Trusted Orthodontics in Portland
We proudly serve patients of all ages from Portland and the surrounding communities.
Adult & Pediatric Orthodontics
1601 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04102
Monday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 3:30pm
Our Portland orthodontic clinic was designed with you in mind. We have a comfortable waiting area where we offer complimentary Wi-Fi and beverages.
At Adult & Pediatric Orthodontics, we utilize state of the art digital records, above-standard sterilization techniques, and comfortable treatment chairs.
Our Portland area is located to best serve our community. That means great orthodontic care is only a few minutes from your home, work, or school.
“Karen and Janet at the front rock the house and always take care of me! I’ve never been so confident with my smile, everyday I’m cheesin’ more and more. Dr Yu and Denise make me feel like a star every time I come in, if you wanna fix your teeth they are all very friendly and caring. You won’t be disappointed!”
“Doctor Yu and the whole team at APO have been the best, most encouraging, and welcoming team of orthodontists I have ever encountered! I will 100% recommend!”
“My daughter and I got treatment together and we had the most amazing experience! Dr. Yu and the APO team are the best and we couldn’t be happier with our new smiles!”
A Trusted Orthodontist in Portland
Dr. 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.
Traditional braces in Portland 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 Portland braces are a cost-effective orthodontic option.
Traditional metal braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. 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 our doctors.
Invisalign is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists in Portland 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 will allow us to determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Portland Braces & Invisalign: Find the Treatment for You
Dr. Yu has lots of experience providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient. When you visit our office in Portland 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.