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Orthodontics in San Antonio, TX

Many dentists argue that proper alignment is the cornerstone of oral health. Straight teeth enhance tooth and jaw function. Plus, they are easier to clean—which can translate to better overall hygiene and less chance of developing tooth decay and gum disease.  

So, what can one do if their pearly whites are misaligned? At Local Dental San Antonio, Drs. Joung and Minkyung Lee offer orthodontic services to help patients achieve perfect dental alignment. Thus, improving oral and overall health.

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in diagnosing and correcting mal-positioned teeth and jaws.

Is orthodontic treatment right for me?

Patients as young as seven can start orthodontic treatment. Some indications that patients could benefit from orthodontic treatment include the following:
  • Visibly crooked or crowded teeth
  • Difficulty flossing or brushing around teeth
  • Teeth that don’t correctly close at a rest position
  • Stressed, fatigued, or clicking jaws
  • Frequently biting the tongue

What is considered orthodontic treatment?

One might think of metal braces when the concept of orthodontics comes to mind. However, our talented family dentists are capable of so much more:


Before starting orthodontic treatment, our dentists must diagnose that you need it. During the initial stages, Dr. Lee examines for dental alignment problems as well as takes notes on any damage to the teeth and jaws. Then, they will take a photograph and x-rays of the teeth and face for records and help you decide on the most suitable treatment (if necessary).

Early Intervention

Early orthodontic intervention is any orthodontic intervention before the eruption of all permanent teeth (except wisdom teeth). Timing is crucial for orthodontic treatment. Some children and adolescents with mixed detention (baby and adult teeth) greatly benefit from early intervention, including space maintainers, clear aligner therapy, and braces.

Invisalign® Treatment

Invisalign is the world’s most popular clear aligner system. The process consists of wearing a series of customized, clear, removable trays that eventually straighten the teeth. Drs. Joung and Minkyung Lee are Invisalign providers in San Antonio, TX.

Embark on Your Orthodontics Journey

Crooked and crowded teeth are the classic signs that it’s time to start orthodontics, but those aren’t the only signs. If you’re unsure if you need orthodontic treatment, Drs. Joung and Minkyung Lee can inspect your alignment and prescribe Invisalign or refer you to a local specialist.

Take advantage of our online booking or conveniently call (210) 686-1486. The San Antonio community can trust the Local Dental team to keep individuals and families healthy, happy, and feeling at home.