Sunday, February 21, 2010

March Break Activities in Markham and Richmond Hill from your Unionville Orthodontist

With the holiday season long gone, our Markham braces and Invisalign patients all tell us that they can't wait for March Break! Some are lucky enough to go away to places like Florida, the Dominican, Cuba, and Mexico, while others will be at home in Markham, looking for things to do.

Don't forget that it is a great time to schedule your braces and Invisalign consultation with us while the kids are off school! Traditionally, March Break is one of the busiest times of year at Markham Centre Orthodontics. Teens are especially excited about Invisalign Teen, an orthodontic technique for straightening teeth without braces. Call 905-477-7750 or request an appointment online.

Here's are some links to some other programs that will be happening around Markham. Remember to relax, stay safe, and have fun!

March Break in Markham

March Break in York Region

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Toronto Invisalign: Frequently Asked Questions

Designated as Premier Provider by Invisalign, your Markham and Richmond Hill Invisalign braces orthodontist fields a lot of questions about Invisalign. Here are some of the FAQ from the American Association of Orthodontists.

Q: How much does Invisalign cost?

A: As with other types of orthodontic treatment, the cost of Invisalign depends on the complexity of a patient’s case. The team at Markham Centre Orthodontics can determine your treatment cost at your complimentary consultation appointment.

Q: Does Invisalign really work?

A: In short, yes. In both clinical research and in orthodontic and dental practices nationwide, Invisalign has been proven effective at straightening teeth. Dr. Tam has successfully treated himself, and other dental professionals in the Markham area.

Q: Does insurance cover Invisalign?

A: Each patient should review their coverage since medical benefits differ significantly from policy to policy. If a patient has orthodontic coverage however, Invisalign should be covered to the same extent as traditional braces. Remember that Invisalign is still orthodontic treatment.

Q: What are aligners made of?

A: Aligners are made of clear, strong medical grade plastic that is virtually invisible when worn.

Q: What do aligners look like?

A: Aligners are nearly invisible and look similar to clear tooth-whitening trays, but are custom made for a better fit to move teeth. Some orthodontists and dentists have referred to them as “contact lenses for teeth.”

Q: How does Invisalign effectively move teeth?

A: Invisalign aligners, much like brackets and archwires, move teeth through the appropriate placement of controlled force on the teeth. The difference? Invisalign not only controls forces, but also controls the timing of the force application. This results in an efficient force delivery system.

Want to know more about Invisalign? Visit Markham Centre Orthodontics online or give us a call at (905) 477-7750.