Famed writer William Arthur Ward wrote, “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” Nash Orthodontics couldn’t agree more with this sentiment and is working hard to ensure that the grins of Mount Pleasant stay aligned and appear often.
“I feel very honored to be voted,” said Dr. Travis D. Nash, reflecting on his practice’s recent accolade of being named the Best Orthodontist in Mount Pleasant. “We really have fantastic patients and a fantastic staff.”
Once you step foot inside the office, it’s clear to see why this practice, now in its sixth year, continues to grow rapidly. Sleek overhead lighting, starfish décor and vibrant photographs of Lowcountry marshes and sunsets adorn the walls, emitting the essence of a spa rather than a doctor’s office. A board behind the reception desk welcomes new patients by name, adding to the personal, friendly feel that permeates throughout the property.
“We really try to make a very comfortable family environment,” said Nash, who once served as an Orthodontics Department head in the U.S. Navy. “We want people to want to be here.”
From a Wii video game nook to a well-stocked coffee station for parents, the concept of waiting room reaches a whole new level – way beyond the outdated publications and harsh fluorescent lighting of the past.
Originally a Biology major, Dr. Nash’s career path took a different route when his college friend’s father, an orthodontist, shared with him the gratifying experiences that come along with the profession.
“Orthodontics was a great combination of science and art,” said Dr. Nash, who also has a budding practice on James Island. “It’s a way to apply science outside of the lab.”
Toward the back of the spacious office, a row of plush orthodontic chairs can be found in a room painted a calming shade of indigo. This is Nash Orthodontics’ treatment bay, where patients sit side-by-side in a relaxed setting.
“We put a lot of thought into keeping it open with the windows and high ceiling,” said Dr. Nash. “The Bay lends itself to comfort. Patients can look around and see what everyone is doing. There is a lot of joking and conversation that takes place in this room.”
From Invisalign to traditional braces, Nash Orthodontics helps a variety of people with multiple needs.
“We look at a patient’s goals and match the treatment,” said Dr. Nash, who currently treats individuals ranging in age from 7 to 78.
“It’s really rewarding watching the younger patients we treat,” Dr. Nash, who hosts an annual appreciation day for loyal patients at Blackbeard’s Cove Family Fun Park every July, added. “Their whole personality changes as their smile gets better. Their confidence builds.”
Hanging on the wall is a copper-colored cowbell adorned with silver, blue and white ribbon. Dr. Nash explained that patients ring the bell after they get their braces removed, to signify the celebratory start of a new journey.
“It doesn’t matter what clothing you wear or the car you’re driving, a beautiful smile is always in fashion,” said Dr. Nash.
From helping with local book and food drives to running raffles where the grand prize is a pair of tickets to a Carolina/Clemson football game, Nash Orthodontics’ community involvement knows no bounds.
With extended hours, gift card giveaways and care that exceeds expectations, Nash Orthodontics definitely gives us something to smile about.
Nash Orthodontics is located at 1127 Queensborough Blvd., Suite 107, in Mount Pleasant. For more information, call 843-884-6336 or visit www.NashOrthodontics.com.