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  1. Align recommends 7 Day Changes with Invisalign. What should we make of it?

    Some interesting information released to Invisalign providers last week. Read more here: http://markhamortho.blogspot.ca/2016/10/invisalign-recommends-aligner-changes.html
  2. Thanks! Our patient loves the results and we...

    Thanks! Our patient loves the results and we think the video is pretty cool too!
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    The advantage to starting treatment earlier is...

    The advantage to starting treatment earlier is related to:

    -ability to help modify growth to help direct the position of the jaws (unable to without surgery in adulthood)
    -help align teeth...
  4. Time Lapse Video of Braces Treatment

    One of our patients just completed treatment with us and put together a video of how his teeth changed every single day for the duration of his treatment. We had to start treatment early to avoid...
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    It's unfortunate to hear about your situation....

    It's unfortunate to hear about your situation. Vivera retainers can still be ordered from another orthodontist who is a certified Invisalign provider but you will need to have them complete a...
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    Great to have you back! The rule of thumb is...

    Great to have you back! The rule of thumb is that an aligner or retainer should cover at least half of the most terminal tooth to prevent it from overerupting. Sometimes it isn't possible or...
  7. Good luck. Keep us posted!

    Good luck. Keep us posted!
  8. Sticky: This thread hasn't been active for a while, but I...

    This thread hasn't been active for a while, but I wanted to add in this video of some Invisalign Results to show some of the scope of Invisalign treatment. Remember to ask the doctor whether they...
  9. Done :). Sorry about that!

    Done :). Sorry about that!
  10. Bye Bye to Refinement and Mid-Course Correction

    As of a couple of weeks ago Align Technology changed their policy and pricing for Invisalign providers. These changes apply to all patients currently in treatment. They have moved to a process...
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    Congratulations! Ideally you want the retainer...

    Congratulations! Ideally you want the retainer contoured around the edges of your teeth by the gums so that it does not impinge on the tissue. It should be slightly thicker because it needs to last...
  12. A quick bump on this thread that MCO Orthodontics...

    A quick bump on this thread that MCO Orthodontics has now expanded into Oshawa, taking over the practice of Dr. Baker Akad and Dr. Dennis Daigle, now as MCO Oshawa Orthodontics. Dr. Daigle is still...
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    Keep in mind that even after brushing and...

    Keep in mind that even after brushing and rinsing, your mouth may still have remnants of the fluid or food you just consumed. For example, you may have brushed your teeth after a coffee, but you...
  14. Looks like there has been a big change, but the...

    Looks like there has been a big change, but the lateral incisor that was in crossbite still has quite a ways to go to be stable and to be fully aligned. If you look carefully, the crown of the tooth...
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    Looks like a defect in the manufacturing. Best...

    Looks like a defect in the manufacturing. Best to go back to the previous set and then get in touch with your doctor. Good luck!
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    Looks like your lower incisors are still not...

    Looks like your lower incisors are still not aligned. While there has been a significant improvement aesthetically, getting them signed up properly will have an impact on the health of your gums and...
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    It's great that you are happy with your results...

    It's great that you are happy with your results and you should be because there is a significant improvement in your smile even pre-crowns. However, I will say that many of the patients I see would...
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    Definitely a good idea on the extra crown :). ...

    Definitely a good idea on the extra crown :). What would have been interesting to see is the way your teeth finished after Invisalign and before any of the crowns or bridges. I only mention this...
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    Orthodontic treatment using various technologies...

    Orthodontic treatment using various technologies and appliances will provide different results depending on how they are used and who is using them. This holds true for AcceleDent as well as...
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    Great question and really a controlled study...

    Great question and really a controlled study would be required to provide the best answer to your question. From an anecdotal perspective, we have not heard or seen any different between our...
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    Thanks for sharing and nice result! Smile lots!...

    Thanks for sharing and nice result! Smile lots!

    It isn't 100% clear from the photos, but did you have crowns done on the anterior teeth in addition to the bridges done in the lower arch.
  22. The amount of discomfort is really dependent on...

    The amount of discomfort is really dependent on the individual. We have patients who do not feel any discomfort at all while others are sore for a couple of weeks. Remember to always keep your eyes...
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    The fit of "ortho-made" retainers can be very...

    The fit of "ortho-made" retainers can be very similar or superior to Vivera fit depending on the material and the person making it. In our office, we have a certified lab technician make our...
  24. Your original contract with your doctor provided...

    Your original contract with your doctor provided for three refinements. The contract between Invisalign and your doctor provided him/her with 3 refinements and there is a smaller lab fee that is...
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    Looks like reasonable progress going to...

    Looks like reasonable progress going to refinement :).

    The midlines can likely be achieved with closing the space or additional IPR.

    With regards to the teeth "hiding" behind the others, it...
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