Rob van den Berg, DDS, MS
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Undergraduate & Medical SchoolDental: DDS, University of Amsterdam School of Dentistry
Masters: Oral Biology, University of California, San Francisco
Post-Medical School TrainingInternship: Dental Research, National Institutes of Health
Residency: Orthodontic, University of California, San Francisco
Treatments offered at Pacific Coast Orthodontics
Most popular answers from Rob van den Berg, DDS, MS
Consider proceeding without the extractions, then reevaluating your alignment, bite and profile 9-12 months into treatment. You can always decide to... READ MORE
It may be possible to close your upper spaces with an Inman aligner, but your bite may be adversely affected. I would recommend visiting a local... READ MORE
Short answer to your question is yes, part of an Invisalign button aka attachment can break off, in which case it should be repaired. However, many... READ MORE
Doing three case mid course corrections in a case that has great compliance is quite rare. For teeth to move as planned we need these three key... READ MORE
This may be accomplished in two steps, without bridges or implants: Open up the space, broaden the dental arch and move the front teeth... READ MORE
Is it normal to treat my top and bottom teeth separately, waiting 3 years to continue, or is it best to treat them all at once?
With Invisalign, at times the teeth in one arch begin moving first, to prevent bite interference issues during the treatment. Nonetheless, 41 months... READ MORE
To make room for the laterals you would need a combination of arch expansion, proclination, and perhaps some IPR. Upper distalization may not be... READ MORE
I've Got a Huge Diastema/gap and I Want It Closed.Thing is I'm Going to College in 2014(Fall)? (photo)
Orthodontic treatment will be your best bet to move the teeth and the roots in the right position. You will need orthodontic treatment for the lower... READ MORE
From the pictures your case looks perfect for Invisalign, I estimate you'll be done in under a year. Talk to your Invisalign provider directly... READ MORE
A retainer that works to maintain bite correction is quite common. The plastic your son is biting on is called a bite plane, and it can be positioned... READ MORE
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