We’ve missed you here Esquire Dental Centres ; Welcome back!

All of us here hope that you and your family have weathered the Covid-19 crisis. As we have opened our doors, we want to give you some insight into how we prepared for the return.

In addition to our regular stringent infection control protocols we have added enhanced infection control procedures:
  1. Increased sanitization of frequently touched surfaces
  2. Reduced flow of patients through the office
  3. Hand sanitizer and mask use for patients
  4. High CFM HEPA filtration system to improve air quality.
  5. Reception plexiglass barriers
  6. Physical distancing office modifications
Please be safe!
Dr. Awadalla and Team

You may not need metal braces for straight teeth in Scarborough and surrounding areas

Dr. Amir Awadalla at Esquire Dental Center, Proving Braces For Straight Teeth

For most of the history of dentistry, the only way to correct misalignment has been with metal braces. At first, metal bands wrapped entirely around each individual tooth, with the archwire running through. As technology advanced, metal bands were fortunately replaced by metal brackets. Though more compact, metal brackets have their own drawbacks.

Many people shy away from getting braces. The two most common reasons that braces seem unappealing are their aesthetic and their comfort, or potential lack thereof. Covering the smile with metal for eighteen months or more can feel dissatisfying, even when you know the end result will be a great, beautiful smile. This is especially true for adults. Secondly, the corners of metal brackets can cause irritation or out and out discomfort should the lip or cheek get caught.

Once again, advances in technology have changed the face of orthodontic treatment. Today, many teens and adults may find that they do not need braces to get the straight teeth they desire. In our Scarborough, Pickering, and North York offices, we consult with patients about the option of Invisalign for smile correction.

Invisalign really can’t even be called braces, although the end result is the same. This method of teeth straightening does not have metal, nor brackets or wires. The Invisalign system is designed for discretion, convenience, and comfort and is made with aligner trays fabricated from BPA-free plastic.

It may seem unlikely that wearing trays over teeth that look much like a mouth guard or teeth whitening trays could produce a straighter smile, but this is exactly what our patients find with Invisalign. Using CAD-CAM imaging and computer simulation, aligners are made in a state-of-the-art laboratory to achieve progressive movement one day at a time.

Invisalign breaks the straightening process down into micro-movements using custom-fitted molds for each stage. Each mold, or aligner, is made in the shape of the next step. As such, teeth are gently encouraged into their predetermined spot. Over the course of twelve to twenty-four months, the target alignment is achieved. Throughout this time, there is no need to give up certain foods or to feel uncomfortable about the appearance of your smile.

There are many reasons for the popularity of Invisalign. Learn how your smile can be improved by calling one of our conveniently located offices.


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Dr. Amir Awadalla

Dr. Amir Awadalla ~ Esquire Dental Centres

An honors graduate from the University of Toronto and NYU college of dentistry, Dr. Amir Awadalla is a highly skilled and well reputed professional in his field who aims to provide his patients with the best quality service by providing patient-centered attention and solutions to fulfill their requirements. His expertise and interests includes cosmetic dentistry and implants, and providing orthodontic services whilst being Invisalign certified. He is a fellow from the International Congress of Oral Implantology

He is also a member of the Ontario Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, the Misch International Implant Institute of Canada, and the Toronto Implant Study Club.

Dr. Mark Awadalla

Dr. Mark Awadalla ~ Esquire Dental Centres

An alumnus of the New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. A. Mark Awadalla has focused on cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, implant dentistry. He is a certified Invisalign provider. He has also studied and graduated from the Misch International Implant Institute of Canada and has earned a fellow from the International Congress of Oral Implantology.

Upon receiving his license to practice from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the National Dental Examining Board of Canada, Dr. Mark Awadalla served his community while actively maintaining membership in:

  • Toronto East Dental Society
  • Ontario Dental Association
  • Canadian Dental Association.