Dr Ali Shojaei has been providing orthodontic treatment services to the children and adults of Newmarket, Aurora and the surrounding area for more than a decade at his modern, state-of-the art Aurora Orthodontics practice on Hollandview Trail. Providing a full range of orthodontic treatments, sleep apnea appliances and the very popular mouthguard clinics, Dr. Shojaei and his team love working in this area and plan to continue serving this community for the next 20+ years.
Dr. Shojaei is happy to announce that he has purchased the practice of two area orthodontists who are retiring from their Aurora Practice. Drs. Farquhar and Vigneux approached Dr. Shojaei to see if he would be willing to buy their practice and take over the care of their patients. As they share similar practice and treatment philosophies, Dr. Shojaei was delighted to take them up on their offer and Aurora Orthodontics has relocated to 15480 Bayview Ave., unit 112 (right beside Goodlife Fitness).
Dr. Shojaei studied at the University of Toronto and received a B.Sc. in Human Biology (1997), Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree in 2001, and his Masters of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Orthodontics (2005). Dr. Shojaei is a member of the Fellow of Royal College of Dentists of Canada as well as several other professional associations.
Dr. Shojaei completed a residency at Sunnybrook and Women’s Hospital, is a part time clinical instructor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry and has published numerous articles in prominent dental and medical journals. He opened his practice in Aurora in 2005.
Dr. Shojaei’s treatment philosophy is pretty simple; provide outstanding functional, natural and esthetic results using the most up-to-date technology and treat everyone as if they were a family member. Dr. Shojaei’s team shares these values, resulting in a relaxed, inviting and pleasant experience to all who come through our doors.
Dr. Shojaei considers himself privileged to be able to “provide care to individuals in need of orthodontic treatment, preferably in their formative years, who would otherwise suffer through dental-related social problems for the rest of their lives…what greater gift can a profession offer?”
Orthodontic treatment works by placing dental appliances on the teeth. These appliances will apply a gentle, constant force on the teeth to move them in the desired direction. The choice of appliances is much greater than it has been in the past. There are traditional metal braces, clear ceramic braces, removable aligners (or ‘trays’) and braces that are custom made and fit on the inside of the teeth. As a part of the free examination and consultation, all treatment options will be discussed and the results that can be achieved with each will be explained.
Why have orthodontic treatment?
Most people considering braces or other orthodontic appliances are looking to improve the esthetics of their smile. Having a pleasing, full smile makes a great first impression, increases self-confidence and can contribute to your happiness and success in life. This alone is a great reason to consider treatment.
In addition to improving your smile, orthodontic treatment can make a significant contribution to overall health. Teeth that are crowded are usually harder to keep clean, often leading to dental decay and gum disease. A bite that does not fit well can cause teeth to break or wear prematurely, leading to a lifetime of dental treatment. Well-fitting teeth may also prevent clenching and grinding.
While orthodontic treatment was traditionally considered for teenagers and young adults, these days more and more adults are seeking us out to improve their smiles and oral health. It’s never too late to have Dr. Shojaei assess your mouth and teeth. Contact us to book your free consultation today!
When should my child see an orthodontist?
When most people think of braces, they think of teenagers or pre-teens. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children should be seen by an orthodontist by age 7. There are many reasons for this early, baseline assessment (which is always at no charge in our office).
An early assessment will allow Dr. Shojaei to spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth, even while baby teeth are still present. Early evaluation may provide a chance to guide jaw growth, lower the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth, correct harmful oral habits, improve appearance, guide permanent teeth into a favourable position and improve the way lips meet. Early intervention can reduce the likelihood of more extensive treatment, including jaw surgery, being necessary later in life.
An orthodontist is a dentist who completes an additional 2-3 years of full-time study specializing in the safe and effective repositioning of teeth and jaws. An orthodontist is a specialist and is the best qualified to provide an esthetic and functional result. They are equipped to manage more complicated cases and to ensure a stable and esthetic result based on the changes that occur in the face, jaws and muscles over time. Orthodontists are the best trained in dental and facial growth and generally limit their practice solely to their specialty.
When considering the selection of a practitioner for orthodontic treatment, keep the following questions in mind:
What to expect at your visit:
We always start with a no-charge examination and consultation. At this appointment, Dr. Shojaei will record measurements and other details about the teeth, jaws and the relationship between the two. Once he has finished his examination, Dr. Shojaei and his team will provide you with the following information: