Orthodontic Dental Services Palo Alto // Orthodontist Palo Alto
An orthodontist prevents and treats alignment problems in the mouth, teeth, and jaw. Using braces, retainers, and other devices, an orthodontist helps straighten a person’s teeth and correct the way the jaws line up.
Dental Zone has Palo Alto Orthodontists that treat children for many problems, including crowded or overlapping teeth or problems with jaw growth and tooth development which can be genetic. These tooth and jaw problems may also be caused by tooth decay, losing baby teeth too soon, accidents, or habits like thumb sucking.
Orthodontic problems require specialized care. Patients who have dental and facial irregularities should see an orthodontist.
The results of orthodontic treatment can be dramatic – beautiful smiles, improved dental health and an enhanced quality of life for many people of all ages. Orthodontic problems, which can result from genetic and environmental factors, must be diagnosed before treatment begins. Proper diagnosis involves taking photographs, x-rays, and dental impressions, which enable our practice to make informative decisions about the form of treatment necessary. Treatment typically lasts from 6 to 30 months, depending on age and the severity of the orthodontic problem.
Invisalign Palo Alto
Invisalign® is a series of clear, removable teeth aligners that our Palo Alto Orthodontists use as an alternative to traditional metal dental braces.
Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements that our Palo Alto Orthodontists plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
Advantages Of Invisalign Clear Braces
Cosmetic concern is the major benefit of the Invisalign treatment: the aligners are completely transparent, hence they are not as visible as traditional wire and bracket braces. The is why this treatment becomes particularly popular for adult patients who desire to straighten their teeth but not the look of traditional metal braces, which are commonly worn by children and teens. In addition, the aligners are marketed as being more comfortable than braces. Nevertheless, as the device is removable, food can be consumed without the encumbrance of traditional metallic braces.
Aligners avoid clinically many of the side effects of traditional fixed appliances, for instance the effects on the gums and supporting tissues. Fixed appliances are believed to lead to shortening of the roots of teeth for most patients, and tooth decay affects up to half of patients as they cannot be removed during eating and cleaning, and also because they do not allow accurate x-rays to be taken. Patients “graduate” to a new set of aligners in their treatment series every two weeks approximately. There is less force per week and less pain from the aligners than fixed appliances (traditional metal braces). Fixed appliances also needs to be adjusted approximately once every six weeks and apply greater forces.
Computerized treatment planning is compulsory as part of the Invisalign protocol. As with other forms of orthodontic treatments that incorporate a computerized plan, this allows the prospective patient to review the projected smile design, learn how long the treatment is likely to take, compare different plans, and make a more educated decision about whether or not to use Invisalign.
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Dr. Mikhail Nasakin
Doctor Name: Dr. Mikhail Nasakin
Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Dr. Mikhail Nasakin, the older of two siblings, was raised in the Bay Area and attended the University of California at Davis graduating in 2005 with a B.S. majoring in the field of Neurology, Physiology, and Behavior. Following in his mother’s footsteps, Dr. Galina Nasakin, he enrolled at New York University College of Dentistry obtaining his credentials of Doctorate of Dental Surgery graduating class of 2010. Prior to returning to the Bay Area in hopes of joining his mother’s practice, Dr. Nasakin spent an additional two years completing his General Practice Residency training at Staten Island University Hospital.
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Dr. alina Nasakin
Doctor Name: Galina Nasakin DDS
Cosmetic and Family Dentisitry
Dr. Galina Nasakin graduated in 1983 from the School of Dentistry at The Moscow State University. After successfully completing National and California State board requirements, Dr. Nasakin began her dental practice in California in 1995. Dr. Galina Nasakin has over 25 years of invaluable clinical experience which has allowed her to excel in accomplishing predictable, esthetic, and functional results in patients who have extensive restorative needs. Her philosophy is to treat dental problems early, thus preventing extensive and costly treatment later on of importance in order to make her patients comfortable with their treatment decisions. Hence, she makes sure that her staff at the front desk is resourceful, competent and helpful in providing information to her patients.
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