Saturday, May 30, 2009

Ask your Unionville Orthodontist: Do Celebrities Wear Braces? Am I too old for braces?

Lyndsy Fonseca from Desperate Housewives.

The secret behind many smiles in Hollywood started with braces. Some had braces at an early age while others sported their braces on the red carpet or while in the limelight. Whether you're in your teens, or beyond, it is not too late to think about straight teeth, at any age! Markham Centre Orthodontics is your choice to find your own celebrity smile with Markham braces, Richmond Hill Invisalign, and Unionville orthodontics!

Not too late for Tom Cruise to improve his smile!

Delta Goodrem, Australian pop star.

Even Dakota Fanning wore a facemask!

Sean-a-Paul sports a different kind of bling...

Danny Glover's smile after braces is his Lethal Weapon

Ever wonder how Superman Dwight Howard got such nice teeth?

Love Actually star Thomas Sangster looks even cuter with braces on!

Here's a list of some of more famous people who have had braces: Cameron Diaz, Alyssa Milano, Angie Harmon, Tom Cruise, Carol Burnett, Anna Kournikova, Brett Favre, Brittney Spears, Barbara Walters, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ashley Judd, Christina Applegate, Clare Daines, Cindy Crawford, Daisy Fuentes, Dakota Fanning, Danny Glover, Diana Ross, Gwen Stefani, Heather Locklear, Jody Foster, Kelly Clarkson, Lee Ann Womack, Lil' Bow Wow, Linda Evans, Marquis Daniels, Martina Hingis, Mary Stuart Masterson, Nicholas Cage, Melissa Gilbert, Monica Seles, Oprah, Pink, Sean Paul, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Terrell Davis, Tyra Banks, Warren Beatty, Tia and Tamara Mowry.

Contact us to discover your smile today, with braces and Invisalign in Richmond Hill, Markham, Thornhill, Pickering, Ajax, North York, Scarborough, Unionville, and Toronto!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Your Markham Orthodontist and Markham Mayor Scarpitti at the FCCP Annual Ball

On the May long weekend, Dr. Tam represented the Chinese Canadian Dental Society (CCDS) as the incoming President at the Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (FCCP) Annual Ball held at Le Parc. The CCDS is a professional organization that hosts academic and social events for its members, offering continuing education in Toronto, Mississauga and York Region. The FCCP is a group of 13 different professions, including dentistry, with a mission to foster the promotion, cooperation, and growth from various disciplines, improve the quality of the community through the organization and active participation in non-profit social and educational initiatives, while uniting professionals to serve as a voice for the Chinese Canadian community.

This year's special guests included Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti, Miss World Canada 2009 Lena Ma, and Toronto Star columnist Tony Wong. These honoured guests show how important this organization has been to the Greater Toronto community. Dr. Tam spoke with Mayor Scarpitti about Markham Centre Orthodontics, the future growth of Markham, as well as this blog. Let's all give the Mayor a warm welcome as he will be stopping by the blog to check out our picture :).

Along with Past-President Dr. Edwin Tse, incoming VP Dr. Erica Shum, and his wife Amelia, it was a nice evening to celebrate initiatives such as non-profit housing, the education foundation (annual scholarships at many Ontario Universities regardless of ethnicity), and other community projects. Congratulations to the FCCP on another fantastic year!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Markham Invisalign Orthodontist teaches Invisalign in Toronto at George Brown College

Last month, Dr. Tam, your Markham and Toronto Invisalign Premier Provider orthodontist, was invited to lecture on Invisalign at George Brown College to the graduating class of dental hygienists. The Premier Provider designation is given by Invisalign to recognize the top 5% of all Invisalign doctors in North America based upon clinical experience and continuing education requirements. Meanwhile, the hygiene program at George Brown is widely known as the best in the city. It was an excellent chance for these RDH students to learn about this popular clear braces technique from the most experienced Invisalign orthodontist in the GTA east of Yonge Street.

Along with Craig MacIntyre, the top Invisalign rep in North America for 2008, Dr. Tam went through Invisalign from A-Z. The students listened eagerly to his clinical and theoretical expertise. Following the lecture, Dr. Tam provided a live demonstration on his impression-taking technique, one of the most vital parts of successful Invisalign treatment. Students then tried their hands at impressions on the dental models, with Dr. Tam providing advice and instruction in the clinic.

At the end of the day, the hygiene students were extremely excited to have a better understanding of Invisalign treatment. They felt very fortunate to learn from the expert choice for Invisalign braces in Richmond Hill, Markham, East Toronto, and Scarborough.

Please visit our website to learn more about Invisalign in Toronto and Markham to discover the clear secret behind eastern Greater Toronto's best smiles!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Markham Orthodontist and TeamMCO Attend American Association of Orthodontists Annual Meeting in Boston!

Since Thursday, some of the Team at Markham Centre Orthodontics had the opportunity to accompany Dr. Tam to visit Boston for the AAO Annual Meeting. The meeting allows us to interact with other practices, visit exhibit booths on all the new orthodontic innovations, attend lectures on clinical care and customer service, as well as a chance to do some sightseeing!

TeamMCO was able to enjoy the trip to the city where Dr. Tam completed his orthodontics training. Between lectures and playing tour guide, Dr. Tam met with some of the top orthodontists in North America to discuss treatment techniques and the future of orthodontic practice.

We return with energy, enthusiasm and ideas from this amazing meeting. The educational seminars and team building exercises help us put together the best orthodontic experience possible for our patients seeking Markham braces, Greater Toronto Orthodontists, and Richmond Hill Invisalign.

Check out some of the photos of TeamMCO at work and at play!

Some of TeamMCO having fun just before one of our lectures.

Some of us in a lecture about customer care.

The exhibit hall... Yes, there were hundreds of booths all related to orthodontics!

Dr. Tam enjoying a cup of Boston Chowda, a Beantown staple.

Mmmmmm. Another typical food from New England, the lobster roll.

Out for dinner with Jordan, our rep from American Orthodontics.

An after dinner walk in the North End with the famous Mike's Pastry in the background.

After a long line up, we see the infamous "Lobster Tail" pastry. Compare this to the size of the other pastries in the display!

We look forward to meeting you and showing you the secret behind Markham's best smiles!