Orthodontics in Baraboo, Wisconsin
Dr. Mark Paschen’s priority is to provide the highest quality orthodontic treatment in Baraboo, Reedsburg, Wisconsin Dells, and Mauston, Wisconsin. Paschen Orthodontics can complete orthodontic treatment comfortably and efficiently using proven state-of-the-art technology. Utilizing the most advanced procedures and equipment, we can ensure that each patient receives a healthy and happy smile that lasts a lifetime.
What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that cares for teeth and jaw abnormalities. Orthodontists diagnose, prevent, and correct mal-positioned teeth, jaws, and misaligned bites. Most who receive orthodontic treatment are kids, but more and more adults are getting braces. In younger children, orthodontic treatment can guide proper jaw growth helping adult teeth grow correctly.
What is the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?
Both orthodontists and dentists help patients improve their oral health, but in different ways. Dentistry specializes in caring for the teeth, gums, jaw, and nerves. In contrast, orthodontics focuses on correcting bites, occlusion, and straightening teeth.
What problems can orthodontic treatment correct?
There are many problems that orthodontic appliances can fix. Keep reading the following sections below to understand the most common reasons people choose to see an orthodontist. If you have any of these issues, braces could benefit you greatly.
Jaw Problems: Many people with serious jaw alignment problems have chewing and even breathing issues. The misalignment of the upper and lower teeth is uncomfortable and may cause temporomandibular joint disorder. Read more about TMJ disorder here.
Cross-Bite: Cross-bites happen when some of the front teeth go behind the teeth of the bottom jaw when the mouth is closed. People with cross-bites often bite the insides of their mouths. We can quickly correct this issue by using a palatal expander. Once braces have moved the teeth into the correct position, this problem often goes away.
Underbite: The lower jaw protrudes out past the upper jaw. Clearing up underbite problems is easily accomplished with dental braces.
Overbite: The upper front teeth protrude noticeably over the lower jaw. In some people, the protrusion is pronounced so much that it can make the chin look weak. The benefit of orthodontics, in this case, is that the upper and lower jaws come into better alignment.
Crooked or Misaligned Teeth: People with crooked or misaligned teeth seek an orthodontist to straighten and perfect their smiles. Very often, these misalignments make patients self-conscious.
Open Bite: Often caused by thumb sucking or pacifier. Usually, this problem goes away once the permanent teeth come in. However, in some other cases, the opening in the front of the mouth doesn’t always correct itself. In this case, wearing braces can quickly treat open bite issues. Click here to learn more.
Chewing and Speech Issues: This is due to the misalignment of the teeth in the jaws. The chewing and speech issues significantly improve once teeth and jaws achieve alignment through braces.
Periodontal Disease: Misaligned and crooked teeth can make it difficult to clean teeth and eventually cause gum disease and tooth decay. Bringing the teeth back into alignment makes oral hygiene much more manageable.
Midline Alignment Issues: Midline issues are when the centerline of the top and bottom teeth don’t line up together. Having a misaligned midline isn’t detrimental to your health. However, when the center lines of the teeth line up, it dramatically improves the smile’s appearance.
Self-Confidence: People with crooked teeth can often feel self-conscious about their smiles. Some refuse to smile or hide their smile. Covering a smile with a shirt or arm undoubtedly affects people socially, professionally, and personally.
Orthodontics Services Offered At Paschen Orthodontics
Here at Paschen Orthodontics, we are pleased to offer orthodontic services, including:
Read this excellent review from Suzanne McKichan:
Outstanding patient care. They made it so fun for my son from the first visit that he is begging for braces. I also appreciate Dr. Paschen’s honest and conservative approach. He is truly about what is best for the patient rather than his revenue which is why my son hasn’t gotten any hardware yet! I’m happy about that!
How Dr. Paschen Can Help
If you live in Baraboo, Wisconsin, or the surrounding areas, are ready for a change and want to feel great about your smile, call us at (608) 356-7846, (608) 356-6611, or email us. We look forward to hearing about your concerns and would love to talk with you to find a perfect orthodontic treatment plan for the smile you have always wanted.