Why You Should Go To An Orthodontist For Invisalign & Invisalign Teen

The Difference Between A Great & A Perfect Smile

Invisalign and Invisalign Teen are both amazing treatment options for those looking to get a perfect, healthy smile without having to worry about the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces. As Invisalign has grown in popularity, so has its availability, with both dentists and orthodontists all over the world offering it to their patients. Here at City Orthodontics, we proudly offer Invisalign and Invisalign Teen to the families of Toronto, North York, and our surrounding communities so they can have radiant smiles.

Working with countless patients to transform their smiles, one questions we often hear about Invisalign is why they should get Invisalign with us, instead of their dentist. Sometimes, dentists even offer the same treatment at a cheaper price, making it a more attractive option. While getting Invisalign from a dentist will help straighten your teeth, orthodontists like our very own Drs. Kimos and Dayan will often be able to produce better results with the same treatment. To understand why this is the case, we’ve put together some helpful information below on the difference between dentists and orthodontists when it comes to Invisalign and Invisalign Teen.

Orthodontists Are The Experts In Tooth & Jaw Movement

While dentistry and orthodontics both involve oral health, orthodontics is actually a more specialized form of dentistry. Both dentists and orthodontists go through dental school, but only orthodontists receive extra education to specialize in the treatment of bite issues and the straightness of teeth.

In practice, dentists still work within the broad range of general oral health issues, offering treatments ranging from regular teeth cleanings and cosmetic dental procedures like dental veneers or teeth whitening, as well as dental restorations with crowns, bridges, and dentures. As for an orthodontist, the treatments offered are more focused on tooth movement and bite corrections with treatments like braces, Invisalign, and orthognathic surgery. It is the focus on a specific set of treatments which include both Invisalign and Invisalign Teen that typically gives the orthodontist an advantage in terms of expertise and experience with treatment, in turn leading to better results.

Orthodontists Get Invisalign Specific Education & Training

As we mentioned how orthodontists go through extra years of schooling to specialize in orthodontics, many of the classes that they go through are specifically for educating them and training them on using Invisalign to its fullest potential, as well as braces and tooth movement. With this additional education under their belt, orthodontists are able to more accurately and consistently identify the ideal path for tooth movement when creating aligners or notice any issues during treatment that requires an adjustment, both of which contribute to more effective and efficient Invisalign treatment.

Orthodontic Technology Allows For More Precise Treatment

Since the service that they offer revolves specifically around the movement of the teeth and jaw, an orthodontic office like City Orthodontics is equipped with technology that allows the doctor to make treatment as smooth and effective as possible, since they need to use the same machinery and tools for every patient they have. In an orthodontist’s office, you’ll often find things like advanced digital imaging technology and takes high-quality digital scans of your teeth, which are used to map out the path that your teeth will move along during treatment and create appliances that fit perfectly. With dentists, their offices are filled with advanced equipment, but they require much more technology for a wider diversity of treatments, and sometimes they will not always have the same tools as orthodontists would in order to provide the best treatment possible. For example, instead of using digital imagining, a dentist may need to resort to using a traditional mold, which is less precise when creating comfortably fitting appliances.

Choose City Orthodontics For Your Invisalign Needs!

When you want a straighter teeth, choose the experts in creating perfect smiles at City Orthodontics! We’ve worked with countless patients of all ages achieve the smile of their dreams, and you can have yours too by contacting us and scheduling an appointment! If you have any questions about Invisalign or Invisalign Teen and if it would be right for you, just reach out to us and a member of our staff will provide you with the information you need. We look forward to meeting you and guiding you on the path to your new smile!

Choosing the Best Orthodontist in Toronto

Whether you or your teen needs orthodontic treatment for medical necessity, or because you understand the many advantages of having that perfect smile, finding the right professional to trust with your teeth is important. There are many orthodontist choices in the Toronto and GTA areas, so what sets one apart from another? Here’s a list of 4 things to look for in a quality orthodontist:

Choose An Orthodontic Specialist

Ask your dentist if he or she is an orthodontic specialist. That means that they’ve completed an additional two years of specialty training in successfully performing orthodontic treatments and are more qualified to treat a variety of orthodontic challenges. You can tell if they are a specialist by memberships in organizations such as the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, the American Association of Orthodontists, or other local associations that only accept orthodontic specialists. Also, look for the number of years the orthodontist has been practicing and make sure your orthodontist owns his or her practice, rather than being a “hired” orthodontist.

Choose Orthodontists Who Are Experienced Trendsetters

You want to choose someone in Toronto who continues their education to learn and grow with the new changes and technologies currently available. Your orthodontist choice should be an Invisalign preferred provider, which means they have treated many patients already. The Invisalign™ system of tooth movement involves clear, removable aligners that are worn 22 hours a day. The success of your Invisalign results depends on your cooperation and also the orthodontist who has taken the time to evaluate and set up your case using the proprietary software that Invisalign has developed.

Look for doctors in GTA who have a thriving practice, but are also researchers and teachers. You can feel more confident knowing that they are reading and learning about the best practices and confident enough to teach others the same. And, chances are, they’ll be able to offer you all of the treatment choices available and explain them completely before proceeding.

Select an Orthodontist Who Can Treat All Ages

When you find a practice you can trust, you want to be able to use them for all of your family’s orthodontic needs. Make sure your orthodontist has experience with early interceptive treatment as well as treating teens and adults.

Ensure Financial Cooperation

Make sure you choose a GTA orthodontist who accepts a variety of payment options. They should accept credit cards, as well as cash or cheques. They should be able to set up a no-interest payment plan for your treatment. They should work with your insurance companies to make sure you get the maximum benefits you are paying for. Braces are an important investment in your or your child’s future. Research proves the lasting effects a beautiful, healthy smile has on your life, from job prospects to relationship-building. Choose an orthodontist who will make it happen for you.

When you research all of these important aspects of partnering with an orthodontist for your braces, Invisalign or other orthodontic treatments, we are certain you will find City Orthodontics at the top of your list. The doctors at City Orthodontics are rock stars in the wide world of orthodontics. Both Drs. Kimos and Dayan are orthodontic specialists with advanced training in Invisalign and chronic facial and jaw pain. They are members of multiple national and local and orthodontic associations. Dr. Dayan is an Invisalign Elite provider, having treated more than 1000 cases of all kinds. And both are not only experienced practitioners, but they also teach orthodontics and Invisalign treatments at various universities and dental schools.

Choose the best orthodontists in the GTA, give City Orthodontics a call at (416) 222-3223 and schedule your first consultation. You’ll see why they’re the best in Toronto.

Celebrities Who’ve Had Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment is more common than you might think – so common, in fact, that even the stars are doing it! While it may come as a surprise to you, the truth is that many celebrities have had braces or Invisalign. It’s little wonder – part of their job is looking good on camera, and that’s hard to do without a beautiful smile! So if you need any more convincing that now is the time for a gorgeous new smile, just look to the stars.

Justin Bieber

Canada’s own Justin Bieber got Invisalign when he was still a young teenager, and we’d say it’s worked out well for him – he looked like a rock star in his last GQ cover!

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Khloe Kardashian

Khloe is certainly privy to the spotlight, so that made the choice of straightening teeth all the more difficult – but with Invisalign, she didn’t have to worry about the tabloids. She opted for clear aligners at the age of 28, and her teeth have been looking great ever since.

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This UK singer got clear braces in the middle of her career, and while she may have had to adjust her singing a bit during the process, her teeth look better than ever.

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Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise’s orthodontic journey started when he brought his kids in to the orthodontist and discovered that he, too, could benefit from treatment. He combined Invisalign with metal braces to get a reliable, fast, and discreet form of treatment.

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Gwen Stefani

Gwen opted for traditional metal braces, one of the most reliable and effective methods. It worked out great – her teeth look excellent, and it’s probably even easier for her to sing now that her smile is properly aligned!

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Schedule an Appointment

Have more questions about treatment or want to start with braces or Invisalign for yourself? We’re here to help! Feel free to call us at 416-222-3223 with any questions or to schedule an appointment at our Toronto office. We look forward to helping you achieve your own gorgeous new smile!