“At Christensen Orthodontics, we provide airway centric orthodontic treatment. This allows us to look beyond teeth, helping to restore optimal health and oral function to each patient.”
– Our Mission Statement
Being Board Certified in sleep medicine (ASBA) has completely changed the way that we look at a patient. The underlying cause of all orthodontic problems is the airway. It all starts with a little string under the tongue called a tongue tie. When someone is born with a tongue tie, their tongue can not push up into the palate and help to grow the palate like it is supposed to. Underdevelopment of the palate leads to a high arched palate and a constricted nasal airway. The roof of the mouth and the floor of the nose are the same exact bone. Not having an adequate nasal airway creates obligate mouth breathers which in turn drops the tongue farther away from the palate. An underdeveloped upper jaw leads to crooked and crowded teeth and jaw misalignment. Just moving the teeth, using traditional orthodontic treatment, doesn't correct the cause. We diagnose the cause of the maloclusion and treat the airway, along with the bite, to have a more comprehensive treatment.
For adults that are seeking orthodontic treatment, it will also include airway testing. Sleep Apnea is major issue in children and adults. Our treatment will include sleep testing and appliances to grow adult jaws, not just straighten teeth. Again just straightening teeth doesn't fix the cause. There is now technology to grow adult jaws and improve airways along with improving sleep apnea. No other orthodontist in our region does what we do.
Some of the other benefits of being a patient at Christensen Orthodontics
- Beautiful Smiles for Every Age
- Free Sleep Screening with Complimentary Airway Test
- Complimentary Hygiene Kit and Christensen Orthodontics Swag
- Complimentary Sports Mouth Guards (for all active athletes)
- Monthly Giveaways and Prizes (Check out our Facebook Page!)
- Chocolate Chip Cookies at Every Appointment
- Game Center with Fun Games for All Ages
- Patient Rewards Program (Earn Points and Redeem for Gift Cards)
- Free School Shuttle Bus Service
- Complimentary Goodie Bag and Teeth Whitening ($50 Value!) at the End of Treatment
- Professional Photo Shoot with Ridinger's Art of Photography after Treatment
A Love for Beautiful Smiles
At Christensen Orthodontics, we love helping each patient straighten their teeth, one smile at a time. We provide the highest-level of patient-focused care, always attentive to your unique needs and concerns, and we do it with a smile!
Dr. Bret Christensen and our team members deliver orthodontic treatment that will gently shift your teeth into correct alignment. You’ll be thrilled with your healthy, confident new smile, and with the friendliness of everyone here.
An Office Engaged with Our Community
The minute you walk through the doors you’ll be greeted with warm smiles from our front office staff and you’ll be surrounded by laughter. Dr. Christensen and everyone here love telling jokes and sharing stories with their patients. The bonds that develop while a person is in our care extend beyond the office: we support our community in many ways.
Not only do we see our patients while out and about, we support their 4-H efforts and attend many livestock auctions. While our shuttle bus is primarily intended to bring patients to and from their appointments, Dr. Christensen occasionally loans it to students needing transportation to prom or homecoming, as well as to adults who need a large vehicle to get to events.
Beautiful Smiles for Every Age
If you’re an adult who has long dreamed of an amazing smile, but felt braces were only for children and teens, we can help you. Christensen Orthodontics offers clear braces: made of ceramic, they’re virtually invisible, so you can straighten your teeth with no one knowing you’re doing so. What people will notice, though, is that you’re smiling with greater confidence and a lot more often, too!
Schedule a Complimentary Consultation
Before you commit to orthodontic care for yourself or your child, it’s important you know the treatment options available. It’s just as important to choose a practice that provides leading-edge care, delivered by a doctor and team whom you trust and like.
We provide complimentary orthodontic consultations, offering you the opportunity to learn more about the care we offer and how we can create a healthy smile for you. Our primary office is in Lewiston, ID; we also have satellite offices in Grangeville, Orofino, and Moscow. To schedule a consultation, please call.
Dr. Christensen and everyone here look forward to meeting you. It will be our pleasure to help you develop the confident, amazing smile you’ve always wanted!