Thomas S. Davant, VI, DMD, has been practicing orthodontics in Columbia for 28 years. Raised in Columbia, he graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1981. Upon graduating from Northwestern University in 1990, there was no question where he would choose to practice. “My roots are here, and what a pleasure it has been over the years to have had the good fortune to treat many of my former classmates’ children,” says Dr. Davant.
He continues: “My orthodontic philosophy is pretty simple: Treat each and every patient as if they are your own and everything else falls into place. I don’t like Two Phase orthodontics, if by waiting a bit, One Phase will suffice. In most cases, everybody comes out better with only One Phase, especially the patient.”
Dr. Davant is a former president of the South Carolina Association of Orthodontists and the past-South Carolina director of the Southern Association of Orthodontists. Services provided at Davant Orthodontics include fixed orthodontics for all ages, early interceptive treatment, Invisalign® for teenagers and adults, sleep apnea/snore appliances, and TMJ treatment.