To put a stop to those overly white, opaque, straight teeth that look like an ad for toothpaste, Dr Michael Apa has come up with a new approach to smiles. From his practice on Madison Avenue, New York, this new – style dentist advocates a 100 % – organic method that he has dubbed “Facial Aesthetic Design ”. He starts by filming your smile, your laugh, the way you speak, and even the way you chew ! Then, the computer takes over, and using sophisticated algorithms, he produces a new “dental design ”, which actually visually corrects facial asymmetry, a weak chin, a bent nose, an upper lip that’s too thin or emaciated cheeks. How? By using porcelain facets that are invisible to the naked eye. In addition, the colour and transparency of the facets, once placed on the enamel, without damaging the dentine, are chosen according to the patient’s age, complexion and the colour of their gums, for an haute couture result that looks so natural it simply beggars belief.
Dr Michael Apa, The Rosenthal – Apa Group, 30 E 76th St., New York Tel. + 1 212 794 9600, www.rosenthalapagrp.com