Smile Gallery - Meet our family of patients.
Ernishka - Invisalign
Pete - Comprehensive Dental Rehabilitation
Pete had a terrible fall down the stairs of the train that resulted in the fracture of many bones and many of his teeth. After rehabilitating medically, physically, and spiritually Pete was ready to fix his teeth. This was one of the most fulfilling cases for me professionally in my career. Giving someone their smile back is the greatest gift we at Smile Design Manhattan have to give. Pete has been a great patient, and has become a friend of the practice. This is the type of case that makes us realize that the teeth are the easy part. There are real human beings attached to every need. Accidents are never planned and access to high quality care is sometimes an issue in America. Peter had comprehensive rehabilitation including root canals, crowns, and bridges. Put simply, he got his smile back.
Britney - Invisalign & Teeth Whitening
Britney was mortified when she saw her tooth in her engagement photo. She had been considering Invisalign, but decided to do it so that her "snaggle" as she said would not be present in her wedding pictures. We did a simple course of Invisalign and a teeth whitening right before the wedding. No more snaggle!
Kiera - Comprehensive Dental Rehabilitation
Kiera came to us for comprehensive rehabilitation. She wanted health more than beauty. It just so happens that healthy teeth and restorations are also very beautiful. First we created a foundation of healthy gums and then turned back the clock with beautiful porcelain crowns. Kiera has been committed to her cleanings and home care and has a great relationship with her dental hygienist, Zowi. We make sure every 3 months we are doing a good job of taking care of the dental work. Being healthy is fun. It's beautiful. Being unhealthy is a distraction that makes us hide our true smile. Kiera is another great example of how patients can recapture their smiles from years ago, and most importantly maintain the new smile for years to come.
Victor - Invisalign
Victor is an actor. He needed a smile that would not be a distraction at his castings. Sometimes a gap is a beautiful thing in the smile, but many times patients want a more subtle, and beautiful smile. This had to be achieved for Victor. The case took roughly a year and left him with a very nice smile that can go with any role.
DR. M - INVISALIGN
Dr. M was told that he was not a candidate for Invisalign. After doing over 400 successful Invisalign cases, we are definitely able to treat very difficult cases exclusively with Invisalign. Invisalign has treated over 3 Million patients! The technology is predictable and works. The only real variable is if the doctor can handle the case and if the patient is committed to treatment. Although this case was a challenge, Dr. M was a committed and amazing patient. Invisalign is called the clear alternative to braces because patients can wear clear trays that are barely perceptible. Dr. M is a physician and has to speak and interface with both staff and patients on a daily basis. Invisalign allowed him to straighten his teeth in a way that fit into his life. We were happy that Dr. M had the confidence to trust us with his Invisalign case after being told previously that it was not possible.
Dr. A.B - Veneers & Whitening
Dr. A B is one of my favorite people on the planet. She also knew me before I was even a dentist. She has a very active social calendar, and has a great sense of humor and is one of the people that people flock to in a cocktail party. She also had a long career as a top executive in the District of Columbia. After a few years of careful consideration, she decided to veneer her teeth. We wanted something that looked balanced, youthful, symmetrical, and had just a splash of "hollywood white", but not so white that it would look fake. Dr. A B could definitely pull of a "perfect" look. We didn't want the teeth to look "too big", but still wanted her smile to be a focal point. I'd say we succeeded! Thanks, Dr. A B, for being a great friend and a great patient. It was an honor and a joy to be trusted with your Smile Design.
Cecelia - Veneers
Cecelia was already a beautiful person inside and out, and had a great career as a model. Nevertheless, she couldn't smile in pictures. The teeth were worn, non harmonious, and not symmetrical. We opted to do 10 porcelain veneers with our end goal the appearance of natural beauty. We did not want it to look like she "had her teeth done". The treatment took 3 weeks and 3 visits including a trip to our lab for custom coloring. The final veeners made us both very happy. More importantly Cecelia loves smiling in pictures!
Angela - Crowns & Implants
We did Angela's case in 2008. She needed teeth replaced with dental implants and old crowns redone. The most important key to success here is that we absolutely had to be able to visualize the end before we started even, the first procedure. It took me a month of measurements, calculations, working on models, and with wax and stone, before I was well thought out enough to take Angela's smile from where it was to where I envisioned it. My ceramist, Jason Kim, was an incredible asset here. After the case was fully planned we were amazed with the possibility of a new smile for Angela. 7 years later,we are still so happy with the result and how her new smile "lights up".