St Michael's Orthodontics Team
 

Smiling to work

A WAKEFIELD orthodontist is putting women and girls in Sri Lanka on the road to opportunity thanks to the donation of a Tuk Tuk to take them to school.

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Dr Catherine McCanny Hendron, of St Michael’s Orthodontic Ltd, Dewsbury Road, donated an Invisalign treatment worth £4,000 to Nottingham based charity, the Rosie May Foundation, which works in South East Asia to improve the life chances for women and girls.

The money has been used to buy a pink Tuk Tuk, which takes the women from their rural communities to schools in cities and to train two female drivers to drive this. We are very proud that our practice logo will be placed on this.

Founded after the untimely death of their daughter, Rosie May in 2003, Mary and Graham Storrie,  established the Foundation to help women in Sri Lanka.    They are currently aiming to raise the cash for 20 Tuk Tuks.

“The Rosie May Foundation is the main beneficiary of Inspiring Women in Dentistry (set up by two female practice owners, Martina Hodgson and Andrea Ubhi, which works to support women in the profession in the UK through mentoring and career advice,” said Catherine.

“We also want to improve the life chances of women in South East Asia.  Many of these women are already vulnerable or have been abused; education and work are their passport to freedom.  But if they can’t get there how can they break the circle of poverty?” she asked herself.

“Donating the cost of a treatment has bought a Tuk Tuk which will help woman and children get to school or work safely,” she added.

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Editor’s notes:

 

  • St Michael’s Orthodontics – a team of skilled orthodontists led by Catherine McCanny – is based on Dewsbury Road, Wakefield.
  • Dr Catherine McCanny has achieved Invisalign Platinum Elite Standard for both the quality of her work and the number of treatments she has performed
  • Having graduated from Dental School at Queen’s University, Belfast in 1988, Catherine commenced her specialist training in Orthodontics at Leeds Dental Institute in 1993. She then teamed up with her now-husband, Joe, to build and develop St Michael’s Dental Practice and St Michael’s Orthodontics Ltd, which opened in 1998.
  • More recently, Catherine – a member of the British Orthodontic Society – was delighted to win two awards in the 2018 Aesthetic Dentistry Awards.
  • In 2015 St Michaels Orthodontics won three awards at the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards including ‘Best Team’.

 

  • For more information about St Michael’s Orthodontics, please go to http://www.stmichaelsorthodontics.co.uk http://invisiblebraces-yorkshire.co.uk

 

Press release issued by: Carmel Harrison PR, The Plex, Margaret street, Wakefield. For further information, please contact Carmel Harrison on: 01924 632263. Alternatively, email carmel@carmelharrisonpr.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

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DIAMONDS are a girl’s best friend and have helped a Wakefield orthodontist win international recognition.

Twelve years ago, Dr Catherine McCanny Hendron started trialing invisible braces that promised to revolutionise treatment for patients with mis-aligned teeth.  More than 500 patients later and the award-winning orthodontist has been recognised as a Diamond provider by the US manufacturers.

The accolade recognises both the number of patients that Dr Catherine and her all female team have treated in any one year and the high standards of clinical excellence and patient care they offer.

To celebrate her achievement Catherine has received a plaque and certificate from the Invisalign team.  The accolade comes just weeks after she launched a global education programme to fellow professionals sharing best practice and advice on using the system.

“When Invisalign was first launched it could be more difficult to get good alignment of the teeth than with standard metal braces,” she explained.  “But we stuck with them, as did our patients and helped the company develop the product it is today”.

“Now, we use cutting edge technology to scan patients to get aligners that are better fit and more predictable in their outcome. There has been a huge increase in the number of adolescents wanting Invisalign Teen as this is more acceptable for older teenagers as well as patients who enjoy sports or play musical instruments. Scans can be used to make retainers which are more durable and more comfortable than before ,” said Catherine.

“Being named a Diamond provider is recognition of the number of patients we have treated and a recognition of the hard work that our team have put in in the last year.” she added.

“We work closely with local dentists who refer patients, helping them understand the benefits of our work, we also go out into the Wakefield community talking to schools and colleges about the importance of health hygiene and the impact it can have on their whole body.

“ I was delighted to be personally presented with two plaques by Abigail Lander, the general manager from Align- firstly for reaching our 500 milestone earlier in the year and then for gaining Diamond status. We hosted a party to celebrate our success at St Michaels Orthodontic practice on Thursday 8th August which was a sparkling occasion and a chance to say thank you to all the dentists who refer their patients to us. I  was delighted to meet up with all the territory managers and people who helped me take the leap of faith into digital orthodontics.

“We’re delighted to have achieved Diamond status, but now the challenge is to retain that in the future,” Catherine added.

If you would like advice on orthodontic treatment, call our clinic on 01924 380 680.

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Yorkshire orthodontist launches global education scheme

Catherine McCanny was one of the first UK orthodontists to see the potential in a life – changing treatment when it was launched in the UK over 12 years ago.  She has been so successful in integrating it into her practice, that she was invited to launch a European learning initiative.  Catherine explains how it has changed her career and the lives of 100s of patients and how digital technology is helping her create a positive experience for both her and her patients.

INSPIRED to become an orthodontist because of her own childhood with mis-aligned teeth, Catherine McCanny, was always on the lookout for ways to improve patient treatment.  When invisible braces were launched over 12 years ago, she was an early adopter.  

One of only a small number of UK specialist orthodontists willing to try them, she could see how they would improve patient experience and results for people who struggled with uncomfortable and unsightly metal braces. 

“Many people would abandon metal braces because you couldn’t take them out to clean properly or they were just too uncomfortable,” she said.  “Invisalign changed all that, but in the early days it was quite limited in what it could do.

 But Catherine’s patience was rewarded as the US company, which developed them, has constantly innovated to improve their use and she can now treat much more complex cases with aligners. Recently she was asked to be the UK representative, alongside 4 other European orthodontists to co-author the Invisalign practice development cookbook, sharing recipes of success in how to grow an Invisalign practice. 

Catherine, who founded St Michaels Orthodontic Practice in Wakefield, spent a weekend during the winter months filming a video to support the ‘cook-book’, sharing hints and tips of how to integrate Invisalign and digital technology into an orthodontic practice.

To launch the practice development initiative, Catherine was asked to do a webinar to the top 50 Invisalign speakers in Europe, The Middle East and Africa. She is presenting the ‘cookbook’ to a UK audience and the Invisalign team next week at a Masterclass in Birmingham, held at the Invisalign Headquarters.

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“I was invited to take part in this project as I had grown from a very low provider of Invisalign treatments to one of the top providers in the UK. I feel I can genuinely share my concerns and experiences (good and bad) and give confidence to other orthodontists to take the leap of faith into digital orthodontics. Digital technology is moving at such a rapid rate, I felt that if I didn’t get on board with it, that I would be left behind.”

“It seemed a bit surreal that I was sitting in at a computer in my practice in Wakefield sharing my ideas with orthodontists in different parts of the world-again highlighting how technology has changed our lives.”

The practice development book and videos cover five key subjects including; The patient journey from phone call to completion of treatment; Going Digital; Integrating Staff; Pricing and Framing Treatment Choice and Patient Communication.

“The US company knows that it has developed a lot of clinical support to help orthodontists but they felt that they were not always giving the practical support needed to introduce aligners into an orthodontic practice. 

“Many who have spent decades using metal braces are nervous about trying something different.  The challenge is to overcome their fears. For me, it was a no brainer in that could give the same or better results with Invisalign than with fixed braces but with a whole better patient experience,” she added. 

“The product has improved so much since I first started using it due to the innovative nature of the company. Every year they introduce something new and better and are constantly looking at ways to improve the outcome for practitioners.  An i-Tero scanner offers patients a more comfortable experience that taking impressions. The fact that the patients can see how their teeth can look at the end of their treatment, at the touch of a button,  is exciting for the patient but also allows the orthodontist to manage patient expectations and explain in more detail the outcome they are trying to achieve. 

For Catherine invisible braces have made a massive difference to her own practice. I have seen a massive growth in the demand for invisible aligners, particularly in the teen market. I feel this is largely due the popularity of ‘selfies’ but also that young people nowadays have such hectic lives whether it be sports or playing musical instruments, aligners just fit into their lifestyles better and the whole experience is such a positive one. 

“ We have additional digital technology coming to St Michaels which will allow patients to scan their teeth every week in the comfort of their home and the orthodontist can give advice on when to change their aligners etc. This will reduce the amount of time having to attend appointments, which as a very busy person myself can only be a huge advantage”

 

About St Michaels Orthodontics:

 

  • St Michael’s Orthodontics – a team of skilled orthodontists led by Catherine McCanny – is based on Dewsbury Road, Wakefield.
  • Dr Catherine McCanny has achieved Invisalign Platinum Elite Standard for both the quality of her work and the number of treatments she has performed
  • Having graduated from Dental School at Queen’s University, Belfast in 1988, Catherine commenced her specialist training in Orthodontics at Leeds Dental Institute in 1993. She then teamed up with her now-husband, Joe, to build and develop St Michael’s Dental Practice and St Michael’s Orthodontics Ltd, which opened in 1998.
  • In 2015 St Michaels Orthodontics won three awards at the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards including ‘Best Team’.
  • For more information about St Michael’s Orthodontics, please go to http://www.stmichaelsorthodontics.co.uk
  • Press Contact
  • Press release issued by Carmel Harrison PR.  For further information, please contact Carmel Hall on 07714 708 271. Alternatively, emailcarmel@carmelharrisonpr.com

 

Finally… All smiles for teenager after A-Levels!

WHEN a once in a lifetime trip knocked a Wakefield teenager to the bottom of an NHS waiting list her parents stepped in to help give her the smile she had always craved.  In National Smile Month they are hoping her A levels will give her reason to show off her new smile.

MAISIE Sharp didn’t make too much fuss about her slightly crooked teeth until she was 14.  Becoming increasingly self-conscious the bright Ossett student persuaded her dentist to refer her for NHS orthodontic treatment.

But her hopes were dashed when her appointment came through while she was on once in a lifetime family holiday Down Under and she was knocked to the back of the queue. 

“That was life changing,” said Emma Sharp, Maisie’s mum.  “Maisie had pinned so much on the appointment and then when she missed it because we were away it really made Maisie lose her confidence.  She started to worry that her teeth would never look as she wanted them.” 

“The dentist had just completed treatment with invisible braces herself and suggested Maisie seek treatment down that route.

Determined, Maisie and her mum headed to Dr Catherine McCanny who as one of the UK’s top orthodontists has performed almost 1000 invisible brace treatments and is an international speaker on the subject.

Having worked with invisible braces since their introduction 20 years ago Dr McCanny reassured Maisie and her mum that the treatments were developing all the time and with proper care at home would help straighten her teeth and give her the smile she craved without having to wear conventional train track braces..

Recently appointed to the UK Invisalign Advisory Board and the UK representative of the Invisalign Practice Development Cookbook, Catherine has plenty of experience working with very complex cases and realised early on that Maisie’s teeth could be helped.

“Invisalign Teen is a popular treatment choice, particularly for older teens and has been designed to adapt to the needs of teenagers who are sporty or play music and so need to be flexible in the approach,” she said.

For Maisie it was a no-brainer.  “The invisible braces didn’t show up and were so easy to use.  You can take them out to eat or have hot drinks which makes them easy to keep clean,” said Maisie.

 “I never realised until I looked back on her Prom photographs how embarrassed about her teeth she was,” said mum, Emma.  She looked beautiful her dress was gorgeous and she looked really happy, but unlike her friends her smiles were all through a closed mouth because she was embarrassed about her teeth. 

“Maisie completes her ‘A’ Levels this summer and hopes to go to Durham University to study psychology.  Having the confidence to smile and show off her teeth will mean everything to her.”

“We all take our smiles for granted unless we have misaligned teeth,” said Dr McCanny. 

“Maisie was determined to persevere with the treatment, now she can look forward to showing them off.”

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Yorkshire orthodontist joins UK advisory board

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 CATHERINE McCanny was inspired to train as an orthodontist when she realised the difference straight teeth made to the physical and emotional well being of patients at the Wakefield clinic she shares with her dentist husband, Joe Hendron.

Passionate about patient care and ground breaking practices that delivered improved results she invested in her training to qualify and build up one of most respected all women run orthodontic clinics that has won multiple awards for best practice, patient care and innovative treatment.

Now the Wakefield based specialist has been invited to join a UK advisory board to help promote best practice, share ideas and encourage innovative methods.

The UK Invisalign Advisory Board has traditionally been male dominated but Dr McCanny, who founded and runs St Michael’s Orthodontics, Wakefield, has been invited to join as the number of female practitioners now equals that of men.

“More women have entered the profession which has brought with it an appreciation that women see things differently and can add real value when mentoring and sharing best practise,” she said.

“Having been in at the beginning of Invisalign and invisible braces I can share my early experiences and talk about how things have changed and the potential issues that orthodontists could face in their first cases,” she said.

“We are all trained in using fixed appliances and it is easy to stay in our comfort zone.   However, I hope that by demonstrating how I have treated my patients with Invisalign that other colleagues will start to see the benefits of this system.”

For more information about St Michael’s Orthodontics, please go to http://www.stmichaelsorthodontics.co.uk http://invisiblebraces-yorkshire.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Editor’s notes:

 

  • St Michael’s Orthodontics – a team of skilled orthodontists led by Catherine McCanny – is based on Dewsbury Road, Wakefield.
  • Dr Catherine McCanny has achieved Invisalign Platinum Elite Standard for both the quality of her work and the number of treatments she has performed
  • Having graduated from Dental School at Queen’s University, Belfast in 1988, Catherine commenced her specialist training in Orthodontics at Leeds Dental Institute in 1993. She then teamed up with her now-husband, Joe, to build and develop St Michael’s Dental Practice and St Michael’s Orthodontics Ltd, which opened in 1998.
  • More recently, Catherine – a member of the British Orthodontic Society – was delighted to win two awards in the 2018 Aesthetic Dentistry Awards.
  • In 2015 St Michaels Orthodontics won three awards at the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards including ‘Best Team’.

Press release issued by: Carmel Harrison PR, The Plex, Margaret street, Wakefield. For further information, please contact Carmel Harrison on: 01924 632263. Alternatively, email carmel@carmelharrisonpr.com

Orthodontist shares recipe for success

A Wakefield orthodontist has been invited to share her recipe for success with an international audience as part of a development programme by a leading US innovator.

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Dr Catherine McCanny is one of only five international orthodontists appointed by Align to share their successful secrets in a series of videos, blogs and seminars that will be streamed around the globe.

From her Dewsbury Road base, the award-winning orthodontist has already filmed her hints and tips to be incorporated into a cook book style format as part of the Invisalign Practice Development Project.

The Project will go live in March with fellow members representing Germany, Spain, Italy and France.

Dr McCanny, who founded St Michaels Orthodontics, was chosen to be the UK adviser due to her early adoption of the Invisalign system  and the mentoring she has already undertaken in the UK as a clinical speaker  and as part of the Invisalign UK Advisory Board.

“St Michaels has been using Invisalign since it was launched a decade ago and we have grown that side of our practice from small numbers of about ten patients a year to over a hundred annually,” she said. Catherine has recently reached the 500 milestone of cases submitted.

“As early adopters we encountered the initial difficulties that deterred other practitioners embracing Invisalign.  When I first started using Invisalign, it was very limited in what it could do, and I only used it for simple cases. However, the innovations that have taken place within the company over the last 10 years and my expertise as an orthodontist allows me now to treat very challenging cases. Initially it forced me out of my comfort zone as I had only used fixed appliances when training.  I then had the challenge of bringing the team on board. I started to use it on some of my staff and they quickly realised the benefits of this system. They were then able to share their own experiences with our patients.

“Developing that side of our practice has demanded investment in the personal development of our team and the installation of cutting-edge technologies.

I quickly realised that the main advantage was an improved patient experience and I was getting excellent outcomes, so the long-term benefits paid dividends.  The whole team here at St Michaels have embraced innovations and technologies such as I-Tero scanning which allows patients to visualise the end result before they commit to treatment” added Catherine.

“Collating all our different experiences into a recipe book system will hopefully give fellow orthodontists confidence to take on board the benefits of digital technology.  Experienced users can watch one video on a specific problem they are facing or practitioners new to Invisalign can use the videos and the book to help them as they start their Invisalign journey.

Hopefully our shared experiences and ideas will help others take the leap of faith and introduce Invisalign as another treatment option to their patients.

 

 

 

 

About St Michaels Orthodontics: 

  • St Michael’s Orthodontics – a team of skilled orthodontists led by Catherine McCanny – is based on Dewsbury Road, Wakefield.
  • Dr Catherine McCanny has achieved Invisalign Platinum Elite Standard for both the quality of her work and the number of treatments she has performed
  • Having graduated from Dental School at Queen’s University, Belfast in 1988, Catherine commenced her specialist training in Orthodontics at Leeds Dental Institute in 1993. She then teamed up with her now-husband, Joe, to build and develop St Michael’s Dental Practice and St Michael’s Orthodontics Ltd, which opened in 1998.
  • More recently, Catherine – a member of the British Orthodontic Society – was delighted to win three awards in the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards, including the ultimate accolade of Best Aesthetic Dentist 2013.
  • In 2015, St Michaels Orthodontics won three awards at the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards including ‘Best Team’ and again in 2018 where Catherine won the Best Invisalign case and the Best Child/Teenager fixed case.
  • For more information about St Michael’s Orthodontics, please go to http://www.stmichaelsorthodontics.co.uk
  • Press Contact
  • Press release issued by: Carmel Harrison PR. For further information, please contact Carmel Harrison on: 07714 708 271. Alternatively, email carmel@carmelharrisonpr.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a Woman Thing

 

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LEADING Yorkshire orthodontist, Dr Catherine McCanny Hendron has teamed up with two colleagues and a famous legal eagle to raise funds to support young girls rescued from trafficking and domestic violence in Nepal.

Dr McCanny will join fellow practitioners Martina Hodgson and Andrea Ubhi for a motivational day for fellow female orthodontists keen to build successful practices, with Marilyn Stowe offering legal and business advice.

Multi award winning Catherine was keen to get involved in the project having built her own successful practice, but understanding the barriers that women can often face.   As the mother of two daughters and the founder of St Michael’s Orthodontic Practice, Wakefield, which is an all female team she was also determined to improve the lives of forgotten young girls.

“When we all met, we wanted to share our own experiences and expertise for the generation of female orthodontists coming through,” explained Catherine.  “Women have a different perspective on orthodontics and now equal men in the number practising.  Yet we have our own unique challenges,” she added.

“It’s a Woman Thing’ is an informal day at Hazelwood Castle on March 15, that will deliver real insight for orthodontists of the future, help them launch their own practices and help support a very worthwhile cause.”

Book Your Place Now

Please email andrea@andreaubhi.com or martinahodgson@hotmail.co.uk to reserve your place at this exciting event. 

Places cost £150 each, include tea & coffee and lunch.

100% of the profit goes to Asha Nepal, caring for survivors of trafficking and severe violence in Kathmandu. 

After the event, Andrea and Martina will be staying later for drinks and dinner. We would love for you to join us, so please let us know if you can! (Individual charges for after event drinks and dinner will apply). 

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About St Michaels Orthodontics:

 

  • St Michael’s Orthodontics – a team of skilled orthodontists led by Catherine McCanny – is based on Dewsbury Road, Wakefield.
  • Dr Catherine McCanny has achieved Invisalign Platinum Elite Standard for both the quality of her work and the number of treatments she has performed
  • Having graduated from Dental School at Queen’s University, Belfast in 1988, Catherine commenced her specialist training in Orthodontics at Leeds Dental Institute in 1993. She then teamed up with her now-husband, Joe, to build and develop St Michael’s Dental Practice and St Michael’s Orthodontics Ltd, which opened in 1998.
  • More recently, Catherine – a member of the British Orthodontic Society – was delighted to win three awards in the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards, including the ultimate accolade of Best Aesthetic Dentist 2013.
  • In 2015, when St Michaels Orthodontics won three awards at the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards including ‘Best Team’.
  • For more information about St Michael’s Orthodontics, please go to http://www.stmichaelsorthodontics.co.uk
  • Press Contact
  • Press release issued by: Carmel Harrison PR, The Plex, Margaret street, Wakefield. For further information, please contact Carmel Harrison on: 07714 708 271. Alternatively, email carmel@carmelharrisonpr.com

 

 

 

 

 

Ready to smile with confidence?

So you’re ready to change your smile, but how do you choose an orthodontist?

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For over 20 years, Dr Catherine McCanny has been changing the lives of patients at St Michael’s Orthodontics. Aside from the attractive smile and self-esteem boost that orthodontic treatment offers, there are many other benefits to a straight smile such as improved oral hygiene.
 
No doubt if you are looking to begin your journey to a straighter smile you have done your research and will be familiar with the types of orthodontic appliance available. For many, understandably, the cost of treatment greatly impacts the decision for the practice you will choose for your treatment. “Why does the cost of treatment vary between different practices?” is a question we are often faced with. Many General Dental Practitioners are now expanding their scope of practice into the field of orthodontics, which is a factor that can affect the variation of treatment prices. Generally speaking, the cost of treatment provided by a Specialist Orthodontic Practice will be slightly more, but with that comes many advantages.  

What is an orthodontist?

Dentists and orthodontists both work to improve oral health. A dentist carries out general dental treatment, such as a check-up or fillings, however they may have a special interest in other areas like orthodontics or cosmetic dentistry. An orthodontist would firstly qualify as a dentist, then undergo 3 years of additional training to gain their Masters in Orthodontics. Specialist training means that an orthodontist would be able to carry out complex and comprehensive treatments.

Advantages of treatment with St Michael’s Orthodontics Ltd.

We specialise in the field of Orthodontics. Our clinicians exclusively work within the orthodontic field, meaning all the staff know the treatments inside out.

Our Principal Orthodontist has over 20 years’ experience in orthodontics, and more than 10 years’ experience of working with Invisalign. This year our orthodontist Catherine has reached her milestone of treating 500 patients using Invisalign and she has achieved Platinum Elite status, making her one of the most experienced Invisalign providers in the UK.  Last year Catherine was appointed a clinical speaker for Invisalign- a recognition of her experience and expertise in this field.
She is now a member of the UK Invisalign advisory board and has been appointed as the UK representative for the Invisalign Cookbook which she has developed with 4 other European orthodontists in sharing their secret recipes for growing a successful Invisalign practice.

Our treatment packages include: –

  • ITero scan which will show patients how their teeth will look after treatment
  • Additional aligners if needed to fine detail the position of the teeth
  • Emergency or any extra visits
  • Patient care pack
  • Fixed and removable retainers as needed to ensure the teeth remain in position
  • Before and after photographs
  • 3 sets of Invisalign Vivera retainers
  • An 18-month supervision of retention



We offer different finance packages to spread the cost of your treatment (including 0% finance).

We offer a range of orthodontic appliances. Fixed metal braces, ceramic braces, Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, Invisalign First…so whatever your preference or concern we’re sure to have a solution.

We have won 17 awards including :-

Best orthodontic practice
Best Team
Best Invisalign case (on 3 occasions)
Best adult fixed appliance case
Best child/teenager fixed appliance case

All our staff are actively involved in the world of Orthodontics. We are all keen to progress with training, and stay updated with the most recent treatment techniques by attending the British Orthodontic conference annually.

We have two members of staff appointed the position of treatment coordinator. Our treatment coordinators are trained and experienced in communicating with patients to find the best way to work with you. They can offer advice, guidance and reassurance help patients discover all their options and what will work best for them.

We hope our guide to the advantages of seeking treatment with St Michael’s Orthodontics has helped in your decision making for your own smile transformation. There are also many benefits to orthodontic treatment with a specialist orthodontist, and as with most things it comes down to personal preference and what you feel would give you the best options.

If you would like to arrange a complimentary chat appointment with our treatment coordinator to find out your options for a straighter smile, call today on 01924380680 or email orthostmichaels@tiscali.co.uk

ALL SMILES FOR COUPLE’S BIG DAY  

 

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ONE Yorkshire couple had more reason than many to smile on their big day as they showed off their dazzling new smiles, having had Invisalign treatment to straighten their teeth.  

Sam and Vicki Shute were both patients at St Michaels Orthodontics, Wakefield, when they decided to take the plunge and have orthodontic treatment.

But rather than Vicki persuading Sam to have treatment, he was first to book his consultation with  Dr Catherine McCanny, after seeing photos of himself at his brother’s wedding and deciding enough was enough.

“I was always aware that my teeth weren’t straight but seeing how pointed they were at the front on my brother’s wedding photos made me decide to do something about it,” said the business development manager from Sandal.

“Dr McCanny fitted Invisalign braces, which are almost invisible so I wasn’t conscious while I was having treatment and no one commented.”

Sam had almost completed his treatment and the pair were engaged when Vicki noticed how her teeth were moving.

“I was about 24 and my teeth had always been fairly straight but then my wisdom teeth came through and severely impacted the alignment of my bottom teeth.  There wasn’t enough room and they started to collapse in.  Being a teacher, I was more conscious of it in front of the pupils so I decided to get treatment.”

Dr McCanny of St Michael’s Orthodontic Ltd has treated nearly 500 patients with Invisalign since it launched 20 years ago but was delighted to treat a couple who were planning their big day. ‘It was a great feeling to be able to give this lovely young couple a fantastic new smile for their wedding day and be part of the whole plan. We were all so excited to see their wedding photographs’.

“Increasingly men are aware of their looks and how it affects their careers and confidence so I wasn’t surprised that Sam came along but it was really special to be treating his fiancée at the same time.  The tricky part was timing the treatment so that the aligners came off for the big day.  Sam’s treatment was finished while Vicki need some refinements after the wedding that were easy to schedule in,” said Dr McCanny.

“I’m just so delighted that we could do the treatment in time so they were both able to smile with confidence on their big day.  Congratulations!”

Photography by Colin Powel

 

Editors’ Notes:

About St Michaels Orthodontics: 

  • St Michael’s Orthodontics – a team of skilled orthodontists led by Catherine McCanny – is based on Dewsbury Road, Wakefield.
  • Having graduated from Dental School at Queen’s University, Belfast in 1988, Catherine commenced her specialist training in Orthodontics at Leeds Dental Institute in 1993. She then teamed up with her now-husband, Joe, to build and develop St Michael’s Dental Practice and St Michael’s Orthodontics Ltd, which opened in 1998.
  • More recently, Catherine – a member of the British Orthodontic Society – was delighted to win three awards in the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards, including the ultimate accolade of Best Aesthetic Dentist 2013. This success was repeated in 2015, when the practice picked up a further three awards, including ‘Best Team’.
  • Catherine McCanny is an Invisalign Elite Platinum Provider.
  • For more information about St Michael’s Orthodontics, please go to http://www.stmichaelsorthodontics.co.uk
  • Press Contact
  • Press release issued by: Carmel Harrison PR, Unity Works, Wakefield. For further information, please contact Carmel Harrison on 01924 831114 or 07714 708 271. Alternatively, email Carmel at carmel@carmelharrisonpr.com

 

 

 

 

 

Orthodontist appoints two treatment coordinators

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AWARD winning Wakefield orthodontist, St Michael’s has appointed two treatment coordinators as part of its investment in patient care.

The two will work alongside orthodontists at the Dewsbury Road practice to offer advice, guidance and reassurance to patients throughout their treatment.

Clinically trained, Dawn Rimmington and Joanne Reape will be the first point of contact with patients to explain the orthodontic procedures they will undertake, how to care for their braces at home and also discuss payment plans.

Dr Catherine McCanny, orthodontist explained: “Patients are keen to enjoy the end result of the treatment which is attractive and healthier aligned teeth, but naturally they have questions.  I was very conscious that some patients were reticent to ask me about things such as payment plans or even ask questions about their treatment or teeth because they thought they were too silly.

“We completely understand that but at the same time we don’t want patients to go away feeling they are in the dark about their treatment.  Dawn and Joanne act as a bridge between clinicians and patients and can often pre-empt questions through the comprehensive advice they provide about home care during treatment.  They offer advice about care of braces, how long to wear them and the best kinds of foods to eat to enhance a patient’s results.

“With their own consultation room patients are confident of being able to ask anything discretely,” she added.

“We are the first point of contact when patients first come in for a consultation about orthodontics and so they are able to build a long lasting informal yet confidential rapport with us so that they get the most out of their treatment,” said Dawn.

 

Photograph: Dawn Rimmington, Dr Catherine McCanny and Joanne Reape