The brand name Invisalign® might be familiar from an advertising campaign or marketing effort, but for patients who are considering the treatment plan, it’s essential to understand the system, and if it’s a good option.  Patients who have a good understanding of their treatment are inclined to make better decisions for themselves, and also work more collaboratively with their dentist.

Invisalign clear braces vaughanNon-Invasive Clear Braces 

To be sure, all dental treatments and procedures require an initial consult from a professional. And with Invisalign® it’s no different, particularly because it’s such a specialized product. At the Mackenzie Dental Centre in Vaughan, Maple, and Woodbridge, Dr. Lloyd Pedvis determines if Invisalign® is right for a patient, and how best to proceed.  Dr. Pedvis also discusses the benefits, and outlines the treatment plan.

Clearly, each patient is different, and with different needs. With Invisalign®, conditions from basic to difficult can be addressed. And during the initial consultation, patients can ask all of the relevant questions:  about the procedure; about total costs; and even about insurance coverage.  Overall, Invisalign® requires a commitment to both the treatment plan and the investment.

How to assess for Invisalign® treatment?

Dr. Pedvis begins the treatment protocol with a set of detailed x-rays of the patient’s teeth.  This will be the basis for a three dimensional image of the teeth.  At this time, the movement of teeth is also assessed, and the extent of treatment can be better evaluated. Best of all, the Invisalign® system allows patients to view a virtual demonstration of how the teeth will be altered.

While every patient is a unique case, Invisalign® treatments generally take about one year.  It all starts with personalized “clear aligners” which are custom fit for each patient.  These are made of “BPA-FREE” plastic – they are comfortable and don’t irritate the teeth or mouth. Patients wear these aligners throughout the course of the day, and remove them when eating or brushing.

How does the Invisalign® technology work?

The principal behind Invisalign® technology is that the teeth shift gradually. The teeth actually move into proper alignment while the aligners are being worn. The beauty, of course, is that the fixture is virtually invisible, and unlike conventional braces, everything is inconspicuous. Every 2 weeks a new set of aligners is provided, and every 6 weeks progress is monitored at the clinic.

For best outcomes, Dr. Pedvis recommends wearing the aligners for about 20 hours a day (from day one to the end of the treatment).  Most patients will notice changes at practically every stage of the treatment. Overall, it makes for a patient experience that is both positive and empowering.  By the end of the treatment period, physical changes are conspicuous and dramatic.

Combine Invisalign with Proper Oral Healthcare 

For the team at the Mackenzie Dental Centre, ongoing oral health maintenance is vital to overall health. This is particularly relevant during and after Invisalign® treatment. Like the entire body, teeth need proper care, complemented by routine examinations.  This will ensure a quality level of oral health, and prevent the potential for conditions to develop and eventually deteriorate.

In addition to Invisalign®, Mackenzie Dental Centre offers a wide range of professional services, along with a clinic environment that is comfortable, and caring. 




What Our Clients Are Saying

Thoroughly impressed from top to bottom. Beautiful facility, state of the art equipment, phenomenal dentist Dr. Lloyd Pedvis is indeed!! Beyond knowledgeable and best of all is his calming influence. He has such a down to earth approach, I just find it reassuring and just don't have the anxiety that I've had with past dental work. Just moved into the city and thrilled with our families new dentist and dental clinic!

Josh Katz

Dr. Pedvis and his staff are absolutely wonderful! My family and I are so happy that we have found him. He is absolutely amazing with young children. Both my kids needed work done and he was very gentle and patient. Both of them left his office happy and with great smiles! We are very happy we switched to Dr. Pedvis.

Holly D.

Our Family has gone to Dr. Pedvis for over 25 years in his previous location. You are all so lucky to have him and his team to look after you in Vaughan now. I am a very complicated dental patient due to healthcare issues… I knew I was always safe with Dr. Pedvis!  I will miss your great stories, and trying not to laugh, as you work on my dental issues. Most people do not get to laugh at "The Dentist". Your new office looks awesome! 

Dorothy McMahon

I have been a patient of Dr. Pedvis for 13 yrs now. He is the greatest dentist I've ever had. He's extremely gentle, listens to your concerns and is compassionate. I once emailed the office with a severe toothache when it was closed. Shortly after Dr. Pedvis contacted me with my concerns, he called in a prescription for me to get me out of pain. He then took me first thing in the morning and did a root canal. I highly recommend this dental office to anybody looking for a caring dentist. Also the staff is fantastic and they truly care about you as a person.

Kimberly Oppermann

I have seen many dentists prior to Dr. Pedvis, so I believe I have ample reference points to say that Dr. Pedvis is at the top of his field. He keeps up to date with developments in the field, invests in the latest equipment for his office and is able to handle a wide variety of procedures, from simple to complex. He also maintains an equally top level network of professionals to add to his service capabilities if needed.

Christopher Omiecinski

I am pleased to share my experience I had at the office of Dr. Lloyd Pedvis. From the moment I stepped into the office, I was made to feel welcome and comfortable, by the friendly competent staff. I found the office environment very pleasant. Dr. Pedvis is an excellent dentist. He takes the time to explain every procedure, and is attentive that I was comfortable at all times.

Melissa Lombardo

Me and my family have been going to Dr. Pedvis 's dental practice since 1995. He always performs excellent services, and is often available to handle emergencies. First class staff, as well. Their new location in Vaughan is stunning! Highly recommended.

Cameron A. M. Muir

Dr. Pedvis was so amazing! I can't say enough good things about him. Not only did he get me in quickly for a root canal (replying on a Sunday to my plea for help!). He was so great about addressing my pain and understanding my irrational fear. His follow up after the root canal was absolutely amazing! I was shocked at his follow through and care for his patients even after the procedure. I would recommend him to anyone in need of dental work.

Nancy B.


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