bracemobile-logo2Hello and thanks for stopping by. As a second-generation dentist and native of Greenville, Dr. Tom Atkinson has provided unparalleled orthodontic treatment to pediatric, adolescent, and adult patients in the Upstate for more than 25 years. We proudly offer personalized treatment including four types of braces featuring SPEEDBraces and clear aligners.

We’re also the only orthodontic group to offer both in-office appointments and mobile service to schools via our mobile unit, the BraceMobile™.

Two options for appointments

Types of Treatment



SPEEDBraces have revolutionized orthodontics by eliminating the need for the elastics that traditional braces require to straighten teeth, replacing them with the SPEED Spring Clip. The Spring Clip, made of a ‘Super-Elastic’ space age material, applies a light continuous force to gently move teeth to their correct position – following customized instructions programmed by Dr. Tom. Speaking of customized, SPEEDBraces are hand-crafted right here in North America by a company that makes high-precision parts for fighter jets and for the aerospace industry. You can’t get any more high tech than that, and you can’t get SPEED anywhere else in Greenville. The result is greater comfort, and potentially fewer appointments and more ‘SPEEDy’ treatment. Additionally, SPEEDBraces are typically 1/3 smaller than traditional braces, so they look great; and SPEED’s smaller size results in less food trapping, so good oral hygiene is easier to maintain throughout your treatment.

Compare traditional braces to SPEEDBraces.


Clear Aligners

Dr. Tom has customized our practice’s approach to clear aligners by taking this country’s most popular brand a step further — we always believe in doing the very best for our patients. Clear aligners are, of course, a highly popular and very modern approach to straightening teeth. After having used the most ubiquitous brand of clear aligners for many years, Dr. Tom found a solution he believes is more cost- and time-effective, providing a faster and more comfortable straightening protocol and a more pleasant experience along the way. As always, our aligner trays are crafted under Dr. Tom’s personal direction from smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that is worn over your teeth. These aligners shift your teeth into place over time in a gentle and gradual fashion that is not painful and almost entirely undetectable, with no metal brackets, and no wires. How you got your stunning new smile can be your best kept secret…but of course, we hope you’ll tell all your friends about Dr. Tom!

Clear Braces

Our clear braces offer you the optimum combination of aesthetics and correction: They’re only marginally detectable, and are noticeable just slightly more than clear aligners, but move teeth much faster and provide much more precise treatment with generally faster results – and that’s without you having to worry about constantly ensuring that you’re wearing your appliances and wearing them correctly, as you have to when you choose the clear aligners. Make no mistake, clear aligners are the best choice for some patients, but patience is the key word there, and if you’re short on tolerance, then clear braces may be just the solution for you! Our clear braces are also made from patented materials that make them both as clear as possible, meaning they go as far toward matching your own one-of-a-kind tooth color as technology allows, and also that they will not discolor over time. This unique material is then meticulously smoothed, so that once the braces will feel very comfortable once they’re seated in your mouth. Efficiency plus aesthetics, brought together…in braces? Come and see for yourself: Make an appointment with Dr. Tom today.

Wild Smiles

Take your braces from mild to wild with WildSmiles brackets. WildSmiles are specially designed brackets in a variety of shapes including stars, hearts, sports balls, footballs, flowers, and Super-Diamonds. Designed to make your child’s orthodontic experience fun, WildSmiles are about offering a unique alternative to traditional braces. With Wild- Smiles, Dr. Tom can help your child turn orthodontic correction into creative expression!


Dr. Tom Atkinson Jr. DMD

A Greenville native, Dr. Tom has provided top-quality orthodontic care for over 25 years. He attended Furman University and MUSC Dental School in Charleston, earning 4 awards for outstanding achievement in 1987. He completed his orthodontic training at Washington University in St. Louis (1990) and has practiced in Greenville ever since. Dr. Tom maintains membership in several professional organizations, and is dedicated to continual learning and studies with the world’s leading clinicians.

When he’s not in the office, Dr. Tom enjoys woodworking, and finds that the artistry, creativity and precision involved in this hobby share much in common with the work he does with his patients. He has two grown children and also enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family, most of whom live here in the Upstate. 

Patient Information

Your First Visit

Upon arrival, check in and complete the “New Patient” forms if you haven’t already done so. Our team will assist you in getting checked in and will notify a treatment coordinator that you have arrived. They will bring you and/or your child to a consultation room for your consultation with Dr. Tom. At this consultation our objective is to be able to look at the long-term needs for you and/or your child and give you the information you need to make an informed choice about treatment.

Financial information

In an effort to keep orthodontic fees down while maintaining the highest level of professional care, we have established the following guidelines regarding payments:

  1. If full payment is made at the beginning of treatment, we will offer a fee discount. If you have insurance, we will offer a discount for payment of your portion of the fee that is not covered by insurance.
  2. To fit the needs of our patients, a financial arrangement can be made to extend your payments over a period of months following an appropriate down payment.
  3. We offer CareCredit, VISA, Discover, MasterCard and American Express.

Patient Forms

To help us expedite your initial visit please print and fill out the Medical History PDF and bring with you to the office. If you’re unable to open PDF files, you can get Adobe Reader® for free.


If you have orthodontic insurance we will help you to determine the coverage you have available. The balance may be arranged for you to pay as listed above. Please remember that professional care is provided to you, our patient, and not to an insurance company. Thus, the insurance company is responsible to the patient and the patient is responsible to our practice. We will help any way we can in filing your claim and handling insurance questions form our office on your behalf.

Like to refer someone?

When you send a friend or family member to us, we consider that the highest form of praise you could possibly give us. So much, in fact, we’ll give you two gift cards to Regal Cinemas anytime you refer a new patient and that patient comes in for their complimentary initial exam and consultation. If you’d like to submit a referral right here through the website, you can use the referral form below. When your referral calls in to schedule their initial consultation, please make sure that they mention that you referred them to us.

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(864) 329-1971

20 A Creekview Court Greenville, South Carolina 29615


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