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WHAT PARENTS SHOULD KNOW

Teeth that work Together make it possible to bite and chew properly, and contribute to clear speech. Teeth that function well will tend to have a pleasing appearance. The beautiful smile that results from orthodontic treatment is the outward sign of good oral health, and is the stage for overall well-being. Learn more here about baby teeth and permanent teeth. more...

 

ORTHODONTIC CARE

SOFT DRINKS + ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT = A RECIPE FOR DISASTER

Soft drinks, including regular and diet soda pop, fruit drinks, sports drinks and energy drinks, weaken tooth enamel. They are even harder on teeth with orthodontic "appliances," such as braces or aligners. It is recommended that you avoid soft drinks during your orthodontic treatment so that your teeth stay healthy and strong, and you finish your treatment with a good bite and a healthy, beautiful smile. more...

 

FIVE TIPS FOR PROTECTING BRACES WHILE PLAYING

Many parents worry about their child playing sports while wearing braces. If they get a mouth injury on the field or on the court, the concern is that the braces could make the injury worse and/or your child' progress with the braces could be affected. Or maybe you are the one playing sports with braces. more...

 

WHEN A PROBLEM ARISES

Orthodontic emergencies can occur at any time during treatment and often pertain to complications with appliances. An orthodontic emergency is any circumstance that causes pain, threatens a patient's health, or interferes with the course of orthodontic treatment. Dr. Leon Su can offer immediate assistance for emergencies, some of which include more...

 

OUR PRACTICE

DR. LEON SU, DDS, MDS

TopDentists™ began in January 2007 with the intent to identify the best dentists and specialists in the country and is the only list of its kind, chosen by the dental profession themselves. Finding the right dentist can be an overwhelming process. Where do you start? Asking your doctor or your friends can be helpful. Other options such as referral services can often require dentists to pay for their listings and any dentist can pay for an ad in the yellow pages. more...

 

CELEBRATING NATIONAL TOOTH FAIRY DAY

The Tooth Fairy is a fantasy figure of early childhood in Western and Western-influenced cultures. The folklore states that when children lose one of their baby teeth, they should place it underneath their pillow or on their bedside table and the Tooth Fairy will visit while they sleep, replacing the lost tooth with a small payment. more...

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Types of Braces

Dental braces have come a long way since they were invented in the 1800’s. Today, Americans and residents of are privy to a bevy of tooth-straightening options, each of which offers different benefits. Currently, the most popular types of braces used in include: Metal Braces – These are traditional braces most often seen in children

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When is the Best Time to Consult an Orthodontist

Orthodontists are dental specialists who work to bring the teeth and jaws into their ideal position for optimal oral health. It is very common for children and young teens to visit orthodontists to monitor or correct complications with emerging permanent teeth. Though a child may visit the orthodontist at any time, the elementary years serve

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Type of Appliances

Orthodontists primarily treat patients who need help correcting certain maxillofacial problems, such as misaligned teeth, malocclusion, or too much space between the teeth. Treating these conditions requires the assistance of orthodontic appliances, of which there are many. Orthodontic appliances come in many variations – some being fixed and some being removable. They serve various purposes,

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What is an Orthodontist

An orthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the treatment of crooked or misaligned teeth. Contrary to popular belief, this branch of dentistry is not merely about the cosmetic appearance of patient smiles, but also about their oral health. Patients who visit an orthodontist for treatment often find it easier to brush their teeth and

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Orthodontic Post-Op Instructions

The process of placing an orthodontic appliance is non-surgical, but it does require special post-procedural instructions to minimize patient discomfort and protect each patient’s appliance from damage. Failure to follow these instructions can prolong treatment, make treatment more costly, or even result in a dental or orthodontic emergency. Did you know… that it is normal

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