What Is Included in Treatment from an Orthodontist in Summerville?

Orthodontic treatment is an advanced form of dental care that focuses on aligning crooked, gapped, or misaligned teeth for a straight, better-functioning smile. Here’s a brief overview of what to expect when you schedule treatment from an orthodontist in Summerville at Crescent Moon Orthodontics. 

Superior Technology 

A premier aspect of your treatment from an orthodontist in Summerville at Crescent Moon Orthodontics is superior technology. We use state-of-the-art orthodontic therapies and technological tools to guarantee the smoothest and best orthodontic treatments possible for straightening your smile. 

The advanced technology we use to produce highly efficient traditional braces and modern clear aligners includes: 

  • Digital Imaging
  • Digital Modeling
  • 3D Printing 
  • Invisalign® Software and Technology 
  • SureSmile® Aligner Manufacturing 
  • Advanced Refinements for Pain Mediation 

Modern Options 

Crescent Moon Orthodontics offers only the very latest modern options in orthodontic treatment, including clear aligners and traditional braces. Dr. Zetz, our talented orthodontist in Summerville, will determine which options are the best fit to meet every patient’s needs. 

Invisalign Clear Aligners 

The Invisalign System is a series of clear overlay aligners that are custom designed and produced by computer technology using advanced 3D imaging. Each set of custom clear aligners gradually moves the teeth toward the predetermined goal of perfect alignment. Made from BPA-free plastic, the clear aligners are virtually invisible, making them a top choice for adults who wish to undergo orthodontic treatment without the stigma of visible braces. Crescent Moon Orthodontics is a Preferred Invisalign Provider in Charleston and Summerville. 

Invisalign Teen

Invisalign® Teen is ideal for teens looking to enhance their smile, but are concerned about the appearance of traditional braces. Invisalign appeals to teens because they are easy to use, easily removable to allow eating all their favorite foods. Invisalign clear aligners for teens work the same way as for adults; teens receive a new set of custom clear aligners every few weeks that move their teeth closer to a predetermined straight smile. 

SureSmile Clear Aligners 

Similar to Invisalign, SureSmile clear aligners are also made from clear plastic, in this case Essix, to be nearly invisible. They are custom designed right in our office using 3D imaging and modeling and the specialized SureSmile software. These advanced clear aligners are another popular option for both adults and teens wanting discreet orthodontic treatment. 

Traditional Braces 

Traditional braces are often a better choice for many patients, due to certain orthodontic problems or issues of cost. Many dental insurance plans do not cover clean aligners but will cover most if not all the cost of traditional braces. At Crescent Moon Orthodontics, we offer traditional metal braces with both clear and rhodium-coated options.

Recognized Expertise from a Skilled Orthodontist in Summerville 

Dr. Michael R. Zetz, Jr. is our talented orthodontist in Summerville at Crescent Moon Orthodontics. Extensively educated at St. Louis University, Ohio State University, and the Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Zetz and our skilled team of orthodontic specialists bring over 70 years of combined experience and recognized expertise to our patients. 


Since 2003, the team at Crescent Moon Orthodontics have brought straight smiles to youth and adults throughout the Low Country of Charleston and Summerville, using the most advanced technology and techniques available in the industry. Contact us today for superior orthodontic care from a skilled orthodontist in Summerville.