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Lucio H. Kim DDS
Providing the best dental care for Glendale, CA

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Adult Orthodontics

How can we help you?

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to your oral health care. Fortunately, we're here to help! We pride ourselves on helping our patients stay informed and educated about the benefits of good oral health care.

We’ll spend all the time you need and answer all your questions until we know you have the information you’re looking for. Before we begin any treatment, we’ll explain everything in detail so you know exactly what you can expect.

Here are a few of the questions we’re asked most often, but we know you probably have others. Please don’t hesitate to call our dental office or fill out our handy online contact form, and we’ll be happy to help.

Adult Orthodontics

Man with braces | Dentist Glendale CAThis is one of the most common questions we hear from orthodontic patients! If you’re a busy adult who’s thinking about orthodontic treatment, of course you want to know just how much and for how long it’s going to impact your life!

Book a Consultation to Know Your Exact Case

Unfortunately, until we meet with you, it’s hard to say with any accuracy how long your treatment will take. Keep in mind that every adult in who has orthodontic treatment starts with unique needs. It is only during the planning stage that Dr. Lucio Kim will be able to tell you generally how long he predicts your treatment will last.

But both our adult orthodontic systems are designed to move your teeth as quickly as possible. For some people, treatment with Inman Aligners can take as little as six weeks and PowerProx Six Month aligners reliably take about six months.

Orthodontic Consultations in Glendale 

The only way to know how long your treatment might last is by arranging an appointment with Dr. Kim. He will evaluate your needs and recommend the approach that will achieve the best outcome in the shortest amount of time.

If you would like to learn more about how Glendale orthodontics can transform your life, please call our office to arrange a consultation. 

If you've recently been presented with an aggressive treatment plan for complex or involved dental care like a root canal, dental implant, or braces, it’s a good idea to seek out a second opinion dentist in Glendale, CA.

You’ll either confirm your dentist’s original diagnosis that this is the best treatment for you, or you may learn about an alternative approach that might be a better fit for your needs.

You shouldn’t feel uncomfortable about seeking a second opinion dentist, either. Often, you have to be your own advocate for your oral health care, and you don’t need to blindly accept a diagnosis if you’re not 100 percent comfortable with it.

Be aware that there are differences in dentists and dental offices too. Some have advanced education and training in certain areas or use leading-edge technology that allows them to offer more comprehensive treatment options.

Dr. Lucio Kim is happy to offer second opinions for Glendale, CA patients who would like confirmation about procedures like dental implants, root canals, or full mouth restoration. You may also worry that a procedure was not done correctly by your current dentist, and a second opinion can help put your mind at ease.

If you need a second opinion, call us at (818) 242-3739, and we’ll be happy to schedule a convenient appointment for you with Dr. Kim.

braces in glendaleThe good news is that today you have more options than ever for correcting a crooked smile! We offer two excellent adult orthodontic treatments that straighten teeth quickly and comfortably.

Your Orthodontic Options

Inman Aligners, a recent orthodontic innovation, are an affordable, discreet option for straightening the teeth that show when you smile. Using an efficient patented process, Inman Aligners gently reposition your front teeth in a matter of weeks. Since the goal isn’t to straighten all your teeth or correct a misaligned bite, treatment is quick and efficient. Best of all, Inman Aligners are removable for eating, brushing, and flossing.

If you want to improve your appearance for a big event or simply want a more beautiful, healthy-looking smile, PowerProx Six Month Braces can easily help you achieve your goal. By focusing treatment on the teeth that show when you smile and not making changes to your dental bite, we can straighten your teeth comfortably in as little as six months.

Adult Orthodontics in Glendale CA

Both Inman Aligners and PowerProx are very effective adult orthodontic solutions. Which option we choose will depend on your needs and goals, and we’ll guide you through the process to find the one that is just right for you. Give us a call today.

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