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Dr. Randy Kunik DDS - Orthodontist

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512-327-8818 View Phone

4201 Bee Cave Rd Ste C209

Austin, TX 78746

www.DrKunik.com

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Located in Austin, Texas, serving adults and children alike, Dr. Kunik brings over 18 years of experience to the orthodontic field, enthusiastically pursuing excellence in every orthodontic challenge he faces. The office of Dr. Randy Kunik is excited to offer a vast number of orthodontic treatment choices that include Invisalign, iBraces, and 3M Unitek's Clarity clear brackets.Come visit our office in Westlake, our office hours are 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday through ThursdayFeel free to call us anytime at (512) 327-8818. Our courteous team will personally answer your call or visit our website at www.DrKunik.com to request an appointment to evaluate your orthodontic needs!

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Mon: 8:15 AM - 5:15 PM

Tue: 8:15 AM - 5:15 PM

Wed: 8:15 AM - 5:15 PM

Thur: 8:15 AM - 5:15 PM

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    Dr. Kunik has acheived an extraordinary level of experience with Invisalign treatment by meeting case and clinical educational criteria. Less than 1% of all Invisalign practitioners in North America qualify for Premier Provider Elite recognition. Dr. Kunik has treated over 1200 Invisalign cases.


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    Q&A with Dr. Randy Kunik Feb. 14, 2010, 11:22 p.m.

     

     Question and Answer with Dr. Randy Kunik

    Dr. Kunik recently sat down with one of our UT Grad Students and answered a few questions regarding modern orthodontic technologies. Here are a few of the responses.

    What do you think about 6-Month Smiles?

    First of all, this is a concept of bracket positioning in a lab versus in the mouth which we have used in our office for 19 years called indirect bonding. It uses flexible nickel-titanium wires and accurate brace positions to move and straighten front teeth in sometimes as fast as 6 months. However, the goal of just straightening the upper-front “social” six teeth may lead to many complications such as gum problems, root problems from moving teeth too fast, and likely an unstable result. In my opinion, the subtle benefit of orthodontics done well is a broader smile. With 6-month smiles, they are not bracing the back teeth so you won’t get a broad smile. Additionally, this is a “weekend” training course for non-orthodontists. Dentists who do not do orthodontics routinely “don’t know what they don’t know.” I would for sure recommend anyone considering this option to get a second opinion from an orthodontist prior to starting.

    What’s up with the concept of braces being fast?

    Another marketed technique to get your teeth straight is through the one year “braces that are fast or easy.” Most people who offer these services are general dentists and are not orthodontists. Getting your teeth straight in 6-12 months is normal in my experience, however getting the bite to fit properly is generally what takes more than a year.

    Do you use the Damon braces?

    This is a family of self-ligating brackets and they are too big and metal-looking for my tastes. The advantages touted by the manufacturer are not at all proven by research. I’ve stuck with 3M Unitek, the absolute best product on the market.

     Do you use the Herbst or Frankel appliances to correct bites in children?

    No, I would not put products in my patient’s mouths that I would not put in my own mouth or my kids’ mouths. In my opinion, these products are too uncomfortable to use and there are other options that work just as well without the discomfort.

    Is there a difference between a general dentist and an orthodontist doing Invisalign?

    A non-orthodontist doing Invisalign may not have the experience or training to straighten teeth. A general dentist may not have the materials such as special braces to detail a case after Invisalign.  Invisalign requires virtual movement of the teeth and this is in the operator’s hand. I feel that after 900 virtual setups my technique has evolved for a more predictable result whereas general dentists who do a few cases a year are relying on a technician in Costa Rica. If things don’t work out, they don’t have the experience to alter the case to get the results needed.

    What do you prefer, Invisalign or Braces?

    I don’t prefer one over the other; they are both tools that are used in orthodontics. In certain cases Invisalign works better than braces, and vice-versa. That’s why I offer complimentary exams at my office to decide which treatment works best for each patient.

    Will you offer Invisalign to teenagers?

     Invisalign is becoming a first choice for many middle school and high school kids in my office. Mostly because hygiene is not an issue with Invisalign and we don’t see white stains that we do with braces. My goal is to offer Invisalign to almost everyone by the end of my career including middle-schoolers and high-schoolers because of those reasons.  In general, Invisalign is just a lab product, it is not a treatment. It is a series of retainers designed by me, the orthodontist, and fabricated by a state-of-the-art technique allowing for mass customization. With more than 10 years of using Invisalign it is a tool of choice for more and more of my practice. Never forget that it’s just a series of retainers.

    What do you think about wisdom teeth? Do wisdom teeth affect orthodontics?

    No, this has proven in research to be an old wives tale.

    What causes relapse?

    Settling of the teeth and recurrence of a deep bite causes narrowing of the cuspids and this causes the lower incisors to crowd again. Half of my practice are adults that were treated 10+ years ago who have narrowed in the back and crowded in the front, which is not related to the wisdom teeth

    Is anyone too old for orthodontics?

    I would say that as long as the treating dentist says your teeth, gums and bones are healthy you are never too old for orthodontics. I have treated many patients in their 60s and 70s.

    What sets you apart from other orthodontic offices?

    Though the technology we use for orthodontics changes frequently with Invisalign, temporary anchoring, and laser technology, the level of care we have for our patients stays as high as it could be. I’ve been in the same location for the past 19 years so my patients. I only practice out of this office and do not split my time between multiple locations. My patients look forward to seeing me and the same team members on all their visits. We have a no wait policy in our office which ensures you come in and get the care you need without wasting time.

    What treatment do you recommend for young patients?

    In general, I like to see patients in about the first or second grade for their first x-ray so I can establish some baselines for future changes. This is one of the reasons why I offer a complimentary first appointment at my office. It is very important to take an x-ray by age 7 to check for missing, extra or impacted teeth. It’s not unusual for me to recommend for some baby teeth to be removed to help out mother nature. Sometimes I suggest an upper expander is needed to help with crowding or crossbites. By and large, in more than 95% of cases I prefer to monitor and help out mother nature and then treat one time with orthodontics in middle school and then late middle school.  

    What are the benefits of in-office teeth bleaching over whitening strips from the drugstore?

    I’d say that all these teeth whitening products seem to work. Trays with professional bleach seem to be the best option over other teeth whitening products. This is due to effectiveness and long-term maintenance of the shade correction. We provide all our patients bleach with their Invisalign trays. Whitening strips work well, but you should talk to your dentist to see what options work best for you as they may cause teeth sensitivity.  

     



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    Review 1 by Stars: 4.5 on Link
    Dr. Kunik has worked with my budget, and he has brought my teeth together. i had an extra babytooth in the front that I was afraid would give me grief later in life, but he got me hooked up with invisalign. I had the tooth removed, and my first sets had a cap to replace it, so no one would see the gap where my baby tooth was removed. Now everything has come together, I only have 2 months left until I'm finished and already my friends are impressed with the results. Wearing invisalign has fixed my teeth and no one could even tell that I've been undergoing braces. Yay Dr. Kunik!

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    Review 2 by Stars: 5.0 on Link
    I was referred to Dr. Kunik by a friend as I was unhappy with my results from another orthodontist in town. Dr. Kunik's staff gave me an honest consultation about what could be corrected and what could not. I felt very comfortable with my decision to proceed with Invisalign treatment. When I showed up for appointments, his staff was always very pleasant and I liked the computer-based patient check-in system. As a working professional, it was nice to be seen on time for ALL of my appointments - not once did I have to wait to be seen my his Invisalign assistant. Dr. Kunik did an amazing job of shaping my teeth once my treatment was completed. Almost two years later, I am still so pleased with my results and get compliments on how pretty my teeth are. I would recommend Dr. Kunik and his staff to any one considering adult orthodontia. His price is about average for Invisalign treatment but the service and results far exceeded my expectations. Thank you for my wonderful smile!!!

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    Review 3 by Stars: 5.0 on Link
    Dr Kunik is an orthodontic GENIUS! He is truly gifted and you will find out that he LOVES what he does. He will not stop until your smile is PERFECT... Not only is HE wonderful, but his staff is just as great! From the moment you walk in, you feel right at home. The atmosphere is laid-back and positive at ALL times. I have never been so satisfied with a doctor as I have with Dr. Kunik. If you choose anyone else, you are TRULY missing out!

    I know this doctor: 2 years

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    Review 4 by Stars: 5.0 on Link
    When I found out that I had to get braces I was totally terrified. I remember having watched my older sister get the wire braces which left her with cuts, sores, and horrible pain. I used to live in Argentina, where I went to an orthadontist who said that if I wanted to straighten my teeth he was going to have to pull out four of my molars. This made me even more resistant to get them, so I put off my treatment. Then I moved to Austin and met Dr Kunik, who not only said that I could keep all my molars but also that there was an alternative to having to wire up my teeth: INVISALIGN! I have now been using invisalign for about a year and the results are absolutely AMAZING! My smile is looking beautiful and nobody can tell that I am wearing braces! Not even in pictures :) Thank you Dr Kunik!

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    Review 5 by Stars: 5.0 on Link
    Dr. Kunik is first rate. He was able to correct my son's jawline with appliances. Other orthos said that they could only straighten his teeth and then when his growth plate stopped, he would require surgery. Dr. Kunik not only had the foresight to see that it could be done but, he corrected the problem in two months and it was pain free. I would highly recommend him!

    I know this doctor: 2 years

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    Review 6 by Stars: 5.0 on Link
    Dr. Kunik provides excellent dental care for my entire family. The Westlake community is pleased with his over the top customer service and Dr. Kunik used the lastest equipment and tools while providing a stress free environment. Dr. Kunik's office is the top rated office in Austin, and I will continue to provide his office with referrals from people asking about my great smile, created from his great treatment of my teeth:-)) PS, my kid's love his T-shirts, and this the only health related appointment, my kid's are looking forward to see the Doctor!

    I know this doctor: 6 years

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    Review 7 by Stars: 5.0 on Link
    I just got my braces off today! I had them on for about two years and everything went great. Every appointment began right on time and didn't take long at all! I love the hygienists and Dr. Kunik! Their office communicated smoothly with my insurance company and there were no complications. Every one of the staff members had a smile on their face and was happy to see me every visit!

    I know this doctor: 2 years

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    Review 8 by Stars: 5.0 on Link
    I had braces as a teen-ager but my teeth had shifted. I wanted to fix them but I was hesitant about getting braces as an adult. Most of my friends and family initially thought I was making too big of a deal out of a few turned teeth! I chose to have braces and for the first month it was a definite adjustment. After that it was fine and I actually lost 7 pounds. I was fortunate that it went by fast and in 9 months I have a gorgeous set of teeth! Now my family and friends go "Wow, what a difference!" Dr. Kunik and his staff are simply the best in Austin. I am so thankful that I was given his name as a referral and that I completed the treatment.

    I know this doctor: 1 year

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    Review 9 by Stars: 5.0 on Link
    Never in my life did I think I could feel and look this incredible. Dr. Kunik and his team guided me thru the most phenomenal transformation and best decision of my life. Not only are my teeth immaculate - perfect - but my whole face is aligned beautifully.. my jawline is seamless instead of crooked, my teeth are white and perfectly straight instead of gapped and misplaced. I cannot leave my house without someone telling me how stunning my smile is - especially anyone that knew me before my treatment. It is shocking to watch their faces when they realize who I am and how much I have changed. Thank you for improving my quality of life. Thank you thank you thank you. I love my smile - myself - you!!! <3 Jaclyn Havlak

    I know this doctor: 5+ years

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    Review 10 by Stars: 5.0 on Link
    My dad is a dentist in austin and has been friends with Dr> Kunik for a long time. When he gave me the option of either braces or invisalign i chose invisalign. Since im in high school i was so relieved to not have to get braces. I had them for about a year and i just got done with them about 2 weeks ago. I am so happy with my results of perfectly straight teeth! Everyone is really nice and welcoming. I get compliments all the time on my teeth and how great they look!
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