A quest for new space

Quest Braces is bringing the same great smiles to Airdrie residents’ faces that they have been for the past decade, but they are doing so in a much bigger and brighter space.

Dr. Mo Korayem opened Quest Braces (formerly Quest Orthodontics) in September 2011. The business provides comprehensive dental alignment services for children and adults using braces, Invisalign and other dental alignment devices.

“If you like to smile and feel inspired, you need to come visit us,” says Korayem.

“Visitors to our clinic are not only treated to an amazing new space that is beautifully designed with impeccable attention to detail; they also get to see our incredible team work their magic creating beautiful smiles one patient at a time. We love what we do and it shows.”

Quest moved from their original space in Yankee Valley Crossing to the former Boston Pizza at Sierra Springs Drive and Yankee Valley Boulevard in July. The move gave them an additional 2,000 square feet to work with.

“We have grown so much over the years and our previous clinic was simply not big enough to continue to serve our patients with the level of quality, comfort and convenience that we aim for,” says Korayem.

“Not only did we need a larger space to be able to see more patients, we wanted to make sure each patient and their family had enough room for privacy and comfort.”

Calgary artists and father/son team Kirk and Cole Anderson created an impressive 14-by-14-foot mural that covers the walls of the office, as well as 19 canvases that are each three feet by three feet.

The vibrantly colourful mural depicts snapshots of life in Airdrie and was created using latex and acrylic paints. The project, which was designed in collaboration with Korayem and Kirk, took the artist duo three weeks to complete.

“I had never painted anything that big or that fast before and it was an intense challenge that we both enjoyed,” says Cole.

Korayem says the mural is a conversation piece that makes people feel comfortable and happy.

“We wanted a mural that represented all the major landmarks for Airdrie,” he adds.

“We’re proud to have become a cornerstone of the Airdrie community over the years and wanted something that spoke to our local roots and our position in the community.”

He adds that he is aware that going to the dentist or orthodontist can be a bit nerve-wracking for some. By creating a warm, beautiful space and making people feel at home, Korayem hopes to make it easier for people to come to Quest Braces.

“Our motto is ‘Smiles Made Awesome,’” he adds.

“Our vision is to be Airdrie’s trusted community partner in improving oral health and quality of life by creating beautiful smiles and healthy bites for folks of all ages…. Our ultimate goal is to enrich people’s lives and make them feel better about themselves.”