Dr. Jeffrey Kim
Orthodontic treatment is one to straighten or move teeth to
enhance their appearance and improve their function. It also
helps ensure your teeth, jaw joints, and gums' long-term
well-being by spreading the bite pressure across all of your
Our Orthodontist - Dr. Jeffrey Kim
Dr. Jeffrey Kim has received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery
from Columbia University, and certificate in Orthodontics
and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the University of Pittsburgh.
He provides orthodontic treatment to individuals of all ages
through some of the most effective orthodontic
Reasons to Get an Orthodontic Treatment
A lot of people have unbalanced or crooked teeth. Orthodontic
treatment can straighten teeth and help them move to a more
comfortable position. This improves their appearance and the
way teeth fit together, making them easier to clean and
maintain good oral hygiene.
Some people have front teeth that are a bit sunk and appear
unattractive. The misalignment of the upper and lower jaw
results in an unattractive appearance and an improper bite.
When your teeth are not aligned correctly, they put pressure
on the jaw muscles, which can cause joint and jaw problems and
even headaches. Orthodontics could help them return to the
proper alignment and decrease the strain on the jaw.
Orthodontists are specialists in correcting
malocclusion-related issues using a variety of techniques and
devices. The most recent treatment methods include:
- Straightening teeth
- Correcting bites
- Eliminating gaps between the teeth
- Aligning the tips of teeth
- Improved speech and chewing
- Improved gum health and dental health
Different Types Of Orthodontic Appliances
Orthodontic experts recommend removable and fixed aligners to
correct teeth alignment and correct the patient's improper
bite. There are many types of orthodontic appliances available
for both adults and children, such as:
- Braces, also known as clear aligners
- Retainers (removable or fixed)
- Space maintainers (removable or fixed)
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) splints
- Headgear (used in conjunction with braces)
- Jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery
Taking Care of Braces and Teeth
It is crucial to continue getting your teeth examined by our
dentist during orthodontic treatment. Also, you must take good
care of your mouth and teeth.
Cleanse your teeth twice a day, in the evening and at least
once during the day. Make use of mouthwash and dental floss
with fluoride and a fluoride-based gel.
Braces can be delicate, and you should wash them with care
to ensure that they don't break. Our dental team will teach
you the proper techniques to use based on the type of
appliance you're wearing.
Reduce the frequency you consume sugary food and drinks.
Avoid drinks and snacks that contain sugars and fizzy
drinks. Additionally, hard and sticky foods can also cause
damage to your braces.
To have a no-charge consultation with Dr. Kim, please reach
out to our dental practice in Flanders, NJ. Please
call Dentist in Flanders NJ at (973) 370-8917 or schedule an online consultation,
and we'll guide you further.