Patient Info

Patient Info

Whether you were referred to us by your general dentist or visit us directly, we are here to serve your orthodontic needs. Braces improve facial aesthetics but their benefits are not just cosmetic. Orthodontic braces can reduce crowdedness or gaps, bite problems such as overbites/crossbites/underbites, and incorrect jaw positions.

  • At Lotus Dental Orthodontics we offer the following services:
  • Complementary exam for patients new to braces
  • Traditional metal braces
  • Clear (ceramic) braces
  • Invisalign
  • Clear retainers
  • Vivera retainers
  • Safe digital x-rays
  • Easy payment plans
  • No interest financing

First visit

Interested in braces for you or your child? A consultation is the first step to treatment. At the first appointment, new patients will receive a free examination by Dr. Son Nguyen and have any questions regarding braces answered.

When you decide to proceed, here is an outline of a typical course of treatment:

01. Records:

Diagnostic models and financial arrangements are made. Photos, x-rays, and study models are taken.

02. Dental Clearance:

Visit a general dentist for a cleaning, cavity check, and to perform any needed extractions. Certify from your dentist that you are ready for orthodontic treatment.

03. Separators/Bonding:

Rubber wedges are placed between the teeth to create spaces for orthodontic bands. Brackets are placed on the teeth.

04. Banding:

Metal bands and an archwire are positioned.

05. Adjustments:

Appointments are made every 3-5 weeks for adjustments. This phase lasts approximately 18-30 months.

06. Removal:

Congratulations! Braces are removed and impressions for retainers are provided to the patient a week later.

07. Retension:

Maintain ideal results by wearing your retainers and visiting our office for check-up appointments.

Payment Options

Whether you are a parent interested in braces for your teen or an adult wanting to perfect your smile, braces are an investment. We understand this and have developed flexible payment plans with
no interest financing to cater to your individual needs.
We accept cash patients and PPO dental insurance if your plan offers orthodontic coverage. Medi-Cal patients are invited to come for a consultation as well.

Other Specialities

In addition to braces, we also offer a comprehensive range of dental specialist services including endodontics (root canal treatment), periodontics (gum disease treatment and dental implants), and oral surgery (wisdom teeth extraction and dental surgeries). All of our dentists have received additional training in their fields to provide you with the specialty care you need. We look forward to providing you a beautiful and healthy smile.