What Is Invisalign?

At Dawson Dental Aurora, Invisalign stands as a discreet and comfortable orthodontic treatment option for achieving a beautifully aligned smile.

Differentiating itself from traditional braces, dental aligners employs a series of transparent, removable aligners that gently guide your teeth into their desired positions. These nearly invisible aligners are custom-crafted to fit your unique dental structure, making them a popular choice among both teenagers and adults seeking a more convenient and aesthetically pleasing solution to orthodontic challenges.

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How Invisalign Works

Dental aligners use state-of-the-art technology to straighten teeth without relying on conventional braces. This innovative orthodontic system utilizes a series of custom-made, clear aligners that gradually and comfortably reposition your teeth over time.

Each set of aligners is worn for approximately two weeks before transitioning to the next set, applying gentle pressure to achieve the ideal alignment.

Are You a Candidate for Invisalign in Aurora?

Aligners offer versatility in addressing various dental concerns, including crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, and gaps at our Aurora location.

To determine your suitability for Invisalign at our Aurora dental practice, our skilled dental professionals will assess factors such as your orthodontic needs, age, commitment to aligner wear, and oral health.

Book Your Appointment

Please fill out the below form with your contact information and once it has been submitted, our office will get back to you shortly to confirm your appointment.

Invisalign Process

Initial Consultation: Your journey towards a straighter smile begins with an initial consultation at our Aurora clinic. During this visit, our experienced provider will evaluate your dental health, discuss your objectives, and decide whether aligners align with your specific needs.

Digital Impressions: Traditional moulds are replaced with advanced digital impressions in Aurora. Our dental team employs cutting-edge scanning technology to create a precise 3D image of your teeth, allowing for accurate treatment planning.

Custom Treatment Plan: Based on the digital impressions, our Aurora dentist will create a custom treatment plan that outlines the anticipated movement of your teeth throughout your dental journey.

Production of Aligners: Guided by your treatment plan, a series of clear, custom-made aligners are produced. Each aligner is meticulously designed to gradually shift your teeth into their desired positions while ensuring a comfortable fit.

Fitting and Instructions: Upon the readiness of your aligners, you’ll visit our Aurora dental office to receive your initial set. Our team will ensure a proper fit and provide comprehensive instructions on wearing and maintaining the aligners.

Regular Progress Checks: Throughout your treatment, you’ll have periodic check-ups to monitor your progress and receive new sets of aligners as required.

Completion: Upon completing the series of aligners, our dentist may recommend a retainer to maintain your newly aligned smile. With every step tailored to your unique needs, our dentists offer a pathway to a more confident, straighter smile.

iTero for Invisalign

At our Aurora dental practice, we prioritize your orthodontic experience. iTero, a transformative tool, enhances the treatment process by eliminating the need for uncomfortable traditional moulds.

Using precise and non-invasive digital scanning, iTero creates a 3D image of your teeth, ensuring a perfect fit for your clear aligners. This not only enhances comfort, but also speeds up treatment planning and aligner production for an efficient orthodontic journey.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Invisalign treatment?

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that uses clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth discreetly and comfortably.

Who is Invisalign treatment for?

Invisalign is suitable for teenagers and adults with various orthodontic concerns.

Is Invisalign really worth it?

Many find aligners worth it due to its effectiveness, comfort, and discreet appearance.

Is Invisalign covered by insurance in Canada?

In Canada, coverage varies by insurance plans. Check with your provider for specific details.

How long will Invisalign take?

Treatment duration depends on individual cases, typically ranging from 6 to 18 months.

How long does Invisalign take to straighten teeth?

On average, aligners takes about 12 to 14 months, but it varies for each person.

Can you eat with Invisalign?

You can remove aligners to eat, so there are no dietary restrictions. Just remember to clean your teeth before reinserting them.

Our Dentists & Specialists

Dr. Edward Gelfand, BSc, DMD, FICOI

Dr. Edward Gelfand is the founder of the Dawson Dental Centres where he has been practicing since 1996. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston.

He has always been proud to provide up-to-date dentistry for his patients. With a special passion for cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Gelfand combines a scientific diagnosis of your smile with his precise artistic skill.

Dr. Edward Gelfand has dedicated his career to enhancing people’s lives both aesthetically and functionally.

Dr. Jo-Anne Meyer, DMD

Dr. Meyer graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1994. She completed a one year residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC and was in a private practice in Harare, Zimbabwe before immigrating to Canada in 2001. She has been practicing dentistry with Dr. Gelfand since that time and is now a full partner at Dawson Dental – Newmarket Davis Dr. & Aurora. Dr. Meyer has been a resident of Newmarket since immigrating to Canada and is married with two children.

Dr. Meyer continues to focus her career and training on making patients feel as comfortable as possible. She helps to ease dental anxiety by offering oral conscious sedation.

“With sedation dentistry, you don’t have to be afraid anymore. You can regain your health and have the fabulous smile you’ve always wanted” Dr. Jo-Anne Meyer.

Dr. Mark Sokalsky, DDS

Dr. Sokalsky brings many years of experience to his patients. He is passionate about all aspects of cosmetic, restorative, and preventative dentistry.

Dr. Sokalsky believes that achieving optimal oral health is a team effort between provider and patient, which is why he takes his time to walk his patients through their treatment options and their relation to overall health. He understands that dental appointments are not easy for everyone, but he is always willing to move at a pace that is most comfortable for the patient.

In his free time, Dr. Sokalsky enjoys playing golf, baseball, and pickleball, as well as spending time with his two sons and grandsons.

Dr. Eric Sade, Periodontist

Dr. Sade obtained his degree in dentistry from the University of Toronto and completed a 3-year full time residency program in periodontics at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He currently maintains his private practice in Toronto.

Dr. Sade has joined with Dawson Dental to provide his expertise in the area of periodontics to patients who demonstrate the need for more advanced periodontal therapy.

Dr. Volker Stein, D.D.S.

Dr. Volker Stein received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto in 1970. After a short associateship, Dr. Stein set up his own general practice in Newmarket and was joined in 1972 by Dr. Taylor. During the first 10 years of practice he was active in the local and provincial Dental Society executives. He was a surgical staff member at Southlake Regional Health Centre for 20 years, the last five as Chief of Dental Services, Surgery.

In 1991 his creative energies were directed to the invention and patenting of the “Omni-Matrix” a disposable retainer used by dentists to help contain and form fillings. More recently, Dr. Stein has designed and patented a toothbrush with integrated pop-up stand, available to the public at HeadsupToothbrush.com Dr. Stein lives in Aurora with his wife Oksana. He has two sons, Alexander and Christian. He enjoys golfing, skiing and reading during leisure time.

Dr. Amanda Braude, DDS

Dr. Amanda Braude has been in private practice since 2007 and offers all aspects of dental care including general dentistry, Invisalign orthodontics, Lumineers, and sedation and laughing gas for apprehensive patients. She also provides our patients with extended evening hours and Saturdays.

Dr. Braude enjoys working with children and seeing them smile after their first dental visit. She also has a great passion for our senior population, providing on-site dental treatment for many local long-term care facilities.

Dr. Braude was born in Sudbury but moved to the GTA as a teenager. She currently lives in Maple with her husband and two young boys.

Dr. James Nguyen , BSc. MSc., MBA., DDS

Dr. James has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of Orthodontics. Through the diversity of patients (ages 5 to 70+ years old) and complexity of orthodontic cases, Dr. James delivers exceptional orthodontic care to any patient seeking traditional (metal) or invisible braces.

He is family oriented and treats every patient like they are his own family member. He greatly enjoys discussing treatment options to ensure his patients are comfortable and informed. Building trust is a key ingredient to building a successful provider/patient relationship. Whether they have questions before, during, or after treatment, he makes sure his patients know that he is there for them every step of the way.

Dr. James graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the Faculty of Dentistry at The University of Toronto (U of T). His dedication to academic and clinical excellence is reflected in his 4 degrees from U of T. Dr. James is currently teaching at the faculty and continues to treat patients across Ontario and other provinces.

Dr. James shares two daughters, Belle and Kate, with his lovely wife Till. Having little ones allows Dr. James to truly relate to the joys and challenges that parents go through each day. Spending time with his girls is what he loves doing most outside of work.