How can a beautiful smile be created?

Although not all smiles are beautiful, all are generous and cordial when are sincerely given.

The large white teeth do not always guarantee a beautiful smile. They may help but this is not a rule. What really makes the difference is the intricate combination of details and shades of elements. Lips, gums and teeth are all essential elements of this complex ball that weaves the joy and happiness.

The relationship built between the positioning of teeth and the lips and gum and which is materialized into a beautiful smile is sensitive and highly accurate. It is a sophisticated architectural project properly managed by a highly trained orthodontist and consequently it requires proper judgment, in-depth knowledge and expertise and last but not least, a high dose of responsibility.

Orthodontics comes with its ability to unfold in three dimensions (3D dental shifts in all planes), with the possibility to properly position the gum lines that offer detailed beauty standards. Therefore, the aesthetic of your smile will be positively changed. Who can easily and spontaneously smile knows exactly what I am talking about.

A beautiful smile reflects the way you are actually seeing yourself and at the same time, it increases your self-esteem and the quality of your life.

Your smile is your superpower!
Dr. G

How long does the orthodontic treatment last?

I think we need to clarify this question. Actually, the right question would be: „How many activations do we need to obtain a complete and stable orthodontic treatment?”.

It is often said that an orthodontic treatment lasts on average 24 months. However, this is a completely random number and means NOTHING actually, because, if it does exist something that the orthodontist cannot control, then this is the TIME. Nobody, not even the orthodontist is able to control the time! All he/she can do is to deal with the appointments. Time always depends on a multitude of factors impossible to predict.

Variables may differ from the ”absences” of the patient up to a wide range of complications which cannot be controlled, such as device shifting or damaging, biological limitations, etc.

I, for myself, do inform my patients in relation to the number of meetings related to activation, which involve in fact those services which efficiently contribute to the end of the treatment scheme. A proper cooperation from the patient has a direct effect on the treatment time as, the more the patient adhere to this time schedule, the less activations are needed.

I think it is time to talk less about the treatment time and to concentrate more on the number of activations because it is only then when we may effectively separate the chaff from the wheat or rather the time from consultations we will be able to demonstrate once and for all the effectiveness and reliability of the orthodontic treatment.

Your smile is your superpower!
Dr. G

Is it really required the patient cooperation for the orthodontic treatment?

The orthodontist knows that a good orthodontic treatment requires excellent patients. And do you know why? Because it is not possible to administer the orthodontic treatment only in theory. It takes practice, and in practice, the one following the treatment makes all the difference.

It is not useful for the orthodontist to use all his/her theoretical knowledge if he/she cannot put it effectively into practice.

Of course, the professional must be capable and competent to achieve good results. It takes time to become an expert on this topic. A lot of study, dedication and, above all, love for what you do are the basic ingredients to forming a competent expert. However, this is the first part of the recipe for a healthy outcome. The other half comes from the patient. Help, cooperation, understanding and goodwill are needed for the next treatment.

After all, the game or rather the treatment must be a winner.

In fact, the patient gains the most from a healthy and beautiful smile he/she should enjoy for many, many years to come. Therefore, awareness that any help is welcomed makes cooperation the key to SUCCESS.

As an orthodontist, I have never thought that the merit of a successful treatment belongs exclusively to me. I have always admitted that COOPERATION is an essential factor in my success.
Therefore, I can say peacefully that treating a good patient is priceless, and you already know the rest.

Your smile is your superpower!
Dr. G