We’re celebrating 50 years serving our community!

Hi Nth Degree friends! Can you believe that our practice has been open for 50 incredible years? That’s half a century creating beautiful smiles and connecting with our amazing community!

Dr. Phil Higginbotham, our founding orthodontist, began practice in 1973. His years, combined with Dr. Eric Nease, Dr. Gary Horvath, and Dr. Alex Thomas, gives our orthodontists  over 100 years experience providing the highest quality of orthodontic care with a personal, family-first approach. 

Unmatched Expertise for Unforgettable Smiles

We bring you unmatched expertise in creating unforgettable smiles. As you know, we pride ourselves on our unwavering commitment to supporting our community and providing exceptional orthodontic care. 

We’ve been using the latest technologies, techniques and treatments over the past half-decade, and we continue to seek out the latest advancements each year! Our expertise enables us to create predictably-beautiful results for every patient. 

Connecting with our Community

Building a trusting relationship with our patients and their families is at the core of what we do. Over the past 50 years, we’ve had the privilege of serving multiple generations, creating beautiful smiles that span across families and communities in Spartanburg. 

Our long-standing presence in the community, along with our team’s expertise, has earned us the trust of countless families – and we’re so grateful for that!

We’re honored to be able to give back to our community in various ways, including the Nth Degree Orthodontics Health Science Scholarship, where we award eight $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors in our community each year. Over the years, we’ve awarded more than $150,000 to our community’s students!

We’re also a proud local partner of Donated Orthodontic Services Program, an arm of American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF) which provides the connection to top-notch orthodontic treatment for children of families with financial need. (Learn more about this program!)

Advanced treatment options

At Nth Degree Orthodontics, we believe that staying at the forefront of orthodontic advancements is crucial. This is part of our mission and commitment to go to the Nth Degree for our patients!

Our orthodontists are active members of a number of associations, including the American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, South Carolina Association of Orthodontists, and more!

Our very own orthodontist, Dr. Alex Thomas, has also made history! In 2020, she was selected as the youngest member of the AAO (American Association of Orthodontists) Board of Trustees. She’s one of only three women who have served on the Board since the organization’s inception in 1900. 

Our orthodontists’ combined expertise enables us to offer cutting-edge treatments, including Invisalign® and SPARK™ clear aligners, and Damon® advanced self-ligating braces. By staying up-to-date with industry innovations, we can deliver efficient, effective, and comfortable orthodontic solutions that cater to the diverse needs of our patients!

Thank you!

As we celebrate 50 years of creating beautiful smiles, we are humbled by the trust and loyalty our community has placed in us. We cherish the relationships we’ve built over the years and are honored to have been a part of so many incredible smile transformations.

We look forward to the next 50 years of serving the Spartanburg, Duncan, Gaffney and Union communities with passion, expertise, and a whole lot of smiles!

Have you scheduled your complimentary consultation with us yet? Schedule one for you or your child (or both) today! 

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