About Us:

Welcome to Whitehead Orthodontics, a longtime staple in your orthodontic care community. Located in Lexington, SC, our practice's top priority is to provide you the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment. We utilize the latest technological advances in the industry, such as invisible ceramic braces, along with the latest in computer technology (digital imaging and advanced computer graphics) to ensure that you receive the most effective care possible.

We recognize that every patient has different needs, and we pride ourselves in the courteous service we deliver to each person who walks through our doors. Whether you're an adult, adolescent or child, our knowledgeable doctors and staff are committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve - a healthy, beautiful one!

Meet Our Doctor

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 two sons, James and Nowell.

Meet Our Staff

Office Position: Treatment Coordinator
Has been with Whitehead Orthodontics since 2006
Favorite Song: I’m an Errand Girl for Rhythm
Favorite thing about Lexington, SC: Running in Golden Hills in late autumn, early in the morning when the sun is coming up.
Favorite thing about working in orthodontics: Meeting new patients, hearing their stories and being part of a wonderful and often life-changing experience as they acquire their new smile.
Favorite Dr. Whitehead-ism: “Everything looks great” and “The window’s open but the window’s wide”

Name: Lisa Office Position: Treatment Coordinator Assistant
Has been with Whitehead Orthodontics since 2011 and was previously on staff for 3 years
Favorite Song: Smile by Zac Brown Band
Favorite thing about Lexington, SC: Lake Murray
Favorite thing about working in orthodontics: The patients
Favorite Dr. Whitehead-ism: “Have you shut it down?” and “Bring me up to speed”

Office Position: Orthodontic Assistant
Has been with Whitehead Orthodontics since 2005
Favorite Song: Star Spangled Banner
Favorite thing about Lexington, SC: Groucho’s Brown Moose
Favorite thing about working in orthodontics: Getting to know our patients and their families.
Favorite Dr. Whitehead-ism: “Do you want to make that space bigger, or smaller?”

Office Position: Orthodontic Assistant
Has been with Whitehead Orthodontics since 2007
Favorite Song: Say Hey I Love You by Michael Franti
Favorite thing about Lexington, SC: The lake.
Favorite thing about working in orthodontics: The patients.
Favorite Dr. Whitehead-ism: “Are you sure you want these things off?”

Office Position: Orthodontic Assistant
Has been with Whitehead Orthodontics since 2007
Favorite Song: Brown Eyed Girl
Favorite thing about Lexington, SC: Groucho’s
Favorite thing about working in orthodontics: The beautiful smiles our patients have the day their braces come off.
Favorite Dr. Whitehead-ism: “Let’s get you squared away.”

Office Position: Financial Coordinator
Has been with Whitehead Orthodontics since 2011
Favorite Song: To Be With You
Favorite thing about Lexington, SC: In between the beach and the mountains
Favorite thing about working in orthodontics: Seeing the results!
Favorite Dr. Whitehead-ism: “OK, let’s rock and roll!”

I HAVE WORKED GOING ON MY 10TH YEAR @ WO! I LOVE MY JOB AND I TRULY FEEL WE HAVE THE BEST PATIENTS EVER!

I ENJOY GAMECOCK SPORTS, FOOTBALL IS MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE! THE CAROLINA PANTHERS ARE MY FAVORITE PRO TEAM. I PROBABLY ENJOY IT A LITTLE TOO MUCH BUT IT'S ONE OF MY PASSIONS!

MY DOG'S NAME IS MAZZIE AND SHE IS THE SWEETEST THING IN THE WORLD! SHE IS A PEEK-A-POO AND SHE WILL BE 5 IN JULY!

I HAVE TWO SISTERS, RONDA AND LISA, I AM THE YOUNGEST :)

I HAVE THREE BEAUTIFUL NIECES, SHELBY, WHO IS A SECOND GRADE TEACHER IN MYRTLE BEACH, SYDNEY, WHO WILL BE GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL THIS YEAR, IS A , AND SWEET LIL HARPER WHO IS 7 YRS OLD AND FINISHING THE 2ND GRADE!

I LOVE SPENDING TIME WITH MY FAMILY, THEY MEAN THE WORLD TO ME.

ALWAYS REMEMBER TO LAUGH... IT TRULY IS THE BEST MEDICINE! :)

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