Orthodontics for all ages.
Personalized orthodontic care you can trust.
At Wausau Smiles, we are committed to helping our patients achieve the healthiest and most beautiful smiles possible. To do this, we are pleased to offer orthodontics in Wausau, Wisconsin. Dr. Aaron Bushong can help you achieve the smile you want in a convenient and discreet way. To learn more about our treatments, we welcome you to contact our practice at 715-842-3933 and set up a consultation with our dentist.
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry focused on correcting irregularities of the teeth and jaw, especially in how they align and fit together. There are several treatment options available, and our team will make certain that you receive the one that is right for your personal needs.
Through orthodontics, we can correct teeth that are:
- Gapped and spaced
We can also correct problems with the alignment of the bite, including overbite, underbite, open bite, and crossbite. Treatment is now faster, more comfortable, and more effective than in years past, making now a great time to straighten your smile.
While many patients think of orthodontics as an effective way to improve the aesthetics of their smile, it can also be very beneficial to your oral health and function. Correctly aligned teeth are generally at a lower risk for dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease, and can also make it easier for you to chew, eat, and speak properly. To learn more about the treatment methods we provide at our office, we invite you to contact us today. We are dedicated to helping you achieve a straighter, healthier, and more beautiful smile!
Invisalign is a great choice for our patients who are searching for a more discreet orthodontic treatment option. Rather than using metal brackets and wires like traditional braces, the Invisalign system uses a series of custom-made, computer-generated plastic aligners to straighten your smile. Each set of aligners is designed to make small changes to the alignment of the teeth. As you switch sets of aligners about every two weeks, your teeth will be gradually, gently guided to their proper positions. You will also visit our office on a regular basis during treatment to make certain that your smile is progressing as planned.
In general, Invisalign can be used to treat the same orthodontic issues that are normally treated with braces. Our orthodontist may recommend Invisalign to correct:
- Crowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Gapped and spaced teeth
- Certain problems with the bite, such as an overbite, open bite, underbite, or crossbite
During your initial visit, we will determine whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign. This treatment is often a good choice for adult patients and others who are interested in a virtually invisible treatment. In addition to being discreet, Invisalign aligners are also very comfortable because they are custom made from smooth, thin plastic. The aligners are removable as well, which allows you to easily remove them as needed in order to eat, brush, and floss. We welcome you to call or visit us today to learn more about Invisalign.
Six Month Smiles® short-term braces are a great option for quickly straightening your teeth. Six Month Smiles can give you a straight, beautiful smile in just a few months – the average treatment time is only six months, whereas the treatment time with traditional braces is generally 18-30 months. This orthodontic process uses tried-and-true techniques with a modern twist to give you excellent results in less time. Because your treatment time is shorter, the process is more comfortable and hygienic, so your smile will stay healthy.
Six Month Smiles is not only fast; it is also discreet. Six Month Smiles is available with clear brackets and tooth-colored wires that are barely visible in your mouth. This means that most people will not even notice that you are wearing braces, and your teeth will be straighter in less time. In addition, Six Month Smiles is very affordable and typically costs less than traditional braces, dental veneers, or clear aligner therapy. Short-term braces are a great choice for our patients who are interested in a more efficient way to gain a straighter smile, and our dentist will help you make certain this is a good treatment for your smile. If you would like to learn more about Six Month Smiles, please contact us today.