Dr. Wise truly enjoys what he does. By his interaction with young families and young at heart adults, he wants to help them reach their goals for great oral health. “Orthodontics is so much more than just a pretty smile. Our patients receive additional value in a properly functioning bite and teeth that are easy to maintain for a lifetime.” Dr. Wise has built appreciation for wellness into his message of great smiles. Patients are many times inspired to enter the field of dentistry as their chosen profession after their exposure to his practice style.
Dr. Wise embraces technology and the wonderful ways that it can enhance the orthodontic experience for his patients. Properly applied, advances in this field can markedly improve both outcomes and comfort for the patient. “In recent years, our world has seen remarkable advances in 3D imaging, software applications, even robotics and metallurgy. All of these core technologies are important to orthodontics. We can harness the power of these enhancements and make our patients more comfortable, and many times create a more ideal result for them. We hear from the parents so often that their braces experience was so much different from their kids!”
The orthodontic education doesn’t end after residency. In fact, in many ways, it has only begun. Dr. Wise has embraced this philosophy by attending many advanced education programs over the years. And because of his history as a restorative or family dentist, he has a good feel for many of the challenges presented to his dental colleagues. “Learning is continuous, and many times fun. There is so much knowledge out there; we have to be forever vigilant in seeking out new ways of improving our results for our patients. I really enjoy involving our entire orthodontic team in the educational experience. A well-educated staff can only enhance the patient experience.”
Dr. Wise feels a strong commitment to helping better both the profession and the community. Over the years, he has served in leadership roles in many great organizations. “I feel like I want to help. When opportunities arise to make something better, I jump at it. I share a vision for what many organizations can become, and they can become great when people get involved and do something special.”
You’ll probably find Dr. Wise out on the golf course on a pretty day or maybe planting flowers or trimming his lawn. He loves to be outdoors when the weather is nice. He’s also a big fan of history and good movies- especially when you can combine the two. “I’ve seen the HBO mini-series on John and Abigail Adams about ten times. I love his hard work ethic and the fact that he relied on his wife for great advice while he was shaping our nation. And the Civil War book The Killer Angels made a huge impression on me. We even made a trip up to Appomattox Court House to see the site where our great nation re-united.”
Dr. Wise married his high school sweetheart, Carol, in 1985. She is the Director of Research at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and the person who discovered the first gene that causes scoliosis (curvature of the spine). They have two great kids- Ben is in college today, and Madeline is finishing up high school very soon. Just like their parents, both kids are active in their schools and communities, too. “What can I say about my family? They are the reason for my being on this Earth. Some of my happiest memories are from our family vacations to one of our great national parks or just a weekend trip to the Texas Hill Country. Family dinners and game nights can be our weekly highlights!”
Our own family has benefited from the magic of orthodontics in so many ways. My dad, Dr. William Wise, has been practicing the specialty since the late 1950’s. Great smiles are definitely in our blood.
My wife Carol and our two kids, Ben and Madeline both received care in our office as did many of my staff and their kids and spouses. Even I got braces back in the mid-90’s- as an adult! We treat all of our patients like family and hope that you will join us. As we look at your situation, we always ask ourselves, “What would we do if this was our own child?” The answer to that question makes our job easy.