FAQs About Orthodontics

Orthodontics is a specialized form of dentistry, at Bubon Orthodontics, we are a family treating families.

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children first visit an orthodontist around the age of seven. However, orthodontic treatment is not exclusive to just children and teens!

Yes! Continue seeing your general dentist every six months for cleanings and dental checkups.

Braces and Invisalign use steady, gentle pressure to gradually move teeth into their proper positions.

As we create a customized treatment plan, we also create a custom timeline for your orthodontic treatment! On average, treatment time is between 12-18 months.

Phase I begins before all permanent teeth have arrived. This often occurs between the ages of five and ten. During Phase I treatment we focus on making more space for developing teeth, correcting crossbites, overbites or underbites. Phase II treatment is when we begin braces! Phase II begins once the patient is over the age of 11.

You may want to consider braces or Invisalign if you begin to notice: visibly crooked or crowded teeth, difficulty flossing between teeth, biting your tongue or cutting your tongue on your teeth, stress or fatigue on your jawline after chewing, clicking sounds around your jaw when chewing and teeth that don’t close over each other properly.

Braces are made of stainless steel or titanium. They are made up of brackets, an archwire, and elastics. Braces are used by an orthodontist to help you transform your smile!

Your braces and appliances are working hard to transform your new smiles. You may be sore or tender for a few days until your mouth gets used to the new additions!

Yes, healthy smiles are important! You should brush your teeth three times a day, and also after you eat. Don’t forget to floss daily, too!

Not at all! One in every four patients at Bubon Orthodontics is over 21, we customize your treatment to you and your lifestyle. Age is just a number!

We use special tools to gently loosen and remove the brackets and wire. Then we’ll remove the glue and polish your teeth so you can show off your new smile!

As Wisconsin’s #1 value for braces and Invisalign, we offer braces up to 30% lower than others in the area! We also offer flexible financing options and accept most insurances.

Yes! You might need a little time to adjust to playing your instrument with braces, however, you will still be able to play.

Yes! It’s recommended that you protect your smile by wearing a mouthguard when participating in any sporting activity. Mouthguards are inexpensive, comfortable, and come in a variety of colors and patterns.

Invisalign is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth and give you the smile you’ve always dreamt of.

Over 14 million patients worldwide have been treated with Invisalign. At Bubon Orthodontics we are Wisconsin’s #1 Invisalign provider.

You can anticipate receiving your aligners in just a few weeks, as the delivery typically takes less than a month!

Since Invisalign is removable, you are able to enjoy all your favorite foods during treatment just make sure to take out your aligners before you enjoy your meal! Only water is recommended if you are wearing your aligners.

Absolutely! A number of our adult Invisalign patients have had the previous treatment, often during their youth.

There’s no “one-size-fits-all” answer to this question. However, at Bubon Orthodontics we pride ourselves on being Wisconsin’s lowest cost for Invisalign, thanks to our Diamond+ provider status.