Trusted Portland Orthodontics

We proudly serve orthodontic patients of all ages from Portland, Windham and the surrounding areas.

Address:
1601 Congress St
Portland, ME 04102

Phone:
(207) 775-3456

Office Hours:
Monday: 8am-4pm
Tuesday: 8am-4pm
Wednesday: 8am-4pm
Thursday: 8am-3pm
Friday: Closed

Your Portland Orthodontist

Dr. Jooanna Yu Orthodontist

Dr. Joanna Yu graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor in Biology. She received her dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, graduated with highest honor. She then completed orthodontic specialty training at Tufts. Dr. Yu is a member of the American Association of Orthodontist and Maine Dental Association.

Dr. Yu lives in Falmouth with her husband, Dr. Alex Mazurenko, their two sons Vincent and Adrian. She enjoys traveling, Pilates, running, and spending time with friends and family.

Portland Braces

Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. They're made out of metal or ceramic brackets that are attached 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 if you have regular adjustments with our doctors.

Portland braces are an excellent choice for correcting complex tooth issues. Because 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 need some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, making Portland braces a cost-effective orthodontic option.

Portland Invisalign

Invisalign is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is the top alternative to traditional braces. Instead of brackets and bands, Portland 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. In order to keep your teeth moving in the direction you want them to, you'll generally need to switch your invisible trays out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. 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 Adult & Pediatric Orthodontics will allow us to determine your Invisalign eligibility.

Portland Orthodontics: the right treatment for your smile

Our doctor has many years of experience in providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient. When you visit our Portland office for a complimentary consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the lip movement, and face shape. Using these as the basis for braces of Invisalign treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that's just right for you.

To learn more about Portland orthodontics, click here to schedule your free consultation with Adult & Pediatric Orthodontics.