Bulleigh Orthodontics Gives Patients Endless Reasons to Smile

Written by Ann E. Butenas / Photos by Jami Marshall

Chad Bulleigh, DDS, is the quintessential problem solver when it comes to your teeth. He really knows how to straighten things out. Along with his friendly staff, all of whom have appreciable experience in the industry, Dr. Bulleigh’s priority, he says, is to professionally address patients’ orthodontic needs while simultaneously making the process comfortable, relaxing, and, yes, even fun.

 Drs. Chad Bulleigh and Kristen Sander

Drs. Chad Bulleigh and Kristen Sander

Dr. Bulleigh, an active member of numerous professional organizations, opened his Shawnee practice in 2005, and since then has opened two more offices in Overland Park. The Bulleigh Orthodontics team continually strives to provide the best in overall service, with complete patient safety, health, and satisfaction in mind.

“Most of the patients who come to us are referrals from other patients,” says Ashley Duxbury, orthodontic assistant and marketing specialist for the practice. “We pride ourselves on making patients feel welcome and like family, and we believe they sense that feeling.”

Once you cross the threshold into any of the Bulleigh Orthodontics offices, you will quickly notice that emphasis on friendly, warm, and inviting. While always using state-of-the-art technologies for their patients, the overall atmosphere does not seem clinical at all. Instead, it offers more of an at-home vibe.

“We have TVs throughout the operatory areas, so kids can relax and watch their favorite cartoons while the appointment goes by in a breeze,” Duxbury shares. “We also have massage chairs in the waiting room at our south Overland Park location.” Patients and their families can make themselves at home with a complimentary warm cup of Starbucks coffee. The calming ambiance immediately puts patients at ease.

Treating patients of all ages, Bulleigh Orthodontics specializes in a wide variety of orthodontic procedures and is excited about the iTero Intraoral Scanner currently offered to patients. Instead of using those awkward, uncomfortable molds to make impressions of patients’ teeth, a simple tool piece is placed in the patient’s mouth instead to scan the teeth. “This is a huge timesaver and it makes the process much easier on the patients,” Duxbury explains. 

Practicing alongside Dr. Bulleigh is Kristen Sander, DDS, who joined Bulleigh Orthodontics about two years ago and has quickly become an integral part of the team. Her calm and relaxed demeanor, coupled with her expert touch, quickly make patients feel comfortable. 

When Dr. Sander first met Dr. Bulleigh and his compassionate team, she instinctively knew it was a good fit. “Dr. Bulleigh is extremely honest and hard working,” Dr. Sander says. “He is such a good person to work for and with. We have an amazing staff and a growing practice. This is such a fun place to be, not only for us, but for our patients. They come here because they want to be here.”

Just like Dr. Bulleigh, Dr. Sander, who also works at all three Bulleigh Orthodontics locations, enjoys creating smiles for patients. This is something that comes quite naturally to her. “I enjoy the work because it is part science and part aesthetics,” she says. 

While some patients are quite succinct in singing the praises of Bulleigh Orthodontics, others simply do not have enough words to express their gratitude and appreciation.

“I can’t say enough good things about my experience at Bulleigh Orthodontics,” says client Angela P. “Dr. Bulleigh is honest, professional, informative, and has a good sense of humor. I would recommend his services to anyone. I appreciate the time and care he took with me at each visit.”

If you are ready to embrace a healthier smile, call Bulleigh Orthodontics at 913.441.7321 or check out bulleighortho.com. Bulleigh Orthodontics is located at 6804 Silverheel St. in Shawnee and 8600 W. 95th St. and 14424 Metcalf Ave. in Overland Park.