Home dentist MCRIGOUR MEDIA January 29, 2021

Brace Yourself for a Smile Makeover!

Part Science, Part Engineering, Part Art.

Meet Dr. Alfred Dippenaar, Specialist Orthodontist, assisted by Dr. Aniel Hefer in Potchefstroom and Dr. Nicole Terblanche in Klerksdorp since 2021. Dr. Dippenaar holds a Master’s Degree in Patient Education and Communication and completed his Master’s Degree in Orthodontics in December 2003 at the University of Pretoria.

At Wired for Fun, our commitment is simple yet profound: we treat every patient the way we’d want to be treated. Our team is more than just professionals; we’re passionate individuals dedicated to delivering top-tier Orthodontic treatment. University-qualified clinical personnel, as well as experienced administrative and financial staff support the services of Dr Dippenaar at Wired for Fun.


Committed to Excellence in Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic Treatment for Children

While each patient is unique, Wired for Fun excels at diagnosing and prescribing the best treatment plan at the appropriate age. For most patients, the ideal time to consider orthodontic treatment is during the late mixed dentition phase, typically occurring between the ages of 10 and 14 when most permanent teeth have erupted. In specific cases, such as anterior crossbites, early intervention may be recommended at a younger age, typically around 7 to 8 years old. Our goal is to provide personalized and timely orthodontic care for every patient's unique needs.

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Orthodontic Treatment for Adults

A heightened public awareness of the impact of a beautiful smile (and the availability of Specialist Orthodontic Treatment) contributes to the growing number of adults undergoing orthodontic treatment. A beautiful smile is a lifelong investment (and it does not need the same maintenance expenditure as a new hair colour). According to the American Association of Orthodontics, one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. Orthodontic treatment can benefit patients of any age, provided their teeth and dental structures are healthy. While jaw growth is unchangeable, orthodontics can successfully align crooked teeth. For adults, the appeal of orthodontic treatment is boosted by aesthetic options such as clear brackets.


Meet The Wired for Fun-team


Embracing life during Orthodontic Treatment.


For a day or two speech may be impaired. However, the mouth adapts quite easily and normal speech will be regained quickly.


Patients should always take care of how they eat. Nothing should be bitten off but should be cut and chewed. Care must be taken not to bite hard foods that may damage the appliances. Proper instructions on how to adapt in this regard will be provided when appliances are placed.

Oral Hygiene:

Extra Oral Care is of utmost importance. Extensive instructions to ensure oral health will be communicated and illustrated when the appliances are placed.


Orthodontic treatment may cause mild pain from time to time.
Best advice:
Over-the-counter painkillers.
Chew sugar-free gum (it heightens the blood flow and eases pain).
The mild pain should not last for more than a few days.

General Dental Check-ups:

It is recommended that the routine for dental check-ups with your general dental practitioner is maintained throughout the period of orthodontic treatment.


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