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‘Controversy’ over invisible braces

‘Controversy’ over invisible braces

Invisible brace products such as the Inman Aligner and Invisalign, both US-made types of invisible braces, have grown in popularity over the last few years, according to the West Australian newspaper. However, the publication states that Dr Shelley Greenway, president of the Australian Society of Orthodontists, has called the much-acclaimed Inman Aligner a "reinvention of […]


Teens ‘seeking whiter teeth’

Teens ‘seeking whiter teeth’

Teenagers are performing their own teeth-whitening treatments to achieve brighter smiles, it has been reported. According to WTVQ-TV, there are certain things they – and their parents – need to be aware of with home whitening kits. "There could be extreme tooth sensitivity if it’s used improperly, if it’s kept on the teeth for too […]


‘Early treatment is vital’ with cracked teeth

‘Early treatment is vital’ with cracked teeth

Treating a cracked tooth early can significantly assist in treatment of the problem, it has been reported. San Antonio dentist Dr Brian Hale explained that a cracked tooth can be a result of temperature extremes, hard sweets, grinding or clenching teeth, trauma or brittleness from root-canal treatment. "If you have a cracked tooth, you already […]


Cosmetic dentists ‘cheaper in Mexico’

Cosmetic dentists ‘cheaper in Mexico’

Americans are heading over the border in search of cheaper cosmetic dental treatments, Reuters reports. The news source states that high dentist bills in the US are driving Americans to look elsewhere for treatment. Dr Luis Garza, a dentist from Ciudad Juarez in Mexico, commented: "If you want a perfect smile, you have to pay […]


Cosmetic dental treatment ‘changes lives’

Cosmetic dental treatment ‘changes lives’

People’s lives can be dramatically changed by transforming their smiles through cosmetic dentistry, it has been claimed. Oklahoman website newsok.com reports that an individual’s smile is a display of their personality and their self-confidence. Lee Centracco, an Oklahoma City dentist, explained that following a cosmetic dental procedure, a patient’s life can be transformed. "It’s like […]


Cosmetic dentists ‘should put patients at ease’

Cosmetic dentists ‘should put patients at ease’

Choosing the right cosmetic dentist is an integral aspect of improving a smile, it has been claimed. San Diego dentist Dr James Lowe said that the most important thing to do is ensure the professional has the training and experience relevant to the required treatment. He reported that as the cosmetic dental industry is constantly […]


Smile ‘most distinct feature’

Smile ‘most distinct feature’

A person’s smile is the most "outstanding" feature of their face, it has been claimed. The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies claims that someone’s smile is the first thing others notice and often defines their perception of them. "For this reason, many people try to make their smiles the best they can be […]


Lasers replacing drills in cosmetic dentistry

Lasers replacing drills in cosmetic dentistry

Following FDA approval, a number of American dentists are now using lasers in general and cosmetic dentistry, it has been reported. The Chicago Herald stated that teeth whitening, biopsy or lesion removal, gum disease treatments and fillings can all be prepared for by the use of lasers. It has been claimed that it is a […]


Dentists ‘can help fight bad breath’

Dentists ‘can help fight bad breath’

Cosmetic dentists can not only enhance the appearance of a patient’s smile but also deal with the problem of bad breath, it has been reported. US Dentist Dr Thomas O’Neil explained that the embarrassing condition can have a serious impact on social interaction at work and in patients’ spare time. Although chronic bad breath can […]


Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry event announced

Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry event announced

The US is to host the world’s most comprehensive cosmetic dental event – Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry 2008 – in May. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the event will take place from May 6th -10th in New Orleans, Lousiana. Over 150 educational courses will be available, alongside lectures, hands-on workshops and […]