About Us:

Your smile is the first thing people notice about you and you can trust Kristo Orthodontics to give you the smile you are meant to have -- a smile that shines. As a family-owned orthodontics practice since 1959, our reputation for quality and service has helped us grow to serve seven locations: Eau Claire, Menomonie, Chippewa Falls, Bloomer, Rice Lake, Stanley, Black River Falls, Amery, Baldwin, New Richmond, Merrill and Wausau.

As a Kristo patient, you can expect to receive nothing less than the most recent advancements in orthodontics to achieve the perfect smile. Dr. Steve Kristo and his energetic, compassionate and talented team of doctors and staff are committed to making your visit memorable and providing the highest level of care possible.

Our Doctors have 100 years of combined experience in family orthodontics -- with the expertise you can rely on for the best orthodontic care.

Meet Our Doctors

When you walk into any of the Kristo Orthodontics offices, you’ll immediately feel a buzz of positive energy and irresistible enthusiasm. The excitement is contagious and so are the smiles.

As a Kristo patient, you can expect to receive nothing less than the most recent advancements in orthodontics to achieve the perfect smile. Dr. Steve and his energetic, compassionate and talented team are committed to making your visit memorable and providing the highest level of care possible.

In 1988, Dr. Steve joined his father, Dr. Andrew Kristo, at Kristo Orthodontics, their family-owned practice since 1959. Since then, Dr. Steve has continued to grow and expand his special kind of orthodontic practice into several surrounding communities, including Black River Falls, Bloomer, Chippewa Falls, Menomonie, Rice Lake and Stanley.

Dr. Steve was born and raised in Eau Claire and is an active community leader. In addition to creating award-winning smiles, he is well-known for his generous donations throughout all Kristo Orthodontics communities.

Dr. Steve graduated from the Minnesota School of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, followed by a Master of Science degree and a specialty Certificate in Orthodontics in 1988. He stays active in the orthodontic community as a member of the American Orthodontic Association of Orthodontists, Wisconsin Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association and the Wisconsin Dental Association.

As a devoted family man and father of four, Dr. Steve enjoys spending time with his wife, Jill, and his children, Meegan, Grace, Griffin and Coyen. He likes traveling, relaxing at the lake, and spending time with family and friends. Most importantly, cheering on the family's favorite quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, and the rest of the Green Bay Packers!

Dr. Steve and his team understand how important it is to earn the trust of all patients and their families, and work hard to make your experience as friendly and comfortable as possible – from complimentary consultations, toothbrushes and t-shirts to your free ice cream reward after appointments. Dr. Steve believes each patient is unique and specializes in creating individualized treatments for the best outcome – amazing smiles that last a lifetime!

Dr. Bob Bronski grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago. He is a graduate of Iowa State University and the Loyola University School of Dentistry. In 1988, he received a Master of Science degree and a Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He is proud to be a part of the Kristo Orthodontics tradition. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association and their component societies.

Dr. Bob and his wife, Carol, live near Fall Creek. They enjoy spending time with family, exploring Wisconsin and Minnesota, and watching White Sox baseball in the summer. When he is not in the office, Dr. Bronski also enjoys farming, studying history and listening to all kinds of music, from album rock to zydeco.

Meet Our Staff

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My name is Tammy, and I have a long history on Team Kristo! I like to kid that Dr. Steve has little seniority over me, as I joined this team in August 1988, only a couple of months after he returned from dental school in June of 1988!

I initially started working as a part-time sterilization assistant while saving up money to go to hygiene school. (Back then, the closest school for that was in Wausau!) I was gradually trained as a full-time chairside assistant. At that point I decided to stay with Team Kristo instead of pursuing the hygiene career. After a couple of years assisting, I became a full-time receptionist since I was such a good fit during a temporary help-out after one of our receptionists changed careers & left Kristo. As our practice grew, so did the need for someone to focus solely on patient and insurance accounts. After a brief (ok, 10-year) hiatus from the workforce to raise my family, I returned to Kristo Orthodontics job-sharing the office manager position. In April 2012 I transferred back into the Finance Department on a full-time basis. I truly believe THIS is where I'm meant to be, and I'm so proud to be a member of this great team!!!!

My real pride & joy, however, is my awesome family! My two oldest daughters are currently attending school in Eau Claire (one UWEC, the other CVTC) and coincidentally are Team Kristo members as well. (What does that tell you?!) My only son just graduated high school & will also be attending CVTC soon. My youngest daughter is a very active junior in high school..... soon the basketball season will be upon us, followed closely by track, school play, and college visits :) Here's how much I like numbers:
2years+2months+2weeks+2days from our first date, my husband & I married. Now that the kids are older & more independent, we're discovering the excitement of traveling. If he's not interested, I enjoy traveling with my two best friends from high school. I've recently become committed to fitness & working out, and I LOVE reading novels. Always reading!

I'm excited to meet you when you join our Kristo Family!!!!!

I began my orthodontic career right here at Kristo Orthodontics in 1987, even assisting for Dr. Andrew Kristo, Dr Steve's father! After moving out of the area, I continued working as an assistant, and then returned to Team Kristo in the fall of 2013. I absolutely love my job and am so grateful to be here! I am lucky enough to get to meet new patients and their parents every single day!

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family: watching movies with my husband Dan, hanging out with our children, Chase, Camryn, Jena, Dylan and Anna, or shopping with my two sisters, Kris and Staci. I have a 6 year old schnoodle named, Polly, whom I absolutely adore. We recently added a wonderful, (but naughty! :)) new puppy to our family named Pippa. I enjoy many different types of music, especially James Taylor, and an a passionate advocate for autism awareness.

I am a treatment coordinator at our office. I have been working with Dr. Kristo and Dr. Bronski for almost 15 years. I enjoy my job and love seeing our patients with their families and the smiles they bring into the office.

When I am not at work, I enjoy many activities: traveling, fishing, biking, gardening, canning and having friends over for cookouts. The most recent adventure was our vacation to Canada. Our house is very active and something is always going on. I have a wonderful husband Matt, we have been married for 17 years and three wonderful kids, Katelynn 16, Brooke 12 and Joey 7. Our lives are very busy with school and sports and life in general.

I have been with Team Kristo for almost 6 yrs all together now!!! I love being apart of making beautiful smiles and seeing how happy our patients are when they achieve that perfect smile. I have 17years of general dental & orthodontic experience. It is very rewarding to be able to help people and educate them when it comes to their dental needs!

When I am not at work, I am very involved with my 15yr old daughter Makenna that has a huge passion for horses!!! You will find us most weekends horse showing around the Chippewa Valley.

Besides owning our quarter horse Indy, we have 3 crazy cats Jax, JJ, & Chip and 1 dwarf rabbit Skippy.

When we aren't busy with our furry friends, I love to get up north and take a relaxing ride on the pontoon around the lake and stay at our home away from home. Nothing better then to get away from it all and sitting around a campfire making smores. I also love to travel and see the world. We recently just vacationed in Florida and can not wait to go back!!!

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I have been an assistant with Kristo Orthodontics since 2004. When I am not caring for you and your family you can find me busy with my family. Along with my husband I have 2 daughters.

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Graduated from Colfax High.
Graduated from the Administrative Professional program at Chippewa Valley Technical College 2012.
Brett and I have a son, Cashton, who is our world!

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