Dr. Robert Sims practices Orthodontics in Nashville, TN. Comprehensive orthodontic treatment includes metal wires that are inserted into orthodontic brackets, which can be made from stainless steel or a more aesthetic ceramic material. The wires interact with the brackets to move teeth into desired positions. Being advanced in the field, Dr. Sims may also use Invisalign or other aligner trays that have been designed to align a patients? smile. As an orthodontist, Dr. Sims must recognize various characteristics of a malocclusion or dentofacial deformity, define the nature of the problem, including the etiology if possible, and design a treatment strategy based on the specific needs and desires of the patient.
Education and Training
University of Kentucky DMD 1990
University of Kentucky MSD 1993
American Board of Orthodontics
Dr. Robert E. Sims, DMD, MSD's Expert Contributions
You should receive proper oral hygiene instructions when you have your braces put on. There are special orthodontic toothbrushes you can purchase that are designed to remove plaque and food stuff from around the wings of the brackets more efficiently than traditional toothbrushes. If you use a traditional tooth brush, be sure to angle the bristles so that they will clean above and below the wings of the brackets. Also, be sure to purchase a water pik to clean away any plaque and food stuff that the toothbrush and floss miss. Sincerely, Robert E. Sims, D.M.D, M.S.D. READ MORE
Absolutely!! I treat a lot of patients with missing teeth. A lot of the time, we need to position teeth so that a bridge or implant can replace the missing tooth/teeth properly. Sincerely, Robert E. Sims, D.M.D, M.S.D. READ MORE
It is typically best to wait to have crowns placed after orthodontic treatment is completed. Thanks!! Sincerely, Robert E. Sims, D.M.D, M.S.D. READ MORE
Ceramic brackets are more brittle than metal brackets. Therefore, they do tend to fracture sometimes. Sincerely, Robert E. Sims, D.M.D, M.S.D. READ MORE
Sometimes it is necessary to remove one or more teeth in order to correct a malocclusion orthodontically. I prefer to not remove teeth if at all possible. But sometimes it is necessary. Thanks!! Sincerely, Robert E. Sims. D.M.D, M.S.D. READ MORE
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Get to know Orthodontist Dr. Robert E. Sims, who serves patients in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr. Sims is a skilled, board-certified orthodontist who is the Founder of Sims Orthodontics in Nashville, Tennessee. He and his team are committed to helping each patient achieve a beautiful smile. They provide exceptional orthodontic care to patients of all ages and backgrounds, and can help them create the look they have always wanted.
With over three decades of experience helping each patient reach their smile goals, Dr. Sims regularly completes continuing education courses in order to stay at the forefront of his field and provide his patients with high-quality care. He remains dedicated to giving them beautiful smiles that will boost their self-confidence and enhance their lives.
In regards to his educational background, he attended the University of Kentucky, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, his Master of Science degree in Microbiology, and his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree. After completing dental school, he attended an orthodontic graduate program in order to specialize in orthodontics, from which he graduated in 1993. He also earned his Master of Science in Dentistry degree while completing his orthodontic graduate program.
For the purpose of advancing his professional efforts, Dr. Sims remains a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Interfaith Dental Clinic (past Board Chairman), the University of Kentucky Greater Nashville Alumni Club (past President), and the Richland Country Club (past Board Member). He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists, which is a non-profit professional association for orthodontists founded in 1929.
Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of malpositioned teeth and jaws. As an orthodontist, Dr. Sims is responsible for identifying problems with the positioning of a patient’s teeth and with their oral development. He utilizes the most advanced procedures and equipment available to ensure that every patient achieves a healthy and beautiful smile.
Outside of the office, Dr. Sims and his lovely wife, Laura, have two darling daughters, Audrey and Laura Hanson. Dr. Sims has been a member of the Cathedral of the Incarnation Choir since 1994. He is a World War II buff and enjoys traveling and snow skiing.
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