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JAMES D. WHITEHEAD, III

You can feel confident in choosing Whitehead Orthodontics for you and your loved one’s orthodontic care knowing that you’ve selected the best from a family dedicated to serving our community. Dr. Whitehead delivers Smiles Made Local.

The Whitehead name has deep roots when it comes to providing exceptional care and service. Dr. Whitehead is the fourth generation delivering care to South Carolinians! Although he is the first orthodontist in his family, his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were all physicians. His great-grandfather began practicing in 1892. In addition, his maternal grandfather and great-grandfather were local pharmacists.

Dr. James D. Whitehead has been practicing orthodontics in the Lexington area for more than a decade. A South Carolina native, he received his BS from Clemson University, and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree (DMD) from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Whitehead completed his residency in orthodontics at the Medical College of Georgia, where he earned his certificate of specialization, as well as his MS in oral biology. Dr. Whitehead regularly attends continuing education meetings and courses that keep him abreast of the latest developments in technology and orthodontic care. He holds active memberships to local, state and national dental and orthodontic organizations, including the South Carolina Dental Association, Southern Association of Orthodontists and the American Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Whitehead is an avid sportsman, and enjoys spending time with his wife, Crissy, and their three sons.

Our Reviews

We have been so happy with our experience at Whitehead Orthodontics! They have a wonderful, friendly staff and have treated my daughter well with each visit. I would highly recommend them!

Leanne Barton Carrington

Leanne Barton Carrington
02:30 15 Aug 19

Whitehead Orthodontics is incredibly professional. They respect patient time, getting you in and out quickly, while doing an excellent job. I highly recommend Dr. Whitehead and his team!

Kelli Bryan

Kelli Bryan
12:32 30 Jul 19

We had our first appointment today and this place is awesome! They were very good with our transfer from our old office. Great with my 11year old daughter (the patient) and my 5 year old nephew who tagged along for this appointment. We are very excited to start our treatment with Whitehead Orthodontics!

Loren Alexander

Loren Alexander
23:37 25 Jun 19

Very professional staff in a pleasant setting. Always on time with appointments. As an older patient whose teeth were in great need of orthodontic treatment, I am extremely pleased with the results after 18 months. I highly recommend Whitehead Orthodontics.

Sharon Lindler

Sharon Lindler
15:25 21 Jun 19

When I broke my retainer this last weekend, I called Dr. Whitehead’s office on Friday morning (when they were closed) and left a voicemail about needing a new one. A staff member called me back first thing on Monday morning and scheduled me for an appointment for the same day. When I came in for my appointment one of the staff members that had worked with me several years ago when I got my braces done came out to say hi and ask me how I was doing. Victoria remembered enough about my situation to ask me specific questions, which I really appreciated and I was able to pick up my new retainer that afternoon.

inked_intj

inked_intj
00:40 13 Jun 19

Great place with very friendly staff! They make sure you are in and out, no sitting for a long time waiting. Highly recommend this orthodontist office!

Gloria Goff

Gloria Goff
11:50 06 Jun 19

I can not say enough positive things about Dr. Whitehead and the assistants that work for him. They go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and part of the Whitehead team. Don’t think twice. They won’t dissapyyoy.

barb ulrich

barb ulrich
23:49 05 Jun 19

Dr. Whitehead gave us multiple options detailing different treatment plans and pricing. I appreciate having him explain everything as well as his recommendations for the best final results. He and his staff were all professional and still personable at the same time. Looking forward to seeing my child’s smile in two years! 😁

Tracy Tuten

Tracy Tuten
12:11 24 May 19

Dr Whitehead and staff are awesome. Our daugther has had her braces since August 2018 and the transformation of her teeth and smile have evolved before our eyes. Dr. Whitehead is very knowledgeable and we trust his plan for Elizabeth. The staff is very caring and we know we are in good hands with them. I highly recommend Dr Whitehead for your orthodontic needs.

Sonya Urban

Sonya Urban
10:39 09 May 19

Amazing staff and office. My daughter loves this office and they have done great with her smile!

Michelle Smart

Michelle Smart
00:56 26 Apr 19

Jamie is awesome – my daughter loves her! And she has a great sense of humor!!! 🙂

Kathryn Cooke

Kathryn Cooke
14:03 25 Apr 19

Friendly, efficient, caring and experts in the field! Both of my boys have had a wonderful experience with Dr. Whitehead and all of the staff!

Summer Josey Yarborough

Summer Josey Yarborough
16:19 24 Apr 19

Awesome experience! Dr. Whitehead and his staff are very professional, courteous, and knowledgeable.

Gina Smith

Gina Smith
14:19 23 Apr 19

Love them. Very caring and helpful to both patient and parent. Highly recommend.

Karen Jenkins

Karen Jenkins
13:56 22 Apr 19

Great staff. Everyone is always smiling. They get you in and out.

Tamara Boages

Tamara Boages
15:11 06 Mar 19

Great friendly service, we could not be more pleased!!

Melissa Mortenson

Melissa Mortenson
17:45 03 Mar 19

Best orthodontist around! Excellent treatment & customer service. Always keep you updated about plan and never a wait!

Dyan J

Dyan J
16:33 28 Feb 19

I have 4 daughters who have required braces. Two of them (twins) have used Dr. Whitehead and we have had a couple of issues. First of all, Dr. Whitehead’s office made a couple of errors recording my payments properly, requiring me to do a fair amount of work providing proof of payment and following up. Further, my dentist recommended that I call Dr. Whitehead about some molars that had not come in for each of my twins which may nor may not require additional work. I have made 2 phone calls over the last 3-4 weeks to Dr. Whitehead and have yet to receive a return phone call. Whether the molars will be an issue in the future or not, time will tell, but apparently Dr. Whitehead does not seem to want to discuss it. Meanwhile, there are other options in Lexington for orthodontics (namely, Dr. Hines) and given the better experience we’ve had with the other orthadontist over Dr. Whiitehead, I would not recommend using Dr. Whitehead.

Del Lee

Del Lee
16:14 12 Feb 19

At my very first consult I was so embarrassed having to get braces as an adult. Dr. Whitehead and his team made my experience so pleasant and made me feel so at ease with my journey. It doesn’t matter how old you are, everyone deserves a beautiful smile. I couldn’t have chosen a better practice for my care. Thank you so much Dr. Whitehead and staff! My children aren’t ready for braces yet but when the time is right, I wouldn’t take them anywhere else.

Latoya Brown

Latoya Brown
23:21 07 Feb 19

Truly the only office that always runs on time! Great staff & excellent care!

Katherine Scott

Katherine Scott
12:57 11 Jan 19

Great place!! Treated both of my kids here

Carissa Ellison

Carissa Ellison
16:29 08 Jan 19

Lexington is so lucky to have an Orthodontist of Dr. Whitehead’s caliber. He did an amazing job — getting an excellent result in exactly the time predicted! And he has one of the nicest staffs anywhere! A superb experience — I recommend him highly.

sally wietecha

sally wietecha
22:22 13 Dec 18

Best office for adult who are in need of braces. Dr Whitehead saved me thousands of dollars and additional surgeries his knowledge and patience was priceless in my difficult situation.

vero garza

vero garza
19:57 16 Oct 18

My experience as an adult with braces was a breeze with Dr. Whitehead and team! I had braces in the 80’s as a teen, having no idea back then that my teeth could change over the decades to a point that I would want/need to straighten them once again. Braces and retainers are completely different today, much improved and more comfortable from my first experience as a NC teen. Dr. Whitehead was excellent from our first consult in explaining the process. Appointments were smooth, quick, and always timely to accommodate my busy schedule. Very comfortable office environment and friendly staff! Both of our teens are also in braces treatment here and doing well. My braces are now off, and with the permanent bottom retainer he placed and comfortable clear retainer I wear nightly, my teeth will not move again! I love the results and so happy I did this! I highly recommend Whitehead Orthodontics as your place of choice, you will not be disappointed! Kelly Blose

Robert B

Robert B
14:52 14 May 18

Great experience with Jim and his staff! 2 kids down 1 to go!

Tim McLeod

Tim McLeod
16:19 18 Apr 18

Great office with super friendly staff!! Dr Whitehead is the best

Courtney Teston

Courtney Teston
17:06 03 Apr 18

Whitehead Orthodontics has been good to our family! Not only is it a great practice with knowledgeable, skilled staff, they have excellent customer service. The business side of the office has women who are also very personable and accommodating. The waiting area is comfortable and appointments run efficiently and quickly. Aside from his skills as a great Orthodontist, Dr. Whitehead, himself, is very friendly and genuine. Our oldest got his braces here and when it was time for our next child to get braces, we didn’t think to go anywhere else.

Jaime Wilson

Jaime Wilson
12:21 03 Apr 18

Awesome place, friendly staff, they explained everything to my son and I thoroughly and in terms we understood.

Toni Schoonmaker

Toni Schoonmaker
17:11 22 Feb 18

I have four children that see Dr. W!! He and his staff are great with all of them and their specific needs. His office always have smiling faces and great attitudes! I always recommend WO to everyone! I highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for an orthodontist.

marilee seboe

marilee seboe
01:43 21 Feb 18

Dr. Whitehead has been amazing for both of my children! He is very knowledgeable and cares about his patients. The staff enjoy what they do and it shows. Highly recommended, you will not be disappointed!

Heather Judy

Heather Judy
01:43 02 Oct 17

I’ve been a patient of the Whitehead Orthodontics team for the past 9 years, and can’t think of any other Orthodontist I would rather go to!! Dr. Whitehead and his team take great care of every patient that walks through their doors! Quick appointments, smiling faces, and modern offices make Whitehead Orthodontics the best there is!! I couldn’t be happier with my smile, all thanks to the staff here!

Siera Kirby

Siera Kirby
03:34 17 Aug 17

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