Dr. Quoc Lu

Dr. Quoc Lu

About Dr. Quoc Lu

Born with a love of art, Dr. Quoc Lu enjoyed drawing through much of his childhood. Surrounded by computers, Dr. Lu also dove into the engineering and architecture design aspects of computer science. He believes that the study and practice of orthodontics involves both aesthetic design and empirical science in creating facial, skeletal, and dental harmony.

I Had Braces as a Kid, Why Do I Need Them Again?

If you had braces as a child or teenager, you probably aren’t anxious to repeat the experience. Although cumbersome for some teens, most adults are happy that they received treatment and have a straight smile today. But what happens when you already had braces as a kid but need them again as an adult? Here [...]

By | February 6th, 2018|

Choosing the Chewing Gum That’s Best for Your Smile

Before sugarless gum came along, gum was placed in a category like many other sweets—one that was considered bad for your teeth! These days, there are many sugar-free options available of your favorite treats, including chewing gum. Did you know that gum actually has some pretty impressive benefits for your smile? Before picking up a [...]

By | January 16th, 2018|

How to Know If You’re a Candidate for Invisalign

Invisalign is the perfect way to fix common alignment and bite issues when you don’t want the burden of having metal braces. These plastic aligners are custom made for your teeth and involve a series of trays that move your teeth into place slowly over time. Although Invisalign is great for some patients, it’s not [...]

By | December 18th, 2017|

Keeping Your Teeth Beautiful and Straight After Braces

Getting your braces off is a hugely exciting time. All the treatment that you’ve gone through has paid off with a gorgeous straight smile! Now you get to see that smile after many months of orthodontic treatment. Seeing your new smile can make you feel on top of the world! After your time with braces, [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|

Do You Have a Good Oral Health? Answer These Questions to Find Out!

Having good oral health is more than just brushing every day and flossing once in a while. Your mouth is an entire unit that requires regular care—both at-home and in the dentist’s chair! As we age, our mouths become more susceptible to oral health problems like gum disease, so taking proper care of our teeth [...]

By | November 20th, 2017|

How Invisalign Can Completely Transform Your Smile

Have you been putting off orthodontic work because you can’t stand the idea of having braces? You don’t have to give up the smile of your dreams just because braces aren’t for you. With Invisalign orthodontic treatment, you can effectively correct most basic orthodontic problems—and the best part is, no one will even know you’re [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|

We Appreciate Your Kind Words!

Patient satisfaction is the foundation of our practice, and these kind words mean a great deal to us. "First Impressions Orthodontics has exceeded all of my expectations. As someone with moderate dental anxiety, it took me years to gather the courage to even seek out a serious consult. Glowing reviews led me to First Impressions, [...]

By | October 25th, 2017|

The Best Halloween Treats for Your Teeth

It’s October again, a happy time for adults and children alike as they head out to trick-or-treat and enjoy the holiday festivities. However, dentists know that this time of year can wreak absolute havoc on the health and appearance of our smiles. If you don’t want to take a vacation from taking care of your [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|

Eating With Braces: Pick This, Not That

Adjusting to braces can be a challenge! The teeth are often sore in the days that follow the application of braces or an adjustment. It’s essential to properly care for your braces throughout your treatment—not just to protect your smile, but to receive a speedy treatment with minimal discomfort! So what foods should you pick when it [...]

By | October 4th, 2017|