Wilson & Kim Orthodontics is such a great place and I highly recommend going here. Everyone is super friendly and reassuring. There’s such a nice and positive environment that takes place in the office and I honestly couldn’t be more happy bringing my son here. Not once have I seen anyone in a bad mood. My son has such a beautiful smile, and it’s all thanks to them. There’s nothing that could buy the happiness that I feel seeing my son smile every time with his gorgeous smile. My son is always greeted with smiles all around the office and honestly, everyone in the office feels like family. It’s a great place, and I recommend it to everyone. 5/5. Amazing place.
Tiffany is super awesome and very kind and she truly makes you feel like family. I had visited other orthodontic offices for a consult, but none compare to the level of care, empathy and kindness that I received at Wilson and Kim orthodontics. Dr. Kim is extraordinary and the best orthodontist that I have ever met. Dr. Kim is very knowledgeable and he goes out of his way to help his patients and provide the best treatment options. What I love the most about Dr. Kim is that he took the time to listen to all my health concerns and why I was hesitant to start orthodontic treatment and he made sure that I got all my questions answered before moving forward with my orthodontic treatment. I highly recommend Wilson and Kim orthodontics because they make you feel like family and both Dr. Kim and Dr. Wilson truly care about all their patients.
Most fabulous and kind orthodontists and staff who do the most wonderful job. I am low income and they made it very easy and affordable. I love these people !
Basic Care with Braces
Brushing and Flossing with Braces
This video shows how to brush your teeth with braces, how to use a proxy brush, and how to use a floss threader to get floss under the archwire of the braces so that you can properly floss your teeth. Proper oral hygiene is a crucial part of successful orthodontic treatment. You must have great oral hygiene in order to earn Dr. Don and Dr. Kim’s Tooth Tokens during treatment. As Dr. Don and Dr. Kim say, “Floss only the teeth you want to keep!”
Proxy Brush Technique
Rubber Band Wear
To create the most beautiful and functional bite, it is sometimes necessary for patients to wear rubber bands. Dr. Don and Dr. Kim will determine if you need rubber bands and will provide you instructions on how to use them. The teeth and jaws can only move toward their corrected positions if you consistently wear the rubber bands. Lack of cooperation following instructions will lengthen the treatment time.
How to Turn a Palatal Expander
Some patients will have a palatal expander during part of their treatment. After the expander is put in place, Dr. Don and Dr. Kim will give you instructions on how often to turn the screw inside the palate expander, and will also provide you with a key you will use to turn it. You will need to turn the expander yourself or have somebody else turn it for you. This video shows the proper technique for turning the palatal expander screw as well as common mistakes that can happen while trying to turn it.
AcceleDent Use & Care
If you have chosen to use AcceleDent Aura during your orthodontic treatment, please watch this video to learn about proper use and care.
Retainer Wear After Braces
Learn about wearing retainers after your braces are removed. Dr. Don and Dr. Kim recommend that retainers be worn all the time for 1 month after your braces are off (except when you are eating), and then worn nightly for as long as you want to maintain your beautiful smile…which means…for the rest of your life!