Teeth Straightening, Inman Aligner Treatment


Smile of The Month: November 2008

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Problem:

This patient came to us concerned with the appearance of her instanding lateral tooth.

Solution:

This tooth was aligned using a combination of expansion and Inman aligner treatment achieving a straight smile in 12 weeks.

Client Interview:

What motivated you to change your smile?

I used to hate having my photo taken. I wanted to be happier about my smile.

What treatment did you have

A combination of Inman aligner and clear aligners.

How did you feel during the process, was your treatment comfortable?

I felt comfortable and at ease the whole time.

How do you feel about the result, did it match or exceed your expectations?

I love it! It’s much better than I expected!

Is it something you would recommend to family and friends?

Definitely!

How has your new smile changed your life, what difference will it make to you?

I’m already smiling a lot more!

Sum up your experience in one word

Brilliant

How did the team contribute to you experience?

James and Michelle made me feel comfortable at all times. The team are very approachable which helps, because going to the dentist can be quite daunting!

Mismatched Tooth Sizes


Smile of The Month: October 2008

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Problem:

This patient presented with concerns about her dominant upper front teeth.

Solution:

Eight porcelain veneers and a gum lift on four teeth were used to create a more ideal proportion and a wider smile.

Client Interview:

What motivated you to change your smile?

I’ve been unhappy with my teeth since I was a teenager and have just been waiting until I could afford to have cosmetic dental treatment.

What treatment did you have

Veneers and gum lift

How did you feel during the process, was your treatment comfortable?

Yes, I loved the DVD goggles. Once you had the anaesthetic you couldn’t feel anything and were able to just switch off.

How do you feel about the result, did it match or exceed your expectations?

Very happy with the result, they look very natural.

Is it something you would recommend to family and friends?

Yes I have already!

How has your new smile changed your life, what difference will it make to you?

It means I can smile widely without worrying about how I will look in photos.

Sum up your experience in one word

Satisfaction!

How did the team contribute to you experience?

I loved James – He made me feel very comfortable. He reined me in when I wanted something outrageous, like ultra bright white teeth.

Full Mouth Reconstruction

Smile of The Month: September 2008

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Problem and Solution

Problem:

This patient had a range of problems resulting from crowding, tooth decay, discolouration and an uneven bite.

Solution:

Porcelain veneers and crowns were used on 20 upper and lower teeth to replace all previous dentistry, to align crowding, to lighten in colour, to create a stable and comfortable bite function and a pleasing, natural-looking smile.

Client Interview:

What motivated you to change your smile?

I had wanted some work done on my teeth for some time. Then a friend had work done at The London Smile Clinic and he recommended it to me.

What treatment did you have?

19 Porcelain veneers and 1 porcelain crown.

How did you feel during the process, was your treatment comfortable?

It was fine, just a little stiff after several hours in the chair.

How do you feel about the result, did it match or exceed your expectations?

Excellent. I had high expectations after looking at marketing pictures and I was certainly not disappointed.

Is it something you would recommend to family and friends?

Yes.

How has your new smile changed your life, what difference will it make to you?

When I smile I am not self conscious about my teeth. It is a much wider smile than before

How did the team contribute to you experience?

Very friendly and professional. Past dental visits usually provoked some apprehension but not once did I experience this when coming to The London Smile Clinic.

Triangular Teeth

Smile of The Month: August 2008

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Problem and Solution

Problem:

This patient was unhappy with the look of her gappy and triangular teeth.

Solution:

Eight porcelain veneers were used to create a much better proportioned and attractive smile.

Client Interview:

What motivated you to change your smile?

I had always felt self conscious about gaps in my smile. My best friends upcoming wedding spurred me to invest in the changes I have had to boost my confidence.

What treatment did you have?

Eight porcelain veneers and tooth whitening.

How did you feel during the process, was your treatment comfortable?

I barely noticed what was being done because I was made so comfortable. I was too busy enjoying my film and it was completed so quickly

How do you feel about the result, did it match or exceed your expectations?

Definitely exceeded my expectations. The results are flawless and exactly matched what I had requested as my ideal.

Is it something you would recommend to family and friends?

I already have!

How has your new smile changed your life, what difference will it make to you?

I am much more confident in my new smile and I don’t feel embarrassed having my picture taken now.

Sum up your experience in one word

Brilliant.

How did the team contribute to you experience?

They were all very friendly, reassuring and welcoming. I couldn’t have asked for more.

Crowding and Discolouration

Smile of The Month: July 2008

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Problem and Solution

Problem:

This patient came to us after years of being unhappy with the crowding in her smile. Her upcoming wedding finally prompted her to visit us at The London Smile Clinic.

Solution:

Eight porcelain veneers where placed on her top teeth to change the shape and colour. A home whitening kit was used for her lower teeth. Now she will have even more to smile about on her wedding day.

Client Interview:

What motivated you to change your smile?

I have had awful teeth all my life and have wanted to do something about it for ages. My wedding was what finally prompted me to do something. I wanted to be able to smile in my photos without putting my hand in front of my mouth!

What treatment did you have?

Eight veneers on my top teeth and home whitening

How did you feel during the process, was your treatment comfortable?

The treatment was very comfortable, I did not feel any pain during or after treatment. I enjoyed watching films during my treatment, even though I kept missing the endings.

How do you feel about the result, did it match or exceed your expectations?

The result far exceeded my expectations, I cant stop smiling at people! My veneers look really natural. I was worried that it would be obvious that I had them done, but it just looks like I have always had fantastic teeth!

Is it something you would recommend to family and friends?

Definitely, I already have!

How has your new smile changed your life, what difference will it make to you?

I am much more confident and will talk to anyone. Before I tried not to talk to people unless I had to (you cant stop me now!) I feel much more comfortable smiling and no longer hid behind my hand.

Sum up your experience in one word

Life changing

How did the team contribute to you experience?

Everyone was really friendly and reassuring, they made the whole process much more comfortable for me!

Overlapping front teeth

Smile of The Month: June 2008

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Problem and Solution

Problem:

This patient came to us because he had never really been happy with both the colour and alignment of his upper teeth.

Solution:

Porcelain veneers were used to lighten the colour of his teeth and improve alignment.

Client Interview:

What motivated you to change your smile?

I have never been happy with the colour or the alignment of my previous smile.

What treatment did you have?

Six veneers

How did you feel during the process, was your treatment comfortable?

OK. I experienced my usual tension from sitting in the dentist chair but no serious discomfort during the whole process.

How do you feel about the result, did it match or exceed your expectations?

Very good, it really exceeded my expectations.

Is it something you would recommend to family and friends?

Yes.

How has your new smile changed your life, what difference will it make to you?

I now grin a lot more!

Sum up your experience in one word

Happy.

How did the team contribute to you experience?

The team made me feel very relaxed and comfortable, more than could be expected.

Protruding Teeth

Smile of The Month: Case 2 – May 2008

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Problem and Solution

Problem:

This patient came to us concerned about the appearance of the protruding upper teeth. She also wanted to whiten her teeth.

Solution:

Eight porcelain veneers were used to reduce the protrusion, to lighten and create pleasing tooth shapes and an attractive smile. Britesmile whitening was used on her lower teeth.

Client Interview:

What motivated you to change your smile?

I never liked the way my smile looked in photos.

What treatment did you have?

Eight veneers on my top teeth and BriteSmile whitening on my lower teeth

How did you feel during the process, was your treatment comfortable?

Yes, I felt very comfortable during my treatment.

How do you feel about the result, did it match or exceed your expectations?

Yes! I am so happy and cannot stop smiling.

Is it something you would recommend to family and friends?

Yes.

How has your new smile changed your life, what difference will it make to you?

I feel great! Much more confident.

Sum up your experience in one word

FANTASTIC!

How did the team contribute to you experience?

Everyone has made me feel very comfortable.

Crowded Teeth

Smile of The Month: Case 1 – May 2008

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Problem and Solution

Problem:

This patient came to us with an overlapping central tooth but did not wish to wear braces to correct this problem.

Solution:

Three veneers and one laminate crown were used to straighten her teeth and allow them to blend into the surrounding natural teeth.

Client Interview:

What motivated you to change your smile?

My crooked teeth had always made me very self conscious and I had seen many successful makeovers on T.V so I thought I would do the same.

What treatment did you have?

Three veneers and one laminate crown

How did you feel during the process, was your treatment comfortable?

Absolutely fine, I would say the whole experience has been very pleasant and made better by the fantastic staff.

How do you feel about the result, did it match or exceed your expectations?

Exceeded them, in the sense my teeth look very natural and I am glad I had the courage of my convictions!

Is it something you would recommend to family and friends?

I already have!

How has your new smile changed your life, what difference will it make to you?

It has given me a confidence boost and I feel more fresh faced with my new smile.

Sum up your experience in one word

GRIN 🙂

How did the team contribute to you experience?

100% from all parties, absolutely wonderful characters. I felt confident in their ability and safe in their hands.

Gummy and Crowded Teeth

Smile of The Month – April 2008

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Problem and Solution

Problem:

This patient was unhappy about her gummy smile, dark, short and crowded teeth.

Solution:

A gum lift was carried out on the upper teeth followed by ten veneers. An Inman aligner was used to straighten the lower teeth followed by whitening.

Client Interview:

What motivated you to change your smile?

I wanted to change my smile because every time I looked at someone else who had beautiful teeth I felt embarrassed at the horrible smile I had. I used to be called “gummy” which made me cringe. I wanted straight white teeth and less of a gummy smile.

What treatment did you have?

Gum lift
Elective root canal
Inman aligner for my lower teeth
10 x veneers
Whitening

How did you feel during the process, was your treatment comfortable?

My treatment was more comfortable than I expected. The clinic surroundings and my nurse’s calm voice supporting me helped. I didn’t even know I had injections as Tim was so good at it. Any pain was very minimal.

How do you feel about the result, did it match or exceed your expectations?

It has exceeded my expectations. I no longer have a gummy smile and have wonderful big white teeth. My new nickname is smiler, because I have such a nice smile now “CHEESE”

Is it something you would recommend to family and friends?

Definitely! My husband had already been told “you’re next!”

How has your new smile changed your life, what difference will it make to you?

I can smile now and expect people to think “wow, what wonderful teeth” and not for a minute think I have had veneers. It has made me smile with a glint in my eye.

Sum up your experience in one word

“Flabbergasting!”

How did the team contribute to you experience?

The team have always made me feel welcome, it’s really made a difference to someone who did have a dental phobia. Calming, lovely and kind! Tim is a whizz. The whole experience really has exceeded my expectations.

Crowding and Mismatched Teeth Sizes

Smile of The Month: March 2008

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Problem and Solution

Problem:

This patient was unhappy with the crowding and mismatched sizes of some of the front teeth.

Solution:

A combination of Inman Aligner, porcelain veneers and crowns were used to align the teeth and create an even, balanced smile.

Client Interview:

What motivated you to change your smile?

I wanted to improve my appearance

What treatment did you have?

Inman aligner, veneers & crowns

How did you feel during the process, was your treatment comfortable?

Yes, my treatment was very comfortable

How do you feel about the result, did it match or exceed your expectations?

Yes my expectations were met.

Is it something you would recommend to family and friends?

Definitely!

How has your new smile changed your life, what difference will it make to you?

I am more confident when I smile now.

Sum up your experience in one word

Good

How did the team contribute to you experience?

They made me feel very welcome.