At Dr. Parekh & Associates, we offer comprehensive dental care. We ensure that every patient’s needs, and concerns are met with the best oral health care possible. We strongly believe in providing a wide array of options and treatments for our patients. For more information about our services and how we can help, feel free to contact our office today to book your dental appointment.
Invisalign® clear aligners are a simple, effective alternative to braces. Unlike braces, Invisalign clear aligners are nearly invisible, no wires and brackets, and can be removed before eating, brushing, flossing or special occasions.
This technology is comfortable and convenient.
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The many benefits of Invisalign® treatment
- Nearly invisible aligners
- Eat whatever you want
- Healthier teeth
- Less maintenance
- A beautiful smile
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Invisalign® is unique among all other options.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Invisalign® treatment?
Invisalign® is a custom-made set of clear plastic aligners that are comfortable and invisible as compared to traditional braces. If you are looking to straighten your teeth using the latest technology, Invisalign® is your best choice. Invisalign aligners are often called ‘invisible braces’.
What is Invisalign® treatment for?
Patients who can wear the Invisalign aligners for at least 20- 22 hours a day are eligible for Invisalign®. It is also the most recommended treatment for older teenagers and adults.
What is the treatment process?
Custom aligners are created after taking a mould of your teeth which can be used to create a digital scan or by scanning your teeth directly using the latest imaging technology. These scans are used to create your custom aligners. Aligners are shaped such that they apply pressure in the right places to shift the alignment of the teeth. Based on your orthodontist’s recommendation, your aligners might need to be changed every one or two weeks.
How does Invisalign® treatment work?
These 3 easy steps can put you on the path to your brand-new smile.
1. Meet with your doctor and get a sneak peek at your new smile
2. Start transforming your smile right from your first fitting
3. Keep your brand-new smile beautiful
What if I've had braces or other type of dental work?
A significant number of patients who have previously opted for traditional braces have switched to Invisalign® which is a more discrete solution to improve their smile further. The best person to guide you would be your Invisalign provider after the initial consultation. Please make sure to let your provider know of any other dental work you’ve had done.
How will Invisalign® treatment affect my life?
It may take a day or two for your mouth to get the feel of the Invisalign aligners. This depends on person to person and is a temporary effect. Though it is recommended to keep the aligners for 20-22 hours per day for best outcomes, you may remove them for important occasions like weddings, job interviews etc.
However, removing the aligners for the purpose of smoking or using tobacco is a bad idea as the aligner trays get impacted and leads to overall wellness of your mouth and other organs as well.
What happens when I am done with Invisalign® treatment?
Following an invisalign® treatment, the steps to be followed are:
Wear your retainer
Clean your retainer
Schedule regular dental checkups
What can Invisalign® clear aligner help with?
Invisalign® can help with the following problem areas
Gaps between teeth
Will teeth move back after Invisalign® treatment?
Yes, your teeth will move back if you do not wear a retainer. Retainers maintain the tension on your teeth to hold them in place after the Invisalign® treatment.
How much does it cost to replace Invisalign® aligner?
There are various options if you lose or damage an aligner. In some cases, your orthodontist can provide you the next set of aligners after conducting a thorough examination. However, in some cases, if your teeth have not moved enough to fit the next set of trays as part of the treatment plan, your orthodontist can get you the same set of aligner trays to continue the course of treatment which can cost around $100.
How long should I wear retainer after Invisalign® treatment?
It is essential to wear the retainer for around 22 hours a day after Invisalign. This should continue for nearly 6 months – for some people, it might be longer than 6 months. After a couple of months of following the above routine, the patient’s teeth will be adjusted to the new alignment. The orthodontist may now suggest the patient put on the retainers only at night.
It is advisable to wear the retainer as long as the duration of the orthodontic treatment or as prescribed by the Orthodontist.
What material are the clear aligners made from?
Invisalign® aligners are usually made from acrylic material or plastic and fit firmly over the patient’s teeth. It is nearly invisible and also does not disrupt normal day-to-day activities.
How often should you replace your retainer?
Retainers last for a couple of years but in case you notice discoloration, distortion, calcium build-up, or there occurs any accidental damage to the retainers, it needs to be replaced or repaired.
Oral hygiene helps prevent cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more. Through routine dental checkups and cleaning, we will strive to help you improve and maintain good oral health and we will recommend a treatment plan that best suits your needs.
Oral cancer screening is an important part of your routine dental exam. Your dentist will conduct an oral cancer screening exam. He or she will look/feel for any lumps or irregular tissue changes in your neck, head, face, and oral cavity. This screening is essential as oral cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide. In some instances, biopsies are also prescribed.
Dental implant surgery is a procedure that replaces tooth roots with metal, screw like posts and replaces damaged or missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function like real ones.
Dental implants are a versatile choice for patients with missing teeth. Just like normal teeth, dental implants require the same amount of dental care, such as flossing and brushing – you’ll feel as if you’ve never lost your teeth in the first place.
If you need more information about dental implants, contact us today.
A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth. The procedure involves removing the infected area of the tooth, cleaning and disinfecting it and then filling and sealing it. The common causes for root canal treatment would be a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, repeated dental treatment to the tooth or trauma.
Cosmetic dentistry is dental work that improves the overall appearance of a person’s teeth, gums, or bite.
Cosmetic dentistry options include:
- Teeth whitening
- Dental veneers
- ICON (removal of calcified spots)
If you’ve ever felt less than confident about your smile because of crooked, damaged, or yellowed teeth, then we have excellent news for you. Cosmetic dentistry can improve everything you’ve ever disliked about your teeth, from their colour to their positioning, and give you the beautiful, healthy-looking smile you’ve always dreamed of.
Dentures are prosthetic appliances that are custom made to replace missing teeth and are supported by soft and hard tissues in the oral cavity. Although most dentures are removable and clasp onto supporting teeth, some dentures are also designed to be placed in conjunction with dental implants.
The Canadian Dental Association recommends children to visit the dentist when their first tooth erupts or as soon as they turn one. Early oral examination aids in the detection of the early stages of tooth decay. Early detection is essential to maintaining good oral health, modify habits and treat as needed and as simply as possible.
Third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, usually appear in your late teens or early twenties, but may become impacted due to lack of space in the jaw or the angle of entry. Wisdom teeth extraction can be performed safely in the dental office through local anesthetic, nitrous oxide and/or IV sedation.
We are excited to now offer Therapeutic Botox for patients that suffer from chronic TMJ, migraines caused by tension, grinding and clenching.
The benefits of Botox for TMJ include:
- Reduction of jaw soreness/pain
- Minimize lock jaw
- Reduced tension headaches
- Effective way to relax facial muscles around the jaw
While they can improve function, most of the time veneers are used to improve the appearance of a patient’s smile, whether a tooth is misshapen, chipped, discolored, or rotated.
Veneers can be made of ceramic, porcelain, or composite material and typically require multiple appointments to complete.
At the first visit, your doctor will take an impression of your teeth, which will be sent to a dental laboratory to expertly sculpt an idealized model of your mouth. This model will be the basis for your temporary and final veneers. During the next visit, your teeth are prepared by the doctor to make room to place the veneers over them. Once done, another impression is taken of the prepared teeth, which will be sent to the dent al laboratory and combined with the idealized model to craft your final veneers. After this second impression is taken, temporary veneers are placed over your teeth until the final ones are ready. At a subsequent visit, your doctor will remove the temporary veneers and bond the final versions into place.
Now, your teeth are restored to an optimal shape and function and your smile will be greatly improved.
Have you ever felt like you couldn’t make a good first impression — whether on a job interview, at a social function, or even on a first date — because you were afraid to smile and reveal a set of stained, yellowed teeth? Although your teeth can become naturally discolored over time and is not an indicator of the state of your oral health, the thought of having off-white teeth may be incredibly embarrassing for many people.
Don’t let the thought of having stained teeth get you down! Our teeth whitening service can help patients improve the color of their teeth. Psychological studies have demonstrated that whiter teeth are considered to be healthier-looking and that people who have undergone teeth whitening procedures tend to be more vigilant in their dental care in order to maintain the color of their teeth. And the benefits don’t stop there: whiter teeth and a brighter smile can boost your self-esteem and confidence. The best part? Teeth whitening requires zero cosmetic surgery and is a fast procedure to achieve beautiful and dramatic results.
If you need more information about Teeth Whitening in GTA, contact us today
Your teeth are protected by enamel, which is the hardest natural material in your body. However, your teeth are still susceptible to wear and damage over time due to excessive grinding and dental injury if they are not well-protected.
Good teeth protection from injury is especially important if you’re an athlete, particularly an athlete who engages in highly physical sports such as football, boxing, or wrestling. Sports guards worn over your teeth act as effective shock absorbers, cushioning your teeth and jaws against extreme blunt forces. While standard guards can be found and bought at stores, they often fit poorly and provide minimal protection as a result.
At Dr. Parekh & Associates, we provide custom-made sports guards that are tailored to smoothly fit the shape of your mouth and jaw, allowing them to remain firmly and comfortably in place during extreme physical activity, and to effectively protect your teeth.
Crown & Bridge
When a tooth structure is compromised, a crown rebuilds the tooth to optimal shape and function. A crown is usually made of ceramic or composite material.
During the first step, your tooth is prepared to make room for the crown. Next, the prepared tooth is scanned, and the creation of the crown begins. The process of creating the crown begins with your doctor taking an impression of your teeth. This impression is then sent to a laboratory where an expert technician builds a model of your mouth. The lab then works closely with your doctor to design your crown, using the model as a reference. Once the crown is ready, your doctor will make final adjustments and cement it directly in the clinic. Once completed, your tooth is now restored to optimal shape and function.