Interested in Invisalign

Here’s a video on how it works and be sure to check out our Invisalign page: http://orthoatdonmills.com/about-braces/invisalign/

http://www.invisalign.com/how-invisalign-works

We offer a complimentary consultation and look forward to discussing your treatment options – please call our office at 416-447-1515 to schedule an appointment.

 

 

Your Smile Is Our Specialty

 

What is an Orthodontist?

 

An orthodontist is a dentist who after graduating from dental school, has completed advanced education and clinical training in only orthodontics for 3 years at an accredited university. After graduating, orthodontists spend 100% of their time treating crooked teeth and jaws. They have extensive knowledge and experience in helping your jaws and teeth work in harmony.

 

Who should I pick to treat me or my child?

 

You trust your heart to a cardiologist, your skin to a dermatologist and your knees to an orthopedist. When only the best will do, trust an orthodontist with their in-depth training and experience to treat you or your family. Before letting someone else treat you, call their office and ask the following questions:

  What degrees or certificates do they have?

  What specialty training do they have in orthodontics and how long was this training?

What sort of experience do they have and do they do other forms of treatment?

 

Get the bite right

 

Your bite is a complex biological system. Its components include up to 32 teeth, upper and lower jaws, gums and muscles to make it all work. Your healthy bite is the orthodontist’s goal by making sure the separate elements are positioned for optimal performance. You enjoy the ability to bite, chew and speak well.

 

Solving the bite problem

 

You may see six crooked front teeth. The orthodontist sees the cause of the crooked teeth in three dimensions. Orthodontists use their education, experience and expertise to delve deep to discover the root of your orthodontic problem. Armed with a diagnosis that takes all factors into account, orthodontists can plan your solution; one that delivers a healthy attractive smile and a lasting result.

 

The Right Treatment for you

 

There are many treatment options these days, from clear aligners to modern braces. They each have their uses, but only an orthodontist has the specialized knowledge to identify and plan for all the variables in your mouth. Orthodontists take your unique needs and wishes into consideration, too, when recommending the right treatment option for you. Orthodontists have knowledge of the full range of orthodontic appliances. They know what to use and when to use it because they work with these tools every day.

 

 

The big picture

 

Sure, you want a dazzling smile. Your orthodontist wants that for you too; along with treatment results that last. You deserve the best: a good bite and a healthy, beautiful smile. Consult an orthodontist for your life, your health, your happiness, your smile.

 

Flossing every night is the best thing you can do for your gums and teeth. Flossing with braces is more challenging initially but once you get the hang of it, it becomes routine, takes less time and isn’t that bad at all.

We at Orthodontics at Don Mills pride ourselves in the time, detail and engagement of the oral hygiene instructions we provide for our patients when their braces go on. If at any time during your treatment you need a refresher, we are more than happy to do it again, please ask! And please do your teeth and gums a favour and floss every night, it will keep your teeth for a lifetime.

Orthodontics at Don Mills - Dr. James Noble

Orthodontics at Don Mills – Dr. James Noble

Dr. James Noble

Dr. James Noble

Orthodontics by an Orthodontist

 

Aside from our wisdom teeth, we have 28 teeth in our mouth.  The biomechanics of moving each and every one of these teeth harmoniously is a complicated and a formidable task.  The challenge is to carefully position both the crowns and roots of each tooth in a straight and stable position in three dimensions of space in the cranio-facial skeleton allowing for the hills and valleys (cusps and grooves) of the teeth to interdigitate with one another well, and the muscles and soft tissue are relaxed and in a comfortable position.

In addition to this, the upper and lower teeth in the upper and lower jaws have to fit together so the forces of the bite is evenly distributed throughout all of the teeth.   Doing this effectively is not a task that can be acquired from a weekend course or two taken by a general dentist.  This is a very involved and complicated treatment that requires much planning and careful execution and a task that should  be entrusted only  to a certified specialist in orthodontics who in Canada is required to undertake an accredited 3 year post-graduate degree in orthodontics and who has undergone extensive study to pass very rigorous examination by the Royal College of Dental Specialist’s of Canada.

If you’re interested in having all 28 teeth in your mouth straight and a comfortable bite, please ensure you consult with a certified specialist in orthodontics. Just like you want a cardiac surgeon, not your family doctor, to perform heart surgery, you want a certified orthodontist to do your braces.

 

 

To have the best and healthiest smile you can have.

Get it by relying on orthodontists’ expertise, which comes from their extensive education. After graduating from dental school, orthodontists go on for another two or more years of education just in orthodontics at an accredited orthodontic residency program. Orthodontists are dedicated to helping your teeth and jaws work in union so that you can speak, bite and chew comfortably and effectively. There’s a bonus. Teeth and jaws that work well tend to look good, too.

 

To both feel good and look good.

With care from an orthodontist, you have an expert who has been educated to understand how your teeth, your jaws and your facial muscles all work together. A healthy mouth contributes to your overall good health. Your appearance gets a boost, too.

 

To get the specialized treatment you deserve.

You trust your heart to a cardiologist, your skin to a dermatologist, your knees to an orthopedist. Like these specialists who study their specialty areas after their general medical education, orthodontists devote additional years of study to orthodontics after they graduate from dental school. And like their medical counterparts, orthodontists limit their practices to their specialty area. Orthodontists have in-depth experience in orthodontic care. They use their knowledge and skills to help you get the best results possible.

 

To get your bite right.

Your bite is a complex biologic system. Its components include up to 32 teeth, upper and lower jaws, gums and facial muscles. Your healthy bite is the orthodontist’s goal. The goal is met by making sure the separate elements are positioned for optimal performance. You enjoy the ability to bite, chew and speak well.

 

To solve the problem.

You may see six crooked front teeth. The orthodontist sees the cause of crooked teeth in three dimensions. Orthodontists use their education, experience and expertise to delve deep to discover the root of your orthodontic problem. Armed with a diagnosis that takes all factors into account, orthodontists can plan your solution—one that delivers a healthy, attractive smile and a lasting result.

 

To recommend the right treatment for you.

There are a lot of treatment options these days, from clear aligners to modern braces. They each have their uses, but only an orthodontist has the specialized knowledge to identify and plan for all the variables in your mouth. Orthodontists take your unique needs and wishes into consideration, too, when recommending the right treatment option for you. Orthodontists have knowledge of the full range of orthodontic appliance “tools.” They know what to use and when to use it because they work with these tools every day.

 

To address the big picture.

Sure, you want a dazzling smile. Your orthodontist wants that for you, too—and treatment results that last. You deserve the best—a good bite and a healthy, beautiful smile. Consult an orthodontist for your life, your health, your happiness, your smile.

Here is another one of our patients, John Frederick, who has had a dramatic result due to his amazing compliance in wearing his orthodontic elastics during his orthodontic braces treatment. Excellent orthodontic elastic wear is quintessential in obtaining an excellent bite and orthodontic finish. Congratulations to John Frederick on his excellent compliance and listening to his orthodontist!  We hope you enjoy this video.

Orthodontics is about team work between the orthodontist and the patient. One of the most important ways a patient can help in achieving an excellent bite is by wearing their elastics as prescribed by their orthodontist 24/7. Initially elastics may be difficult to wear and may come with some discomfort. However after a short time and with patience, persistence and determination, the discomfort goes away and it becomes a simple process and the bite feels more comfortable. Here is our patient Matthew sharing his experience wearing his “Elephant” elastics.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LCHFYvYaso&feature=youtu.be

In keeping with our mission to provide our patients with the most cutting edge and advanced technology, Orthodontics at Don Mills has purchased one of the most advanced Diode Lasers, the Picasso by Dentsply.  We are now able to provide an array of soft tissue procedures to our patients to facilitate and expidite their orthodontic treatment.  We are also offering these procedures at no additional cost to our patients.

Below is a photo of the diode laser prior to being used in our office.

Orthodontic laser at Orthodontics at Don Mills - Dr. James Noble

Orthodontic laser at Orthodontics at Don Mills – Dr. James Noble

 

We are committed to providing our patients with the best clinical care and outstanding customer service.

Where in the world did my RETAINERS go??

It’s no secret that dogs like to chew on things…. this includes retainers! If you have a dog, never leave your retainers or Invisalign aligners on a table, counter, night stand, or any where they can jump up and snag the appliances. It only takes a few chews to distort or completely destroy them. And if they swallow the sharp pieces of plastic, it can cause serious health issues for your beloved pet!

Young children seem to be fascinated with them as well. They pick them up out of curiosity and although they may not chew on them like a pet (or sometimes they do!), they tend to drop them wherever they roam, making the retainers hard to find. At  Orthodontics at Don Mills – Dr. James Noble, we can’t stress enough the importance of taking care of your retainers. Here are some tips on how to keep your appliances out of harms way. Generally speaking, the safest place for retainers is in your mouth!

• Always place your retainers in a CASE when not in your mouth. If you put them in a pocket they can fall out, get bent, broken or end up in the wash and destroyed. If they are loose in your backpack, gym bag, or on a locker shelf, you are asking for them to get bent or broken. If you leave them lying around in the open, it is just an accident waiting to happen!
• Do not wrap the retainers in a napkin while eating at home, school, or a friend’s house. There is a good chance they will end up in the garbage by mistake. It’s a nasty job sifting through garbage for a retainer, especially at school or in a restaurant! YUCK…
• Do not clean the retainers with hot water or boil your retainer to sterilize. It will distort the plastic so they won’t fit and then you must replace them! To clean them, gently scrub them with your toothbrush and some toothpaste at least once a day.
• Take them out when swimming. More than one retainer has ended up lost in the ocean surf, bottom of a lake, or public pool.
• Take them out if you have to vomit. Once you flush, they are gone!
• And the one rule that seems to be most popular…KEEP RETAINERS… AWAY FROM PETS AND SMALL CHILDREN!

Even though your braces are off, your treatment is not complete. Follow the instructions we give when you get the retainers which is that retainers are for life. If you lose or damaged your retainers, contact our office to schedule an appointment to replace them. Maintaining your smile depends on it!

A recent unbiased and independent study in the highest impact orthodontic journal, the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dento-facial orthopedics assessed all the major clear or ceramic orthodontic brace available and found that the most esthetic, clear and translucent orthodontic brace was the Radiance bracket made by American Orthodontics.  These are the braces used by Dr. James Noble and Dr. Sandra Cassolato in their practice at Orthodontics at Don Mills. Patients who choose clear or ceramic braces at our offices can therefore rest assured that they are receiving the most clear and esthetic bracket that is technologically superior to any bracket available world-wide.

Here is a pdf of the article if you are interested:  radiance braces

Orthodontics at Don Mills uses the most clear and esthetic bracket available in the world - The Radiance bracket by American Orthodontics.

Orthodontics at Don Mills uses the most clear and esthetic bracket available in the world – The Radiance bracket by American Orthodontics.

Interested in truly invisible braces?  The real solution to invisible braces is having them on the inside (or lingual, therefore they are also called lingual braces) of your teeth.  Dr. James Noble is a certified user of Harmony braces, which is the most advanced and comfortable lingual or inside braces orthodontic technique.

Here is a testimonial from a Harmony inside braces patient: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_gDQY29iss

Please contact our office to schedule a complimentary consultation at 416-447-1515 where we will review in detail all your options.

It’s never too late to wear braces, and Harmony inside invisible braces may be the right choice for you.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr2LdwkeqVE

We look forward to meeting with you, listening to your concerns and discussing your treatment options.