A young girl who underwent extensive cosmetic dentistry to alter the appearance of her teeth has won an award to illustrate how it can change lives.
Eva Hulme, now 16, suffered from bullying at school because her upper teeth protruded noticeably. The problem was made worse when her adult teeth emerged and grew at a 44 degree angle.
She visited a dentist at the age of three and her present orthodontist began treating her in 2005, using a combination of braces to press her teeth back into a more normal position.
Dr Jonty Meisner explained: “It was important not only to improve her appearance, but also to reduce the risk of further trauma to her upper incisors.”
Eva now has straight teeth and has been given the Against All Odds prize by the British Orthodontic Society for her bravery.
Last week, it was reported that a new generation of Invisalign braces has been developed in order to improve the technology still further.