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Contact our Su Smiles Orthodontics team so we can help you take your first steps toward a beautiful new smile. Dr. Su serves patients of all ages from Rye and Flushing so come in for your free consultation today!
Trusted Orthodontist in Rye & Flushing
Dr. Leon Su was born in Taiwan and grew up in Orange County, California, where he obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He went on to become a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from New York University, where he graduated among the top of his class.
While in dental school, Dr. Su was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. He was also heavily involved in Oral-Facial pain research funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH).
After his postgraduate specialty training in Orthodontics at Rutgers University, Dr. Su tackled the rigorous Board Certification process. Only one-third of orthodontists in the United States are board-certified, and Dr. Su is a proud member of that club.
He is also a Top Dentist Award-winner four years running!
Dr. Su is a firm believer in treating everyone with respect and care. He is a meticulous and skillful practitioner who always has the best interests of his patients at heart.
As a dad, Dr. Su especially enjoys treating children and watching them transform into confident young adults.
He brings light-hearted energy to the office and serves the Rye and Flushing communities by creating genuine relationships and a compassionate environment.
Rye & Flushing Braces
Braces in Rye and Flushing are an excellent choice for correcting complex tooth issues. Since they can sometimes work faster at aligning teeth and closing gaps than other treatments might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced.
Braces don’t require some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, meaning Rye and Flushing braces are a cost-effective orthodontic option.
Traditional metal braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. They’re made out of metal or ceramic brackets that are affixed to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics.
These brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply the gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the positions we want them to be in as long as you have regular adjustments with our doctors.
Rye & Flushing Invisalign
Invisalign is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists in Rye and Flushing and is the top alternative to traditional braces. Instead of brackets and bands, the Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and customized to fit snugly over your teeth. To keep your teeth moving in the direction you want them to, you’ll need to switch your invisible trays out for the next one in the series every 1-2 weeks as directed by Dr. Su.
The Invisalign system can only work if the recommended guidelines are followed exactly! Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. If patients neglect to wear the aligners as directed, it can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a good option. A free consultation with Dr. Su at Su Smiles Orthodontics in Rye and Flushing will allow us to determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Rye & Flushing Braces & Invisalign: Find the Treatment for You
Dr. Su has lots of experience providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient.
When you visit our offices in Rye or Flushing for a free consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs and your specific tooth shape, lip movement, and face shape.
Using these as the basis for braces or Invisalign treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for you.
To learn more about Rye and Flushing orthodontics, schedule your free consultation with Su Smiles Orthodontics.