They say the first thing someone notices about a person is their smile and an orthodontist should be your first point of call towards making yours great! An orthodondist is a dentist who has further specialised in the field of orthodontics – they are uniquely qualified in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of orthodontic problems, and have advanced education and clinical experience. Here are some of the top North Coast ‘smile specialists’…
Dr Shivani Singh
Dr Shivani Singh is Ballito’s Orthodontist, who holds a Masters Degree and Fellowship in Orthodontics. During your consultation, she conducts an in-depth examination and tailor-makes a treatment plan. Her practice offers a range of fixed and removable orthodontic appliances, such as Invisalign aligners, clear ceramic, Damon self-ligating, titanium and lingual braces; to treat any teeth and jaw irregularity.
Details: 21 Sanhall Park Kirsty Close, Ballito, 032 586 3205, [email protected],
Dr P Moodley
Smile … the boldest statement that you can make without saying a word. It is never too late to make a smile your signature accessory. Specialist orthodontist Dr P Moodley is committed to creating healthy and beautiful smiles, while maintaining high quality of care. Trust your smile to an orthodontist and get the specialized treatment that you deserve.
Details: Suite 201, 2nd Floor, Umhlanga Hospital Medical Centre, 031 582 5221, [email protected]
Dr K de Mûelenaere
Having been in private orthodontic practice in Richards Bay for more than 20 years, Dr K de Mûelenaere served on the executive of the South African Society of Orthodontists for a number of years and has learnt the importance of staying up to date with the latest developments in the field. She serves communities in the whole of northern KZN, from as far north as Swaziland, east as far as Vryheid and south as far as Stanger. She believes everyone deserves a beautiful smile.
Details: 035 753 1941, [email protected]
Dr Sikki Singh
Dr Singh graduated as a dentist in 1975 at Wits University and as an orthodontist at the University of the Western Cape in 1986 before relocating to Durban in 1987 as the first Black Orthodontist in KZN. He started an NGO called the Wentworth Foundation, which treats poor Cleft Lip Palate patients for free, almost 25 years ago.
Details: 195 Kenneth Kaunda Rd, Durban North,
031 564 6501, 031 5645949, www.wentworthfoundation.org.za
Dr Dayalan Sundrum
Dr Dayalan Sundrum is specialist orthodontist and member of SASO (South African Orthodontic Society) and The World Federation Of Orthodontists. Their practice uses removable and fixed appliances (metal brackets and clear brackets) and offers Invisalign (Clear Aligners) and use the Lingual technique. They treat all ages from childhood to adulthood.
Details: Glenwood, 100 Clark Rd 031 202 8751;
Chatsworth, 340 Florence Nightingale Rd 031 401 0917, Pietermaritzburg, 10 Davis Street 033 3424834
Dr Ismail Vally
Invisible Orthodontic Solutions
Are you interested in Invisible Orthodontic Solutions? Dr Ismail Vally is a Cardiff Wales graduate and has been in practice for two decades, situated in three locations: La Lucia, Musgrave and Kloof. His fields of interest include Lingual Orthodontics, Clear Aligner Therapy, Passive Self-Ligating Systems and Conventional Metal and Ceramic braces. Details: 031 202 9383, [email protected]