When extracting a front tooth makes sense with Invisalign

Extreme lower crowding can mean a tooth needs removal in order to achieve the best result and or minimise the treatment time. This lady had been a thumb sucker as a child. As her teeth and jaw were developing the forces of the thumb sucking caused the upper teeth and jaw to protrude and the […]

Invisalign can easily fix spaced out teeth

Many patients are too embarrassed to have braces as adults. They put up with their smile (not) because the thought of fixed braces and the pain just puts them off. They missed the opportunity as teenagers at school, because either nobody bothered to offer any help, or their smile got worse as they reached adulthood, […]

How to fix a crossbite with Invisalign

Miss KD was a shy person with a poor smile but could not really afford Invisalign. She had absolutely no confidence.  She hated it that her front teeth were sticking out so much. She had moderate crowding with a narrow high upper V shaped arch, with compressed overcrowding. This was pushing her front teeth outwards. […]

Finest Dental: What to do when a clinic closes

Finest Dental: What to do when a clinic closes A sense of loss Being a registered patient means that you have no access problems when you have a dental problem; you are recognised by the receptionist and the dentist and nurse know you very well.The dentist has maintained your oral health, patched up or maintained […]

Extreme Smile Makeovers

Hollywood teeth or bad for your teeth? With TV programmes on almost every week showing dentists giving people the pearly-whites of their dreams, and newspapers touting the latest procedure to give you a “new smile in an hour”, the attraction of a quick-fix cosmetic smile makeover such as dental veneers, rather than prolonged improvement through […]

Should I get Invisalign through Groupon?

When I started carrying out Invisalign there was only one product, Invisalign full. This product allowed me to treat full arch cases from simple to complex malocclusions. I started off in at the deep end and some of my earlier cases were very challenging with some up to 40 + aligners. Invisalign full was like […]

When is it required to take out a tooth during an ​Invisalign treatment?

When is it required to take out a tooth during an ​Invisalign treatment? Dental crowding is caused by too many teeth and not enough space to accommodate them. Are we normally born with too many teeth? The answer is No! What has happened is that the size of our dental arch is getting smaller due […]

When can I use Invisalign for a patient living in another country?

When can I use Invisalign for a patient living in another country? Orthodontics is the art of moving teeth to a place of patient satisfaction. Tooth movement does not always go to plan and that is why it is imperative that the patient attends regularly for review of treatment. About 18 months ago a patient […]

Invisalign for the extreme crowded patient

Invisalign for the extreme crowded patient This patient had just recently qualified as a medical doctor and came in from a recommendation. He did not smile and wanted his teeth straightened. He did not want to have fixed braces either. Initial presentation: Class 1: collapsed posterior segments: moderate upper, severe lower crowding: centrelines were not […]