Case 1: Wedding Day
Earlier last year one of my patients approached me about six months before her wedding day because she was unhappy with her smile. She was concerned about the moderate crowding of her lower teeth and the mild crowding and spacing between her upper teeth.
In addition, as a child she had taken tetracycline antibiotics, which had caused grey staining bands across her teeth. She did not want to go to great lengths to get rid of the staining but did want to do something to improve the overall appearance.
Even though we had a limited time for treatment, using Daemon self-ligating brackets, with orthodontic therapy we were able to straighten her teeth. Using cosmetic bonding to improve the shape of some teeth and simple teeth whitening to get rid of the staining we achieved the goals she was looking for. She was very happy with the results, and had one less thing to worry about as her wedding day approached. It was a beautiful wedding and reception, and we were glad that we could play a small role in helping her at that time in her life.
Case 2: Teenage Years
These days teenagers have enough to worry about like the stresses of the HSC and growing up. While we can’t solve all of these problems, Vivid Dental can at least get rid of one stress – the self-consciousness and awkwardness of traditional braces.
Braces have come a long way in recent years and in particular, the Invisalign technology allows us to straighten teeth without the need for traditional metal braces on the front of your teeth. Invisalign is a removable, virtually invisible option to straighten your teeth.
Increasingly Invisalign is also a popular option with older people, who missed out on braces when they were younger. Invisalign is especially beneficial for people who work in a sales or client-focused role, as they can improve their smile, without having to worry about what peoples‘ reactions will be.
Case 3: Reinvesting in Your Health
Patients are increasingly looking to replace old metal fillings with the newer tooth coloured material. In addition to looking nicer, there are other benefits such as being less likely to crack and stain teeth.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.