Dr Kunle Aluko explains why offering tooth whitening as a complementary addition to a smile makeover can boost private treatment uptake.
Dr Ibikunle (Kunle) Aluko, is principal and specialist orthodontist at Smileville Orthodontics based in Carlisle. Smileville offers metal and aesthetic braces, clear aligners, lingual braces, orthognathic surgery, and also dentofacial orthopaedics.
Here, Kunle shares an example of a straightforward clear aligner and whitening treatment case. He shows how offering tooth whitening as a complementary addition to a smile makeover can help to increase your private treatment uptake, in addition to the added ‘wow’ factor for the patient. This patient started her Smileville journey with Kunle in July 2021, and is delighted with her results.
Smileville has seen much success by offering free whitening to any patient (18 or over) who goes ahead with private only treatment.
The patient was a 25-year-old female, who presented with a class 1 malocclusion with 4mm overjet. Her gingival health was good, and there were no additional contraindications.
The patient wanted to straighten her teeth and to also have a brighter smile. She opted for clear aligners over fixed braces. The treatment was complete within eight appointments, over a time duration of eight months.
For the whitening treatment, 16% Carbamide Peroxide Autograph whitening was used over two weeks. The patient had initially presented with no contraindications, good enamel health and did not experience any sensitivity to the gels.
The treatment went smoothly; we achieved a great aesthetic outcome. The patient is over the moon with her new smile and comparing the photos we can definitely see why. Congratulations to her!
To maintain the results, the patient was given removable retainers and was advised to wear them on a night-only basis. She has follow up appointments booked in three months’ time to see how she is getting on.
Offering the full smile package
Laura Sinclair, manager at Smileville, says: ‘The Smileville Team are passionate about offering the full smile makeover package. All patients know that teeth whitening is offered at Smileville Orthodontics, and we have seen first-hand how this enhances a good aesthetic outcome as well as a great boost to the patient’s confidence.’
Smileville offer Autograph whitening to anyone who is interested and not only to orthodontic patients. Patients can call and book an oral health assessment with Dr Aluko where he will check for sensitivity, the texture of the enamel and dentine and also any allergies the patient may have.
If the patient goes into whitening treatment, they are then called back in two weeks for their first follow up appointment.
In addition, Smileville also offer great value deals on Autograph top up whitening packs as well as their super selling Autograph 6% hydrogen peroxide whitening pens.
To view DB Orthodontics’ latest Aesthetic Orthodontics Brochure featuring Autograph Whitening, Ixion Aligner Pliers, and thermoforming essentials click here: www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/65729148/aesthetic-orthodontics-2022.
Alternatively, give the DB Team a call on 01535 656999.