24-7 Online Services
With Kim Orthodontics’ Online Services, you have Secure, 24-7 Online Access to all of your patient information. The service is complimentary for all of our patients!
In addition, you will receive the following benefits:
- Customize how you prefer to receive appointment reminders – via email, text messaging, and/or automated voice calls
- Look up pending appointments and download appointment information into your calendar
- Review and print financial information
- Make payments online using encrypted Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology
- View your Invisalign video projection (ClinCheck) and share it with your family and friends
What is VIP Rewards?
VIP Rewards is designed to make your orthodontic journey with us FUN! As you know, successful orthodontic treatment is a team effort and YOU are the key player! With VIP Rewards, you can earn points for being a great patient and redeem them for cool prizes!
How it Works
- Be an excellent orthodontic patient (clean your teeth properly, avoid breaking braces, etc.)
- Earn points at your regularly scheduled appointments for doing a good job
- Redeem your points online for gift cards, iPods, and other cool prizes!
Brushing with Braces
Flossing with Braces
Cleaning Between Braces
Using Wax for Braces
Parts of Braces
Anything that attaches to your teeth and moves your teeth or changes the shape of your jaw.
The metal wire that acts as a track to guide your teeth along as they move. It is changed periodically throughout treatment as your teeth move to their new positions.
A metal ring that is cemented to your back tooth and goes completely around it.
A metal or ceramic part cemented (“bonded”) to your tooth to hold your archwire in place.
A small rubber band that is hooked between different points on your braces to provide pressure to move your teeth to their new positions.
The tiny, often colored rubber band that fits around your bracket to hold the archwire in place.
A welded or removable arm to which rubber bands are attached.
A device that protects your mouth from injury when you participate in sports or rigorous activities.
A device that slowly widens your jaw.
An appliance that is worn after braces/Invisalign to maintain teeth alignment.
Separator (or Spacer)
A small rubber ring that creates space between your teeth before the bands are attached.
Wax is used to cover your braces to prevent irritation of your lips and cheeks (if needed).
The process of fitting and cementing orthodontic bands to your back teeth (if needed).
The process of attaching brackets to your teeth using special orthodontic cement.
Our office is equipped with a state-of-the-art digital imaging system that uses virtually no radiation, for patient safety. This special image is taken only by orthodontists and shows the relative positions of the facial profile, jaws, and teeth.
A meeting to discuss your treatment plan.
The process of removing cemented orthodontic bands from your teeth.
The process of removing cemented orthodontic brackets from your teeth.
Imprinting of your teeth using soft putty material, which is later used to create a replica (model) of your teeth.
An alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of clear, custom-molded, removable aligners.
Our office is equipped with a state-of-the-art digital imaging system that uses virtually no radiation, for patient safety. This special image allows the orthodontist to view all of the teeth, bone, and surrounding areas on one picture.