Richard Shin, DDS MS
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Dr Richard Shin has been practicing orthodontics for over 10 years. Prior to being an orthodontist, he also practiced as general dentist with particular interests in cosmetic and special needs dentistry. He brings a wealth of dental knowledge and skills to help with your orthodontic experience.
Free. No referral necessary.
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolDental: DDS, University of Maryland Dental School, 2005
Graduate: MS, University of Maryland Graduate School, 2005
Post-Medical School TrainingResidencies:
Advanced Education in General Dentistry, University of Maryland Dental School, 2004
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2008
Treatments offered at Shin Orthodontics
Most popular answers from Richard Shin, DDS MS
At this stage, I would definitely recommend that you consider a combined restorative-orthodontic treatment as all other orthodontists have suggested.... READ MORE
Orthodontist can correct crossbite by using appliances such as rapid palatal expander (RPE) and/or braces. In some cases, where the patients... READ MORE
Some people have a small piece of muscle tissue called "maxillary frenum" that is attached from the upper lip and extend to between the two central... READ MORE
Was your dentist an orthodontist or a general dentist? Without further info, it would be impossible to make any recommendation. In general, at age... READ MORE
Sounds like your fractures were repaired but the occlusion was not taken into consideration? Without looking at your complete notes, it would be hard... READ MORE
I want to correct the overcrowding of my lower teeth and minor misalignment in the upper jaw. (Photo)
Just wanted to let you know that Invisalign/traditional fixed braces, they are all similar in the way that the teeth will respond to the force applied... READ MORE
Sorry, your photos were hard to see. Everyone can get braces. Everyone is a candidate for clear removable aligners such as Invisalign. The question is... READ MORE
Hi, it's very common to see midline not being co-incicdent... meaning they are not perfectly lined up. Our teeth, just like the rest of our limbs, are... READ MORE
Both methods of orthodontic tooth movement will work. Invisalign treatment would be easier for you if you prefer not to have any appliances bonded to... READ MORE
Crowded teeth is one of the main reasons why people seek orthodontic care ("braces"). Invisalign is also a great alternative to traditional braces,... READ MORE
Before and After Photos by Dr. Shin
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