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Orthodontics in Waukee, IA

Improving the alignment and spacing of the teeth is one of the numerous benefits many patients can receive from orthodontic treatment. For top-quality orthodontic treatment that will enhance your oral health and appearance, visit us at Lush Family Dental in Waukee.


A subcategory of dentistry, orthodontics involves the positioning of the teeth and the alignment of the jaw.

Major oral health issues and severe discomfort can be caused when the teeth are improperly positioned or when the jaw is misaligned. Furthermore, a person’s overall appearance can suffer due to these issues. At Lush Family Dental in Waukee, we offer reliable orthodontic treatments that have been designed to correct the aforementioned issues, helping patients achieve improved dental health and better-looking smiles.

Orthodontic treatment can address a variety of issues such as misaligned and crooked teeth, overbites and underbites, excessive spacing and crowding. A patient is less likely to suffer from gum disease, headaches, neck pain and jaw discomfort once proper orthodontic treatment is administered. Today’s orthodontic treatment is easier and more effective than ever before thanks to advancements in technology, with patients achieving faster results that look great. Lush Family Dental offers in-house clear aligners and retainers.

Clear Aligners

Clear Aligners are oral appliances that are worn over the teeth to adjust and position the teeth. Unlike traditional braces with brackets and wires, they are virtually invisible. Clear aligners are custom-built in order to grip tightly over the teeth. There is a need to wear the aligners for at least 20-22 hours per day except while eating or during cleaning. Approximately every two weeks, the patient is required to replace the current aligner with a new one to help in the positioning of their teeth. Each case is unique, but treatment with clear aligners usually takes one to two years.


There is a risk that the teeth will revert to their initial positioning once orthodontic treatment is complete. The job of the retainer as an oral appliance ensures that this doesn’t happen. Retainers are easy to use, removable and very effective in ensuring that results from the orthodontic treatment are maintained.

Our team of professionals can get you looking and feeling great again. You can request an appointment with us by calling (515) 207-3126 today. We look forward to meeting you.

*The doctors at Lush Family Dental are general dentists providing orthodontic and surgical services.

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