WHAT HAPPENS AT YOUR COMPLIMENTARY NEWPARK EXAM APPOINTMENT?
Your complimentary orthodontic consultation will give you the opportunity to meet our team in a relaxed and comfortable setting, learn more about orthodontics, and find out what treatment options will best meet your needs. We will also answer all of your questions and concerns regarding treatment, insurance, and finances.
About Dr. NIma Hajibaik
It is Dr. Nima Hajibaik’s honor to serve the Atlanta metropolitan area. He is the only Fulton County board qualified orthodontist who is dual Ivy-League trained.
Having earned an academic scholarship, he completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California Los Angeles. He earned a BS in molecular genetics as well as microbiology and immunology then went on to the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. There, he earned his doctorate of dental medicine and was recognized with multiple honors. He took his new found knowledge to the Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic, the oldest clinic of its type in the United States. This is where Dr. Nima, as he is affectionaly known, discovered his love for treating people of all ages and his respect for orthodontics.
With this in his heart and mind, he went back to the University of Pennsylvania to earn his specialty certificates in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. To further serve his future patients, he went beyond this experience and completed the two-year program at the Roth-Williams International Society of Orthodontists. He is one of a select group to study in this world famous program. He is the only Georgia orthodontist who has received training from this one-of-a-kind institute.
For Dr. Nima, orthodontics is more than just creating a straight smile. He practices with the belief that orthodontists are health care providers who also provide cosmetic services. He strives to educate his patients and their families about how the face, jaws, and chewing systems grow and develop and affect someone’s life.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS ORTHODONTICS AND WHO IS AN ORTHODONTIST?
Orthodontics is a specialty in dentistry focusing on studying and correction of dental, facial and bite irregularities. An orthodontist is a dental specialist who has received an additional two to three years of full time university training after graduating from an accredited dental school. By learning about tooth movement and management of facial development, orthodontists are uniquely educated experts in dentistry with very high level of expertise in aligning teeth and fixing jaw imperfections.
WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD SEE THE ORTHODONTIST FOR THE FIRST TIME?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children first visit an orthodontist around the age of 7 to make sure that the growth and the development of the face, teeth and the jaws are following the correct pattern and pace.
IS MY FAMILY DENTIST ALSO AN ORTHODONTIST?
The short answer is no. General dentists are allowed to perform specialty services such as orthodontics. However, an orthodontist has been trained for two to three additional years at a university or hospital setting to gain intimate knowledge and experience in the ﬁeld. General dentists are exposed to orthodontics by taking a weekend courses in orthodontics and their level of exposure to complex cases are limited. A good comparison would be to compare a general surgeon to an orthopedic surgeon, while both can perform surgery, the orthopedic surgeon has spent many additional years sharpening his/her skills and knowledge and can perform orthopedic surgeries at a higher level. We would recommend to at least obtain an opinion from a orthodontic specialist who is a member of the AAO ( American Academy of Orthodontists ) before committing to any treatment.
IS IT TOO LATE FOR ME TO GET BRACES?
No, its never too late to transform your smile. If your teeth are healthy, they can be moved to achieve that perfect smile that you deserve at any age. In fact, we regularly treat patients in their 50’s and 60’s.
DO BRACES HURT?
Getting braces placed on your teeth is not uncomfortable at all. After the wire is placed, you may feel a small amount of soreness as your teeth, gums and cheeks get use to the new appliance and your teeth start to move!
ARE REGULAR DENTAL CHECK-UPS STILL NEEDED WHILE I HAVE BRACES?
Without a doubt! Patients with orthodontic appliances must be extra vigilant about receiving regular dental care. Food stuck in braces or in hard to reach areas can cause gum disease, gingivitis or cavities which can also damage your braces. Your dentist will work with Dr. Nima to ensure your teeth are healthy while under our care.