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

Weigh your options for dental braces in Scarborough

Dr. Amir Awadalla at Esquire Dental Center, Providing Dental Braces

A great smile can take you far in life, but crooked teeth may be preventing you from being your most confident self at work and at play. The dentists at Esquire Dental Centres are ready to help Scarborough residents evaluate their options and achieve the smile they’ve always wanted.

Crooked smiles can be fixed at almost any age. Orthodontic treatment, which consists of dental braces and retainers, is available for patients as young as eight years old to straighten teeth and correct the bite. Adults now have more options than ever to align their teeth, from traditional braces to newer, invisible aligners. The Esquire Dental Centres team has broken down the differences between available orthodontic options.

Braces And Retainers

Even if all their teeth haven’t come in, children should be evaluated for orthodontics by age seven. This is done to check the jaw and teeth for potential problems and develop a treatment plan, if needed. Children typically begin active treatment around age nine and continue into their early teens. It’s important to correct problems while the child is still growing since treatment can take longer and require more work once growth has stopped.

Braces have improved over the years. Brackets today come in a variety of materials such as ceramic, and plastic to provide a more natural appearance. Wires are now made of copper-titanium or nickel-titanium, both of which are longer lasting and equate to fewer adjustments than the stainless-steel wires of the past. Additional appliances such as rubber bands and headgear may be required if more force is needed to move the teeth into their new positions.

How long do you need to wear braces? The time required varies for each patient, but they usually are worn for one to three years. Retainers – either removable or bonded behind the teeth – are often worn daily for the first six months after braces are removed to keep your teeth from shifting. Your team at Esquire Dental Centres will customise a plan that’s best for your needs.


Older teens and adults have an alternative to fix their crooked smiles: Invisalign. Esquire Dental Centres offers invisible aligners to patients who have minor spacing issues or crowded teeth. Those with more severe orthodontic problems may need conventional braces.

Invisalign treatment consists of clear BPA-free plastic aligners that are worn over the teeth and are hardly noticeable. You only remove them when eating, brushing and flossing. Every two weeks, you will use a new customized aligner that continues to move your teeth toward the desired position. Treatment time could take anywhere from a few months to two years, and your dentist will discuss whether you’ll need retainers to keep your teeth in their new alignment.

To find out which orthodontic treatment is best for you, set up a consultation at Esquire Dental Centres. Scarborough residents can call 416 203-1434 for convenient appointment times.


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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.