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Dec 2013

Case of Month- December 2013

Our case of the month for December involves the cosmetic and functional correction of very crooked lower teeth. Crooked lower teeth can cause all sorts of problems: 1. Poor oral hygiene 2. Major build up of plaque and tartar 3. Gum inflammation 4. Uneven bite 5. Poor aesthetics Our case is a very typical of very crowded lower teeth causing all of the above. Have a look:

Crooked teeth, poor hygiene, uneven teeth Crooked lower teeth, is there space to correct them?

The main issue is always space and generally there is a lack of space. After a full and thorough examination, a decision was made to use a full arch lingual brace. The main reason for this was the aesthetic factor; it is truly invisible being on the inside of the teeth. This is certainly not the easiest technique for our client or indeed our dentist, Dr Nissit Patel, but the results speak for themselves. The lingual brace:

Orthodontics, lingual braces, inside braces, hidden braces The lingual brace in situ. Hidden on the inside of the teeth.

The end result:

Straight teeth, even teeth, fixed retainer Straight teeth- what a difference!

What a change! The lower front teeth are now straight, even, easy to clean and maintain. Our client was delighted and we are thrilled with the end result. The treatment was completed using STB lingual brackets by Dr Nissit Patel. The photographs are the sole property of Dr Nissit Patel and any reproduction is strictly prohibited. If you are thinking about teeth straightening, lingual braces, invisible braces or cosmetic dentistry in general, give us a call. You will be surprised at what we can offer.


Oct 2021

Case of the Month August 2021- Social 6 lingual brace, teeth whitening and cosmetic bonding

Our case of the month for August was a straight forward one but effective. In many cases, we get asked to correct one or two teeth which really bothers our patient. Most of the time, this is perfectly feasible using modern day cosmetic dental techniques such as lingual braces and cosmetic bonding. For our case, one tooth had slipped behind the others and was in cross bite with the lower teeth. This is where the upper tooth actually sits on the inside surface of the lower tooth when closed. This is not desir… READ MORE
May 2021

Case of the Month March 2021- Cosmetic Bonding

Our case of the month for March is a simple but great one- we love it so much! It features cosmetic bonding which is a favourite treatment of ours. People often ask what is cosmetic or composite bonding. Well the answer is simple. For many years, dentists have been using adhesive technology to bond fillings inside of teeth. The same technology can be applied to the outside of teeth to make them look pretty! In essence, if a tooth is worn down, fractured, uneven or discoloured then composite bonding can be u… READ MORE
Apr 2021

Dental orthodontic retainers

At the end of orthodontic treatment, retainers must be worn otherwise you run the risk of undoing all of the hard work straightening your teeth. This is called relapse. We advise a combination approach of a fixed wire retainer placed behind the front teeth as well using a removable retainer at night. Fixed Retainer In most cases, we will place the fixed wire retainer immediately after the brace has been removed so that the risk of relapse is minimal. The great advantage of a fixed wire retainer is that it… READ MORE
Mar 2021

Case of the Month February 2021

Our case of the month for last month is a stunning case which involves a smile transformation using three techniques:1. Lingual Braces2. Tooth whitening using a take home whitening kit 3. Cosmetic bonding We like to call this a Progressive Smile transformation as there is no drilling, no injections, no pain and the process is affordable and easy to maintain. In contrast to porcelain veneers or crowns which require drilling away of healthy tooth enamel to cover the teeth with the ceramic. Granted, this may l… READ MORE


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