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Spring Into Something New

Spring Into Something New

Growing up on the East Coast, Spring was easily one of my favorite seasons.  Winters were long and brutal, but around the start of Spring, the weather would start to get warmer.  People would be outside, birds would be chirping, and flowers started blooming. The days...

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Why Take Care of Baby Teeth?

Why Take Care of Baby Teeth?

As I was brushing my four year old's teeth, my mom who was visiting from out of state let me know that she had never brushed my teeth when I was that age. Surprise, surprise! I now have a mouth ridden with large cavity fillings...

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Why This Orthodontist Loves Valentine’s Day

Why This Orthodontist Loves Valentine’s Day

I know a lot of people out there think of Valentine's Day and their initial reaction is: “OMG another day of overpriced restaurants, overpriced flowers, and useless gifts. It's just a holiday invented by Hallmark.” Even I had this mindset for many years. I have...

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An Asian American Orthodontist Celebrates APPI Month

An Asian American Orthodontist Celebrates APPI Month

Funnily enough, I never knew Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month existed until it popped up on my calendar on May 1st. I actually thought that this was the first year they had celebrated it until I did more research. Little did I know that it started...

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Introducing Our Newsletter–The Simple Tooth

Introducing Our Newsletter–The Simple Tooth

Although we recommend children to visit us as soon as age seven, not everyone will be ready for treatment. In fact, Dr. Shung is very conservative in starting treatment for children and only makes recommendations for orthodontic treatment if absolutely necessary. This...

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Helping Your Child Prepare for Braces or Invisalign

Helping Your Child Prepare for Braces or Invisalign

As parents ourselves, we understand that your kids may have some apprehensions and worries about orthodontic treatment. We get it--It’s a BIG deal. At our Irvine orthodontic office at Simply Orthodontics, we will take extra care in making you and your child feel...

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Irvine Orthodontist Feature: Nancy

Irvine Orthodontist Feature: Nancy

As a father of six, I know how difficult it is to put myself before my family. This is even truer for the most important woman in my life--my wife. Mothers are known to put everyone before themselves and they are no strangers to sacrifice. Heck, it seems that it may...

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Taking Orthodontic Photos at Home

Taking Orthodontic Photos at Home

While our orthodontic office is closed, we ask our patients to do us a huge favor and email us their progress photos from home. These pictures will be incredibly helpful for us to keep track of your treatment while we are unable to physically have you in our office....

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Finding Light

Finding Light

Bad things happen.  It is a constant in all of our lives. In my 42 years on Earth, I have never met anyone amongst the dozens of people I encounter daily who has said, “Nothing bad happens in my life. It’s amazing!”  I have had plenty of bad things happen in my own...

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What Should I Do If I Can’t See My Orthodontist?

What Should I Do If I Can’t See My Orthodontist?

It is with a heavy heart that we decided to shut down our office until May 1st. This date is subject to change based on the recommendations by government officials. Every day, we are given new information as to how best approach this new world with COVID-19....

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The Big Question: Should I Choose Braces or Invisalign?

The Big Question: Should I Choose Braces or Invisalign?

While some patients who come in for their initial consultation at our Irvine orthodontist office already know exactly what they want, there are many who are absolutely stumped. Some patients don't even know that they can choose for themselves! For most cases, Simply...

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