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.

Straighten Your Smile Faster With Accelerated Orthodontics

If you have gapped, crooked, or crowded teeth, orthodontic treatment can help you get your dream smile. However, many adults shy away from orthodontic treatment because they don’t want to wear traditional braces for years, or don’t want to commit to wearing Invisalign over 20 hours a day to straighten their teeth. However, what if someone told you [...]

By | July 20th, 2021|

How to Fight Plaque While Wearing Braces

Braces are excellent tools for straightening teeth and correcting bites, but they do make your pearly whites difficult to clean! Consisting of brackets, which are temporarily cemented to your teeth, and connecting wires, braces make it difficult for your toothbrush to make much contact with the surfaces of your teeth, which can present issues with brushing and flossing. [...]

By | May 20th, 2021|

Accelerated Orthodontics: Your Dream Smile—Faster!

Getting your dream smile by straightening your teeth with braces is very exciting—most patients can’t wait to have their braces off and fully enjoy their new straight teeth! Like anything worth waiting for, braces take time to work. The average amount of treatment time varies, but for metal braces, it takes about 24 months to [...]

By | March 10th, 2021|

How to Best Care for Your Invisalign Retainers

Getting straight teeth with Invisalign allows you to show off your new smile even before your treatment is complete with clear aligners. Adults and teens alike love the discreetness of Invisalign, and the majority of people find Invisalign more comfortable than traditional metal braces [1]. However, just like with traditional braces, completing your Invisalign treatment means you’ll need to [...]

By | February 10th, 2021|

Top Tips for Preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Baby bottle tooth decay is a nickname for tooth decay that happens in babies and toddlers. While this type of decay can happen to any teeth in your child’s mouth, it’s most common in the upper front teeth. Prolonged exposure to sugar causes baby bottle tooth decay, meaning that when your child consumes sugar over a period of [...]

By | January 12th, 2021|

Can an Orthodontic Retainer Prevent Teeth Grinding?

If you grind your teeth, a condition also known as bruxism, your dentist may have recommended that you wear a mouthguard at night. However, many people who have had orthodontic work done need to wear their retainers nightly as well—orthodontists now recommend that their patients wear their retainers nightly for life to prevent teeth shifting. Can your orthodontic [...]

By | December 8th, 2020|

How Misaligned Teeth Affect Your Oral Health

Misaligned teeth can be caused by either genetic or lifestyle factors. While some people have crooked teeth due to their genetics, others will develop crooked teeth due to childhood habits such as thumb sucking. Crooked teeth affect more than just your appearance. When teeth don’t align together properly, they can cause oral health consequences that impact your smile. [...]

By | November 11th, 2020|

How Long Do You Have to Wear Retainer After Braces?

Whether you’ve completed your orthodontic treatment with braces or Invisalign, you’ll need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth straight. A retainer could be a metal framework with plastic molded to fit your teeth, or, you may have an Invisalign clear retainer that’s not as noticeable. Regardless, wearing your retainer is an essential step [...]

By | October 8th, 2020|