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Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: BS in Biology, University of California at Los Angeles
Orthodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia
Treatments offered at Sunga Orthodontics
Most popular answers from Elaine Sunga, DDS
How to floss with Invisalign? I'm getting my trays tomorrow, should you floss while the trays are on or off your mouth?
Hello,You will not be able to floss with your Invisalign trays in as they completely cover your teeth. You will be able to brush and floss normally,... READ MORE
I had my braces off a month ago, but I haven't worn my retainers and I now have a 5mm gap between my teeth, what can be done?
Hello, sjshdfj96. If possible, wear your retainers. The retainers may fit tight and cause some soreness to your teeth and gums, similar to when you... READ MORE
If I wear my Invisalign retainer 24 hrs a day will my teeth straighten out or will that make them worse? (Photo)
I would try wearing the retainer 24 hours a day. If that doesn't work, return to your orthodontist and ask what they would suggest. Also, I advise my... READ MORE
Hello, Valenciawright. You can wear the last aligner as a retainer. Over time though, it should be replaced. I think now is a good time for you to... READ MORE
Hi, Agurl1. I don't recommend drinking anything but water with you Invisalign aligners in. Drinks such as smoothies can have a lot of sugar. The... READ MORE
Hello,Barring any complications with your healing after the extractions are performed, you should be fine to get the your braces on in 2 weeks time.... READ MORE
I had braces installed in another state and I've since moved. Can I get another dentist to keep the treatment going?
Hello,It is possible to transfer treatment to a new orthodontist. You would need to find a dentist in your area that takes transfer patients. I would... READ MORE
It is possible that the swelling is partly due to the braces. With braces, it can be harder for patients to brush along the gum line. I recommend that... READ MORE
Hello, Celine. With Invisalign, the patient has a set number of aligners or "trays" per treatment. Each tray is made specifically for the patient. At... READ MORE
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