Thursday, September 1, 2016

Oshawa Braces Orthodontist - Choosing an Invisalign Provider Part 2

In our last entry, we introduced the 5 questions to consider when choosing an Invisalign provider.  The first question was "Are you an orthodontist or a dentist who is certified with Invisalign?".

Dentist or Orthodontist For Invisalign in Oshawa?
This is a great question to ask because Toronto Invisalign certification is granted to both Oshawa dentists and Oshawa orthodontists.  Invisalign certification is granted to any dentist or orthodontist that has taken their weekend course.  This course is more about how to submit treatment to the company rather than how to move the teeth.

A dentist would be akin to your family doctor while an orthodontist is a specialist trained in moving teeth.  Orthodontists have to become dentists and then study and treatment orthodontic patients only for an additional 2-3 years.  Moving teeth is all orthodontists do all day.  Therefore, orthodontists will generally have more knowledge about moving teeth.

However, this is not always the case, which makes things more confusing for the average person looking for an Invisalign doctor.  Orthodontists usually train to move teeth with braces.  They become experts at it because that is all they do.  The acceptance of Invisalign has been slow by orthodontists and many of them are now starting to work with the appliance.  1% of the doctors as designated by Align technology have worked with more than 800 Invisalign patients in their lifetime.  Now this does not speak to the quality of the work provided, but you can see how being an orthodontist alone does not mean they have experience with Invisalign.

When all things are equal, choose an orthodontist instead of a general dentist for your Invisalign treatment, but be aware that not all orthodontists are experts at moving teeth with Invisalign!  Stay tuned for Part 3 on how to choose the best Invisalign provider for your treatment.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Toronto Invisalign : Top 5 questions to ask before choosing a provider

While the popularity of Invisalign in Toronto has increased, there are still a lot of misconceptions about this clear orthodontics technique.  It is viewed as a commodity where you are purchasing Invisalign from Align Technology via a doctor, instead of looking at it as a technique where it is being used as a tool by the doctor.  The issue is that the experience and skill of the doctor and their team will play a large role in the success of your treatment, which is why the cost of Invisalign can be so variable amongst doctors.

The choice for your Toronto Invisalign Provider is not so clear!

Here are the top 5 questions you should be asking your Invisalign doctor before deciding on your treatment.

1.  Are you an orthodontist or a dentist who is certified with Invisalign?
2.  How many Invisalign treatments have you completed and can you show me some examples?
3.  Do you teach other doctors how to use Invisalign, won any awards for your treatment, or been published by Align Technology?
4.  Do you have a dedicated Invisalign technician working with you?
5.  How often is Invisalign treatment in your office unsuccessful, requiring you to use metal braces?

Our next several entries will discuss why these questions are so important before you choose your Invisalign doctor.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Daily Change with Braces Video - Before and After Markham Orthodontist

Recently, one of our Markham braces patients completed treatment and told us he was working on a video of his treatment.  We had no idea what to expect from him.  He sent us this video yesterday of his treatment having taken a photo every single day of his braces with us!  What an awesome video!  

If you're interested in seeing what we can do for your smile, contact us for your free no-obligation consultation including x-rays and photos!

*NOTE* The treatment is long because we combined two stages of treatment and had to wait for some permanent teeth to come in.   Most treatments 2 years or less.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Stouffville Orthodontist at Stouffville Strawberry Festival!

MCO Stouffville Orthodontics, your Stouffville braces and Uxbridge Invisalign specialists, was happy to participate in the Stouffville Strawberry Festival again this year.  Every year, our team supports the festival and enjoys spending the day with our booth.  This year, our team had a photo booth where guests could take pictures with fun props for a chance to win an iPAD mini.  Congratulations to our winners of our contest!

Stouffville Orthodontist Contest Winners!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Why Choose Your Oshawa Orthodontist? The MCO Difference

Many people are looking for the best price for braces in Oshawa or the cheapest Invisalign in Whitby.  The major issue with this is that it assumes that what you are paying for is the same.  The truth is that orthodontics is a treatment and a service, where you will get different results and have a different experience depending on the office you choose.

MCO Orthodontics has produced thousands of beautiful smiles.  We have also provided our patients with an excellent experience along the way.  There are several reasons why MCO Oshawa Orthodontics is the choice for orthodontist for many people in Oshawa.

The MCO Orthodontics Difference-  How to choose the best orthodontist in Oshawa.

Five of the top reasons our patients choose us:

1.  The MCO Retainer Warranty-  A feature to allow for retainers at very affordable price compared to other offices.  This helps our patients maintain their lifelong MCO smile.

2.  The MCO Smile Promise-  If for any reason, your teeth have shifted, including not wearing your retainer, we will happily help you redo your treatment without a contract.  Simply pay a low monthly fee until you are satisfied with your teeth again!  This way you can always get back to your MCO smile without the high cost of full braces fees.

3.  Direct Billing of Orthodontic Insurance-  Very few orthodontic offices in Canada take your insurance because it is a lot of work and there is no way to electronically bill.  MCO has developed a system to allow for direct billing to save you the hassle of monthly paper work and to save your out-of-pocket costs in your orthodontic investment.

4.  We treat our patients like VIPs-  Many of our patients come from great distances including patients looking for an orthodontist in Peterborough, London, Keswick, and Port Perry.  They enjoy our care packages, treats at each visit, and exceptional service.

5.  Award-winning doctors-  Our doctors are consistently rated 5 stars on Google when searching for Orthodontist in Oshawa, Markham, and Stouffville.  Our team has published treatments for Invisalign and taught other offices and doctors internationally.

Please get in touch with us to schedule your consultation today!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Toronto Invisalign Doctor Meets Orlando Clear Correct Orthodontist

Two of the biggest manufacturers of custom aligners are Invisalign and Clear Correct.  Recently, your Markham and Stouffville orthodontist spent some time (through MCO airport) for a family trip after the AAO meeting.
Dr. Tam and family meeting Mickey!
For those of you who know Dr. Tam well, no trip would be complete without some work and learning.  He spent some time with Dr. Jason Battle from Premiere Orthodontics in Orlando.  Dr. Battle is a top Clear Correct aligner provider.  The two exchanged ideas on patient care and customer service.  Dr. Tam looks forward to bringing back some of this knowledge to help improve out braces in Oshawa, and Toronto Invisalign experiences!
Dr. Tam with Dr. Battle

Monday, April 11, 2016

Top Toronto Invisalign Doctor Trains Align Techs in Costa Rica

If you're reading this blog entry, you have some interest in Invisalign treatment.  One of the key items when selecting an office for your treatment is to understand that your results are not determined by Invisalign, but rather by the office and doctor that plans your treatment.  In other words, results will vary depending on your choice, so price is only one of the factors that should be taken into 

Toronto Invisalign Specialist with his Invisalign Team in Costa Rica
Recently, MCO Orthodontics visited the Invisalign Treat Facility in Costa Rica for the 5th time to meet with doctors, team leaders, and technicians to train them on the best protocols for successful Invisalign treatment planning.  With a dedicated team that has worked together on over 1300 Invisalign cases, this is one of the most experienced groups around.  They discussed Invisalign with extractions, Invisalign with deep bites, Invisalign with open bites, and Invisalign with severe crowding or spacing.  With an international speaker for Align Technologies, it is no wonder MCO Orthodontics is the choice for Invisalign in Toronto, Oshawa, Markham, Whitby, and Stouffville.