What We Offer
Clear aligner therapy (including Invisalign, Invisalign Teen or Invisalign First for children) straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It's virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you're straightening your teeth. Each aligner is worn for one to two weeks; as you move through successive aligners, you visit your orthodontist for regular check-ups until your teeth are straight.
Today's braces are more comfortable and less obtrusive than those of the past. These devices rely on the use of metal or ceramic brackets cemented or bonded to the tooth surfaces. Archwires, which are extended to the molars on either end of the dental arch, are tied on the brackets to direct the force being applied to the teeth. The arrangement of the wires can be customized to apply different forces to individual teeth. We use the American Orthodontic Master Series, Radiance or Iconix Brand of braces.
Jaw surgery is an important part of orthodontic treatment for those patients who want to improve their bite, smile, and facial profile. The jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) is performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and orthodontics (Invisalign or braces) is required along with the surgery in order for a successful result to take place. Combining orthodontics with the surgical correction of the jaws helps ensure teeth are in their proper positions after surgery.
OUR PATIENTS SAY
"Dr. Asef Karim is extremely professional and compassionate about his patients. His problem solving skills and attention to detail is impressive. He has a hard working attitude and his team provides the highest quality orthodontic care in Richmond…"
About Blundell Orthodontics:
Established in 1978 by Dr. Robin Jackson, we are proud to be Richmond and Steveston's first orthodontic office. Dr. Jackson retired from private practice in 2016 after selling and transitioning his practice to Dr. Asef Karim in 2014. Our office focuses on patient needs and comforts to ensure the best orthodontic care. Friendly, highly skilled, and dedicated, we will ensure your visits are pleasant by providing treatment with open communication, honesty, integrity, ethical care and a family warmth. We are going to make you smile and feel like family.