I am Dr Ruth Brady and I’m the latest clinician to join the ‘family’ at The Yorkshire Dental Suite.
I will be carrying out the non-surgical advanced facial aesthetics work at the practice to complement the amazing dental work done by the other clinicians.
I call my work ‘cosmetic surgery- without surgery’ as there is no surgery involved! Non-surgical procedures can enhance the face to make it look more youthful and better, aesthetically. I treat both men and women.
A patient’s profile can be improved by altering the balance between the features. Chins can be altered, noses straightened and the lips enhanced to make profiles look more harmonious. Additionally, wrinkles can be softened and ageing shadows eliminated. The youthful shape of the cheek and jaw line can also be restored and this can be life changing for some patients.
These procedures can enhance the work done by the cosmetic dentists to improve your smiles. There is no surgery involved and therefore very little downtime. Patients can usually return straight back to work!
I regard the teeth as the ‘picture’ and the lips as the ‘frame’. A beautiful picture deserves an equally beautiful frame!
If you are seeking to improve the overall picture, then why not consider enhancing the frame too. The teeth should never look younger than the face.
Over the years I have trained to work on the face ‘as a whole’ rather than treating isolated features as some clinicians do. Alteration of just one feature can improve or disrupt the balance of the rest of the face and one has to be able to able to predict this. This is where good treatment planning is important and an eye for symmetry and balance is essential.
As a dental surgeon for 34 years, I concentrated on various specialties which gave me the necessary knowledge and skills to enable me to transfer into the field of Facial Aesthetics in 2004. I then transitioned into Advanced Facial Aesthetics some years later. This enables me to treat the whole face and do what is required to bring about the improvement.
During 2016-2017 I gained seven national and international awards for my work in this field from ‘Treatment Planning’ to ‘Full Face’ awards. I am now involved in teaching and run a large study group to help educate my peers.
Sometimes the clinicians at YDS can make striking improvements to the smile by doing just a few conservative tweaks. This may be something as simple as a small realignment, a little bleaching and some composite bonding. The procedures are not invasive or detrimental to the teeth in any way, yet the improvements can be vast.
Similarly, I can make the soft tissues of the face look so much better too, just by carrying out treatment in a very conservative and non-surgical way. A little muscle relaxing toxin placed in the right spot can relax the muscles and change the way they work together. This can produce a look that makes the eyes sparkle when the patient smiles and yet reduces the wrinkles! A small amount of dermal filler can pad out and reduce unwanted shadows that age the face. These materials are often used in other areas of the body, to treat common medical conditions. They are not restricted to cosmetic use.
Many patients do like to receive treatment just before the weekend especially when they have lip enhancement. Because Dr Affan has introduced a lovely weekend service called ‘Smile Saturday’, I think I will now have to call my discreet end of week session ‘Face Friday’! But I will also be working at YDS on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to give a bit of flexibility to my appointment book.
In addition to the above, I also treat symptoms of oro-facial pain, muscle spasm and jaw joint problems as well as tension headaches resulting from clenching and grinding. I am able to do this because I am a dental surgeon and I understand how the teeth bite together, and the musculature that controls them. The teeth and the muscles are very much married together.
I use appliances which can be worn over the teeth at night, together with a muscle weakening toxin, to shrink the muscles which cause spasm and headaches. I have reduced pain by up to 90% in many cases. This treatment can be life-changing for people who suffer in this way. It can also slim the face down which can be aesthetically very pleasing.
Embarrassing problems such as excessive sweating (hyperhydrosis) can also be treated successfully. This can occur in many different parts of the body. The common places are under the arms, the hairline and the small of the back. Excessive sweating occurs due to a sensitivity to increased temperatures or as a result of nervousness. Some patients seek treatment to improve their confidence or before a big occasion such as a wedding.
If you would like to book a consultation appointment with me then I would be delighted to see you, to discuss in complete privacy, any problems that you may you have.
For before and after photographs of consenting patients, please visit the following link: https://www.yorkshiredentalsuite.co.uk/advanced-facial-aesthetics/
I look forward to meeting you soon.
Dr Ruth Brady