Dr. James Ko's commitment to excellence shines through his achievements as a Doctor of Dental Surgery, paired with a Master's in Science, both earned from the esteemed University of Toronto. His research has delved into the realm of Biomaterials, leading to a published paper focusing on the interplay between dental implant surfaces and bone. Dr. Ko's patient-centred approach is exceptional, as he invests time in building strong connections with patients, alleviating their concerns, and offering practical strategies to enhance their dental well-being. Embracing a holistic approach, he caters to patients of diverse age groups.
For many people, Invisalign offers the perfect solution for an inconspicuous and highly effective method to align your teeth.
Invisalign is a popular modern orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners to gradually shift your teeth into their desired position, and understanding the fundamentals of this treatment option is essential for anyone interested in changing the shape of their smile.
Invisalign is a cutting-edge orthodontic treatment that offers a modern and discreet approach to straightening teeth. It utilizes a series of clear, custom-made aligners to gently shift your teeth into their desired position over time.
Invisalign aligners apply gentle, yet precise force to move your teeth gradually. These aligners are crafted for each patient, ensuring a precise fit and effective teeth movement.
The journey of achieving a beautifully aligned smile through clear aligner treatment follows a personalized process.
Typically, patients will begin their path towards straighter teeth with an initial consultation conducted by a seasoned dental provider. During this appointment, your orthodontist will assess your dental condition and discuss your treatment objectives with you in order to determine the most suitable orthodontic solution for you.
Once you have decided to proceed with your Invisalign treatment, your orthodontist will take digital impressions of your teeth, creating a 3D model to generate a personalized treatment plan. This plan will outline the step-by-step movement of your teeth and provide an estimate of your treatment duration.
Following the finalization of your treatment plan, a set of custom aligners will be manufactured and delivered to you. The number of aligners and total treatment time you will be assigned depend on the complexity of your case.
To ensure effective results, make sure to wear each set of aligners for about 20-22 hours daily - you can remove them for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. Complying with your orthodontist's instructions is essential for the long-term success of your treatment.
During regular check-ups throughout your treatment, your orthodontist will monitor your progress and make necessary adjustments to keep your alignment goals on track.
Invisalign offers numerous advantages over traditional braces, making it a popular choice for orthodontic treatment for many reasons.
One of the standout advantages of Invisalign lies in its discreet appearance, which stems from its use of clear aligners. These aligners are virtually invisible when worn, making it difficult for others to notice that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Unlike traditional braces, which are easily noticeable due to their metal wires and brackets, aligners blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. This discretion allows you to confidently go about your daily activities and social interactions without feeling self-conscious about your orthodontic appliances.
Whether you are at work, at school, or attending social events, you can maintain a professional and natural appearance throughout your teeth-straightening journey. This subtlety is especially valued by adults and teenagers who prefer a less noticeable orthodontic option while achieving a beautifully aligned smile.
The removability of Invisalign aligners is one of their most significant advantages, providing convenience and flexibility during your orthodontic treatment.
Unlike traditional braces fixed to your teeth throughout your entire treatment duration, aligners can be quickly removed when necessary, meaning that you can indulge in your favourite foods without any restrictions. Whether you’re craving crunchy snacks, enjoying a meal at a restaurant, or attending a special event, you can remove your aligners and savour the moment without worrying about damaging your appliance.
Moreover, the ability to remove your aligners facilitates effortless oral hygiene maintenance. Traditional braces can make brushing and flossing more challenging due to the presence of brackets and wires. With Invisalign, you can easily remove these aligners before brushing and flossing your teeth thoroughly. This enables you to maintain optimal oral health throughout your treatment, reducing the risk of plaque buildup, cavities, and gum problems. Maintaining proper oral hygiene contributes to a healthier and more comfortable orthodontic treatment.
Lastly, the absence of metal components eliminates the risk of any potential abrasions or sores that can occur with traditional braces. This is because Invisalign’s smooth and custom-fit aligners are designed to fit snugly over your teeth, providing gentle and consistent pressure to guide your teeth into their alignment gradually, minimizing the discomfort associated with the adjustment phase of orthodontic treatment.
Moreover, this lack of metal wires and brackets means you won't experience any poking or rubbing against the inside of your cheeks, lips, or tongue. This factor is particularly appreciated by individuals who have had traditional braces in the past and have experienced the discomfort associated with these components.
With Invisalign, you can confidently wear your aligners throughout the day without worrying about irritation, allowing you to easily continue your activities and social interactions. The comfortable and minimally invasive design of aligners helps make your orthodontic experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible while achieving your desired outcome of a beautifully aligned smile.
Choosing the most suitable orthodontic treatment for your oral health needs is an important decision that requires thorough consideration. When deciding whether or not Invisalign is right for you, consider the following factors:
If you’re considering the benefits of Invisalign treatment in improving your oral healthcare needs, Invisalign treatment at Markham Smile Centre offers the perfect opportunity to help you achieve a straight and beautiful discreetly and effectively.
With the guidance of experienced orthodontists, our team of professionals is here to help you confidently transform your smile. Take the first step towards the smile of your dreams by consulting with one of our qualified professionals at Markham Smile Centre today!
Andrea Galick is an accomplished Dental Hygienist (RDH) with a passion for helping patients achieve optimal oral health. Andrea has built a reputation as a caring and skilled practitioner who puts her patients at ease and provides individualized care that meets their unique needs.
Everyone here is very friendly and provides excellent care. I received a full exam on my first visit, and everyone took time to answer my questions and ensured I felt comfortable the entire time - exactly what you want when visiting the dentist. I highly recommend Markham Smile Centre for anyone looking for great dental care.
There is an ample parking space before you get into the office. The receptionists welcome us friendly with proper COVID-19 procedures in place. The staff worked with patient very patiently and professionally. My teeth cleaning was done by Ying, she explained every detail to me and I did not feel any pain or uncomfortable at all. Thanks to the best team !
It's been a while since I've been to a dentist but I'm trying to get back on track with health in general. Overall it was great going to Markham Smile Centre! The receptionist (I believe she was Kim) was friendly. The hygienist, Ying, was attentive and gentle during the cleaning; x-ray tech (forgot her name, sorry!) was great too. Dr. Sara Riad explained things with good detail. Looking forward to going back!
I was someone who was nervous and anxious about visiting the dentist, but the team at Markham Smile Centre has made me feel SO comfortable. Kim is so patient and helpful and Dr. Hwang and Rory are both so professional and wonderful. They thoroughly explain the procedure to make you comfortable beforehand and are very gentle. I now look forward to visiting the dentist!
I found this place on a whim when I was looking for a new dentist in Markham. My hygienist ying was super nice and her cleaning was very gentle yet thorough. I saw Dr.Jason and he was very nice and informative in regards to what needs to be done and provided me with all the information I needed to make a choice. Would recommend this place to anyone looking for a new dentist, they’re accepting new patients!!
I have been to many dentists in my life, Dr. Jason is easily the best dentist I have ever been too. He does everything he can to make you comfortable no matter the procedure and is a true professional, as does all the staff at Markham Smile Centre. Truly an amazing dentistry
The clinic was clean and the staff was very polite. I particularly liked the fact that everything was explained to me before going in for the procedure so I knew what to expect at each step. The dental hygienist who did the cleaning for me was also very gentle and took my concerns into consideration. I will definitely recommend them.
Upon arriving to the Markham Smile Centre, my son and I were greeted with a warm welcome by the receptionists. The hygienists and Dentist were very gentle and transparent with what they were doing. The hygienist that worked on my 9 year old son was patient and very friendly with him, which helped ease his nerves. Our overall experience was A+.
Since I was little, I have always hated going to the dentist... Its always uncomfortable and unpleasant. These days, visiting the dentist isn’t so bad! Dr Jason, Rory, and the lovely staff at reception make the experience 100x better. I have had absolutely no issues with the gum graft and cleanings that I’ve gotten done here. Everyone is incredibly friendly and helpful, even when I’m calling in or emailing a hundred questions :). I would highly recommend Markham Smile Centre.
Love this place! All the staffs are friendly and Professional and I mean all, cause I've been to most of their office, Markham , Stouffville, North York, and Maple. Dr. Ko is very professional and patient. Whenever I have questions and concerns he would always reply me . I would say this this dental office take care of you all the way. I would highly recommend everyone to come here for any dental works. =)