Dr. Lukman has extensive experience in orthodontic treatments aimed at correcting all types of alignment issues in both pediatric and adult patients throughout the Mission District area, so every patient can enjoy better oral health and a more attractive smile.
Sometimes, the need of orthodontic care is obvious – you have one or more teeth that are crooked and that need to be aligned to improve your appearance as well as your oral health. But other times, the need may not be so apparent. In either case, the decision of whether or not to have treatment, or whether you even need treatment, begins with a thorough evaluation by your dentist who is skilled in identifying bite balance and alignment issues – even minor ones that may have escaped your notice, but which can wind up causing significant issues in the future, including a significantly increased risk of decay, gum disease and tooth loss.
Having straighter, better-aligned teeth isn't just about aesthetics – it's also about oral hygiene. When teeth are straighter and properly spaced, they're much easier to care for and to keep clean, and they provide far fewer places for harmful bacteria to hide, so your teeth and gums stay healthier. Plus, aligning your teeth can help you avoid bite-related issues like temporomandibular joint disorder that can cause chronic headaches, jaw pain and other symptoms, as well as uneven wear that can expose your teeth to decay and root weakening.
That depends on your insurance plan. Plan coverage can vary widely, from no coverage to partial coverage to complete coverage. Ask your plan administrator about your coverage levels, or ask our staff to inquire. We can also help you find financing plans that can enable the cost of your care to fit in your budget so you can afford the straighter, healthier, more attractive smile you've been hoping for.
"Highly recommend Dr. Lukman and his crew. Dr. Lukman is very knowledgeable and explains everything in detail. Plus he does braces and Invisalign."
"He's incredibly skilled at what he does, and has a great sense of humor that puts even the most challenging patients at ease."
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"Dr. Lukman and his staff are incredible. They are very friendly and personable. The offices are clean and private...I highly highly recommend them."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Honest and forthright. Erick gives great personalized service. Staff is welcoming. He was able to accommodate my shifting schedule."
"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."
"Dr Lukman is professional, attentive, polite and very friendly. The staff is extremely friendly and approachable...Highly recommend to anyone needing a new dentist."
"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!"
"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."