Have you thought about straightening your teeth and having a healthier and more confident smile?
Although most people undergo orthodontic treatment during their teenage years, that is not the only age that orthodontic treatment is effective. In fact, orthodontic treatment for adults is becoming increasingly popular. Whether you are a teen or an adult, orthodontic treatment can help you properly align your teeth and bite. Not only does aligning your teeth and bite improve the aesthetics of your smile, but also it helps to improve your overall oral health. Now you have a variety of options for your orthodontic treatment, including:
Traditional metal braces
Ceramic tooth-colored braces
We now offer FREE 3D scanning of your teeth. We can show you before you begin your treatment how you would look through the advanced simulation technology. Click to the link below for more information.
You don't have to hide your smile anymore. You can have fabulous smile with braces that work wonders. The best time for braces is around 12 years of age when 2nd molars are erupted. Don't miss this window of opportunity to make your teeth straighter and improve your smile. Come and talk to Dr. Kim about how we can help you have the great smile that you always wanted.
If your orthodontic treatment requires traditional braces or you just want to have traditional braces but just a little more discrete, then you have an option of ceramic tooth-colored braces. Call us for a free orthodontic consultation and let us show you how we can improve your smile and have healthier gum.
Invisalign is a system of clear aligners that provides a discreet and effective orthodontic alternative to traditional wire braces. The clear aligners are manufactured from the special material, which applies gentle and constant force. Aligners fit snugly and comfortably around your teeth. By wearing Invisalign aligners for at least 22 hours a day, you can obtain amazing orthodontic results without having to deal with the inconvenience of traditional wire braces.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for Invisalign aligners?
Candidates for Invisalign aligners are individuals who have crooked, over crowded, or gapped teeth, and/or individuals who have a crossbite, underbite, or overbite. Ideal candidates for Invisalign are looking for a discreet orthodontic treatment to address these issues. To find out if Invisalign can help improve your smile, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Kim today!
How does Invisalign work?
Does Invisalign treatment hurt?
Because there is pressure being exerted on your teeth during Invisalign treatment, you may experience some minor discomfort. Patients usually report this discomfort when wearing a new aligner. Discomfort associated with wearing new aligners generally wears off once your teeth have adjusted and can be managed with over the counter pain medications. One benefit to Invisalign, however, is that you will not have to deal with the soft tissues of your mouth being rubbed or poked like you would with traditional metal braces.
How long does Invisalign treatment last?
The average time span for Invisalign treatment is about 12-18 months, however your individual treatment may be shorter or longer depending on your case. During your initial consultation, Dr. Kim will be able to give you a better idea of how long your individual Invisalign treatment will last.
What is the price of Invisalign?
The cost of Invisalign treatment can range anywhere from $1,800-$5,000. However, the cost of your individual treatment will depend upon your individual case. This cost will be discussed with you during your consultation prior to receiving treatment. Additionally, if you have dental insurance, you can likely obtain some level of coverage to offset the total cost. Also, we offer 0% interest and low-payment financing options upon approved credit.
What happens after Invisalign treatment?
After your Invisalign treatment is complete, you will need to wear a retainer to maintain your new smile. With Invisalign, you can either choose between a traditional wire retainer or a more discreet clear retainer. With most treatments, you are to wear your retainer full time at first and then you can gradually progress to wearing it only at night. To keep your smile in place, it is extremely important that you follow Dr. Kim’s instructions regarding your retainer.
How long does orthodontic treatment last?
Am I a candidate for adult orthodontics?
What can I expect after orthodontic treatment?
What is the price of braces?
The cost of traditional treatment can range anywhere from $1,500-$5,000. However, the cost of your individual treatment will depend upon your individual case. This cost will be discussed with you during your consultation prior to receiving treatment. Additionally, if you have dental insurance, you can likely obtain some level of coverage to offset the total cost. Also, we offer 0% interest and low-payment financing options upon approved credit.