Smiles of the Week

Neil sports this week’s smile of the week as he picks up his prize of an Oral B Triumph toothbrush worth over €165

Neil won our Facebook “toothbrush tag” competition;  if you entered but didn’t win this time around look out for another one next month!
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April 2011
April 2011

September 2011
September 2011

Patient: 40+ year old female who presented with “crooked” front teeth, that had been a source of frustration for her for many years.

Treatment: Six Month Smiles Orthodontic braces for 5 months—fixed tooth coloured braces which are adjusted every month.

Cost: €2600

Dentist: Dr. Helen Walsh

No re-touching of photographs has been done.


This patient, 23 years of age, presented as she was unhappy with her smile. She didn’t want to go the traditional orthodontic treatment route, over a 2 year course, as she was looking for a ‘quick fix’. She went to a dentist in Turkey, who made a treatment plan consisting of two extractions and 15 units of bridgework! A very destructive treatment plan, especially since the patient had perfectly healthy teeth!!

The patient saw the fault of this treatment plan, and decided to go with something a bit more conservative. We used the 6 month smiles technique to correct her mis-aligned teeth, adjusting her orthodontic wires every month.

She is now whitening her teeth, to give them that extra wow-factor. Needless to say, the patient is delighted with the life changing results.

Duration of treatment: 8 months

Dentist: Dr. Riley Lewis
Cost €2600

This patient was very conscious of her rotated front central incisor teeth.  These teeth protruded her lip, and made her other front teeth look darker.  She opted for Six Month Smiles on the upper teeth only.  After 7 months, the teeth look great! She is delighted with the results.  The after picture shows the permanent retainer we place to ensure the teeth stay in place!

Cost: €1900 payable over the duration of her treatment.

Treatment done by Dr Riley Lewis.

No re-touching of photographs has been done.

In dentistry, there are a number of different solutions to every problem; in fact deciding which treatment is best suited for each individual patient can be as challenging as actually carrying out the treatment.

This patient did not like the appearance of her smile, in fact she had hated it for most of her life, and hardly ever smiled. When I aksed her why she had never done something about it before, she told me that she was worried:�
a) it would cost too much
b) it would take too long
c) she absolutely did not want braces
d) she wanted them to look better – they didn’t have to look “perfect”

We discussed all the ways to improve her smile, and decided to use advanced dental bonding techniques to add to the teeth and close the spaces. This treatment is inexpensive, can be carried out in one appointment and does not involve braces, so it was ideal for her.

Treatment time: 3 hours
Treatment cost: €920
Treatment carried out by:Dr Nicholas Beirne 

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This patient never liked the look of her teeth; They were slightly crooked due to minor crowding. She was happy with the look of her lower teeth; thus opted for six month smiles on the upper teeth only. After 5 months, she was delighted with the results, and the braces came off.

Cost: €1900 payable over the duration of her treatment.

Treatment done by Dr Riley Lewis.

No re-touching of photographs has been done.

 


This patient hated to smile because of how her lateral incisors stuck out. She opted for Six Month Smiles, and got her fantastic results in only 3 months! The results were fantastic for such a short amount of time, and has transformed the patients face, and personality. She is now very happy to smile!

Cost: €1800 payable over the duration of her treatment.

Treatment done by Dr Riley Lewis.

No re-touching of photographs has been done.


Patient: Sinead aged 41 yrs was bothered by the appearance of her left lateral incisor(next to her left front tooth).

Treatment: Inman aligner worn for 12 weeks.

Cost: €1700

Dentist: Dr. Helen Walsh

Jan 2011

July 2011

Patient: Sarah aged 33, presented with very disfiguring teeth in Jan 2011.

Treatment: We used the 6 month smiles technique to correct her mis-aligned teeth, adjusting her orthodontic wires every month.
We would recommend she whitens her teeth now that they are corrected permanantly.

Duration of treatment: 6 months

Dentist: Dr. Helen Walsh.

Cost €2600

When I recently received an email from Miss Universe Ireland 2010 Rozanna Purcell, asking me if I could improve her smile, I was delighted to be able to help her.

Now the difference between a perfect smile and a not-so-great one is about 1/10 of a millimeter, so there’s no room for error, particularly if a patient’s career depends on looking beautiful. Cosmetic dentistry can be at turns rewarding and challenging, and the concentration required can be pretty draining; still I’m not complaining, there are tougher jobs.


What we did:
Roz didn’t really like the appearance of her upper front teeth, she felt that they looked too short and grey at the bottom. We agreed that by removing the failed composites and replacing them with a whiter, less translucent cosmetic bonding, we could dramatically improve her smile. Interestingly, the teeth appear longer even though they aren’t by much; it’s just that the better shape and colour makes them appear longer.

What I like about composite bonding is that it is a conservative treatment; we removed none of Roz’s enamel from her natural teeth, and the treatment was all carried out in a single appointment.


Before


After

So now that the cosmetic bonding is completed on the top teeth, Dr. Helen Walsh is taking over Roz’s care to complete the orthodontic straightening of her lower teeth (update and pics to come in a few months!).

I want to thank Roz for being a great patient, my somewhat ignorant expectation of tantrums and tiaras proved to be miles off the mark!

See Rozanna’s video

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