See your new smile without leaving your seat - East and ays Courier 14th January 2009

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See your new smile without leaving your seat

East and Bays Courier 14th January 2009

Considering having some dentistry work done? Wouldn’t it be great to have a magic mirror to see how it will all turn out? Like all appearance cosmetic procedures you always wonder how you will look afterwards, and was it worth the money spent. Luckily, new imaging technology developed here in New Zealand by Ian Handricks, is now available for you to see the final result.

Tooth-Pix allows you to see the results of your smile makeover before you even go near the dentist chair. Tooth-Pix Ltd has developed software and imaging techniques which allows you and your dental professional to send in a photograph of your smile and receive a back a customised simulation of what cosmetic dentistry will be able to do for you. Previous attempts to provide this service involved unrealistic "cutting and pasting" perfect smiles on top of a patient’s existing smile.

Tooth-Pix technology uses the skills of qualified cosmetic dentists combined with exceptional techniques to modify the image of your existing teeth to provide a realistic and relevant final result. Tooth-Pix is incredibly useful for you to help decide what to do with your smile, it also gives peace of mind, knowing what to expect and confirms you will be delighted with the end result.

Tooth-Pix has had a dramatic rise to success since launching at the Biennial Scientific Symposium of the NZ Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dental professionals have signed to use Tooth-Pix from all over the world, from countries as diverse as Egypt, the USA, Germany, Belgium, India, the UK, Australia and of course, New Zealand.

In recognition of the potential benefits to cosmetic dentistry, the Kiwi developers have been invited to lecture and present their technology at leading universities in the United States. For anyone wanting to improve their entire smile or even just that one “bothersome” tooth, Tooth-Pix makes it very easy - and painless - to find out what the potential results of treatment may be.

Like all imaging services, the better the original photo, the better the simulation. Cosmetic dentists are all experienced in taking high quality smile images and Tooth-Pix recommends contacting one of the many dentists affiliated to its service and have them manage the entire job. They can discuss and assess what you really want, then translate the information to Tooth-Pix along with your image. Alternatively, you can take your own photo and submit it directly online to tooth-pix.com with your own "shopping list" of smile enhancements.

A significant number of New Zealand’s top cosmetic dentists are already using Tooth-Pix to help patients under- stand the benefits of a good smile and appearance. Leading Auckland cosmetic dentist and consultant to the Tooth-Pix development team, Dr Dylan Yung, says Tooth-Pix was created in response to a need for patients to see what cosmetic dentistry could do for them. "Cosmetic dentistry is really a visual art form and previously our profession was not able to adequately communicate to our patients what the results of their treatment were likely to be," Yung says. “Now my patients can receive an exceptionally accurate vision of what treatment will do for their smile and even their entire face."

Visit www.tooth-pix.com as the first step in exploring what cosmetic dentistry can do for you. Or find the closest dentist already using this technology to help their patients see their new beautiful smiles.