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 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|

What Are the Major Causes of Crooked Teeth?

There are several major causes of crooked teeth that can impact your smile. Crooked teeth affect more than your appearance; they’re often responsible for tooth decay, jaw pain, and lack of self-confidence. What can cause crooked teeth in a person? The following are the four major causes of misaligned teeth. An article by Dr. Quoc Lu. Originally published by Your [...]

By | January 3rd, 2019|

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|