Braces & Invisalign Experts in Portland & Windham
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A Trusted Orthodontist in Portland & Windham
Dr. Joanna Yu graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She received her dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and graduated with highest honors. She then completed orthodontic specialty training at Tufts. Dr. Yu is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the Maine Dental Association.
Dr. Yu is passionate about creating healthy, beautiful smiles through orthodontics. She’s happy to serve patients of all ages in Portland, Windham, and the surrounding communities.
Braces in Portland & Windham
Braces in Portland and Windham are an excellent choice for correcting complex tooth issues. Since they can sometimes work faster at aligning teeth and closing gaps than other treatments might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced.
Braces don’t require some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, meaning braces are a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients in Portland and Windham.
Traditional metal braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools Dr. Yu uses. They’re made out of metal or ceramic brackets that are affixed to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics.
These brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply the gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the positions we want them to be in as long as you have regular adjustments with Dr. Yu.
Invisalign in Portland & Windham
Invisalign is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists in Portland and Windham and is the top alternative to traditional braces. Instead of brackets and bands, the Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and customized to fit snugly over your teeth. To keep your teeth moving in the direction you want them to, you’ll need to switch your invisible trays out for the next one in the series every 1-2 weeks as directed by Dr. Yu. The Invisalign system can only work if the recommended guidelines are followed exactly! Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. If patients neglect to wear the aligners as directed, it can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a good option. A free consultation with Dr. Yu at Adult & Pediatric Orthodontics in Portland and Windham will allow us to determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Braces & Invisalign in Portland & Windham: Find the Treatment for You
Dr. Yu has lots of experience providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient.
When you visit our offices in Portland or Windham for a free consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, lip movement, and face shape.
Using these as the basis for braces or Invisalign treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for you.
To learn more about orthodontics in Portland and Windham, schedule your free consultation with Adult & Pediatric Orthodontics.