Saturday, September 27, 2014

Toronto Invisalign Results: Open Bite Before and After

Traditionally, open bites are addressed with braces to extrude the anterior teeth, but those patients always experience relapse afterwards since there is nothing to hold the teeth in place.  Many doctors would also consider jaw surgery.

This case was first presented by your Stouffville Invisalign orthodontist, Dr. Jason Tam, at the New York Metro Area Invisalign Expo to about 70 orthodontists.  It has also been selected for publication in the 2014 Invisalign Case Gallery as one of the top treatments in the past 2 years.

Invisalign Open Bite Initial Photos
Invisalign Open Bite Progress Photos
Invisalign Open Bite Final Photos

Most of this work was completed with intrusion of the posterior teeth so that the regular bite is able to keep the open bite closed afterwards.  Nightly wear of Vivera retainers will continue to help keep the bite closed and the upper fixed retainer was placed to prevent that space from coming back during the day, due to a tongue thrust.  Remember that Invisalign is a technique and your results and method of treatment will differ depending on the experience and skill of your doctor.  For more, visit .

Monday, September 15, 2014

Toronto Invisalign Specialist Speaks to Metro New York Orthodontists

Those seeing Invisalign in Toronto should understand that Invisalign is a technique, rather than a product.  This is why, whenever seeking treatment, price is not really something that can be compared fairly, since your treatment results will differ depending on the doctor you choose.

Last Thursday, Dr. Tam taught a focused group of 8 orthodontists from the New York City area, followed by a full lecture Friday on moving teeth with Invisalign to about 70 doctors.  His primary message was that Invisalign movements are the responsibility of the doctor and that telling patients Invisalign doesn't work is not because Invisalign doesn't work, but rather because the doctor has not learned to feel comfortable using it.

Speaker list:  Dr. Nicozicis, Dr. Tam, and Dr. Kottemann
Other renowned Invisalign speakers included Dr. Jonathan Nicozicis in Princeton, NJ speaking about deep bite and open bites, Dr. Bill Kottemamn from Minneapolis, MN talking about class 2 correction, and famed consultant Rosemary Bray in the staff treatment coordinator session.  Congratulations to Dr. Tam on being invited to speak at one of the most famous areas in North America at the Metro New York City Invisalign Expo!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Toronto Orthodontist Visits Maritimes Invisalign Specialist

Dr. Tam is always interested in seeing the way orthodontic practices are run all over the world.  Recently he was in PEI and visited the Charlottetown office of the largest orthodontic practice in Eastern Canada at docbraces.  Their office is the hard work of Dr. John McManaman, an orthodontist serving New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and PEI.  Thank you to Dr. John for having Nancy show Dr. Tam around the office.
Dr. Tam at docbraces, orthodontist in Charlottetown, PEI.
Your Markham Orthodontist also had a chance to speak with Mr. Charney, from King Street Capital, regarding the trend of corporatization of dental practices.  They had some very candid discussion about what this means for private practice and patient care.