Dedicated to provide excellence in orthodontic treatment in most comfortable environment with a thorough understanding of the efficient orthodontic technologies.
A natural tinkerer, he was initially trained as a computer engineer, and worked in software engineering industry in New Zealand for several years. His desire to work directly with people and to work with hands has led him to pursue dentistry as his new career. After graduating with first class honours at Griffith University he worked as a general dentist in both rural and metropolitan areas of Australia during which he gained special interest in orthodontics. He then committed himself to become a specialist orthodontist by pursuing further three years of post-graduate studies at The University of Adelaide.
Since the completion of the specialist training, he has worked in Adelaide Dental Hospital as a senior orthodontist as well as in other private orthodontic clinics in Adelaide. After moving around all over Australia for the past 12 years, he now has decided to settle down in beautiful Canberra to call it home.
Dr Kim is passionate about creating the best smile using the latest digital technology. He attends conferences, both nationally and internationally, to learn and develop the best techniques available to provide efficient and fast treatment.
When Dr Kim is not with his patients, he is either working on small software projects, taking photographs, playing the guitar, or the piano. He has a cheeky young girl, Zoe, whom keeps him cheerful at all times.
At YK Orthodontics, our goal is to give you the best smile you deserve. We understand how much everyone’s faces and teeth are different from each other and at the same each one of us have different expectations and priorities. We pride in providing customised treatments to suit your face and your needs. We offer comprehensive range of orthodontic treatments to improve all types of malocclusions.
When the permanent teeth start to erupt incorrectly or when there are skeletal jaw problems, early orthodontic treatments may be required to minimise the need for complicated orthodontic treatment in the future.
Traditional braces have come a long way in recent years. They have become smaller in size and are much more comfortable than what they used to be. It also come in white ceramic to blend in with the teeth for more discretion.
Clear aligners have become ubiquitous in modern times. If you want more discretion than traditional braces, this is the option for you. We offer major clear aligner brands.
This treatment is usually for adults who require completely discreet form of orthodontic treatment. The braces are placed inside to make it completely invisible.
At YK Orthodontics, our goal is to provide a perfect smile for a reasonable price. Treatment cost and treatment times vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment and type of treatment you are after. After evaluating your case, we will be able to determine an individual treatment fee that fits your specific orthodontic needs.
We offer flexible interest free payment plans to suit your needs. The payment can be spread out over 6, 12, 24 months all the way up to 36 months.
Orthodontists and dentists share many similarities – they work together to help you improve your overall oral health – but they actually work in very different ways. Dentists cover a broad range of oral health issues. An orthodontist, on the other hand, is a specialist with a more singular focus: straightening teeth and aligning jaws.
Orthodontists are registered dental specialists who have completed an additional three years of full-time university training in orthodontics, facial growth and development, biology and biomechanics (they hold a General Dental Degree + Specialist Orthodontic Degree).
Orthodontics Australia recommend children between the ages of 7-10 years visit a specialist orthodontist for an assessment.
And no referral from a dentist is needed.
No. You can make an appointment with us at any time without previously having a referral from another dental professional.
There are many factors that cause crooked teeth and one of them is due to not having not enough space in the mouth to fit all the teeth. There are ways to create more space without removing any teeth but sometimes there just is not enough room to do so.
In these circumstances, forcing to fit all teeth without extractions of teeth can cause gum recession which can cause severe sensitivity and place the teeth in unstable position.
We don’t like teeth extracted and we will avoid any unnecessary extractions if possible.
Because there is just so much variations of orthodontic problems there is no set duration for all orthodontic treatments. Simple crowdings can be resolved between 6-12 months and severe problems can last even more than 24 months!
But on average, it usually takes about 18-24 months for most orthodontic treatments.
Most definitely! If only we knew how to keep teeth from moving after treatment!
Unfortunately, teeth will always have the tendency to move towards where it came from when braces come off or when you stop wearing your aligners.
Therefore, you need to keep wearing your retainers every night to maintain the beautiful outcome we have achieved after spending 18 to 24 months on orthodontic treatment.