Dr Wilson and staff have treated my 4 boys for the past 4 years! Each boy has had different issues (including a tooth growing in sideways under his nose). My boys our one has been a huge success! All the stages and processes we have been through with each boy has been very easy & very professional! They are always on time and very welcoming. I’ve never felt more comfortable in an office with so many people/staff who care about my boys. My boys teeth are beautiful! I definitely give the 5 stars! You can tell they all love their job which always benefits the patients! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
My son had an issue with his wire poking his cheek and I was unable to get him into see his regular orthodontist. A friend recommended Wilson and Kim to assist in the mean time. Dr. Kim reached out, offered to see my son, and was able to get it taken care of. Dr. Kim was very helpful, and followed up to make sure my son was doing okay. A great experience!
There is such joy and happiness felt at each visit to see Dr. Wilson, Dr. Kim and the entire staff. I feel like I am with friends and family by the way they treat me and all their patients. There is no better place to come to improve a smile and I always leave the office with a smile. I feel like their office is one of the happiest places on earth!
Best orthodontist office in town. The office is beautiful with state of the art technology. The entire staff is amazing. Dr Don has worked on 2 of my kids and has been incredible through each. He really cares about his patients and gets to know them.
I can’t say enough good things about these Dr.’s and the staff. Always kind, friendly, knowledgeable and professional. We interviewed 3 orthodontists before choosing, none could compare. We drive all the way from Fairfax to see Dr. Wilson and Kim. They also donate to schools outside of their own community which is a big plus!
How to Take Care of Common Problems with Braces
Find out what to do with orthodontic issues such as pain, sore teeth, loose braces, broken bands, protruding wires, or other problems with your braces. Many of these issues are common, can be addressed at home by you, and don’t require an emergency visit.
- If you have a pokey wire that is irritating your mouth, cover it with wax or tuck it under the arch wire with a pencil eraser or Q-tip.
- A loose band or bracket can usually be left in place until you can be seen in our office. Call our office during patient hours when you notice a loose band or bracket and we will schedule you to reattach the loose appliance.
- A broken or poking archwire can sometimes be slid back around by grasping the wire at the midline and gently pulling it to one side. Call our office, during patient hours, if you do not feel the problem has been resolved properly.
How to Close the ‘Door’ of a Damon Bracket
Use your finger to gently push the door towards your gum line so that it covers the wire.
How to Replace a Lost Spacer
Separators or spacers are used frequently when you first get braces. They are tiny elastic rings that are placed in between two teeth in order to create space for placing bands around some of the teeth. If a separator comes out within one to two days before your next appointment, there usually will still be enough space to place the band. If it is more than a day or two before your next appointment, you can try to replace the spacer yourself. This video will introduce you to separators and teach you how to replace a spacer if it falls out.
Direct Injuries to the Mouth and Teeth
Following a direct injury to your mouth or teeth, whether undergoing orthodontic care or not, immediately ice the injured area and contact your regular dentist as soon as possible. If a tooth has been displaced, knocked out, or fractured, it is best to contact your dentist first, since we may not have the necessary materials required to treat these injuries. If the braces/appliances we provided are dislodged or displaced, we will need to replace or adjust them as soon as possible, after you have seen your general dentist, depending upon the comfort level of the patient.
Emergencies After Office Hours
If an orthodontic emergency arises where the patient is in pain after hours, please call our office at 415-878-0240. Our voicemail recording will provide details regarding who to contact for further assistance.