My heartiest congratulations to Dr Sarah Dan on the successful completion of this much-needed book. So Smile! has arrived at a time in the industry when there’s never been more information, making it harder for parents and patients to decipher the technical and relate it to their own circumstances. Sarah’s book is an important bridge between what we as orthodontists understand and what our patients and their parents need to know. Thank you!
- Dr Siva Vasudavan, father of three and specialist orthodontist, Perth
Even as an orthodontic student, Dr Sarah Dan had a vision for what orthodontic treatment should be like for her patients. She was always particularly focused on how parents and carers should be informed about their children’s treatment. She treats her patients the way she would treat her own children, an approach reflected through her decision making and planning process. In many ways she has always been highly innovative in her approach to orthodontics and this book fi rmly establishes her as a positive infl uencer amongst her peers.
- Professor M. Ali Darendeliler, Professor and Chair of the Discipline of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry and Head, Department of Orthodontics, Sydney Dental Hospital
Dr Sarah Dan’s book makes it easy for orthodontists, patients and parents to fi nd common ground and understand each other better. The patient/parent/physician relationship is an important one and it’s only by working together that the best orthodontic outcome is achieved. So Smile! is a clear guide and is a valuable resource for anyone seeking orthodontic treatment for their child.
- Dr Stephen J. Moate, New South Wales President, Australian Society of Orthodontics
I have seen my daughter’s confi dence grow through Dr Sarah Dan’s transformation of her smile. She started treatment feeling nervous and anxious, but with Dr Dan’s professionalism and kindness, her orthodontic journey was a positive experience. As a mum, it has been very rewarding to see my child grow to love and enjoy her smile. I was so pleased with my daughter’s treatment, I’ve now started my own orthodontic journey. I am looking forward to experiencing a transformation in my confi dence and smile too!
- Angela Odelli
Are you confused by conflicting information about treatments?
Does the financial investment for orthodontic treatment stop you from taking action?
If you answered yes to one or all of these questions, you're not alone. Understanding orthodontic treatment is very challenging. Family decision makers – usually mums – are often left feeling confused and overwhelmed. The result? Incorrect treatments, wasted time and money, and poor outcomes for kids.
So Smile! takes away the pain of orthodontic treatment decisions. It explains everything you need to know, in language you can understand, and steps you can follow.
Dr Sarah Dan, a leading Australian orthodontic specialist and mum, will guide you through the orthodontic treatment journey, answering your questions on:
• the ideal age to start treatment
• the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist
• what to look for in an orthodontist
• how to reduce treatment times
• how to avoid expensive orthodontic treatment mistakes
• how to create a confident smile you and your child will love.
So Smile! provides clear explanations about common problems so parents can feel confident about their decisions and kids can enjoy their orthodontic journey.