Orthodontic Treatment Overview
Orthodontics is the specialized field of dentistry that prevents and corrects malocclusion, proper tooth alignment, and other tooth abnormalities within the jaw. Wearing braces or additional orthodontic appliances can help children, adolescents, and adults achieve a healthy, straight, and confident smile. At Atlas Walk Dental & Orthodontics, our team is proud to offer your family comprehensive orthodontic care from our Gainesville, VA practice. Skilled orthodontic specialist Dr. Randa Shakshiro has extensive experience in all types and phases of orthodontics, including traditional braces, Invisalign® advanced technology, space maintainers, palatal expanders, and retainers. If you feel that you or a loved one may benefit from orthodontic care, contact our friendly team today to schedule a treatment consultation.
"This place is a model for the highest standards in service provision and quality. We are new to the area and was very impressed with my two kids' first visit to this practice. The greatest thing is that they offer so many services (dentistry, orthodontics, periodontics) under one roof so that you don't have to roam around in other practices. The receptionist is the sweetest person I have ever met, the hygienist (Kimberley) is similarly kind and knowledgeable, and Dr. Adi, of course, explained everything in a few minutes so eloquently that I didn't need to ask any follow up questions. Would highly recommend."- U.K. / Yelp / Sep 02, 2016
"My entire family has been going to Atlas Dental for the last 4 years. It is the best practice we have gone to. Everyone is caring and courteous. My kids also have used the Orthodontics here as well and we couldn't be happier."- A.K. / Yelp / Sep 25, 2019
Best Candidates for Orthodontic Treatment
Patients of any age may be an ideal candidate for orthodontic treatment to improve oral health, eating and speaking abilities, and physical appearance. Dr. Shak works with each individual patient to determine treatment timing and present the treatment options that best match individual needs and goals. Our comprehensive orthodontic services can correct a range of conditions that affect the teeth and jaw, including:
Crossbite, underbite, overbite, and open bite
Crooked, rotated, or malpositioned teeth
Minor or severe overcrowding
Small or large gaps between the teeth
A narrow jaw or palatal arch
Upper and lower jaw misalignment
Insufficient space for tooth eruption
Atlas Walk Dental & Orthodontics offers multi-specialty care from the convenience of our Gainesville, VA practice, which can make getting the orthodontic treatment your family needs convenient, time-saving, and cost-effective.
What to Expect with Orthodontic Treatment
Each orthodontic treatment plan is unique and created by Dr. Shak to address specific oral health needs and concerns. During your orthodontic consultation, we take low-radiation x-rays and evaluate your teeth and jaw. Impressions of your upper and lower arches will also be taken so that we can create study models of your mouth and plan your treatment accordingly. Depending on your treatment needs or those of your child, orthodontic care may be provided in phases. Dr. Shak and our team will explain your treatment options and processes in detail to help you choose the right course for your smile. In many cases, braces or other orthodontic appliances may need to be worn anywhere from a couple of months to a few years to reach desired results.
Orthodontic Treatment Follow-Up
During the course of your orthodontic treatment with Dr. Shak and our team, we will schedule periodic visits at our practice to monitor your progress and make adjustments to your appliances as needed. Maintaining meticulous daily home care with thorough brushing and flossing is imperative to keeping your teeth and gums healthy during the orthodontic process. Brushing and flossing can be challenging when you are wearing braces. Our team will demonstrate proper technique and give you tips on how to clean around your brackets and wires effectively. Visiting Atlas Walk Dental & Orthodontics for routine dental cleanings and exams during orthodontic treatment is important to keep your smile healthy and happy.
Orthodontic Treatment Insurance Coverage
Orthodontic care may be covered by dental insurance, based on your individual plan, company, and provider. To determine your coverage amounts, a member of our financial team will contact your insurance company and review your benefits schedule. If you are not using insurance for your care, we are happy to work with you and discuss affordable payment options. Atlas Walk Dental & Orthodontics takes several payment methods and accepts third-party dental and medical financing through CareCredit®.
Get the specialized orthodontic care your family needs to enjoy beautiful, straight, and healthier smiles. Orthodontics offers a range of treatment to correct tooth alignment and concerns involving the jaw. To schedule a personalized treatment consultation with skilled orthodontic specialist Dr. Shak, contact Atlas Walk Dental & Orthodontics in Gainesville, VA today.