Dr. Heather Hopkins : Smiles Forever Orthodontics : Orthodontist Charleston : Braces Charleston : Invisalign Charleston

Dr. Paul Blackman

(843) 577-7477

Our Team

At Smiles Forever Orthodontics, our team is highly trained to provide outstanding orthodontic services to our patients. Our committment to excellent service shows through our use of hi-tech orthodontic treatment methods, and providing our patients with a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

We want your orthodontic journey to be a rewarding one! If you have any questions or concerns before, during or after treatment, please do not hesitate to ask us. We believe in open communciation and want you to have the best possible experience in our office.


Office Manager, Orthodontic Assistant & Invisalign Extraordinaire

Hi! I’m Ashton and I’m a true Southern Belle, born and raised in South Carolina. I’m an Office Manager, Orthodontic Assistant and Invisalign Extraordinaire (so Dr. Blackman says!)  If you’re coming in for an Invisalign consultation, I’m your girl. I love orthodontics.  I graduated in 2015 as a Chairside Assistant and am now working towards an Associate’s Degree in Science at Trident Tech.  My favorite part of my job is making my patients happy. It’s such a rewarding and fun job! It’s not too often that you actually enjoy coming to work every day but I definitely do! In my spare time, I love going to the lake, hunting, fishing and spending time with my family. I’ll be married to my fiancé in September. We have a sweet baby boy named Brantley and lots of dogs and other animals.


Clinical Coordinator (Queen of the Clinic)

Hi! I’m Gurgica but everyone calls me “G”. I moved here about two years ago from Washington D.C….I know, I know, I’m a Northerner! I have 10 years of experience in the dental field and 4 years of experience specifically in orthodontics. I love transforming our patients’ smiles and watching them grow. I have a fiancé named Jay, a son named Jaxon and 2 cats named Sampson and Babygirl. My hobbies include reading, going to the beach, rock climbing and hiking, and spending time with my family.


Treatment Coordinator

Hi! I’m Elizabeth and I’m the Treatment Coordinator at Smiles Forever Ortho. I have a business degree from Strayer University and an Associate’s degree in science from Trident Tech. I love building relationships with patients and adding new patients to our office family. When not at work, I enjoy going to the beach, working out at the gym, interior decorating, creating an art masterpiece and spending time with my husband and three boys, Zachary, Lukas, and Gavin and my little Yorkie, Belle.