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Orthodontic Solutions in Creston, IA

Straighten Your Smile at Buck Family Dentistry

Crooked or misaligned teeth pose more threats than an unattractive smile and can make it harder to keep your teeth clean of decay-causing bacteria. At Buck Family Dentistry, our family dentist in Creston, IA, offers orthodontic solutions to restore and improve oral health.

Whether you have a few misshapen teeth or severe bite misalignment, Dr. Michael Buck has the ideal treatment for your needs. Discover how orthodontic treatment can benefit your oral health and wellness by reading our guide below.

What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics focuses on improving teeth alignment and bite force, typically through appliance therapy. Certain orthodontic issues can turn simple tasks like chewing, speaking, and smiling into a challenge.

Our personalized orthodontic solutions are ideal for patients of all ages, not just children and teenagers. With patient-oriented orthodontic care from Dr. Buck, you can correct these and other struggles, giving you a functional, beautiful smile.

When is Orthodontic Treatment Necessary?

Our dentist in Creston may recommend orthodontic appliance therapy for patients struggling with teeth that are:

  • Overcrowded
  • Unevenly spaced
  • Crooked or misaligned
  • Misshapen

When you’re ready to correct jaw and teeth alignment issues, call our office at 641-782-4747 today to schedule a consultation.

Our Orthodontic Solutions

Traditional Metal Braces

Dentists have used metal braces to treat orthodontic issues for years thanks to their reliable and versatile design. Modern braces are sleeker than traditional designs and are ideal solutions for patients of all ages. Using archwires and individual brackets, braces gradually shift your teeth into alignment. Patients with more severe orthodontic issues may benefit from metal braces.


Invisalign® is an innovative orthodontic solution designed to straighten teeth without sacrificing your smile’s appearance. These discreet clear aligners are removable for your convenience and don’t require special care or maintenance. Invisalign aligners are comfortable, thin appliances that can straighten your teeth in half the time as braces.

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes orthodontic problems?

Orthodontic problems can arise from a variety of factors, including:

  • Teeth crowding
  • Extra teeth
  • Teeth gaps
  • Genetics
  • Dental trauma

If left unchecked, these issues can lead to painful complications. Consult with your dentist to learn if orthodontic treatment is best suited for your needs.

Why is orthodontic treatment important?

Orthodontic treatment is crucial for teeth and jaw health. Untreated orthodontic issues can result in poor oral hygiene, toothaches, jaw pain, and even difficulty chewing and speaking. Don’t let these problems get in the way of your daily life. Talk to your dentist about orthodontic treatment with braces or Invisalign® to begin the journey to a healthy smile.

Does orthodontic treatment hurt?

It’s normal to experience mild soreness in the first few weeks of orthodontic treatment. Slight discomfort is to be expected as you grow used to your orthodontic appliance. However, if the pain persists or becomes unbearable, it may indicate a problem. Schedule an appointment with your dentist immediately if this is the case.

Does insurance cover orthodontic treatment?

Insurance coverage for orthodontic appliances depends on your treatment. Most providers will cover a portion of the cost of braces, but treatments like Invisalign may be deemed cosmetic, and won’t be covered. Contact your dental insurance provider to learn more about your plan’s benefits.

Discover How Our Creston Dentist Can Transform Your Smile

Don’t let misaligned or crooked teeth get in the way of your healthy smile. Dr. Buck and our caring team at Buck Family Dentistry can provide personalized orthodontic treatment. We’ve helped patients in Aspen, Thayer, and Urbandale, IA resolve their orthodontic issues. You’re never too old to achieve the smile of your dreams!

To schedule an orthodontic consultation, call our Creston, IA office at 641-782-4747. You can also request more information or book an appointment online by filling out our convenient contact form.


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