FIO BLOG

FIO BLOG

Dr. Quoc Lu will share his insight and new developments in orthodontics on his FIO Blog, and additionally is a regular contributing author on orthodontic and oral health topics and related content to the online dental publication, Your Dental Health Resource Magazine, which will be shared here as well.

(All articles re-published with permission of Your Dental Health Resource Magazine)

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 [...]

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 [...]

By | January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |Comments Off on What Are the Major Causes of Crooked Teeth?

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 [...]

By | December 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on How Do Straighter Teeth Promote Oral Health?

Am I Too Old for Orthodontics?

A common question I get get asked by adult patients is, am I too old for orthodontics? Isn't it just for kids? The short answer is, absolutely not. There isn't an upper age limit for [...]

By | November 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Am I Too Old for Orthodontics?

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 [...]

By | November 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on What Are Treatment Options to Correct My Underbite?

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 [...]

By | October 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on What Are the Benefits if Early Orthodontic Treatment?