Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Oshawa Orthodontist to Present at Top Meeting in Dallas

There are many ways to look at orthodontic treatment.  Some people view it as  commodity where braces are braces are braces.  This causes price shopping and people looking for "deals".  Unfortunately, unlike TVs and appliances, orthodontic treatment is a service where your results and experience will differ depending on where you have your treatment.

Top Durham Orthodontist speaking at MKS in Dallas.
This fall, there is a conference in Dallas that is designed to help orthodontists to this end.  Your Oshawa and Whitby Orthodontist will be speaking at Mindset Knowledge Skills to discuss office design and how to implement new procedures and protocols in the office that will provide better orthodontic care and experiences.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Oshawa Braces and AcceleDent Studies Show No Effect. What's the Deal?

There have been some articles recently showing no difference in speed with AcceleDent and non-AcceleDent patients.  Further analysis into the design of the studies is necessary, because it does not seem like they are well designed (click link and look for study by Woodhouse).

Our anecdotal experience for Oshawa braces patients is that we seem to find more rapid movement when using AcceleDent with Invisalign and less of a difference than with braces.  It does not make a lot of sense, but it could be because we are not seeing the AcceleDent braces patients early enough.    Invisalign patients continue to get new movements with every tray and braces patients have to come in to have their braces adjusted for that to happen.  We thought bringing patients in every 4 weeks for braces instead of 8 weeks would make the difference, but it appears we probably have to bring them in more often than that.  This is the problem in the studies being published recently.  Teeth may have already moved and stopped by the time measurements were taken on the patients using AcceleDent and they were using braces only rather than Invisalign.

The flipside is that we have tried to reduce the number of days per tray without using AcceleDent and found that we cannot change trays nearly as often.

In terms of comfort, we had patients who started without it and then used it mid-treatment.  They say there is a world of difference.  We also have patients who have left their unit somewhere on business or lost it on a vacation and desperately want to buy a new unit.  We have had braces patients who insisted on having their braces off for discomfort, but were offered a unit and were able to be comfortable for the rest of their treatment.  The studies say there is no difference in discomfort but they are comparing this across different people, not within the same person.  Each new patient has no idea what they are supposed to feel and there will be some discomfort.  Again, from an anecdotal point of view, our patients have expressed more comfort when using the unit than not.

This post isn't out there trying to be pro-AcceleDent, but simply to discuss our experience.  With over 200 cases treated now with Invisalign and AcceleDent, we have treated one of the largest patient populations using it.  There are several cases we would not have attempted with Invisalign unless we used AcceleDent.  Part of this is because using the unit acts like a high powered "chewie", which seats the aligners well against the teeth.  It seems like more studies that are well designed are necessary to come up with a definitive conclusion on its efficacy.

In summary, our offices experience has found little difference in braces treatment timing (although we may need to see patients more often) but increase comfort, and a difference in Invisalign treatment with AcceleDent in terms of proper tracking, speed, and comfort level.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Affordable Braces in Oshawa and Invisalign in Whitby with No Down Payment?

At your Oshawa Orthodontist, we believe that it is important for everyone to be able to achieve a beautiful MCO smile.  Unfortunately, for many, affordability of treatment of braces and Invisalign in Bowmanville and surrounding area, makes it prohibitive.

Oshawa Orthodontist and Whitby Invisalign Team welcomes you to the MCO way of orthodontics in Durham Region!
What good is a cheaper orthodontist if you can't afford the downpayment or the results aren't as good?  Braces with MCO Oshawa Orthodontics is something that should not just be for people with lots of money!  Our patient family knows us as the most affordable, since we do not require you to put down a large downpayment to begin your treatment.  We will work with you on monthly payments and finance your treatment interest free.  On top of that, you'll be getting treatment from a team that has produced thousands of beautiful smiles and memorable experiences.  That's something to smile about!

Send us an email at newMCOsmiles@mcosmiles.com to book your free assessment today :).

Monday, June 1, 2015

Orthodontist serving Whitby and Oshawa. MCO Oshawa Orthodontics is here!

MCO Orthodontics is happy to announce their new location for Orthodontist in Oshawa, MCO Oshawa Orthodontics.  With the experience of thousands of beautiful MCO smiles and great patient experiences, we are happy to continue the practice formerly owned by Dr. Dennis Daigle and Dr. Baker Akad at 292 King Street West on the 2nd floor near King Street and Simcoe, to provide services of braces and Invisalign to Whitby, Pickering, Ajax, Oshawa, Brooklin, Courtice, and Bowmanville.

We are the only top 1% Invisalign orthodontic specialty office in Durham region as designated by Align Technology, so if you are looking for an experienced team with a doctor that teaches Invisalign to orthodontists internationally, please feel free to book your free consultation with us.  Looking forward to helping you achieve your MCO smile!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Toronto Invisalign Orthodontist Provides Celebrity Invisalign Smiles!

Many of you following us already know how important a beautiful smile can be.  The interesting thing is that there are many different smiles that can be attractive. 

 Your Toronto Invisalign specialist knows how to create a variety of beautiful smiles so that you can have your own celebrity smile.  In fact, we have worked with numerous models, actors, actresses, and celebrities who now have amazing smiles.

Check out Invisalign's Insight on Smiles at the Oscars!


Monday, November 17, 2014

Top Toronto Invisalign Doctor and Team Recognized at the Invisalign Summit

Every two years, Align Technology, the parent company of Invisalign, hosts a meeting to provide continuing education and a meeting of some of the top doctors.  Dr. Tam, your Toronto Invisalign specialist, was invited to speak at this conference, but was unable to make it work with his schedule.

Dr. Jason Tam with Dr. Sam Daher, good friends and top Invisalign doctors in Canada.

Dr. Tam with one of Japan's top Invisalign doctors
Dr. Hiroshi Samoto, after an excellent
presentation on advanced Invisalign movements
Toronto Invisalign Doctor by his name
2014 Invisalign Case Gallery
However, he attended the meeting and the team at  MCO Orthodontics recognized once again as having produced one of the top Invisalign treatments in North America over the past couple of years.  Congratulations to TeamMCO!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Richmond Hill Invisalign Before and After - Class 3 Invisalign Treatment

Many will say that Invisalign can only be used for simple treatments.  Others believe that they are purchasing Invisalign as a product rather than purchasing the services of an orthodontist using Invisalign.  The fact is the results of your treatment will vary depending on where you get your Invisalign in Richmond Hill.

Here is a sample of an Invisalign patient with a Class 3 malocclusion.  Elastics and buttons were used.  Total treatment time was just over 1 year.  Treatment completed by Dr. Jason Tam.  Visit www.torontobraces.ca for more information about Invisalign cost and to see more Invisalign results.


Class 3 Invisalign Initial
Class 3 Invisalign Progress
Class 3 Invisalign Final