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.

Invisalign vs. Braces: Which Option Is Right for You?

When considering orthodontic treatment, traditional braces and Invisalign are two of the most prominent options that come to mind. While traditional metal braces have long been the standard of care, Invisalign offers people who want to straighten their teeth with a subtle, removable form of treatment with reduced orthodontist visits. But which option is going to be right [...]

By | October 15th, 2019|

Misaligned Teeth Could Be Causing More Damage Than You Think

Having crooked teeth is a reality for countless children and adults today. Orthodontists fit millions of people with braces every year to correct misaligned teeth and fix bites that can lead to chronic issues. Misaligned teeth don’t just affect the appearance of your smile; they can have actual consequences on your health that may only get worse if [...]

By | September 10th, 2019|

Is Your Child Getting Braces Today? Here’s How to Prepare

Your child is all set to get their braces and begin straightening their teeth—but now that the appointment day is approaching, you’re having some anxiety about what the experience will be like for your child and what to expect. Even if your orthodontist has prepared you for your child’s appointment, the following tips will help you to create [...]

By | August 13th, 2019|

Options for Correcting Your Crowded Teeth

The human mouth houses 32 teeth—which means that molars, incisors, canines, and wisdom teeth all need a place in your mouth. For some people, there just isn’t enough room for all their teeth. Due to genetics, some people have smaller mouths that aren’t able to accommodate every single tooth. When this happens, teeth are often pushed up [...]

By | July 16th, 2019|

What Are Treatment Options to Correct My Underbite?

Having an underbite is not only usually noticeable, it can also cause many different problems with your smile. These include problems eating or speaking, jaw pain, and uneven wear of your tooth enamel, which can cause tooth decay. The main cause of an underbite is usually genetic and not something that can be prevented, although in rarer cases [...]

By | June 18th, 2019|

First Impression Orthodontics Is an Invisalign Platinum Provider

First Impression Orthodontics is proud to announce they’ve become an Invisalign Platinum Provider for 2018 and 2019! Dr. Quoc Lu at First Impression Orthodontics went from Gold + to Platinum last year in 2018. As an Invisalign Platinum Provider in Alexandria, Dr. Lu has accrued the necessary amount of experience to meet this designated skill [...]

By | May 30th, 2019|

What Are the Benefits of Orthodontic Headgear?

Headgear is a broad term for orthodontic appliances that strap around the head to exert pressure from outside the patient’s mouth. Although not every child or adult who has braces will need headgear, headgear is important for certain cases and has its benefits. What are the benefits of needing orthodontic headgear? Here’s how these appliances can help many [...]

By | May 23rd, 2019|

Can Cavities Form Under Dental Fillings?

Contrary to the belief of some, it is possible for cavities to form under dental fillings! Although dental fillings are designed to seal your tooth and protect your teeth, no dental filling material lasts forever. Whether you have silver amalgam fillings or composite resin ones, your filling will need to be replaced at some point. So why would [...]

By | April 3rd, 2019|

How Should I Brush My Teeth When I Have Braces?

Braces are one of the most effective ways to transform your natural smile into your dream smile. Although braces are beneficial, they can making brushing and flossing a little more challenging while receiving treatment. Cleaning your teeth well when you have braces will take more time, but will also be more important. Your wires and brackets create extra areas [...]

By | March 5th, 2019|

What Is the Average Treatment Time for Wearing Orthodontic Braces?

Getting braces can be an exciting time—you’re finally getting the smile you want! However, not everyone who gets braces is happy about their treatment. Many people ask how long the treatment will take before exploring orthodontic treatment options for their smile. Different types of braces will have different treatment times. Here’s what you can expect when it comes [...]

By | February 5th, 2019|