Big Bend Orthodontics: Meet the Orthodontist
When choosing an orthodontist for your children or yourself, it’s important to know about their background to make an informed decision. You want an orthodontist who has a proven track record of successful schooling and professional experience in the industry. Dr. Heidi Butts, our orthodontist at Big Bend Orthodontics, has just that combination of education and experience.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Dr. Butts has been practicing orthodontics in the region since 1999. Leading up to that, she attended the SIU School of Dental Medicine, from which she graduated in 1996. She went on to continue her education at Saint Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education, Orthodontics, graduating from that institution in 1998. She joined her father’s practice after completing her schooling.
Earlier in her life, Dr. Butts was a 1982 graduate of Cor Jesu Academy, an all-girls Catholic college preparatory high school in St. Louis. She went on to attend Saint Louis University and graduated in 1986. She then served as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army until 1992.
Dr. Butts is married to David G. Wiegand, and the couple have three children: Cooper, Aaron, and Ruthie. She currently serves as the State Dental Officer for the Illinois Army National Guard.
Dr. Butts specializes in services that include early treatment, adult treatment, retention, Accusmile hybrid treatment, TMD treatment and emergency services — which can range from trauma or injury to the mouth or teeth, infection of the gums or mouth, and severe, unmanageable pain in the facial area. Be sure to contact us and we can walk you through the treatment options that we can help you with, in addition to letting you know about the insurance plans we accept and financing plans that are available at Big Bend Orthodontics, where we create healthy and beautiful smiles for life.