Dr. Jenny Yoo-Park, Dr. Sona Bekmezian and the team at Palo Alto Orthodontics understand that their patients that live in Menlo Park CA will have questions about their orthodontic treatment. They take the time to address each patient’s questions or concerns about their treatment and its results.
Q: What kinds of treatment options do I have to get straighter teeth and healthier smile?
A: Your consultation is the best time to ask the doctor which treatment options are available to you that will ensure the best outcome for your individual needs. Dr. Jenny Yoo-Park and Dr. Sona Bekmezian will discuss with you your treatment goals and help you learn about the options available to achieve them. Some of your options include: traditional metal braces, clear ceramic braces, or alternative treatments such as Invisalign clear aligners.
Q: What Is Invisalign?
A: Invisalign clear aligner trays are an alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign is made of a clear thermoplastic material that is customized by Dr. Jenny Yoo-Park and Dr. Sona Bekmezian for each patient’s specific needs and treatment goals. When worn, the Invisalign aligner trays exert a gentle pressure on the teeth to help orient them to a new,more effective, and attractive position within the mouth.
Q: What kind of preparation is needed to get braces?
A: It’s always a good idea to ask questions like these to ensure that you’re comfortable with undergoing orthodontic treatment and that it fits conveniently into your schedule and budget. You may find that you need to make just a few changes to your daily routine to have a faster, more successful treatment outcome. During your consultation, Dr. Jenny Yoo-Park and Dr. Sona Bekmezian will discuss with you any recommended diet or lifestyle changes so that you’ll be prepared and ready by the time your orthodontic treatment begins.
Q: Should I expect any pain while I have braces?
A: A lot of people who could readily benefit from orthodontic treatment shy away from the idea because they fear it might be a painful process. This is a common concern for many patients, and it’s one that you should talk about with your orthodontics provider. The Palo Alto Orthodontics team will explain exactly what to expect and how to treat any discomfort their patients may experience.
Q: What is the Cost?
A: Your options vary in cost due to the process of fitting and installing the appliance, the type of appliance, the cost of materials, length of treatment, and your orthodontist’s office fees. Many patients of Dr. Jenny Yoo-Park and Dr. Sona Bekmezian in Menlo Park choose these alternative options because the span of treatment may be shorter.