Byung Sun Yoo, DDS
Comprehensive Family Dentistry & General Dentistry located in San Diego, CA
A properly aligned smile is not only better looking, but it’s also better for your oral health as well. If you’re looking to straighten your smile, schedule a visit with Byung Sun Yoo, DDS, in San Diego, California. Dr. Yoo and his team of dental professionals provide a wide range of orthodontic treatments that give their patients the beautifully straight smiles they’ve always dreamed of. You can book your visit with Dr. Yoo by calling the office or using the online scheduling tool.
Orthodontics Q & A
What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a dental specialty that corrects improperly aligned teeth and jaws. Orthodontics treats a variety of conditions, including:
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Teeth with large gaps between them
- Open bite
By realigning your teeth and jaw, orthodontics improves both the look and function of your smile.
Why should I straighten my smile?
Orthodontic treatment does more than make your smile more attractive. It also improves the functioning of your mouth and your overall oral health.
Improperly aligned teeth are harder to clean, which puts you at a higher risk of periodontal disease, tooth loss, and tooth decay.
A crooked smile can also throw off the proper distribution of force in your bite, putting extra stress on your mouth and jaw. This can increase your risk of damaging your teeth through excessive wear-and-tear, and can also lead to TMJ syndrome, a condition that affects the joints of your jaw.
What orthodontics treatments do you offer?
As a biocompatible dentist, Dr. Yoo and his team offer holistic alternatives to traditional orthodontic treatment, such as:
Advanced light force (ALF) treatment
ALF treatment makes use of a custom-fitted removable appliance to straighten your smile. The appliance uses a series of wires to reposition your teeth, jaws, and dental arches in a three-phase treatment. During the first phase, Dr. Yoo uses the appliance to gradually correct any cranial distortions. Phase two involves correcting structural distortions of your upper jaw. Phase three uses the ALF appliance and/or traditional braces to realign your teeth.
ALF treatment is a holistic approach oriented to treating your entire body. As such, it can have a profound effect on more than just your smile, potentially improving your posture and airway and minimizing or reducing your risk of developing TMJ disorder or obstructive sleep apnea.
The Myobrace is a removable oral appliance suitable for patients of all ages, including children. It realigns your teeth while also correcting bad oral habits that are frequently the root causes of poor jaw growth and crooked teeth.
Unlike most other orthodontic treatments, your Myobrace doesn’t need to be worn all the time. Treatment only requires wearing your appliance overnight and for a few hours during the day, along with daily myofunctional exercises.
Myobrace can successfully treat your orthodontic alignment, but it also improves your posture and reduces your allergies.
Learn more about Myobrace here!
Don’t wait any longer to get the straight smile you’ve always wanted. Schedule your orthodontic consultation with Dr. Yoo by calling the office or booking a visit online.