No crowns for Kate's big smile
Published 27/11/2011 | 05:00
Kate Middleton has undergone a revolutionary new form of dental surgery to achieve the smile that has charmed millions.
But rather than subjecting herself to American-style treatment to create a perfect set of celebrity teeth, she placed herself in the hands of a pioneering French dentist who specialises in "harmonious symmetry".
The work was carried out by Didier Fillion, a London-based dental surgeon who has also worked on the teeth of the Monaco royal family, Kelly Brook and Sadie Frost. A colleague said Dr Fillion's work on Kate involved "micro-rotations" of her teeth to create an improved, but still natural look. "They aren't absolutely aligned. He did some little micro-rotations on Kate Middleton so that it looks like a natural, healthy smile, not artificial."
The result is achieved by using braces and Kate would have expected to pay about £3,000 (€3,500) for the work, but that can rise to £10,000 (€11,650) with extractions.