At Bluffside 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 La Crosse, Wisconsin. Dr. Carolyn Giannelli and Dr. Tim Matthews 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 608-788-6939 and set up a consultation with our dentists.
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 dentists 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.