The Word Of Mouth Blog



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It was once believed that braces offered a permanent solution to crooked teeth and that a few months of sacrifice would translate into a perfectly straight smile for life – but years of research and investigation have proven that this is actually not the case. The only way to maintain the results achieved by braces is by consistently wearing retainers after the braces are removed.

 

Invisalign OptiSmile The most convenient retreatment solution You may have noticed your teeth migrating, becoming crooked where they were once straight. This is completely normal and natural if you have not been wearing your retainers – recent research shows that teeth move throughout life and will continue to migrate unless preventative measures are taken after the braces are removed.

 

The bad news is that if your teeth have moved, and you no longer have that perfectly straight smile, you will need to undergo treatment all over again. It may not seem worth it – you’re probably considering just living with a crooked grin – but crooked teeth promote structural issues that could have significant impacts on your life further down the line so re-treatment is not just recommended, it’s necessary to ensure long-term oral health.

 

The good news is that re-treating crooked teeth is no longer the major inconvenience it used to be, and it can now be done quickly and discreetly so that there is minimal impact on your life and no one ever needs to know you’re undergoing treatment.

 

Invisalign is an excellent alternative to chunky metal braces, which can be extremely inconvenient. They are clear aligners which fit over your natural teeth and gradually move them. With Invisalign, minor relapses can be fixed within as little as 3 – 6 months, and the aligners can be removed at will for occasions such as business meetings or events so you have the freedom to live your life without limitations.

 

Dr Harris Smeyatsky is one of 2 Platinum status Invisalign providers in South Africa, and he is the only one situated in Cape Town so you can rest assured that you are in good hands. A practitioner receives Platinum status by treating between 41 and 80 patients within a 12 month period, which means that Dr Smeyatsky has vast experience with the Invisalign system and can help you with not just the straightening process, but also with the long-term maintenance of your results.

 

The longer you wait to have your teeth re-treated, the worse they’ll become. So bite the bullet and make that call today – our Platinum status Invisalign provider is ready to help you regain your stunning, straight smile. Contact us today and receive a free initial consultation.


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Not just because of the gap it leaves behind, but also because of the way your mouth, teeth, jaw and face will move to accommodate and rectify the loss.

 

When you lose a tooth, a few things will start happening. The most obvious effect of missing teeth is aesthetic – the way you look affects the way you feel, and the psychological and social consequences of tooth loss can also be profound.

 

The less obvious, but probably the most impactful effect of missing teeth is not so much about teeth as it is about bone, which needs stimulation to maintain its form and density. Alveolar bone surrounds and supports teeth, and requires stimulation from the teeth in order to hold its density. When you lose a tooth, you lose the stimulation to this bone and without stimulation, this bone will lose height, width and eventually volume which will cause problems with chewing, speaking and your overall appearance.

 

Bone loss will change the shape and form of your face, changing your entire appearance. Spots where teeth are missing will droop and could even collapse over time. So getting proper support when you lose a tooth is vital to your overall health, wellness and appearance.

 

The dental technologies we use in our practice are chosen and used with the specific aim of offering patients the best solutions available. So when you come to OptiSmile for implants, bridges or veneers, you can be assured that we’ll work with you to design the best possible smile for you.


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5th July 2017 Cosmetic Dentist

Smile Makeover

A beautiful smile can make you feel confident on the inside more approachable on the outside – the perfect combination to attract people in a social, professional or romantic setting. With a smile makeover, our dentists can address many common dental concerns while simultaneously giving you a total smile transformation.

 

Signing up for a total transformation may feel overwhelming, but a smile makeover is done over time with a series of smaller procedures that ultimately make your teeth whiter, straighter and more uniform – while still looking completely natural. Our dentists take various components into consideration in order to give you a gorgeous smile; including your facial appearance, skin tone, hair color, teeth (color, width, length, shape and tooth display), gum tissue and lips. Smile makeovers are performed for many reasons and customized according to your unique considerations.

 

Depending on your desired results, we will recommend a series of cosmetic and functional procedures. The most common procedures included in a smile makeover are teeth whitening, composite bonding, invisalign and dental veneers. We also recommend implants where teeth have been lost.

 

These procedures have stunning results on their own, but offer a drastic change to your smile when combined! Modern cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve the teeth you’ve always wanted, no matter what the current state of your smile. Whether you want to whiten your teeth, straighten your smile, or correct an unsightly bite misalignment—our team will help you find a solution.

 

At Optismile, we believe that cosmetic dentistry should enhance the health as well as the appearance of a patient’s smile. We use innovative solutions to optimize your bite and dental health while giving you a sparkling smile.


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19th June 2017 Cosmetic Dentist

Special events and functions usually mean good food, great company and a lot of pictures! With the amount of media sharing networks and websites around, you want to be able to look your best in each one and a bright, beautiful smile is key to achieving this!

Thankfully, there are a number of quick cosmetic treatments that can be done in a single visit, with stunning results! These last minute procedures will have you looking picture perfect in time for your next event:

Veneers

Porcelain Veneers never fail to amaze – they can cover a chip, hide a crack, make discoloration disappear, or correct a misshapen tooth and the results are gorgeous. The process is surprisingly quick, with minimal recovery time .

Enamel Shaping

Just one slightly misshapen tooth can downgrade aspects of a smile, even if all the other teeth are all straight and uniform. Enamel shaping is the art of reshaping a tooth so that it blends flawlessly with the rest of your smile.

Bonding

Dental Bonding is the art of applying a composite resin to your teeth, in order to to fix teeth with cosmetic and structural issues. The newest techniques are minimally invasive – leaving you with more of your own tooth structure and a beautiful finish.

Teeth Whitening

The ultimate last-minute cosmetic touch up – teeth whitening gives you a bright, beautiful smile without any discomfort. We can brighten your smile by a number of shades in a single session, so this is a perfect last minute addition to your party prep!

For more information on any of these quick treatments, contact our dental practice. Or visit our Cosmetic Dentistry page to learn more about various cosmetic dentistry procedures.


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