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.

How Do Straighter Teeth Promote Oral Health?

With over 4 million people in the United States alone receiving orthodontic treatment, it’s no surprise that people want straight teeth! Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for looks. Straight teeth actually encourage a healthy oral cavity, which means a reduced risk for numerous dental health issues—but why is this? Here are just a few reasons why straight teeth can [...]

By | December 6th, 2018|

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 | November 7th, 2018|

What Are the Benefits if Early Orthodontic Treatment?

There’s a reason that the American Association of Orthodontics recommends your child get an evaluation by age 7. At this age, your child is still shedding their primary teeth and getting their permanent teeth in. Their mouths are growing and flexible. At this age, some orthodontic issues may be present, such as a bad bite and crooked or [...]

By | October 8th, 2018|

My Teenager Doesn’t Want Braces. What Are My Alternatives?

We get it—not everyone wants braces. Although traditional braces are one of the most effective ways to move teeth in a relatively short period of time, kids are often reluctant to get braces, especially as they get older. By the time they enter their teenage years, your child might not want to be burdened with having a visible [...]

By | September 18th, 2018|

Top Oral Health Problems Caused by Overbites

Overbites happen when the top row of your teeth essentially covers the lower row, especially in the front. These are caused by the unique size and shape of your jaw as well as your teeth, as having too little room for your teeth or too much could cause an overbite. It’s likely that your overbite is a [...]

By | August 29th, 2018|

Are Orthodontic Issues Hereditary?

It’s true that our genes are responsible for creating everything about us, and our smile is no exception. Certain factors about your smile were inherited from your parents, no question. Researchers suggest that having parents with poor dental health could predispose you to having the same issues, so you’ll need to be extra vigilant about your oral care. [...]

By | August 7th, 2018|

How Can Kids Best Maintain Dental Hygiene While Having Braces?

Since the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontist visit by age 7, your child could have braces before they reach their 10th birthday! It can seem difficult to ensure your child will keep his or her mouth clean with braces, but the truth is that having braces doesn’t dramatically change [...]

By | June 7th, 2018|

What Are Less Visible Orthodontic Treatment Options for Adults?

You have the option of having straight teeth at any age. There’s no age bracket for orthodontic work. In fact, over one million people who are receiving orthodontic treatment are adults! You’re not alone in seeking a perfect smile and you have options when it comes to less visible forms of treatment. Here are your [...]

By | May 7th, 2018|