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Orthodontic treatment straightens teeth and corrects bite problems in Menomonie, WI

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Have you always wanted a straight, movie-star smile? If your teeth are crooked, have gaps, or your bite is off, getting orthodontic treatment can not only help reveal your best smile, but also improve your oral health. At Gentle Dental Care, we work with patients in the Menomonie, Durand, Eau Claire, Baldwin, Colfax, and nearby WI areas to help them achieve straight teeth and healthy smiles through the orthodontic options best suited to their individual needs.

Health benefits of straight teeth

We all know the power of a great smile – it exudes confidence, health, and vitality to others. Having straight teeth also benefits your oral health. When your teeth are crooked, rotated, or overlapping, it is difficult to properly clean them, even with diligent brushing and flossing. Over time, this can lead to an accumulation of food, plaque, and bacteria that contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, if your bite is not properly aligned, it can cause unnecessary pain and suffering, uneven wear on your teeth, and inflammation in your sensitive temporomandibular joints (TMJ). Bringing your teeth and jaw into proper alignment with orthodontic treatment can save you unnecessary pain and future dental costs while also giving you a terrific smile and profile!

SureSmile® clear aligners

Many adult patients hesitate to undergo traditional orthodontic treatment because getting braces is considered to be something only for teenagers. In many cases, clear aligners can be a great option for patients who have issues such as:

  • Gaps
  • Crooked teeth
  • Overcrowding
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Open bite

Using advanced computer software, we take digital impressions of your teeth and plan out your treatment so you can see what your end results will look like before you even begin. Then, your series of customized aligners will be fabricated in the laboratory. You wear each set of aligners for two weeks at a time, for at least 22 hours a day. The aligners are fully removable so you can continue eating your favorite foods and enjoying your current lifestyle. We will do periodic check-ups to monitor your progress, and when your treatment is complete, you are provided with a retainer to wear at night that helps you maintain your great results.

To learn about which teeth straightening options are right for you, call Gentle Dental Care to schedule your personalized consultation today! Our office can be reached at (715) 600-9004 or you can request an appointment online.

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