Mt. Pleasant
(843) 642-8100
Row of Palmettos in South Charleston by Garrett Smiles Orthodontics

Dr. Justin Garrett, Orthodontist

What our patients are saying:

“We love Dr. Garrett and his staff!  They are wonderful with our family and always make sure we have our questions answered.”  Ali Morales


“Dr. Garrett is the best; he actually takes time with each patient, and doesn’t settle for ok, he only wants the best results possible!!! We LOVE him.” Jessica Otto


“Dr. Garrett is wonderful and truly takes the time to communicate with his patients.  I always felt that he wanted to do everything possible to ensure my comfort and happiness with the process and outcome.” Mindy Robertson




About Dr. Garrett:

Orthodontist Dr. Justin Garrett grew up 
in Winchester, VA. He attended John Handley High School, where he sat on the bench during football season and was part of the 1998 State Championship tennis team. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Virginia where he concentrated on Civil War history and was vice president of his fraternity, the Kappa Alpha Order.

After moving to Charleston, he completed pre-requisites for dental school at the College of Charleston.

Dr. Garrett scored in the 100th percentile on the Dental Admission Test (an exam like the MCAT for dental school), and four years later earned his DDS degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  On his clinical board exams, Dr. Garrett earned an almost perfect score.

Dr. Garrett was then accepted to orthodontic residency and completed his specialty training at Saint Louis University, earning both a Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master’s of Science in Orthodontics.

At the American Association of Orthodontists annual meeting, Dr. Garrett was the winner of the Resident Case Display, meaning that his patients’ result and level of difficulty was chosen as #1 nationwide by the College of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Garrett is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Southern Association of Orthodontists, the Virginia Association of Orthodontists, and the South Carolina Association of Orthodontists.  He is a also a member of the Saint Louis University Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation, the AAO Foundation Keystone Society, and the Schulman Study Group.

Orthodontist Dr. Garrett moved back to Mount Pleasant after years ago falling in love with the atmosphere, restaurants, beaches, friendly faces and bright sunshine.  He enjoys reading, live music, tennis, skiing, CrossFit, and teaching his best friend (who is a beagle named Professor) tricks.  Dr. Garrett has two sisters, Annie and Mykenzie.  Annie is a dental hygienist in Mount Pleasant and Mykenzie is attending Physical Therapy school.