This patient had a large space between her upper central teeth, caused by the thick gum between these teeth. Her upper front teeth were also low in relation to her upper lip, which can be seen in her picture, giving a “gummy” smile appearance. This was resolved with fixed upper and lower braces.
This patient had severely crowded upper and lower teeth, to the extent that some of the adult teeth did not have room to grow in. The teeth were brought into a good alignment using fixed upper and lower braces.
This patient had crowded teeth, giving rise to prominent upper lateral incisors, with central incisors which were backwards sloping. Fixed braces, used to bring the central incisors forward and the lateral incisors back, gave a great aesthetic result as well as improving the bite.
Sometimes the upper jaw is too narrow causing two main problems. Upper crowding, caused by lack of room for the teeth to grow in, and bite problems. In this case, the back teeth were in “cross-bite” on the patient’s left side; the upper teeth were inside the lower teeth. A fixed expander was used to widen the upper jaw, resolving the cross-bite and crowding.
Quite often upper front teeth appear prominent because the lower jaw is further back compared to the upper jaw and the rest of the face. Our removable “Dynamax” brace orthopaedically enhanced the growth of the lower jaw in this patient and improved her profile by bringing the nose, lips and chin into harmony with each other. In addition, the upper teeth no longer appear prominent.
Similar to the previous case, this young male patient had a small lower jaw. Enhancing the growth of the lower jaw and strengthening the chin can be even more important for a young man. This was also achieved with a “Dynamax” orthopaedic brace.
This patient had an upper jaw which was too far back compared to the lower jaw, giving the appearance of a prominent lower jaw and a flat upper lip. A removable brace, worn at night, was used to bring the upper jaw forward, restoring harmony to the upper and lower jaws, which in turn balances the appearance of her lips.
Similar to the previous case, this patient had an under-developed upper jaw giving rise to the characteristic “under-bite”; where the lower front teeth are in front of the upper teeth, the reverse of the normal relationship. Again, this was corrected with a night brace to bring the upper jaw forward into the correct relationship with the lower.
Occasionally braces alone cannot correct the smile in a non-growing patient and we work closely with a surgeon to get the best results possible. In this case, surgery was required to move the lower jaw back, bringing the chin to the middle and the upper jaw forward. Fixed braces were used to put the teeth in their ideal positions.
“Dr Anton and Dr Neville Bass did such a great job with my teeth and I’m so pleased with the results. The whole team are very professional, friendly and welcoming and I always look forward to going back for my annual check up see to everyone again. Anton and Neville are very experienced and although I was a little apprehensive to start with they soon put me at ease with their wealth of knowledge, expertise and patience in taking considerable time to explain each step in the treatment process.”
“Living in Tanzania all my life, i never had access to the right quality of orthodontic care that i needed to correct my extremely pronounced upper teeth. It took just one visit to Dr Bass for them to do a detailed check up and suggest a method of treatment that addressed not only my physical distance from them (different continents!) but also the needs of my job which required me to be able to remove the correction device often when i was speaking in public. Over the next year and a half, and with no more than 4 physical visits to london, they fixed my teeth more than i could have ever imagined and gave me a smile that i am finally happy with! Both Dr Neville and Dr Anton Bass are exceptional dentists and human beings, and even as an adult going for a treatment that is usually reserved for younger individuals, i was always at home and comfortable. The entire team there is outstanding and any future generations of my family that need the same care will certainly be their patients!”
“What an amazing team! The results are fantastic.I first took my eldest son to Bass Orthodontics 3 years ago and they have transformed both his looks and his confidence.Everyone is so friendly and put my son at his ease immediately.I can honestly say that he did not find the experience in anyway disagreeable despite having significant work done.
My other sons now are having treatment and they even attend the appointments on their own so comfortable are they with the staff. I am grateful to Neville and Anton Bass and their superb team for the work they have done which will last my children a lifetime. I would highly recommend them to anyone.”
“I have been a patient for over 15 years with Bass Orthodontics. The staff are extremely kind and friendly. Joan in particular has been there as long as I can remember and she always makes an extra effort to help in any way possible. Both Dr Bass’ are extremely professional and excellent at their work. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my orthodontics! They have a huge range of treatment options to suit your preferences and desired outcomes. Highly recommended!”
“I had my orthodontic treatment as a fiftieth birthday present to myself. The treatment I had had as a child had not worked well and my teeth were moving over time. My smile was crooked and I usually smiled with my mouth closed. Once I arrived at Bass Orthodontics I felt immediately optimistic that my teeth would emerge straight at last. It has been a great journey. I could never have believed the relaxing effect of straightening my smile. My whole face feels aligned. My face muscles are relaxed. My smile is great and my confidence has improved. I would recommend this practice to anyone to improve their wellbeing. The team are expert, warm and professional. Thank you Bass Orthodontics!”
“Bass Orthodontics is a very special place. The team are incredibly kind and welcoming and really put children at ease so having a brace seems like a perfectly natural thing to be doing. They also manage to get across the importance of wearing and looking after your brace to the kids which they just accept and get on with. As a child I was a patient there and still get comments on how nice my teeth are. Now my children see Mr Bass senior and junior with fantastic results. I really can’t recommend this clinic highly enough.”
“We had a complicated case of teeth in the family and I believe only a few doctors could have addressed that properly. Dr. Bass was kind, patient, and competent – what else can you ask for? Oh, and his team is really helpful and accommodating – including 10 pm emails when necessary. :-)”
“Bass Orthodontics is a fantastic place. The staff are enthusiastic, friendly and genuinely caring, not least Joan and Alba. I have enjoyed great care under Dr Bass. He is calm, highly skilled and patient. I will recommend the practice to anyone who is looking for quality service with first class overall experience. Highly recommended.”
“Bass Orthodontics has always felt like a second home. The staff are excellent and meticulous, from the beginning of my treatment plan to the semi-annual check ups, over five years later. A brilliant service that I have recommended to several others, and will continue to do so. Thank you for a brilliant smile!”
“Bass Orthodonitcs have given me the best dentist treatment I could have wished for, they literally, over many years have created my new smile, and I will be forever grateful. The staff are friendly and kind and compassionate. Dr Bass is a genius- if you need any dental treatment these are truly the best people to go to!”
“Four young Hearn’s ventured through the doors of Queen Anne Street with smiles that needed some help. All four finished their treatment with the best of smiles that will last a life time. Thank you to all the team, professional, persevering and polite. I can not recommend Bass Orthodontics more highly.”