Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Markham Invisalign Specialist Visits California and Elite Invisalign Orthodontists

Dr. Tam and his wife Amelia recently took a trip to California. They flew into San Francisco, drove up to Napa wine country, and took the scenic drive down the Pacific Coast Highway to Los Angeles. As a part of his recent trip, your Markham braces and Toronto Invisalign orthodontist also spent some time with two of the top Invisalign doctors in California and the world.

The trip began in San Francisco where they saw the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, and ate some great food at area restaurants. They managed to get through a 4am hotel fire on the 2nd floor (while staying on the fourth) to take this picture of a huge chair in the lobby of the Clift Hotel, a few blocks from Union Sq.

Following a tour through Napa Valley, it was time to start going down the coast. Along the way, Dr. Tam met Dr. David Shen at a local outdoor mall in Palo Alto, just minutes from Stanford University. Dr. Tam first came to know of Dr. David Shen at the 2007 and 2008 Invisalign Summits, a multi-day Invisalign conference with some of the best Invisalign practices around. Dr. Shen owns 9 practices in the Bay Area and is recognized as one of the top 10 Invisalign doctors in the world. He has been an Elite Invisalign Provider for many years, and has been recognized by CEO Thomas Prescott for his work. These top Invisalign doctors discussed their successes and challenges with Invisalign braces, including extractions with Invisalign, use of elastics and attachments , and various treatments involving a combination of Invisalign and clear, invisible braces. It was a beneficial meeting for them both, ending with Dr. Tam presenting a bottle of ice wine to Dr. Shen, to show him a unique taste from Canada.

Dr. Tam and Amelia then spent a few days driving down the coast, enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Pacific Coast. It was quite chilly around the Bay Area, but began to warm up slightly as they hit the famed Hearst Castle halfway down the coast. This estate property, built in the early 1900s, features 3 large swimming pools, and a 70,000 square foot main house. It couldn't have been easy to build, as tourists must take a bus 8 miles up the mountain to view the property!

Following a few more days down the coast with stops at Pismo Beach and Santa Barbara, Dr. Tam and his wife finally made it to Los Angeles where they met with Dr. Charles Brodsky from Brodsky Orthodontics in the Lakewood/Longbeach area of Los Angeles. Dr. Brodsky, an Elite Invisalign provider and classmate of Dr. Tam’s at Boston University, presented one of the top 5 cases at the 2008 Invisalign Summit. They discussed various office efficiencies, Inviaslign treatment, use of mini-implants in conjunction with fixed orthodontics, and orthodontic customer service.

On the way back to Toronto, Dr. Tam saw a familiar face in the security line at LAX. It was none other than NHL hockey star Paul Kariya. He was nice enough to wait for Dr. Tam to pass through security for a short chat and a pic.

Dr. Tam and Amelia had a wonderful mid-summer break together. It was a very eye opening experience to see the Golden State of California. Dr. Tam also feels very fortunate to be amongst the best group of Invisalign orthodontists in North America. Even on vacation abroad, he is committed to finding out how to provide the best Richmond Hill Invisalign and best Toronto braces for our patients. To schedule your complimentary consultation for Markham Invisalign or Thornhill braces, please contact us at 905-477-7750.

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