January 22, 2018

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Patient case study: New Year, new smile!

It may only be January, but I’ve started plenty of smile transformation cases for patients who want straight teeth for summer.

Here’s a great example of recent cosmetic work completed for a patient this month. She’d never been happy with her upper and lower teeth – she felt they were crooked, jagged and uneven.

In cases like this, it’s not just about straightening the teeth and thinking the job is done. It’s only when teeth are in alignment, that you also spot areas where their shape – and often length – need further refinement to deliver the results the patient is looking for.

Following teeth whitening, I used composite bonding to create a more symmetrical smile, and filed the teeth in places so they were in proportion and had smoother edges.

As you’ll see from the before and after image below, this tailored treatment plan achieved a great result and lots of Instagram love!

Want your own smile transformation? Call now for a consultation with me in Southport or Cheadle Hulme: 01704 360322 / info@drstephendodd.co.uk

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October 28, 2017

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Straightening for a natural smile

The beauty with cosmetic dentistry is that every patient can walk away with a new smile that has been carefully tailored to match both their aspirations and expectations.

Some patients know they want that ‘perfect’ Hollywood smile, while others opt for a more natural transformation. Whatever result you want to achieve, there’s likely to be several different options to consider depending on the shape, position and health of your teeth.

For this particular patient, the emphasis was on creating a natural smile and the result was excellent. As you’ll see from the images below, the teeth have been straightened with a fixed brace. Whitening and composite bonding followed shortly after, improving the shape and dimensions of some of the teeth without anyone knowing they had been tweaked in this way.teeth, straightening

This treatment plan was effective because it was scoped, developed and reviewed together with the patient – an approach that is so important in dentistry to make sure the final result matches – or hopefully exceeds – the patient’s expectations.

To book your own cosmetic consultation with me, contact me via my website here or call 01704 360322.

You can also keep up-to-date with my work by following me on Instagram @drstephendodd

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August 1, 2017

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Patient case study: Straightening in ‘secret’

Want to straighten your teeth without people noticing? The ‘Secret Smiles’ brace – otherwise known as lingual braces – allows you to do just that.

For this patient, they were the ideal solution. He knew he wanted a straighter smile but didn’t particularly want to wear braces that were visible. Lingual braces were bonded to the inside of his upper and lower teeth – completely out of sight – meaning he could achieve the results he wanted, without having a noticeable brace attached. The picture to the right shows the placement of the brace behind the teeth.

The patient also had composite bonding and whitening to improve the shape and appearance of the teeth further, with the entire treatment – including straightening – complete in around nine months. Take a look at the before and afters at the bottom of this post.

Lingual braces are just as effective as any other straightening method, and are particularly good for those who want to straighten their teeth discreetly due to work or lifestyle reasons.

Depending on the position of the teeth to start with, they may not be the appropriate straightening method for everyone. A consultation will be able to assess your suitability, as well as giving you advice about the results you can expect.

Want to straighten in secret? Click here to book a consultation with me now and I can advise on your options.

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