Erick S. Lukman, DMD -  - Dentist

Lukman Dental

Erick S. Lukman, DMD

Dentist located in Mission District, San Francisco, CA

Invisalign® Specialist

Dr. Lukman is recognized as a top provider in Mission District, CA of orthodontic treatments, Invisalign® helping teens and adults enjoy straighter teeth and more beautiful smiles without the need for traditional metal braces.

Invisalign® Q & A

by Erick S. Lukman, DMD

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment system that uses removable plastic aligners (trays that slip over your teeth) instead of brackets and wires to shift teeth into alignment over time. Invisalign® can be used to treat most types of alignment issues in both teens and adults who want to avoid metal braces.

How does Invisalign® compare to metal braces?

Invisalign® uses clear aligners that are almost invisible while being worn to help patients feel more confident during treatment, plus they're completely smooth, so they're more comfortable than metal braces which can irritate the slips and cheeks with sharp wires and brackets. Plus, Invisalign® aligners can be removed, making it much easier to brush and floss, and also enabling patients to eat the foods they love without worrying about the dietary restrictions associated with metal braces. And because they're custom-created for each patient, treatment can often be much faster compared to metal braces, typically being completed in 18 months or less.

What happens during the Invisalign® treatment process?

Once it's been determined that the Invisalign® system is a good choice for your alignment needs, your treatment will begin with impressions and measurements which will be sent to the lab where your series of aligners will be made. At the lab, special computer software will be used to scan your impressions and create a series of three-dimensional models of your teeth, showing the movements your teeth would have to make over time to become aligned and straight. Then, the aligners will be manufactured using these models. Aligners are worn in a specific sequence to keep teeth moving in the right directions. During treatment, each aligner will be worn for about two weeks before moving to the next aligner in the series. You'll come into the office about every six weeks for a checkup to ensure your treatment is progressing well.

Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Highly recommend Dr. Lukman and his crew. Dr. Lukman is very knowledgeable and explains everything in detail. Plus he does braces and Invisalign."

    PJ T.
  • Yelp

    "He's incredibly skilled at what he does, and has a great sense of humor that puts even the most challenging patients at ease."

    Ben K.
  • Yelp

    "They take special care to be very gentle and to explain what they are doing. I also really like that at each step they make sure if I am comfortable."

    Reba N.
  • Yelp

    "I opted to get invisalign (Dr. Lukman also does braces!) I only needed a few adjustments so mine only took a few months. Now my teeth look great!"

    M M.
  • Yelp

    "You won't get a better dentist than Dr. Lukman...his suggestions on future dental care were practical and worthwhile...convenient location and efficient staff too."

    Matthew B.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Lukman and his staff are incredible. They are very friendly and personable. The offices are clean and private...I highly highly recommend them."

    Reba N.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Lukman and his staff are amazing! I had been looking for a great dentist in the city and finally found one. I highly recommend this dental office."

    Liz B.
  • Yelp

    "I've been going to Dr Lukman for a few years now and have always had a good experience. His staff is great and he himself has been very helpful and knowledgeable."

    Fletcher W.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Lukman performs high quality work, and he was very gentle and friendly. My entire experience with him and staff was great. I'll be recommending him to my friends."

    Marion L.
  • Yelp

    "Honest and forthright. Erick gives great personalized service. Staff is welcoming. He was able to accommodate my shifting schedule."

    Amy P.
  • RateABiz

    "Dr Lukman and his assistant were both very kind and patient. They took the time to explain the procedures...Overall, it was a great visit."

    Anthony F.
  • RateABiz

    "Dr Lukman is professional, attentive, polite and very friendly. The staff is extremely friendly and approachable...Highly recommend to anyone needing a new dentist."

    Gary S.
  • RateABiz

    "Dr. Lukman's office is welcoming, has friendly and professional employees with a sense of humor and they do good work. I highly recommend them to anyone!"

    Leslie T.
  • Yelp

    "This place has treated me as a friend and that's always the best. They make sure you have what you need for your teeth to feel and look better."

    Lakes B.
Location
Lukman Dental
2480 Mission Street, Suite 325
Mission District

San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: 415-373-6772
Fax: 415-285-7755
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415-373-6772