At Smiles Dentistry, we are committed to providing exceptional quality dental services that help every patient achieve optimal oral health. Dr. B is a Gold+ dental and Invisalign provider who approaches patient care with compassionate and results-driven methods that address all areas of oral care.
Our hygienic and administrative staff are experienced and equally committed to helping you and your family leave with the smile you deserve.
I had a fantastic experience at Smiles Dentistry! Thank you so very much to Dr. Ghadban and his team. They made me always feel comfortable and as an adult who suffered from badly misaligned teeth, they worked their Invisalign magic and made my smile beautiful.
Knowledgeable, experienced, and kind staff. Clean and modern office, and fun atmosphere! And, let me just say, “Dr. Ghadban is wonderful!” Smart and considerate of your needs and expectations. My smile looks truly beautiful and I could not be more pleased with my results and with how smoothly the Invisalign process went. All the staff is truly amazing, ready to assist in any way. And the vibe is comfortable and casual. Thank you for making me feel special in a sea of patients, Smiles Dentistry! And, thanks for my nice smile!
I am so happy with the end result I got from the Invisalign service at Smiles Dentistry. I can’t thank enough Dr. Ghadban for helping me with this whole process from beginning to end. Great place and great people here. Never had a problem and everyone was so kind, I’m very thankful.
Top-rated Invisalign provider!
Straight teeth and a confident smile without the challenges of braces.
Our Experience and
Our dentists are certified specialists who will use their expertise to provide the optimal personalized care you need.
Our technology and eco-friendly clinic
We use digital information for charting and patient diagnosis and treatment. We offer digital X-rays, use intraoral cameras, and our clinic is paper-light.
Digital Intraoral Scanning For Detailed 3D Modeling
Capturing a digital rendering of your teeth and gum has never been easier. Using our Digital Intraoral Scanning, we’ll have a complete and detailed model of your mouth in minutes. No gross putty necessary!
Every Invisalign consultation comes with a free 3D scan! These 3D models allow you to see what your post-Invisalign smile will look like when the treatments are completed.
Dr. Basem Ghadban was awarded his DDS from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Damascus, Syria in 2003. After working a short time in Damascus, his passion for oral health and aesthetics led him to pursue additional specializations in orthodontics and he obtained a postgraduate degree in Orthodontics from Dijon, France in 2007. His extensive education, training, and experience give Dr. Ghadban insight into the benefits of orthodontics and give him the ability to assess and correct teeth alignment issues while also enhancing patients’ oral health, tooth function, and aesthetics.
Practicing dentistry for over 18 years, Dr. Ghadban is an expert in all facets of the dental practice including restorative, root canal treatment, oral surgery, crowns, and dental bridges, although his passion is Invisalign treatment and cosmetic restorations. Dr. Ghadban believes strongly in the transformative power of a beautiful smile and loves interacting with her patients and their families to bring about positive change in their lives.
Lovingly referred to as “Dr. Basem” or “Dr. B” by his team and his patients, he is compassionate, patient, and an overall positive presence to be around. His professional, sincere, and calm demeanor puts patients at ease and places confidence in them when discussing treatment options. He is committed to providing his patients with quality individual care in a comfortable and friendly environment and ensures to build genuine long-term relationships with them based on mutual trust and cooperation.
Dr. Ghadban loves to keep up to date with the latest dental technologies and procedures, and regularly attends continuing education courses and dental conventions worldwide.
Dr. Ghadban strives to promote and improve oral health of not only his patients but also underprivileged people and children around the world by participating in charity dental missions overseas, in places such as Guatemala and Cambodia, when his time allows.
Outside his professional activities, Dr. Ghadban enjoys life with his wife Hazar and their 2 children. They love traveling, photography, and spending time with family & friends.
Dr. Ghassan Omera completed his dental degree in January 2004, he then moved on to finish his postgraduate studies in Periodontics in 2007 followed by a Master of Research in 2009 both from Lille 2 University in Lille, France. He worked at Lille 2 University Hospital and Dental school where he had the opportunity to teach periodontics, supervise the practical training and clinical work of the dental school students. Dr. Omera holds the Canadian Board Certificate along with the RCDSO’s license (General Certificate). He is treating exclusively periodontal & implant cases in his practice.
Dr. Omera obtained a Certificate in Implantology in 2006 form the Department of Medical Training and Research in Stomatology & Maxilo-facial Surgery (Pitié Salpetrière), Paris VI University, he finished the American Academy of Implant Dentistry “AAID Implant MaxiCourse” in 2019, Waterloo, Canada.
Dr. Omera’s education and experience have prepared him to diagnose and treat complex periodontal and implant cases. He is passionate about plastic “gum” surgery.
Dr. Omera has over 15 years of experience and holds the Oral Sedation & Nitrous Oxide Sedation Certificate.
Dr. Normita Segunial earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from University of the East Philippines in 1998. She had her own private practice for 10 years before moving to Canada in 2009. With well over 10 years of dental experience, Dr. Normita is committed to quality dentistry, working closely with her patients to create a treatment plan best suited to their individual needs. Providing thorough and gentle care to patients in a comfortable, stress free atmosphere are her priorities. She is dedicated to staying current by participating in various continuing education courses to provide the most advanced dental care available to patients.
Away from the clinic, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and dog, exercising by “running” circles in malls, as well as striving to find the next best brunch spot.
Crystal Clark has been with our dental practice since 2003, starting as a Dental Assistant, moving up to Office Manager and is now one of our Dental Hygienists. Having braces and seeing her own smile transform prompted Crystal to want to help others achieve the same confidence that comes from having a beautiful and healthy smile. Crystal finds the most rewarding part of her job is seeing the improvements in her patients’ oral and overall health. Crystal’s favorite thing about working at Smiles Dentistry is getting to know her patients and their families and seeing them year after year, especially the children! Crystal loves traveling to tropical destinations with her husband and adorable 5 year old son!
Deneeka Brown R.D.H. is an Invisalign specialist who has been with our dental practice since 2006. She makes friends with every patient and is always quick to make patients feel at ease. Deneeka instills a strong sense of confidence and quickly inspires trust.
Her own beautiful smile and understanding nature make it easy for patients to feel comfortable. She is devoted to supporting and educating patients on their individual needs and preventative care and places a high priority on a positive patient experience.
As a member of the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association and the College Of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, she’s always working to stay on the leading edge of her field to deliver the most up-to-date, evidence-based care to her patients.
Deneeka is also a passionate foodie and globetrotter. Her favorite destinations include South Africa, Morocco, and Thailand.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is the process of wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. There are no brackets, wires, or restrictions that come with metal braces.
Invisalign treatment is a great solution for both adults and teens looking for a virtually invisible method to improve their smiles. Clear Invisalign aligners make it possible to easily correct common teeth-straightening and bite issues, from simple to complex, moderate to severe – all without interrupting your busy life.
Below are some of the issues that we have treated with Invisalign.
- Crooked Teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Gum disease
- Preparation for Implants
Between Invisalign and braces, which one is right for you? Which one is right for your child? These are all great questions! This is a decision that comes down to several important personal preferences and priorities.
Price – While the actual price varies case by case, generally speaking, Invisalign costs between $2800 -$6700. Traditional braces can cost anywhere from $4,000 to $10,000, meaning that oftentimes, Invisalign can be the better economic alternative.
The biggest difference between braces and Invisalign is appearance, and Invisalign is going to win this category every time. Invisalign is virtually undetectable, while typical metal braces are more noticeable. Invisalign trays are made from a clear plastic material, whereas braces are metal. If you are looking for a discreet option for teeth alignment, Invisalign is the superior choice.
Invisalign tends to be more comfortable than traditional braces. This is because it applies less pressure to the teeth and mouth. Invisalign can strategically move specific teeth instead of moving all teeth at the same time, this can lead to less pain and soreness than traditional braces.
Braces can also have sharp edges that can cut the inner lip and the tongue. If you or your child plays sports, metal braces can be a safety risk if there is incidental contact.
Regular orthodontic appointments are recommended whether you have braces or Invisalign. For braces, this usually means coming into the office approximately once a month for 30 minutes in order to tighten the braces.
Unlike metal braces, you won’t need to return for regular appointments with Invisalign. Instead, you will return periodically every 8-10 weeks to check your tooth movements and tray fit.
You will be given instructions at these appointments for your next set of aligners. These appointments are typically 15 minutes.
Ease of Brushing and Flossing
With Invisalign, patients simply remove their trays and brush and floss normally. With traditional braces, you will need to remove elastics, bands, or removable parts of orthodontic appliances. Carefully clean around wires and pins. Brush each wire. Brush teeth.
Take the floss and carefully thread it under the main wire of the braces before passing it between two teeth. Then remove the floss and re-thread it under the main wire to pass between the next pair of teeth. Parents should do the flossing for younger children who lack the coordination to thread the floss under the main wire of their braces.
Those who wear Traditional Braces should avoid chewy, crunchy, sticky, and hard foods, including candy, nuts, popcorn, and bagels, to prevent damage or irritation. Since Invisalign aligners are removable, there are NO food restrictions.
You can eat and drink whatever you want during treatment. You only have to pop your Invisalign aligners out before eating or drinking anything aside from plain water.
Invisalign vs. Braces: The Verdict
In the debate between Invisalign vs braces, it all comes down to personal choice. So, to make the decision that is best for you or your child, you should carefully weigh the categories above.
Schedule a free orthodontic consultation with Dr. Basem is a great way to get all of your questions answered.
Dr. Basem uses cutting-edge 3D computer-imaging technology to map out a treatment plan that gradually aligns your teeth. We will create a series of customized clear orthodontic aligners that slowly shift your teeth into proper alignment.
Invisalign moves teeth by applying a controlled force to different parts of your teeth during different parts of your treatment. Simply put, only specific teeth can only move with each new set of aligners you wear.
The first aligner most resembles your current alignment, with small changes toward straighter teeth. You will switch out the aligners weekly as your teeth shift into proper alignment, with each aligner slowly forcing your teeth into optimal position. This is a more controlled and less painful way of aligning your teeth compared to metal braces.