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Dr. Hessam Rahimi

Orthodontics
Dallas
11 years experience male

Locations

Optima Dentistry at Garland

Garland

Address

107 S. 1st St, Ste A, Garland
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Fax

2144321587

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Ameritas

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Assurant Inc

Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Alabama

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Cigna

Guardian Life

Humana Insurance Company

Medicaid

Metlife Insurance Company of Connecticut

United HealthCare Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

Fusion Orthodontics and Children's Dentistry

Dallas

About

Bio

Dr. Rahimi studied Orthodontics at Harvard University for four years in addition to studying towards a Doctorate degree in Oral Biology back in 2011. He started his dental education in 1997 and has been in the dental field since then. In 2007, he limited his practice to Orthodontics and started training for it at the world-famous Harvard University in Boston, MA. After graduating in 2011, he moved to Dallas with his family and since then, he has treated thousands of patients, giving them a beautiful smile they deserve. Dr. Rahimi is also a proud alumni of University of Texas at Dallas where he received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in 2016. Dr. Rahimi is Invisalign certified, Incognito (Hidden or Lingual) Braces Certified and treats children and adults.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Orthodontics

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry

Languages spoken

English, Persian

Doctor Q&A

35 Answers
4 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
Very bad!: You might be getting cavities underneath ur swollen ums and you might not know it. U are dealing with a serious gum infection. Visit your regular dent... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
Depends: crossbites can be in front or in back. back crossbites are treated with expanders when severe, or wires and brackets and elastics when not. Although u... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
Depends on brand: Clear braces function just like metal brackets with the exception of the color if the manufacturing quality is good. I use Clarity Advanced brackets f... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
Adjustment needed: Your denture needs to be adjusted and probably relined or replaced. See your dentist to make that happen as soon as possible. There is no need to suff... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
Do it after: Your teeth are being moved, you might have attachments on your teeth for your invisalign to work and the gum coverage of teeth as well as tooth surfac... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
Same! with a twist: Studies on this matter are starting to come out. Studies now indicate that the Surgically assisted Orthodontics does increase tooth movement, but only... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
Yep if u didnt brush: Gums swell up when you don't keep it clean throughout treatment. When braces are there, you don't see your gums as swollen as when the braces are remo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
Depends!: Invisalign has its pros and cons. Normally achieving the same goals of regular braces with invisalign takes longer (for the simple fact that they are ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
Irritation causes it: Usually, white line around the tongue is caused by chronic irritation. that could be due to your invisalign trays or your bite. next time you see your... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
Need to treat it: Antibiotics might control your pain or temporarily improve the situation, but they will not cure the problem. The tooth causing you problems needs to ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
It Depends!: Teeth are not designed to grow into cross bite. So usually we want to fix them to prevent their wear over time. But in certain cases, and with proper ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
Cavities perhaps: Dear manueconda33; it is possible that you either have cavities developing or maybe some sort of gum issue that could range from food impaction to gu... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
Waterpik or similar: If you find it too complicated to floss with braces, buy a Waterpik (it's just a brand name with tons of alternatives at your local Walmart, walgreens... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
Wires & brackets: In %95 of my case I use wires and brackets to correct the problem you mention. One easy way is to add a bite block (ot not) and then add buccal crown ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
Studies say no!: So, the technique involves a major surgery, it does lead to fast tooth movement, but the effect fades away in 1 to 2 months and after that, rate of to... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
Hygiene: Gum tissue reacts quickly to braces when patients don't remove plaque from around the braces (or they don't keep it clean enough). One of the most sen... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
During growth yes: During growth (males up until age 15 and females 12), skeletal expansion of palate is possible. But beyond those ages (with a great degree of individu... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
Depends: The best thing you want to do is visit an orthodontist for a consultation. 5mm openbite could correct in a few months with a habit breaking appliance ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
Orthodontist's job: That is what an orthodontist does. To simplify, consider your braces as the wagons of a train, the wire the railroad and your teeth as the contents of... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
More info needed: severe trauma from braces could lead to lymph node enlargement or pain, but the history of the problem can help with the proper diagnosis. For instanc... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
Can do Immediately: Frenectomy can be done before, during or after braces. It is actually better to do it after the spaces have been closed with braces so that the scar t... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
Active disease tx: Any kind of active disease should be treated before braces start. These include cavities, gum disease, preventive measures such as sealants. Any final... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
Depends: In our practice it is free, in some, you got to pay. Contact the office close to you to determine what they charge, or visit their website.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
Check with dentist: It might be due to gum inflammation or it could be an issue with the healing. Your dentist should take a look at it to make sure everything is alright... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
Not really: For the most part, braces move teeth, not the face. We can make minimal changes in the width of the face (expanders) when the patient is growing, or b... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
Floss>Waterpik>None!: Here is the hierarchy: Flossing right is better than Waterpik which is better than not flossing at all! Nothing removes plaque from tooth surface like... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
Many to choose from: From orthodontic point of view, orthodontic appliances are plenty. but from patient's experience, we can categorize them into the following: 1- Metal ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
Very unlikely: Orthodontists are dentists to begin with, which means they are trained to perform root canals. But it is very unusual that a specialist of moving teet... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
6mm: We call our specialty a 6mm specialty. Which means we can really move teeth about 6 millimeters in 3 dimensions.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
See a specialist: Dear lethawheel59; you mentioned multiple symptoms related to jaw joint. Jaw joint (aka tmj) is a complicated structure and the fact that you are hav... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
There r Pros & Cons: Pros of Invisalign treatment vs. regular braces: Ease of use, less discomfort, oral hygiene friendly, clear. Cons: usually takes longer to get same r... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
Yes You can: But for further details, you need to see an orthodontist.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
Is ur hygiene good?: If your hygiene is excellent, it could be the result of the way your orthodontist has placed the attachments. If the distance wasn't the same when you... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
You will live :): It isn't bad. Your orthodontist will know better but sometimes, when we deal with teeth that are compromised, we remove them and close the spaces to h... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hessam Rahimi
Orthodontics 11 years experience
Very!: Brushing is very important when you go through treatment. But brushing only covers 60 percent of tooth surface. The contact points of the teeth are th... Read More

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Apr 29, 2017
Dr. Rahimi has the academic credentials, experience and generosity to provide excellent to the point answers on HealthTap and I'm sure in his own private practice.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rahimi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Graduated 2011MD

Affiliations

American Association of Orthodontists
American Dental Association
International Association for Dental Research

Publications

Effect of smear layer on sealing ability of canal obturation: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Histopathological evaluation of pulpotomy with Er,Cr:YSGG laser vs formocresol.
The effects of loading time on osseointegration and new bone formation around dental implants: a histologic and histomorphometric study in dogs.
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