you embarrassed with the appearance of your smile? Even a single misaligned tooth can have a huge impact.

Fortunately, orthodontic treatment from the Center for Dentistry can provide you with a healthier bite and boosted self-confidence.

Learn how the dentists at our Aiken, SC, office can help you achieve the smile of your dreams with orthodontics...

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Don't I Need to See an Orthodontist TO STRAIGHTEN MY TEETH?

While it's true that orthodontists receive special training in straightening smiles, experienced dentists like those at the Center for Dentistry are also well-qualified to help patients bring their teeth into proper alignment.

Our team of highly trained dental professionals can help you determine the best orthodontic option for your particular needs during a consultation at our Aiken office. Unlike most orthodontists, we can combine treatments such as teeth whitening and orthodontics so that you can achieve a perfectly balanced bite and a beautiful smile from the convenience of our friendly dental practice.

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Our patient was unhappy with the appearance of misaligned teeth. We rejuvenated her smile by combining treatments for a more balanced, attractive smile without having to refer her to an orthodontist.
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Your Orthodontic Treatment Options

After discussing your orthodontic concerns and individual goals, Drs. Leah B. Wilkins and Talmadge D. Wilkins can go over the best options for you. Treatment for misaligned teeth with orthodontics includes:



Braces are a trusted method to correct crooked teeth and can improve both the appearance and function of your bite. Patients with mild, moderate, and severe alignment issues are generally good candidates and they can choose between metal and clear ceramic braces. Both types of braces can achieve the same outcome with the primary difference being that the ceramic braces blend in more naturally with your teeth.



ClearCorrect® is similar to Invisalign® and uses a series of clear aligner trays to realign your smile. Like Invisalign, ClearCorrect offers patients with mild to moderate cases of misalignment a discreet option that provides a number of advantages when compared to traditional braces. Since the trays are removable, you can still eat your favorite foods and clean your teeth without any modifications to your regular schedule.

Achieve the Straighter Smile You've Always Wanted Request an Orthodontics Consultation Today

Your dream smile is in reach now that you've found the Center for Dentistry. Our dentists can use their orthodontic expertise to accurately diagnose your misalignment issues and recommend the best treatment option for your unique needs and schedule.

Whether you receive ClearCorrect or braces, we'll be there every step of the way to ensure your treatment is progressing smoothly and comfortably. Our friendly staff are always standing by to assist you with any questions you may or ways to improve your treatment experience.

Ready to get started on your brand-new smile? Request a consultation at our Aiken, SC, practice. You can contact us online or call: 

(803) 648-9461

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Our friendly team of dental professionals in Aiken, SC, is ready to help you achieve your ideal smile with personalized orthodontic treatment.

"I won't go anywhere else!" Learn Why Aiken Patients Love Us


Mike Cissell

Aiken, SC


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Center for Dentistry is an excellent group! I've been a patient here since moving to Aiken, and have been absolutely impressed at the high quality care during each visit. The staff are all amazing, and both Dr Tal and Dr Leah are wonderful! I recommend them to anyone seeking a high quality caring dental practice!

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Stacey Manning

Aiken, SC


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New to the area, started with my 15 yr old and now the whole family goes! They are Excellent! Highly recommend! Super staff highly attentive and very skilled.

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A Closer Look at the Difference Between ClearCorrect and Braces

Treatment Time

For both of these orthodontic methods, the length of treatment will depend on the complexity of your dental misalignment. In general, orthodontic aligner systems like ClearCorrect and Invisalign take 12–18 months to achieve the best results. Treatment with braces generally takes 18–24 months.


Clear aligner orthodontics, like ClearCorrect and Invisalign, are best suited for treating cases of mild to moderate misalignment. Braces can be used to correct mild to severe misalignment.


ClearCorrect aligners are made of thin, translucent plastic, making them nearly invisible in your mouth. While traditional braces are more visible than clear aligners, there are things we can do to make braces more discreet, such as using clear or tooth-colored rubber bands on your brackets. You can also choose to receive clear braces if discretion is one of your treatment priorities.

Special Care

Because clear aligners are removable, practicing good oral hygiene during treatment is as simple as following your regular brushing and flossing routine. You can easily clean the aligners with a soft toothbrush and mild soap. Braces aren't especially difficult to clean around, and special tools like floss threaders can help you clean those hard-to-reach areas.

The Center for Dentistry Difference

Our dental practice strives to provide the communities of Aiken, SC, and Augusta, GA, with top-quality care. Unlike a specialized orthodontist, the Center for Dentistry offers comprehensive services so that you and your family can enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles.


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We offer a wide range of cosmetic, restorative, and orthodontic treatments to patients of all ages in Aiken. Unlike an orthodontist, this allows our team of dental professionals to develop long-term relationships with you and your family from the comfort and convenience of our inviting office.

Focused on You

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By getting to know your personal history, current dental issues, and future goals, our dentists can develop a personalized orthodontic plan together with you. We will answer any questions you may have at every step of your dental journey so you can make an educated decision towards your care.

Team of Experts

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When you choose the Center for Dentistry for your orthodontic needs, you are choosing a team of dentists who will take into account your comprehensive oral health when developing a treatment plan. This allows you to enjoy incredible results not available from a traditional orthodontist.

"Welcoming, helpful, and so very pleasant." A Happy Patient's Testimonial

Center for Dentistry is an amazing establishment! I’ve been a patient here for as long as I can remember, and I have recommended many of my friends to come to this office. Each and every one of the staff members are very welcoming, helpful, and they are always so very pleasant. Anything you can think of they can do and they will do it right! I highly recommend choosing Center for Dentistry! Christina DeMinck
Dr. Talmadge D. Wilkins IV and Leah B. Wilkins

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At Center of Dentistry, our dentists favor a patient-friendly approach to cosmetic, implant, and comprehensive dentistry. Our highly trained staff will go the extra mile to make you feel at ease. Our dentists are affiliated with professional organizations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Pankey Institute for Florida

To schedule a visit at our Aiken, SC, dental office, contact us online, or call us at 803-648-9461 today!

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