What is Digital Smile Design?

The excellence in functional and aesthetic dentistry will never be achieved by accident. It is consistently achieved by a systematic approach for diagnosis, communication, treatment planning, execution, and case maintenance. DSD is a new way to visualize, diagnose, communicate, plan, present and perform dental rehabilitations and smile makeovers

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Dr. Steffen Decker, Digital Smile Designer!

Lingual Vs. Aligner

Another common way to align teeth nowadays is with aligners e.g. Invisalign. A set of plastic tray move the teeth in the right position. Main disadvantages compared with lingual braces are that they are hardly visible, take longer and need to be worn 22 hours a day.

The Solution

Digital Smile Design is based upon the analysis of the patients facial and dental proportions, utilising a predetermined series of high quality digital photographs and videos understanding the relationship between teeth, gums, lips, smile with the facial features in motion and with emotion.

Digital drawings are easily made on the pictures, following a didactical equence and a digital ruler is provided to precisely communicate with the dental technician and team when designing the smile. Resulting in a clear, attractive and understandable treatment presentation for patients.

Advantages Lingual Braces

Completely invisible

Fully customised device

Less risk for decay compared with outside braces

Clinical efficiency and predictability trough digital technology

Incognito® Braces

Incognito braces are an advanced generation of brace that is hidden discreetly on the back of the teeth, not on the front like conventional 'train tacks'. This allows people to go about their daily routine without feeling self-conscious because their braces are virtually invisible from the outside. Incognito braces are suitable for all age groups - children, adolescents and adults who want to correct their tooth position. The brace is custom made for each patient to maximise comfort and ensure precise results, this is achieved by using the latest computer technology when creating the brace.

I have just had my incognito lingual braces removed. My orthodontist was Stefan Decker who I cannot recommend more highly. The whole process from my very first to my very last appointment was utterly seamless; Stefan not only understood exactly what results I wanted, but he was so flexible and friendly with it. I came out of every appointment with a huge smile on my face and feel eternally grateful to Stefan and The Harley Street Studio for giving me such a brilliant orthodontic experience.

Georgie Coaker

I’m an orthodontist in Istanbul/Turkey, and now i’m a patient and have my incognito braces. I’m very pleased, that Dr Steffen Decker applied my incognito braces and had very nice hospitality in his office, learned too much from his experience. Now he’s a very good friend and colleague, and perfect doctor for me! 🙂 I’m really comfortable with my lingual braces and now i can understand what my patients feel ! 🙂 And now I’m really excited and waiting for next appointment time for having a new flight from Istanbul to London 🙂

Didem Aktan

I am very pleased with the outcome of my lingual braces from Dr. Steffen Decker. I visited several different practices to obtain opinions on adult braces and chose Harley Street Dental Studios as they took the time to discuss the pros and cons of several different options in my particular situation. Throughout the process, Dr. Decker was professional, explained the treatment, and answered any questions that I had. He has significant experience with lingual braces and I would recommend him to others. Finally, he delivered what he stated -straight teeth in 4 months.

Amy Johnson

A warm smile is the universal
language of kindness.

-William Arthur Ward