Meet Dr. Flax

Dr. Steven Flax stands as a distinguished orthodontist, renowned for his unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation in dental care. As the esteemed founder of Bigsmile Orthodontics, operating under the banner of Dr. Steven Flax Orthodontics, his illustrious journey in academia was adorned with numerous accolades, emblematic of his steadfast dedication to the field.

During his academic tenure, Dr. Flax's outstanding achievements were evident through the multitude of awards garnered, which underscored his unwavering commitment and exceptional proficiency in orthodontics. His influence within the dental community was further highlighted by his pivotal roles as the President of the Dental Graduates Association at the University of Witwatersrand and as the Chairman of the Fees Committee for the South African Society of Orthodontists.

At the forefront of cutting-edge orthodontic techniques, Dr. Flax specializes in revolutionary methodologies such as invisible orthodontics, lingual orthodontics, and the groundbreaking Invisalign treatment. His relentless pursuit of providing exemplary orthodontic care is mirrored in his unwavering dedication to pioneering research, continually exploring novel methodologies and embracing the latest technological advancements in the field.

As an Invisalign preferred provider since 2001, Dr. Flax's mastery in this innovative treatment method has seen him successfully transform over 2000 cases by the year 2023. His exceptional proficiency in utilizing Invisalign has garnered global recognition, with Invisalign accrediting him as one of the foremost providers worldwide and the premier Invisalign practitioner in the African continent.

Dr. Flax's academic credentials include a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S), a Master of Science in Dentistry (M.Sc. Dent), and a Master of Dentistry in Orthodontics (M.Dent Orth) from the esteemed University of Witwatersrand (WITS). Additionally, his affiliations as a member of the South African Society of Orthodontists, an international member of the American Association of Orthodontists, and a Fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontics further attest to his commitment to advancing orthodontic practices on a global scale.

Beyond his professional eminence, Dr. Flax treasures precious moments with his family, relishing in the joy of grandchildren. His personal passions extend to the equestrian realm, finding solace and fulfillment in the art of horseback riding and the exhilarating sport of show jumping, thereby encapsulating a life rich in professional triumphs and fulfilling personal pursuits.


Dr Steven Flax's horses: Bigsmile and Indigo v/d Middelstede.

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