Tuesday, February 14, 2017
For many years, MCO Orthodontics has been creating beautiful smiles in the 905. Next week, we take our Invisalign smiles to Toronto and will be downtown near U of T, Ryerson, and across from OCAD. If you've been considering Invisalign with MCO Orthodontics, but could not make the trek out to the burbs, get in touch with us because we're now right off the University TTC subway line. We are Toronto's Invisalign Specialty clinic, with treatment by one of the top Invisalign doctors in North America. Come visit us at our fourth location!
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
One of the most important factors in choosing an orthodontist in Markham is experience. The experiences should have a couple a components that do not simply factor in the number years in practice, but that include the number of treatments per year (this can vary greatly), and the desire to continue to change and progress with new technology and patient trends.
|Markham and Newmarket Orthodontist Meeting|
Recently, Dr. Jason Tam and Dr. Mitch Miller from Newmarket met at the W Hotel Fort Lauderdale during a time which would normally be reserved for holidays and family time. Both share a great passion for continuous improvement, spending time discussing treatment philosophies, treatment techniques, customer service, and staff training. Undoubtedly, this commitment to their patients and practices shines through, resulting in beautiful smiles and memorable experiences!
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
In Part 5 of Choosing the Best Oshawa Invisalign Orthodontist, we look at suggesting potential patients ask how often metal braces are required to finish Invisalign treatment. There are a few reasons for this.
Many Invisalign providers do not actually do braces. They have taken an Invisalign certification course for a weekend and may not be orthodontists. General dentists provide braces as well but not nearly as many as provide Invisalign. This will give you a decent indication of how experienced the doctor is with orthodontics. Having an understanding of braces is an advantage for the doctor when planning Invisalign treatment and being able to help you achieve your smile if the Invisalign treatment does not run on track, or if you feel you are struggling with wearing the aligners.
One of the biggest factors here is that there are still some movements that will work better with braces than Invisalign, although not many. It is important that the doctor have this as a part of their “arsenal” to help you achieve the exact results you are looking for. Common issues that might require braces might be severely tipped molars or extreme rotations that might move faster with braces. In these situations, the treatment should still be completed 90% with Invisalign and about 10% with braces. Be cautious if there is a doctor who is regularly finishing treatments with braces after Invisalign.
|Almost everyone can get Invisalign in Whitby. Some might require 10% of the work done with braces.|
Knowing that your doctor has experience with metal braces is certainly a good thing, although it does not always translate into an ability to perform treatments with Invisalign. When all else is equal, an orthodontist is going to likely have a greater understanding of how to move teeth, and what the final results should look like from the perspective of health and aesthetics.
Hopefully this 5 part series has been helpful in helping you ask the right questions before you choose your Invisalign provider. Remember that Invisalign is a technique, not a product. Price should only be a small factor because the results will be different depending on the doctor you choose. For more information, please visit the most comprehensive Invisalign site around for Toronto Invisalign. Good luck with your treatment and we’d be happy to hear about how it goes!
Sunday, November 27, 2016
In Part 4 of How to Choose an Invisalign Provider in Toronto, we suggest you ask your provider if they have a dedicated Invisalign technician working with them. At this time, despite the advanced computer algorithms, orthodontic treatment planning using Invisalign still requires excellent communication from the doctor to the technician in Costa Rica, with that technician needing a keen understanding of what the doctor is looking for in planning the movements for the teeth.
The other reason to ask about this is because only those doctors who have performed a certain number of treatments are granted dedicated technicians by Invisalign. Working together with the same person over the course of hundreds and thousands of treatments is going to obviously produce better simulations. Of course, the volume of treatments certainly does not speak to the quality of the care provided, but it does give a good indicator that your doctor has at least a base volume of experience.
|This is where Toronto Invisalign plans get developed... lack of personal detail and attention for most treatments.|
MCO Orthodontics has created well over 1000+ beautiful smiles using Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. When our technician changes or is away, we can very much see the difference in the simulation produced. Of course, with our doctor’s direction, we are still able to help achieve the smile we are looking for our patients. Our team has been to Costa Rica to meet with our technicians many times and speaks with them regularly to make sure everyone is on the same page.
|Our MCO Invisalign team is in regular communication with technicians, doctors, and team leads.|
Stay tuned for Part 5, asking how often Invisalign treatment is not successful and requires braces.
Friday, November 18, 2016
If you've been following our blog, you understand that Invisalign is a technique, not a product. It is like a guitar and a guitarist. Just having a great guitar doesn't mean the result will be beautiful music. I takes a skilled guitarist to use that guitar to make the music.
|MCO Oshawa Orthodontics Invisalign Treatment Selected For Publication|
For the 3rd consecutive time, MCO Oshawa Orthodontics, your Whitby Invisalign specialist has had their work published by Align Technology, highlighting the top Invisalign treatments through the past 2 years. This is an impressive track record, but no surprise as one of best Toronto Invisalign doctors based upon a case volume of experience, with well over 1000 treatments. Our team teaches Invisalign internationally so that doctors can learn how to use the appliance properly.
|MCO Orthodontics recognized in Las Vegas for over 1000 treatments.|
Congratulations to the team at MCO Orthodontics on another wonderful treatment and being recognized for their Invisalign care!
Saturday, November 12, 2016
In Part 2 of this series on how to choose the best Invisalign Provider in Toronto for yourself, we looked at the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist. In Part 3, we will look at figuring out if a doctor has experience with orthodontic treatment with Invisalign.
One of the best ways to figure out if someone has experience with Invisalign is look at a portfolio of their completed treatments. Now there are privacy issues surrounding sharing all work from every patient, but doctors who have worked with enough happy patients will generally have a large selection of various treatments to show you. This could be in print, on a website, or in a video. Beware also that many doctors take treatments from stock photos or from other sites to show as examples. They are technically not doing anything wrong because they are not saying it is their work, so a clarification asking about this might be in order.
When looking at these Invisalign treatments, see if there is a variety of different types of correction required. Many cases involving crowding and spacing are simple, but treatments involving correction of Class 2, Class 3, open bites, deep bites, crossbites, and extractions will generally show a greater experience level with the Invisalign appliance. In other words, showing a greater range of treatments with higher complexity is generally a good way to determine how skilled your doctor is.
For those of you who still think Invisalign is only for simple treatments, here's are two great videos to show you what can be done with Invisalign with an experienced team and cooperative patient.
Oshawa Invisalign Before and After Video
Toronto Invisalign Before and After Video
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
There are many choices for orthodontist in Oshawa for braces and Invisalign. Recently, your Invisalign specialist at MCO Orthodontics was selected to be on an expert panel, fielding questions from orthodontists across North America. The expert panel, called the "Shark Tank" was a part of the MKS Forum 2016 in Dallas, Texas. Those looking for braces in Whitby and Invisalign in Oshawa have an option to see the award winning and expert team.