When you think your smile is hopeless

Dental development involves the replacement of the baby teeth (from the age of 6) by the fuller set of adult teeth. Adult teeth are greater in number and are greater in size. The canines are usually in there correct position by 12 years of age, but not in all patients. Sometimes the canines (fangs) do […]

How long to close my gap?

A midline diasetma or gap can be present for many reasons: 1 Small teeth or microdontia 2 Buried teeth 3 Pressure from the lip frenum pushing the teeth apart 4 Orthodontic pressure Spaces can be corrected by either orthodontics, composite bonding or porcelain veneers. Sometimes if the gap is very large an implant crown can […]

Proclined teeth and the Eline

The E line The E line is an imaginary line drawn from the nose tip to the chin. In the ideal face the upper and lower lips sit just behind the E Line, with the lower lip being fuller being closer. Changes in the positions can be seen in patients who have : 1 Upper […]

Tooth drift and how to treat it

Spaces between teeth can occur in many ways. A patient may have genetically spaced teeth, genetically missing teeth, or teeth extracted.  Spaces between teeth can also occur from habits such as tongue thrust, pencil chewing thumb sucking etc. Teeth can also drift in patients who have suffered periodontal disease/ gum disease.  The most common space […]

How to get a smile like Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts is known worldwide as a beautiful woman, a great actress and having a great wide smile. The smile is wide because she has a wide mouth, but also because her teeth are aligned and the arch is widened to show more teeth in her smile; you can actually see back to her molars. […]

Can Invisalign ruin your teeth?

Invisalign is a removable orthodontic system made up of a series of clear aligners that you normally change every 2 weeks. Unlike normal orthodontics which have fixed brackets and wires, Invisalign allows you to remove the aligner to clean your teeth. Because there are no brackets fixed to your teeth or archwires, Invisalign allows you […]

How expensive is Invisalign?

women showing off her perfect smile

Question is how much do you value your smile? What you really want to do is to invest in the correct treatment that is cost effective but gives you the smile that you desire. There are many ways to straighten your teeth and many dentists who can do it. How do you know what is […]

When extracting a front tooth makes sense with Invisalign

woman placing Invisalign in mouth

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. […]