Our main office:
2797 Bathurst St. #100 • Toronto ON • M6B 4B9
416-787-9060
Satellite location:

1450 Clark Ave. W. #22 • Thornhill ON • L4J 7R5
905-669-6960

 

Invisalign
Damon
Insignia
Innovation R
Innovation C
Functional Appliances:
ALF
Twin Block
Bonded and Banded RPE
Mara
M2M
Forsus
Tandem
Reverse Pull Face Mask
Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment:

If you are concerned about wearing braces, Invisalign may be the right choice for you. Invisalign uses a series of clear, custom formed plastic trays, which gently move teeth over time. Each set of aligners is worn for approximately 2 weeks before moving forward to the next set. The great part about Invisalign treatment is that the trays are removed for eating and cleaning. The aligners are easy to wear and barely visible! They are great for minor tooth movement in cases where the bite fits well and is balanced. At your initial examination, we can determine if you are a suitable candidate for this type of treatment. Some of the other criteria for Invisalign treatment include the partial eruption of second molar teeth and all baby teeth must be shed. Call us to find out if Invisalign is right for you.
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Damon Braces by Ormco:

Damon braces are passive, self-ligating braces that don't require elastic or metal ties to hold the wire in place. Used in conjunction with Damon wires that apply light consistent force to the teeth, beautiful broad smiles develop, in a shorter amount of treatment time with less discomfort. Tooth extraction that was often needed in the past, is required much less frequently when Damon braces are used. If a broad beautiful balanced smile is what you want for yourself call our office.
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Palatal Expansion:

When upper jaws are constricted or narrow there can be insufficient room for permanent teeth to erupt. Upper jaw constrictions can be caused by finger and/or thumb sucking habits, mouth breathing habits, drinking from sippy cups, baby bottles, sucking on blankets and more. Palatal expansion appliances are most effective when children are growing. Using palatal expansion appliances can help to prevent jaw surgery later on in life, premature wearing of teeth and help change growth vectors. If a palatal expansion appliance is prescribed for your child you will be shown how to turn the appliance according to a time schedule determined by Dr. Kivity-Chandler. Turning activates the appliance allowing for the slow and comfortable widening of the upper jaw. To find out if palatal expansion would be helpful in correcting your child's narrow upper jaw call our office.
Forward Head Posture (FHP):

Forward Head Posture (FHP) is associated with mouth breathing and is contributed to by poor posture while playing video games, watching T.V., working on computers/laptops and carrying overly heavy backpacks and shoulder bags. For every inch that the centre of the ear is ahead of the centre of the shoulder an additional 10 lbs. of pressure is placed on the musculoskeletal system causing postural problems and predisposing people to jaw joint problems, headaches in the front and back of the head and low back pain. FHP can be improved. For more information, call our office
JVA (Joint Vibration Analysis):

JVA is a simple tool that allows Dr. Kivity-Chandler to determine the health of the jaw joints and to establish a baseline reference. It is a simple test that takes 3-5 minutes and is pain free. A headset (similar to a stereo headset) with vibration sensors is placed over the jaw joint in front of each ear. After that you will need to open and close your teeth 5-6 times. Any vibrations signatures are recorded for evaluation. Vibrations during the opening or closing of your mouth are caused by friction. A normal well functioning jaw joint moves smoothly without vibrations. When there is a jaw joint problem the parts rub together in a different way creating sounds or vibrations. JVA is performed as a screening tool on all of our patients. Patients with jaw joint problems have those addressed first before orthodontic treatment is commenced so that they have a healthy, balanced properly functioning bite to build a broad, straight beautiful smile on.
Sports Mouthguards:

Custom fitted sport mouthguards can help protect teeth from fracturing but more than that they can help prevent condylar fractures (the most common type of jaw fracture) and concussions. According to the American Dental Association (ADA) more than 200,000 oral injuries each year, are prevented by the wearing of custom fitted sport mouthguards. Mouthguards come in a variety of colours and are fabricated according to the level of potential risk the sport you or your child participates in has. Mouthguards should be worn by anyone rollerblading, skateboarding, mountain biking or sports such as baseball, football, soccer, volleyball, martial arts and kick-boxing. The cost of rehabilitating an injured mouth can cost thousands of dollars and cause a lifetime of dental problems. Custom fitted guards can be adapted to accommodate braces are more comfortable to wear than boil and bite varieties and offer better protection. Any sports guard should be replaced at least twice a year to ensure its effectiveness. Many regulated sports require the wearing of sports mouthguards. If you or your children require a mouthguard just let us know!
ETPS (Electro Therapeutic Point Stimulation) is one of the newest therapies being used to treat acute and chronic pain. It is a non-invasive therapy that applies concentrated, low frequency stimulation to ancient acu-therapy points, motor/trigger points and contracted motor bands.
Applying ETPS to specific combinations of these areas can provide immediate pain relief, decrease muscle tonicity and accelerate tissue repair. Success rates vary but clinical experience suggests a 70-85% overall success rate for chronic soft tissue disorders of musculoskeletal origin. It is suggested that 75% of patients will receive 50-80% symptomatic relief after the first application. Members of our team have been trained to use ETPS therapy for our patients to specifically relieve and treat pain of the head and neck.
For more information ask or call us and we will be happy to talk to you about ETPS Neuro-Mechanical Acupuncture
1Dr. Bruce Hocking, ETPS Neuro-Mechanocal Acupuncture Manual, Natural Health Pain Management for the 21st Century (Toronto, 1998), ISBN-0-9681717-0-0.
Cold lasers are sometimes referred to as low level lasers or soft lasers. Cold laser therapy is a relatively new technology that has been around for the last 20-35 years. It is a non-invasive therapy that targets acupuncture trigger points with laser photons to stimulate tissue change in damaged cells and promote healing. Research indicates, that the photons delivered by the low level laser, are absorbed by the cells, and the photons in turn stimulate the mitochondria within the cell to accelerate the production of ATP (Adenosine Tri-Phosphate). The increased production is used to change live cells from a state of illness to a normal healthy state. Cold laser therapy is safe and has the following biological effects:
Increased cell growth, increased metabolic activity, faster wound healing, anti-inflammatory action, increased vascular activity, reduced fibrous tissue formation and stimulated nerve function. Cold laser therapy is widely used in the treatment of acute and chronic pain, ligament sprains, muscle strain, soft tissue injuries, tendonitis, arthritis, fibromyalgia and many more. Our staff has been trained to use low level lasers to help our dental patients with the healing process.
For more information ask or call us and we will be happy to talk to you about Cold Laser Therapy
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Quadra TENS

Quadra TENS is a safe, simple and effective alternative to narcotic drugs for managing orofacial pain. Quadra TENS is a compact, Ultra-Low Frequency, Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulator (ULF-TENS). This ULF-TENS delivers a precisely regulated, rhythmic stimulus to both masticatory and facial muscles. A single pair of electrodes provides gentle stimulation, mediated* through the fifth (Vth) and seventh (VIIth) cranial nerves, so that the benefits are received by the entire masticatory and facial musculature. When compared to 3-electrode units that require a ground on the back of the neck, the BioTENS is rated "much more comfortable" by patients. An optional electrode placement, on the posterior triangle of the neck, bilaterally, provides stimulation of the eleventh (XIth-accessory) cranial nerve, which contains the motor fibers to the trapezius and sternocleidomastoid muscles. Of course, many other electrode sites can also be used. Unlike drugs, QuadraTENS stimulation has no side effects (nausea, tiredness, etc.). In the past sixteen years, many clinicians and patients have found Quadra TENS to be remarkably helpful in managing facial, head and neck pains.
Our staff has been trained to use the Quadra Tens unit to assist our patients. If you have questions regarding Quadra Tens Therapy please ask or call our office.
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