The most obvious reason for orthodontics is to have a great smile that can give you the confidence and the self-assurance you have always dreamed about. However, there is a huge health benefit in correcting your crooked smile. Your dentist may have already discussed with you the benefits of having healthy teeth and proper jaw alignment. Crooked and crowded teeth are hard to clean and maintain. Poor oral hygiene can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and in extreme case it can result in tooth loss. In recent years, gum disease has also been linked to heart disease. Other orthodontic problems can contribute to abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, inefficient chewing function, excessive stress on gum tissue and the bone that supports the teeth, or misalignment of the jaw joints. Over time, misalignment of your bite can lead to chronic headaches and face or neck pain.
Treatment by an orthodontist can be less costly than the additional care required to treat dental problems arising as a result of orthodontic problems.
New Patient Forms
Please be sure to bring your completed medical history forms and patient information forms to your appointment.
Your First Visit
The minute you walk through our door, you will be greeted by our warm, friendly staff who will introduce you to our office. You will sit down for a thorough one-to-one examination with Dr. Kim or Dr. Lee and review your treatment goals and dental needs.
We will discuss your concerns and answer any questions that you might have. Comprehensive discussion of a patient’s orthodontic problem and the recommended treatment is not attempted at the initial examination but our goal is to give you as much information as we can before diagnostic records are taken.