Saturday, October 27, 2012

Unionville Ontario Orthodontist Teaches Invisalign in Ottawa

There are many Invisalign certification courses allowing dentists and orthodontists to provide Invisalign in Toronto for their patients, but those courses teach doctors how to submit case materials rather than how to move teeth using this clear braces technique.

Toronto Invisalign Orthodontist lecturing to a room full of general dentists.

Dr. Tam is on the Invisalign Speaker's Bureau, traveling across North America to teach doctors how to actually use Invisalign with their patients.  As it is a technique to move teeth, it is important to realize that Invisalign treatment will be different depending on the experience level of the doctor.

Dr. Tam teaching a more advanced course in how to move teeth with Invisalign.
Not only is he one of the most sought after Toronto Invisalign specialists, he is also highly respected by his peers across North America.  Recently, he was invited to our nation's capital, Ottawa, Ontario, to speak at the Lord Elgin Hotel.  Over 30 dentists spent their Friday morning with Dr. Tam in a 3 hour session, while 8 orthodontists spent their afternoon in a more focussed tooth movement seminar.  He is happy to teach others how to use Invisalign properly and wants everyone to know that Invisalign results should be as good or better than those with traditional braces.  Remember to view Invisalign as a technique, rather than as a product!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Invisalign SmartTrack Aligner Material Coming in 2013

Several months ago, Dr. Tam was part of a market research project to discuss new properties for a potential Invisalign material.  As one of the leading Invisalign orthodontists in Toronto, he has been a part of discussions of products such as Invisalign Teen as well as SmartTrack.  All of these products require a non-disclosure, but today, this information was released to all orthodontists.

It seems like there is great potential for this material.  As always, these material developments and new attachments do not change the most important factor in successful treatment, namely, the experience of the doctor in moving your teeth using Invisalign.

Here is the release:

New! SmartTrack Aligner Material
More Constant Force, More Consistent Control

The introduction of Nickel Titanium wire revolutionized fixed orthodontics with gentle, more constant force delivery. Now Invisalign introduces SmartTrack, a highly elastic aligner material that delivers gentle, more constant force to improve control of tooth movements with aligner treatment. Aligner Material Relaxation

A study of patients treated with aligners made with SmartTrack shows statistically significant improvement in control of tooth movements such as rotations and extrusions (p<0.001).

One of the SmartTrack pilot doctors remarks that, "The clinical results so far have been excellent....the fit of the teeth from aligner to aligner is better than any group of patients I have had progress through my practice. Without a doubt, SmartTrack is the most exciting change in Invisalign technology – among the many that have been introduced in recent years."

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Toronto Orthodontist discusses 6 month smiles, Invisalign Express

Most people who are looking for a Stouffville orthodontist want them done quickly.  Companies have responded to this innate human desire by coming up with products such as 6 months smiles, Toronto Invisalign Express, and more.
Considering 6 month smiles in Toronto?  Read on :)

Here is what you have to know about these products:

1.  Fast braces, 6 month smiles, and Invisalign Express work the same way as regular braces and Invisalign.  The same mechanical and biological principles that have applied to moving teeth for hundreds of years also apply.  They do not move teeth faster.

2.  They are "faster" because either the initial situation is not as difficult, or they do not correct all the problems present.  They are generally good for minor alignment issues.

3.  If you want to align your teeth without correcting your overbite, underbite, or overjet, this may be an option for you.

4.  All dentists in Ontario can do braces and Invisalign for their patients, but only orthodontists are specialists who use these treatment techniques following several years of additional training.  Remember that the doctor you choose will have a big impact on your final results.