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by DrJasonKTam
Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: why not ceramic on bottom too?
Replies: 11
Views: 2084

variety of reasons

Ceramics tend to abrade the enamel of the teeth. This is especially problems in having a deep bite, where the bottom brackets may wear down the upper teeth excessively. In patients with no deep bite, ceramics may be used on the upper and lower arches. Modern ceramic brackets do not have a difference...
by DrJasonKTam
Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: iBraces/3M - Extended Delays in Receiving Brackets?
Replies: 6
Views: 2157

delays

Been hearing about some problems with delays at the lab, including up to 20 weeks for cases to return...

3M took over the company last year and has done an excellent job marketing. This may be an issue of marketing being ahead of the ability to produce the product.
by DrJasonKTam
Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Orthodontist in Toronto who works with lingual braces?
Replies: 4
Views: 2541

Re: couple of recommendations

Unable to edit for some reason... the last name is Vendittelli with 2 "T"s and 2 "L"s.
by DrJasonKTam
Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Orthodontist in Toronto who works with lingual braces?
Replies: 4
Views: 2541

couple of recommendations

Depending on your location in the city, Dr. Bruno Venditelli in Forest Hill is one of the top iBraces providers in Toronto. If you are in the east, you can see myself or Dr. Anthony Mair at Scarborough Town Orthodontics.

Good luck!
by DrJasonKTam
Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: cracked and ripped aligner
Replies: 9
Views: 5812

hooks...

Great point John37. The hooks work great, especially for those without fingernails. The problem is that many offices do not treat enough Invisalign to order these hooks through a 3rd party company as they are not provided by Invisalign. Like the aligner chewies, the hooks definitely help improve the...
by DrJasonKTam
Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lower Front Tooth Extraction for Braces
Replies: 24
Views: 23485

a very viable treatment plan

Lower incisor extraction treatments can be very successful under the right conditions. The main complication is that there is now a smaller arch permieter in the bottom than the top. A certain ratio of the top teeth and bottom teeth is required for the jaws to fit together properly in both the poste...
by DrJasonKTam
Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: cracked and ripped aligner
Replies: 9
Views: 5812

speak to your orthodontist...

Sometimes if you have severe undercuts, it is difficult to remove the aligners. In most cases, teeth have a tilt outwards from the gum to the biting surface. Therefore, it is actually easier to remove the aligners from the inside at the back and slide it out and around the teeth. Take caution in adv...
by DrJasonKTam
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: how many refinements are included in the initial cost??
Replies: 4
Views: 2605

Number of refinements depends on the product.

There are 3 types of Invisalign products: 1. Regular 2. Teen 3. Express The first two allow for 1 mid course correction (taking a new impression in the middle of treatment because the teeth are not tracking), and up to 3 refinements. These are built into the lab cost of the regular and Teen fees. Th...
by DrJasonKTam
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Any Tooth Grinders Using Invisalign?
Replies: 6
Views: 2573

Grinding isn't a bad thing!

Using Invisalign, you don't have to worry about grinding. The trays are quite strong and used for only two weeks at a time. We have some severe bruxers who have not had any problems with the trays. In fact, patients who grind their teeth are actually good candidates for Invisalign since there is ful...