Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Stouffville Orthodontist Hosts Local Dental Community and Mayor Emmerson

In our first year here in Stouffville, MCO Stouffville Orthodontics has been very active in the community.  We've been at the Strawberry Festival, on the ice at the arena, and fundraised for Markham Stouffville Hospital.  Last week, the office held a reception with Stouffville Mayor Wayne Emmerson and a number of members of the dental community in Stouffville and Uxbridge.  Overall, it was as great evening and fun was had by all!

Enjoy the pictures!

Mayor Emmerson in a ceremonial "ribbon cutting" outside MCO Stouffville.

Dr. Tam with Dr. Lin, Enza, and Dr. Bhalla from Markham Dentistry for Children.

MCO hygienist Aya, Dr. Charles Shin, Dr. Dimple Bhatia, and Dr. Tam

MCO Treatment Coordinator Mandy and Dr. Beth Williston's Dental Assistant Sabine from Park Drive Dentistry

Dr. Tam with Dr. Maneesh Gupta from Bur Oak Dentistry (also the Colgate Commercial Dentist!) 

 Dr. Hagi, Dr. Michael Banh, Dr. Fab Bianchi, Dr. Tam and Dr. Veisman

Dr. Tam with his wife Amelia and their parents.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Stouffville Orthodontist Defines Orthodontic Malocclusion

Your orthodontist in Markham and Stouffville, Ontario wants to keep you educated on all aspects of your orthodontic treatment.  The technical term for a “bad bite” is a malocclusion. There are many different types of malocclusions depending on what the exact nature of the problem.
Orthodontists use a 3 classification system to describe malocclusions:
1.  Class 1-  the back teeth fit together as they should, but there are other issues such as crowding, rotations, spacing, etc.
2.  Class 2-  the upper teeth are too far forward compared to the bottom teeth, along with issues described above (typically referred to as an "overbite", but the technical term is overjet)
3.  Class 3-  the lower teeth are too far forward compare to the upper ones, along with issues described above (often referred to as an underbite)
The problem with malocclusions is not only cosmetic.  They may cause teeth to be more easily traumatized, cause excessive wear of enamel, and contribute to issues such as TMJ disorder.  Fortunately, Dr. Tam and his team at MCO are specialists in correcting these kinds of issues so that you can have both a beautiful and healthy smile!  We have many different options including Invisalign, so don't be afraid to come in for a free consultation :).

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Markham Orthodontist Dr. Tam Shares Pictures of His Son Isaac!

It has been a very busy year professionally for Dr. Tam and TeamMCO.  We opened our 2nd office, a 3600 square foot, state-of-the-art orthodontic office in Stouffville, Ontario and have been busy working on an expansion for Markham.

In between, Dr. Tam and his wife Amelia welcomed their son Isaac in June 2011.  It is amazing to see how much Isaac has grown and Dr. Tam misses spending time during the day with his son.  Fortunately, Amelia has been taking pictures to help capture the moment, and recently sent this set taken over the course of 3 hours.  At just under 3 months old, you can see that he managed to turn 90 degrees in his sleep.

Thanks to everyone for their kind words and congratulations!