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N K Mohindra
Added Dimension Dentistry, UK
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Dentistry
Traditionally, when designing a new smile, we have looked at two dimensional pictures of the smile window. In fact, the smile is a dynamic, three dimensional compositions and has a start, middle and an end. Age also affects the smile and should be considered. The most important elements of the composition are not just the teeth and gums, but also include the lips, eyes and the facial skin. 21st century smile design needs to address all these aspects of the smile. Traditionally, the dentist�??s role in improving the smile has been limited to treating the hard tissues of the smile composition. The soft tissues of the face would have been treated by cosmetic surgeons, dermatologists, and aesthetic practitioners. The dentist�??s approach would be to treat the age related yellowing of the teeth, or the increased crowding. In the 21st century, however, the dentist can have a far greater role in addressing the ageing face and the smile. This can be done by increasing the OVD and /or RVD. It has been scientifically shown that with the Dental-facelift technique i.e., by increasing the vertical dimension of occlusion, patients can look between 5 and 20 years younger. The whole face is affected, not just the perioral area. In this talk, we will look at how the Oralift appliance can help to rejuvenate the face and improve the smile window, without having to permanently increase vertical dimension.