Teeth that are straight and properly aligned not only create an attractive and confident smile, they are also more comfortable and easier to clean. Bite misalignment, spaces between teeth, and crooked or crowded teeth can often lead to dental problems over time that may require more extensive treatment to restore. Atlas Walk Dental & Orthodontics is proud to offer the advanced orthodontic treatment concept known as Invisalign®. Under the guidance of our skilled orthodontic specialist, Dr. Randa Shakashiro, teen and adult patients can undergo orthodontic care with comfortable, clear aligner trays.
Highly discreet, Invisalign clear braces are removable and make eating and cleaning your teeth while undergoing orthodontic treatment much more effective. Many patients love that they can straighten their teeth without the appearance of metal braces. Dr. Shak is a Preferred Invisalign Provider and can help you get the smile you have always wanted with this discreet orthodontic system. If you or your teen are interested in straightening your teeth with the advanced Invisalign system, contact our Gainesville, VA practice today to schedule a private consultation.
"Atlas Walk Dental is the best dental provider I have been to. I was with them the past two years. Unfortunately I moved to a different city and had to choose a different provider. During the past two years, Atlas Walk Dental has been consistently providng dental service with excellent quality. Their staff members are very kind and responsive. The clinic is clean. Their doctors and hygienists have good skills. I am a person with high standard and I don’t give 5 stars just for one good experience. Atlas Walk Dental conitnously offer their customers outstanding service. Good job!"- R.H. / Yelp / Jul 30, 2020
"PHENOMENAL Dentists!!!! Thanks to Dr. Adi and Dr. Alhabashi I no longer feel like I need to be afraid of the dentist. I had to have an emergency visit in April during the complete COVID lockdown and they were so understanding and so gentle during the procedure. Then, following the procedure they gave me phone numbers to reach them if I had any issues. When I didn’t call them, the dentist actually CALLED ME to check on me. Today I had a follow up procedure and I have gone from someone that would have to take medicine to relax enough to see the dentist to someone who will proactively be going to the dentist. Dr. Adi’s bedside manner and knowledge is amazing and Dr. Alhabashi is also great. In addition to the great dental care and the phenomenal bedside manner the practice is doing a really good job practicing safely during COVID19. From not having patients in the waiting room and having a good system of calling patients in their when their chair is ready to making it so the payment system is also no contact."- T.H. / Yelp / Jul 29, 2020
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"Best service ever at Atlas Walk Dental & Orthodontics. Dr. Adi and Dr. Shak are top notch professionals in their field of expertise and I drive more than 40 miles ea. way to come and see them. They offer the best and most honest service at a reasonable price. Dr. Adi and Dr. Shak have been my family's dentist and orthodontist for over five years now. They continue to earn everyone's trust at the highest levels. The staff at this clinic are very organized and punctual and overall nice to talk to. This is a family type of clinic where you feel comfortable to talk about your treatment plans and discuss options in a professional manner. I would definitely recommend Atlas Walk Dental clinic for all patients in the DMV Area."- G.G. / Google / Feb 29, 2020
A number of factors can influence how your teeth are aligned, including developmental issues, genetics, tooth loss, jaw injury, and thumb sucking as a child. Improper bite alignment between the upper and lower jaws can also create other oral health concerns, such as abnormal wear on teeth, chipped teeth, jaw pain, gum recession, and conditions that may interfere with normal speaking and eating abilities. If you or your teen have any of these issues, Dr. Shak may recommend Invisalign to improve your oral health and wellness.
Invisalign may be appropriate for teens and adults who want to straighten their smiles without the look or challenges of wearing traditional metal braces. Though Invisalign aligners need to be worn for 20 to 22 hours each day, they are simple to remove when eating and easy to keep clean and maintain. Invisalign clear aligners are so discreet, that your friends and family likely will not notice that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. Many types of orthodontic concerns can be corrected with Invisalign; however, traditional braces may still be recommended for some patients.
What To Expect
Invisalign works through a series of trays that are worn for about two weeks at a time and then replaced with the next in the series. Dr. Shak will begin your Invisalign care by taking a panoramic x-ray of our jaw and teeth and digital impressions of your upper and lower arches. These diagnostic records will be used to create your unique Invisalign treatment plan and will be sent to a special lab for the creation of your clear aligner series of trays. When they are ready, you will return to our office to receive your trays and instructions on how to wear and care for them.
Every two weeks, you will trade out your current set of trays for the next in series. Our team will schedule appointments for you with Dr. Shak about every 4 – 6 weeks so that she can monitor your progress and make any adjustments as needed. Your Invisalign trays should be worn for 20 – 22 each day. You can remove them for eating and when brushing and flossing your teeth. The total treatment time for your Invisalign process will depend on your unique needs but typically lasts for about a year for most patients.
In some cases, Dr. Shak may combine Invisalign treatment with Propel Orthodontics. Propel technology allows Dr. Shak to reduce treatment time and increase predictability by stimulating the jawbone tissue in a minimally invasive way. This allows the teeth tooth to move through the bone at a faster rate, achieving their desired position in less time than with a traditional approach. Propel Orthodontics may be beneficial for adults seeking to minimize their treatment time and number of visits and reach their desired smile at a faster rate.
Once your treatment is complete, we will take new impressions of your teeth and have a custom retainer created for you. Made from the same comfortable, discreet material as your Invisalign aligners, Vivera® retainers help keep your teeth in their newly aligned position. Dr. Shak will provide instructions on when and for how long to wear your retainer and how to clean it on a daily basis. Wearing your retainer as recommended following orthodontic care is crucial to maintaining your treatment results and a healthy, straight smile. Our team will continue to monitor your bite alignment during your regular dental cleanings and exams at Atlas Walk Dental & Orthodontics.
If your dental insurance includes orthodontic care, treatment with Invisalign may be a covered benefit. Our business team will contact your provider and review your plan details. To help orthodontic treatment fit within your budget, Atlas Walk Dental & Orthodontics accepts patient financing through CareCredit® along with several other convenient payment options.
Invisalign Teeth Straightening
Get the smile you have always wanted with comfortable, clear Invisalign aligners. Invisalign may be ideal for you or your teen if you wish to improve your oral health and smile without the look or challenges of metal braces. Schedule an orthodontic consultation with Dr. Shak at Atlas Walk Dental & Orthodontics today and learn if treatment with Invisalign is right for you.