Patient Stories

Sally

Transforming a smile

‘How were you feeling prior to the treatment?
I was starting to get very self-conscious about my teeth, they protruded and a gap had formed between my front teeth.

What made you want to consider the treatment?
The gap between my teeth was getting bigger and the teeth were obviously moving. As I play the saxophone I was very aware that this was probably contributing to the problem and wanted to resolve it but continue playing.

What did you think of the treatment options and the way in which they were recommended?
Explained well and no pressure put on me to decide which treatment to go for.

How did you decide to go ahead with the treatment?
I decided to go for the clear ‘Inline’ brace system as it would take a bit longer but it meant I could remove them to play my saxophone. In the end I have actually played wearing the brace anyway! This cost more but the 12 month interest free credit helped!

Describe your experience of having the treatment
Very easy to wear and clean. Amazed how quickly the teeth have moved and the gap got smaller. No pain, just a slight ache for the first day or two each time a tighter brace was fitted.

How did you feel immediately after the treatment?
Pleased that it worked so well and relieved to not have to wear the brace anymore during the day!

How do you feel now about having the treatment?
I am glad that I did it. I don’t even think about my teeth now, whereas I was previously embarrassed. The treatment was carried out in a very professional but friendly manner throughout and has had the result I hoped for. I am very glad that I took the plunge and made that first appointment that started on the road to having straight teeth again!’

Sally from Wareham - January 2017

Lisa

This lady did not like the look of her upper front teeth. She hid her smile and was embarrassed to smile in front of people. Her smile has been transformed in just 1 visit, the results are amazing.

What made you want to consider treatment?
I didn’t like how I looked. My smile was always guarded and never reached my eyes! The treatment was just 2 hours.

What did you think of the treatment options recommended to you and the way in which they were recommended?
Suggestions were made about what may work. They covered the expensive and less expensive options - I didn’t feel pressured to making an expensive choice

How did you decide to go ahead with the treatment?
Previous treatments gave me confidence to go ahead - there was no pressure.

Describe your experience of having treatment?
I felt nervous but I was made to feel comfortable, my choice of music was already playing. Reassurance was given - I was comfortable throughout.

How did you feel after the treatment and how do you feel now?
GREAT! my smile - despite dribbling - was wide, so glad I had it done!

Would you recommend the treatment to others?
I’m glad I had this treatment, I feel great! I would recommend this to anyone. I’m smiling again

How would you summarise your experience overall?
One of the best decisions I have made. Good service, I was supported before, during and was offered support after, although I didn’t need it!
I’m smiling - Happy!

Lisa - September 2016

Laura

This patient underwent 6 month smile treatment - an innovative cosmetic orthodontic treatment which aims to align the teeth in just 6 months. Here’s what she had to say about her experience of the treatment...

How were you feeling prior to treatment?
I felt very excited at the prospect of having the confidence to smile and show off my teeth again.

What made you want to consider treatment?
I had braces as a teenager, but in my 20’s, my teeth unfortunately lapsed, making my self conscious when smiling. I would frequently keep my lips tight when having photos taken and feel silly. I decided to go ahead with treatment having read great success stories and seen amazing before and after photos.

Describe your experience of having treatment?
It took a little longer than I was used to in the dental chair understandably. Briony was very gentle and explained what was going on. The nurses were fabulous, making me feel very comfortable throughout.

How did you feel after the treatment and how do you feel now?
I’m happy that I went through with the treatment. The results are seen quickly and the time flies by. I now feel happy to smile freely with my sparkly white gnashers!

Would you recommend the treatment to others?
I would indeed recommend the treatment to others and I am happy to share my overall experience with anyone considering it for themselves.

Laura – June 2016