What Our Patients are Saying
First time patient and I REALLY like this clinic! They took excellent care of me, explained everything that was going on, and have gone above-and-beyond when it comes to Covid-19 precautions. So happy to have found them!
I've been going to Dundas Dental for several years now and I cannot be happier with my experiences there. The best part, aside from fantastic care, is the people that work there. Everyone there is so incredibly friendly and I love that everyone always remembers me and treats me with care and kindness :) I highly recommend Dundas Dental to anyone looking for an outstanding team to help you with your dental needs :)
It’s not very often if ever I would give a review for a dentist office. But would like to say if your looking for a new place to have you teeth looked after this is the place. Staff is friendly and very professional EVERY time I’ve been for an appointment. Has actually changed my opinion of having to go to the dentist. I rather enjoy it now.
For A Beautiful Smile And A Healthy Lifestyle
Everyone knows that straight teeth give you a beautiful smile. Did you know that straighter teeth can also affect your overall health?
It might be a little hard to believe but having straight teeth is very important to leading a healthy life. Maybe you feel like it doesn’t matter that your teeth are crooked. They don’t bother you, so there’s no point in fixing them. But teeth need to be in the correct position to function correctly and last a lifetime.
Nearly 9 out of 10 people have at least mild crowding or misalignment of their teeth which can contribute to:
- Flattened or worn down teeth or chipping and fractures at the edges of teeth
- Food getting stuck between teeth.
- Difficulty flossing and cleaning between teeth.
- Increased risk of cavities between teeth.
- Periodontal disease which begins as gum inflammation, redness and bleeding while brushing and flossing.
What Is the Invisalign System?
Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable plastic trays, or aligners, to give you a healthier, straighter smile without being visible. The design is deceptively simple, and when you see the aligners, you may wonder how they could ever achieve the same results as metal braces! In reality, these trays are made of a special type of thermoplastic resin that’s strong enough to move your teeth into alignment. This movement relies on a sequence of custom made aligners being switched out at weekly intervals during treatment
What Can You Expect Once You Start Your Treatment?
Our mission is to help our patients achieve overall health and a beautiful smile by starting with a good foundation. That means straightening the teeth so they’re in proper alignment and are functioning correctly. You’re never too old to benefit from straightening your teeth.
Your first step is an initial consultation. Dr. Lamiaa is happy to offer this free of charge! During this appointment, we’ll discuss your orthodontic needs and decide whether Invisalign is the right treatment choice for you. Once we determine you’re a good fit for the system, we begin the process of custom designing aligners specific to your smile.
Your Treatment Plan
A highly detailed 3D scan of your teeth and gums will be performed in our office. This scan is then used to map out a precise treatment plan for you. This plan will include the exact movements we want your teeth to make, as well as how long your treatment is likely to take. You may even get the chance to preview your new smile!
Your custom aligners will be created from Invisalign’s special SmartTrack® material. The comfortable plastic trays are virtually invisible, and the total number worn during treatment is usually somewhere between 10 and 48, with the total treatment time averaging between 5 and 15 months. In order to maximize their effectiveness, you’ll need to wear the aligners for 20-22 hours daily, throughout the course of treatment
Your Invisalign Dentist
Dr. Lamiaa graduated from Cairo University, Faculty of Dentistry with Honors in 2002 and the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry in 2011.
She is passionate about cosmetic dentistry and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Lamiaa aims to provide incredibly compassionate care and always takes the time to listen to her patients and work with them to plan their health goals for the future. She also always makes sure to explain procedures and treatments to her patients so that they can understand every part of their care and treatment. Dr. Lamiaa also enjoys treating kids and understands the additional patience and attention they require when receiving dental care.
When she isn’t working, Dr. Lamiaa is a mother of three and loves spending time with her family. She also enjoys travelling, sports, and playing Pickleball.
Contact us today
to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
Invisalign is both more comfortable and more discrete than braces. The clear custom-fit trays are hardly noticeable and most people won’t even realize you’re wearing them. Plus, they can be removed for important presentations or dates! The clear trays are also smooth against the inside of your mouth and don’t pinch or scratch like the brackets from braces. If your trays rub on your gums, they can be easily adjusted. Invisalign trays exert a gentler pressure compared to braces and only shift a few teeth at a time. That makes Invisalign orthodontics far more comfortable than conventional methods.
Invisalign makes changes to your teeth very gradually. Minor changes can be made in a few short weeks with little discomfort, and more complex changes can occur over a longer span of time to ensure you stay as comfortable as possible. There may be some discomfort, but if your Invisalign hurts, let us know.
On average, it takes anywhere from 6 to 12 months for your teeth to move into the correct position with Invisalign. Most people start noticing some movement, however, within the first 6 weeks after getting their first set of aligner trays. The more changes you would like to see, the longer it will take no matter what orthodontic option you choose.
Twice a day, remove your tray and clean it and your teeth before putting it back in. If you take your aligner out at any time, always rinse it before you put it back in, and try not to let it sit in open air when you aren’t wearing it. You may soak your aligners in denture cleaner or Invisalign cleaning crystals and carefully rinse them before putting them back in your mouth. Do not eat or drink with your trays in, and do not use toothpaste to clean your trays. We will provide you with detailed home care instructions when you receive your first trays.
No. Thanks to the removable nature of the aligners, you can eat and drink whatever you want while in treatment. In fact, you’re required to remove your aligners to eat and drink. So, unlike when undergoing traditional treatment using wires and brackets, there is no need to restrict your consumption of any of your favourite foods and snacks unless you are instructed otherwise by your dentist. Also, it is important that you brush your teeth after each meal and prior to reinserting your aligners to maintain fresh breath and proper hygiene.
Yes, even when you sleep. They should be worn all day and night, except when eating and drinking. Your clear aligners won’t work if they’re not constantly shifting your teeth over time, which means you’ve gotta wear them!
Over the course of treatment, you will be supplied with a series of aligners. Each aligner will make slight adjustments to tooth position, a process that is mapped out in advance by your dentist, specifically for your situation. When the aligners are placed on the teeth, they cause the teeth to gradually shift from their current position. After approximately two weeks, you will begin using the next set of aligners, which will continue the teeth straightening process.