San Ramon Orthodontist
1501 Bollinger Canyon Road, Suite A
San Ramon, California 94583 US
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Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Dental: DDS, University of Amsterdam School of Dentistry

    Masters: Oral Biology, University of California, San Francisco
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: 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

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Is Extraction of 4 Bicuspid Necessary for Me? (photo)

Consider proceeding without the extractions, then reevaluating your alignment, bite and profile 9-12 months into treatment. You can always decide to... READ MORE

Can I Treat my Teeth Gaps with Inman Aligner? (photo)

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

Is It Possible for an Invisalign Button to Break but Not Fall off Completely?

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

Disappointed with Final Invisalign Results, Options for Continuing Treatment?

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

Is It Possible to Reopen the Spaces from Braces?

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

How long would it take to move my teeth using distalization? (photos)

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

How Long Would It Take to Fix my Teeth with Invisalign? (photo)

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

My Son Got a Wire Retainer That Does Not Allow Him to Close His Mouth at Night?

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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