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Orthodontist Cape Town: Revolutionising Your Smile with OptiSmile

Orthodontics

Nestled in the vibrant heart of Sea Point, Cape Town, OptiSmile stands as a beacon for superior orthodontic care. In the evolving world of dental solutions, we have chosen to specialise in the Invisalign system – a testament to our commitment to providing the best for our patients. Our service encompasses a holistic approach, ensuring that orthodontic care is practical, comfortable, convenient, and tailored to modern lifestyles. Dive into a transformative orthodontic experience with OptiSmile, where our leading dental professionals will craft your flawless smile.

What Clients Are Saying About OptiSmile

Brought my three daughters here (8,6,4) and we had a great experience all around. Highly recommend!
Tom D.
Tom D.
1708148987
My experience with OptiSmile was great. I managed to get an appointment very quickly for my tooth ache and the support over phone in preparation of the appointment was much welcome and appreciated. Dr Clifford is very friendly and helped me out efficiently without having to go through unnecessary screens and test.
Bram L.
Bram L.
1707506768
Hands down, best dentist I’ve ever been to. Professional, incredibly experienced, very nice surroundings, and exceptionally good with my children. Highly recommend.
Isla G.
Isla G.
1707124240
Recently had my teeth done by DR Keira and I’m very pleased with the results. I don’t feel insecure about my smile anymore and find myself smiling a lot more !
Ethan B.
Ethan B.
1706637606
Absolutely top-class and excellent in all aspects. Wonderful and friendly people throughout and world-class expertise, equipment, and care that is unmatched from anywhere else that I have seen. Highly recommend!
Aaron J.
Aaron J.
1706566597
What a pleasant and seamless experience at Optismile. Friendly service and excellent dental advice! Thank you taking care of my teeth!
Katherine B.
Katherine B.
1706516405
Very professionalChanged circumstances caused cancellation of appointment on Thursday
Aubrey F.
Aubrey F.
1706035838
The best experience. I was suffering from a cracked tooth whilst travelling and contacted OptiSmile on NYE. I received fast and friendly responses with an appointment on the 2nd. They quickly identified and resolved the issue for me. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The actual space is beautifully designed and belongs in Switzerland. If only all dentists and healthcare providers were so... great. Thank you!read more
Oliver F.
Oliver F.
1705082786
Dr Clifford was beyond amazing. Best experience I’ve ever had with a dentist. Facilities and technology they use are the best I’ve ever seen. I went in with an issue my dentist had recommended a root canal for and wanted a second opinion. Dr Clifford said it wasn’t necessary and fixed my issue in a much less invasive fashion. Thankyou so much!
John O.
John O.
1704976081
Absolutely amazing experience. I had a year and a half of Invisalign and then had Injection Molding done to finish it off. I had a completely new smile and a comfortable bite. I felt looked after through the entire experience, Optismile always went the extra mile for me.
Ronan I.
Ronan I.
1703229609
Unbelievable results - I could not be happier! OptiSmile and Dr Harris Smeyatsky are among the best professionals I've ever worked with. Everything from the service, to the patient care, to the expertise, and importantly the final result, all of it was a pleasure.Dr Harris Smeyatsky is an expert and perfectionist. I felt like I could completely trust his advice and everything he was doing during... my Invisalign and final bonding treatment, and I'm very grateful that he was my orthodontist during this process.Would highly recommend them!read more
David G.
David G.
1703228452
Dr Steyn is an excellent dentist and the facility is world class with knowledgeable and pleasant staff
Marlon M.
Marlon M.
1703010877
Couldn't be happier! Incredible service from start to finish with the entire team and Dr Harris & Clifford. Communicating via whatsapp and having friendly reception staff made the overall journey so much easier and enjoyable. Harris is THE guy to do invisilign with in South Africa and I can see why. 10/10 for results! Really enjoyed his personal and friendly approach ...he may even have convinced... me that I like going to the dentist now. To finish my dental journey, I had injection bonding with Dr Clifford who was just as amazing. Will definitely only be going to Optismile for all future dental procedures. Big thanks to everyoneread more
Wilmé Verwoerd W.
Wilmé Verwoerd W.
1700728063
This is the most wonderful practice. I needed a lot of work done to my teeth and although I have a fear of dentists, I felt very relaxed and comfortable. I never had to wait, and the service was extremely efficient. I am very happy with the results.
Bridget S.
Bridget S.
1700667636
Great service! I was on a cruise and chipped a tooth while at sea. I wanted to find a dentist at our next port in South Africa. I searched online and found OptiSmile. I was able to book an appointment online. The office was professional and the dentist fixed my tooth so that I could enjoy the rest of my cruise without worry. I highly recommend this practice.
Cindy C.
Cindy C.
1700407360
Absolutely incredible experience from start to finish. I had been to many dentists all over the world to fix my teeth but all said it would take an average of two years. My entire treatment was complete within 4 months and I couldn’t be happier with the results. My teeth are perfect now and I cannot stop smiling. The staff and doctors were incredibly supportive and friendly and were always... available to answer any questions. This is by far the best experience I’ve ever had at any dentist and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants the best!read more
Nzobella M.
Nzobella M.
1700213165
Had the most relaxed, smooth and an amazing general experience at OptiSmile SeaPoint. Exceptional staff, super welcoming and friendly, great tech, the clinic is impeccably clean, and the attention to detail was not only impressive but very satisfying for the soul😊. I am in awe and absolutely delighted with Optismile. Dr. Cara and team, YOU ROCK💕
Ingrid M.
Ingrid M.
1700130981
I couldn't recommend this practice more. I got injection molding, fillings and general teeth whitening done. They only use the best equipment, I felt super safe and comfortable every consultation/treatment. The offices/rooms are beautifully designed, far better than any other practice I've been to.Kinan (dentist), Olwethu (assistant) and all the other assistants involved in my treatment have... been amazing. Super friendly, more than willing to explain their processes & help you pick the best treatment plan, and clearly care about their patients. Clear professionals, they're so good at what they do.I will say it's quite expensive but if you're able to pay for it, it is worth every cent!read more
Ross B.
Ross B.
1700032244
Great equipment and staff to assisting in delivering an unforgettable experience.Took about a year to get the perfect smile!
Kowie L.
Kowie L.
1699419524
I couldn’t have asked for more caring, kind and compassionate people to help me with my complicated case. I had a car accident many years ago and had prior work done by another practice which I started to experience severe problems with. I was so anxious to have them fixed but I’m so glad I came here and went ahead. They were incredible at taking care of my case and went above and beyond to make... me feel comfortable. Dr Clifford & his wife even came in on the weekend to help me when I was experiencing pain as well as dropped off painkillers and a care package when I was too weak to leave my house. I had to come in for an appointment on my birthday and the whole practice sang happy birthday to me. Thank you Optismile. I am very grateful for your professionalism, your thoughtfulness and for giving me my smile back! I will recommend you to everyone I know.read more
Kim M
Kim M
1698764687
Very professional & accommodating, special thanks to Zanele, Verona & Dr Louis.
Lindsey H.
Lindsey H.
1696844958
I had a very good experience at Optismile. Great attention for the patient. I’m very grateful to Dr Harris and Dr. Cara for making my smile looking beautiful 😍 and to the rest of the staff to be so patient and caring.
Benedetta T.
Benedetta T.
1695974746
Most professional dentist I know, having lived in Netherlands, Belgium, and been to Dentists in US and Spain as well
Patrick S.
Patrick S.
1695754120
I expected professionalism at OptiSmile, of course. What really pleased me was the caring attitude and approach to patients. In addition, the office was gleaming, clean with all the latest technology to take the experience truly to the next level. Most of all, though, is my appreciation for Dr. Shaa. He was totally with me in guiding and helping me to understand the procedure and his... technique. I would highly recommend Dr. Shaa and OptiSmile. 5 stars +++.read more
Stephani S.
Stephani S.
1694917719
Easy booking system. Instead of sitting in the waiting room filing in forms, I could do it online and save time. Was greeted and welcomed with a great smile and service by Widaad & I walked away with a whiter brighter smile given to me by Dr. Kinan and Olwethu, explaining the procedure step by step.
Tania B.
Tania B.
1694065412
After my initial appointment via Google Teems I am impressed friendly and kind, for clarity, I have not had any treatment or follow-ups yet.
Kathryn S.
Kathryn S.
1693999288
Very professional and welcoming. I felt like I was in safe hands. My treatment options were explained fully and I feel confident that I will receive the best possible care. So pleased to have found OptiSmile.
Sharon M.
Sharon M.
1693912769
Dr Yudelman goes over and beyond to make his patients feel at ease and comfortable. From the advanced technology at the practice to the beautiful atmosphere, this has to be the best dentist visit I’ve ever experienced.
Melissa K.
Melissa K.
1693029813
Extremely professional. I would recommend them to anyone
Anette A.
anette A.
1692989251
Without a doubt the best dentist I have ever been to.Super friendly and efficient service, and the quality of the dentistry and work carried out is of the highest standard.
Michael M.
Michael M.
1692972894
I've been to see Dr Yudelman for 2 Cerec restorations. I couldn't recommend him more highly. The practice is really professionally run and organised. Both procedures were completely, and I mean completely, pain free. I'd go as far as to say I actually enjoyed the experience.I’ve since been back for a third cerec restoration: Dr Clifford again did a flawless job. And once more, completely... painless.read more
Richard P.
Richard P.
1692803987
Absolutely amazing service, advise and assistance. We brought our 6 year-old to Dr. Shaa and he and his assistent were amazing with her. No stress, professional and super friendly!
Cape E.
Cape E.
1690357832
Lovely doctors. Gentle and caring.
Petra Q.
petra Q.
1689947927
I have had a fantastic experience at Optismile with Dr Shaa - He listened to my needs, attentively came up with a solution we were both comfortable with and within 3 weeks my smile has completely changed and I am SO happy with the results. Couldnt recommend this experience more - if you are on the fence - this is your sign to book an appointment! Thanks Dr Shaa!
Joanne M.
Joanne M.
1689760588
Wish I could give Dr. Yudelman and his team 6 stars. Cannot recommend thier services and the optisleep enough!
Armando A.
Armando A.
1688037880
Definitely the best dental practice I have ever been to. Dr Shaa and Nokubonga were very helpful from my first visit until I got some teeth extracted. Dr Shaa further played a huge role on getting me on a comprehensive treatment plan to get my smile fixed. Very grateful for the help and advise I’m getting from the Optismile team. Looking forward to getting some more work done with Dr Harris.... World class practice that cares.read more
Thabang S.
thabang S.
1687384013
Professional, Knowledgeable, Experienced, Caring and Efficient. Thank you for excellent service.
Marysia A.
Marysia A.
1686935591
Fazlin is the absolute best. I have been going to her for year's and is the only person I would go to for cleaning my teeth❤️
Tal A.
Tal A.
1686827297
Best dentist’s in Cape Town by far! Very professional, knowledgeable and makes use of advance dentistry equipment and technics.
Karli L.
Karli L.
1686717478
Best orthodontist and dentist in Cape Town, hands down
Justin S.
Justin S.
1685436643
The best dentistry expereince I had in my life so far.The team at Optismile are highly professional, competant. The Optismile made me feel very welcome and assisted me very well during my Invisalign treatment. My oral health has significantly improved, my teeth are nicely aligned and are nicely white now. I received several compliments on my new smile from friends and family and I feel much... better about my teeth and smile now.I highly recommend Optismile for your dentistry care.read more
Anthony S.
Anthony S.
1685429963
My visit to OptiSmile was a fantastic experience from start to finish. The staff was friendly and professional, and the Dr. did an excellent job, leaving my teeth feeling fresh and sparkling. Highly recommended!
Theresa S.
Theresa S.
1685171751
Excellent service, great communication and perfect result - couldn't ask for better and gladly recommend this practice!
Kobus B.
Kobus B.
1685001944
Very Professional Team and extremely approachable making each and every visit a welcoming and wonderful experience. I simply love the smile I now have, thank you fortaking extra special care of my natural teeth and all the team working with Dr. Harris (aka Dr. Miracle worker) to create my beautiful smile Optismile
Rhona W.
Rhona W.
1684966396
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What Is An Orthodontist?

An orthodontist is more than just a dentist; they are specialists in aligning and repositioning teeth. Using a combination of fixed and removable dental devices, they can tackle various dental challenges, such as

  • Crooked Teeth: A common issue many face, but with the expertise of an orthodontist, you can achieve a straighter smile.
  • Bite Issues: Orthodontists can rectify these concerns, whether an overbite with upper front teeth protruding or an underbite with lower teeth too far forward.
  • Spacing Issues: Whether your teeth are too crowded or far apart, orthodontic solutions can bring harmony to your smile.
  • Jaw Misalignment: Beyond just teeth, orthodontists can correct jaw issues, ensuring a comfortable and functional bite.

The main objective of orthodontic care is not just aesthetic. Straight and evenly spaced teeth align perfectly with opposing teeth in the jaw, ensuring you can eat, chew, and speak without issues. While orthodontics is often associated with children and teens, adults can benefit immensely from these treatments.

Benefits of Orthodontics

Embarking on an orthodontic journey isn’t just about looks but health, functionality, and confidence. Here’s what orthodontics can offer:
Properly aligned teeth ensure you can bite, chew, and speak without hindrance.
One of the most apparent benefits of orthodontics is the creation of a beautiful smile that boosts your confidence.
Aligned teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. By proactively addressing orthodontic concerns, you can prevent more severe dental issues.

With well-aligned teeth, the risk of dental emergencies due to breaks, cracks, or other issues is significantly reduced.

Who Are Orthodontics For?

Adults

Teens

Children

Why You Should Use OptiSmile?

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Pioneering Dental Approach

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Durable Dental Solutions

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Comfort Above All

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Spotting Issues Early

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Personalised Care

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Transparent Payment Options

Orthodontist FAQs

Take a look at our most common questions about Orthodontics. If you have further queries, please reach out to us for help.

The cost of orthodontic treatment in South Africa is influenced by various factors. For a precise estimate tailored to your needs, direct consultation with OptiSmile is best. 

However, the table below provides a ballpark figure:

 

OrthodonticsMin EstimateMax Estimate
Metal bracesR20 000R40 000
Ceramic bracesR35 000R70 000
Lingual bracesR35 000R70 000
Clear AlignersR50 000R115 000

 

Orthodontic treatment aims to correct misaligned teeth and jaws. If you’re conscious of the appearance of your teeth or if they’re causing functional issues, orthodontic treatment might be beneficial.
While applying braces doesn’t hurt, some discomfort might be felt as the teeth begin to move. Modern orthodontics, like Invisalign, significantly reduces discomfort compared to traditional braces. Simple remedies, such as over-the-counter painkillers and saltwater rinses, can be employed to alleviate any discomfort.
The length of orthodontic treatment varies. With Invisalign, it can take anywhere from 4-12 months, while more severe corrections require up to 24 months. This is far shorter than traditional braces, which can take 12 to 36 months.

Orthodontics boasts a range of devices, both fixed and removable, all tailored to move teeth, adjust muscle dynamics, and guide the development of the jaws. These instruments achieve their results by delicately exerting force on teeth and jaws. However, the particular nature of your dental requirements will determine the ideal device choice.

 

Among the fixed orthodontic tools are:

 

  • Braces: A traditional choice, these comprise bands, wires, and brackets. While effective, they’re often noticeable and can be uncomfortable.
  • Special Fixed Appliances: Specifically designed to curb habits like thumb sucking or tongue thrusting, these are anchored to teeth via bands.

 

As for the removable options:

 

  • Aligners: Standing out amongst these is Invisalign. This system shifts teeth like braces without unsightly metal wires and brackets. Notably transparent, Invisalign aligners can be effortlessly removed during meals or for cleaning, making them a preferred choice at OptiSmile.
  • Jaw Splints: Employed to correct and improve jaw closure, they can be fixed on either the upper or lower jaw.
  • Lip and Cheek Bumpers: A solution to the unintentional pressure exerted by the cheeks and lips on the teeth, these bumpers offer relief and space.
  • Palatal Expander: Designed to broaden the jaw’s arch, it consists of a plastic plate which, when set on the mouth’s roof, pushes the palate’s joints to expand.
  • Removable Retainers: Post-orthodontic treatment ensures that teeth remain in their new, corrected positions.


At OptiSmile, while we understand and appreciate the vast arsenal of orthodontic tools available, we emphasise providing the most modern, practical, and comfortable solutions.

This is why Invisalign remains our top recommendation for those seeking an advanced, discreet, and efficient orthodontic journey.

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