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By Green Bay Family Dental
March 12, 2019
Category: Oral Health
Tags: braces   orthodontics   Invisalign  

At Green Bay Family Dental in Green Bay WI, dentists Dr. Heidi Eggers-Ulve, Dr. Eric Ulve and Dr. Jessica Pasono see patients of all ages braceswho are interested in orthodontics. The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to create a healthy bite—straight teeth that properly meet opposing teeth in the opposite jaw. A good bite makes it easier for you to bite, chew and speak. 

If your teeth are crowded, protrusive, spaced too far apart, meet in an abnormal way, or do not meet at all, correction may be recommended. Braces and aligners are the “appliances” orthodontists most commonly use to guide your teeth into their proper positions. Retainers preserve and stabilize the results of your orthodontic treatment. 
In the past, orthodontic treatment was associated with children and teens, but today many adults seek orthodontic treatment to correct long-standing problems, or problems that stem from maturational changes. Orthodontists can help people of any age achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. 
A healthy bite and good-looking smile is as important at age 60 as it is at age 16. Even though adults are no longer growing, they can also enjoy improvements that come from orthodontic treatment. Your age is not a consideration for orthodontic treatment. Healthy teeth can be moved at any age. Orthodontic treatment is a smart investment in your family, your smile, as well as your dental, physical and emotional health. Everyone Deserves Straight Teeth and a Beautiful Smile
A variety of orthodontic “appliances” are available today, thanks to on-going research in orthodontics. Options include traditional metal braces, tooth-colored braces, braces that go behind the teeth, clear aligners and other devices, as appropriate. Check with your orthodontist about the best way to achieve your treatment goals. Comfortable and efficient, today’s orthodontic appliances also contribute to a stable, long-lasting result. While the appliances used in orthodontic treatment have come a long way since orthodontics became dentistry’s first specialty in 1900, what endures is orthodontists’ desire to help you achieve your healthiest bite possible.
The goal of orthodontic treatment is a beautiful smile and a good bite—meaning straight teeth that mesh well with the teeth in the opposite jaw and look great. A good bite makes it easier for you to bite, chew and speak. Many people find a beautiful smile adds to self-esteem, self-confidence and leads toward career advancement. We live in a competitive world and a great smile can give you the edge.
When looking for a better smile, call us- Green Bay Family Dental at 920-432-2961.

By Green Bay Family Dental
May 04, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: orthodontics  

Preteens, teens, and adults who have a less than perfect smile are candidates for orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic treatment realigns orthodonticsthe teeth and surrounding bone to an anatomically correct position for smiling and eating. If you or your child are interested in orthodontic treatment, here are some options available at Green Bay Family Dental in Green Bay, WI.

Reasons for Orthodontic Treatment
Malocclusion of the teeth is a misalignment problem that can lead to serious oral health complications. It's also known as: crowded teeth; crossbite; overbite; underbite; open bite. The teeth won't be able to perform vital functions if they're misaligned.

Orthodontic Options:

- Traditional braces for children and adults (metal or ceramic brackets applied to the teeth).

- MTM Clear Aligners for teens and adults (aligner trays made of polyurethane plastic that are worn throughout the day but can be removed when needed).

Maintaining Your Newly Aligned Smile
Once your teeth move into the ideal position, it's important that you follow your Green Bay, WI dentist's guidelines to ensure that they stay that way. Your teeth need plenty of time to stabilize in their new position. After orthodontic treatment, it is imperative that you wear your prescribed retainer as instructed. Retainers are used to keep teeth in place once braces are removed. It takes time for your teeth to settle into their new position. By wearing a retainer, you can prevent your teeth from shifting. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing regularly will keep your teeth and gums healthy. Follow up visits to your dentist are also important during and after orthodontic treatment. 

Start Your Orthodontic Treatment Now
The sooner you start your orthodontic treatment at Green Bay Family Dental in Green Bay, WI, the closer you'll be to having the smile you've always wanted. Call (920) 432-2961 today to set an appointment with Dr. Heidi Eggers-Ulve, Dr. Eric Ulve or Dr. Jessica Pasono.

By Green Bay Family Dental
August 10, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: orthodontics  

Orthodontic treatment offers many benefits. Most importantly, benefits include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and teeth orthodonticsthat are more likely to last a lifetime. There are a variety of orthodontic treatment options available to meet both your orthodontic needs and suit your lifestyle. State-of-the-art orthodontic treatments are offered at Green Bay Family Dental where Dr. Heidi Eggers-Ulve, Dr. Eric Ulve and Dr. Jessica Pasono can help you decide which orthodontic option is right for you.

Benefits of Orthodontics
In addition to achieving a straighter smile, one of the most exciting benefits of orthodontic treatment is the confidence boost many patients experience upon gaining a beautiful new smile following treatment. Prior to orthodontic treatment, some patients may have avoided smiling because they were unhappy with their crooked, gapped or crowded teeth. Achieving straighter teeth through orthodontic treatment gives many individuals the confidence to smile again.

Crooked teeth and teeth that do not fit together correctly are harder to keep clean, are at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and periodontal disease, and cause extra stress on the chewing muscles that can lead to headaches, TMJ syndrome and neck, shoulder and back pain. Teeth that are crooked or not in the right place can also detract from one's appearance.

Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment 
The goal of comprehensive orthodontic treatment is to correct the identified problem and restore the occlusion (the bite) to its optimum. Treatment can begin while patients have primary teeth, when they have a mix of primary and permanent teeth, or when all permanent teeth are in.

MTM Clear Aligners
One leading edge orthodontic treatment that helps teens and adults achieve a straighter smile is the MTM Clear Aligner. MTM stands for minor tooth movement, which describes how this orthodontic option works by straightening the teeth through a series of minor movements over time. This option relies on clear aligner trays that are soft and comfortable and can be removed to eat, drink, brush or floss. Additionally, since the trays are clear, they are barely noticeable to others.

Six Month Smiles
Another orthodontic option for straightening your smile is Six Month Smiles. This option is similar to traditional metal braces. However, the brackets and wires are made from a clear material rather than metal so they are practically unnoticeable. Further, the treatment time can be much shorter with a straighter smile possible in about six months. Six Month Smiles makes it possible to achieve a straight smile in less time and for less money.

Orthodontic treatment offers you many benefits, including straighter teeth and better oral health. Treatment options are available from the dentists at Green Bay Family Dental. To find out which orthodontic treatment might be right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Eric Ulve, Dr. Heidi Eggers-Ulve or Dr. Jessica Pasono by calling Green Bay Family Dental at (920) 432-2961 or 920-499-7933 or contact us on

We currently have a special limited time offer for a free orthodontic evaluation. In the months of August and September we are offering a FREE pre-orthodontic exam to evaluate if you or your children are ready for orthodontic treatment ($150 value).
If you are a candidate, we then can proceed with the Orthodontic Records (separate fee) and gather the information we need to decide the best care for you or your child.

If orthodontic records are completed in August or September, 2017 and active orthodontic treatment is started prior to November 31, 2017, we would like to offer the gift of ($200) to apply towards your contracted orthodontic treatment.* You must mention this posting to receive this offer. This offer is nontransferable and cannot be combined with any other offer.
*Exceptions apply- also: EXCLUDES DELTA DENTAL Insurance patients.

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