23rd February 2022

Chris’s Story – Invisalign

When I was 14, I was told by my dentist that I needed braces. I wasn’t against the idea per se, as many of my friends had them, but their description of the treatment actually put me off. I was told that I needed two teeth extracted prior to fitting the braces which would then move my teeth into position and correct my bite. I declined the treatment and decided to just live with the overcrowding.

Fast forward 14 years to when I discovered Invisalign. I was immediately interested as it promised to fix my bite and free up my crowded lower teeth which were now beginning to annoy me.

I booked in to see Lauren at Dental Solutions who explained everything clearly and then showed me my ClinCheck – a 3D video of how my teeth were predicted to move into position. Lauren assured me that I wouldn’t need any extractions, just a small amount of filing called IPR to free up a little more space to move the teeth into line. Plus, virtually Invisible braces were much more appealing and discreet than the train tracks that were on offer to me 14 years ago. I was really happy with my ClinCheck and decided to proceed with treatment. At my first appointment, Lauren carefully placed small bits of filling material on my teeth to act as anchors for the Invisalign braces. Over the next 6 months my teeth moved quickly into place, with mild discomfort.

I visited my hygienist Sarah twice during my invisalign treatment. Despite my best attempts to brush thoroughly, for the first time ever my gums were quite inflamed, and Sarah removed black deposits from my teeth. So, I’d recommend to anyone having orthodontic treatment to floss/interdentally clean as much as possible and see your hygienist every few months to avoid complications.

Overall my treatment was simple, highly effective and discreet and non-invasive, and I’d recommend Invisalign to anyone. Dental Solutions also offer a free refinement service if you require any final tweaks to your smile towards the end of treatment, however, I was completely satisfied first time. I have nothing but praise for the professionalism and high standard of work given by my dentist Lauren and the team. I’m much more confident when I smile now, and my teeth are much easier to care for now my smile is straight.

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Mike White
Mike White
2024-01-29
The best experience. When you step through the door you are met by the friendliest receptionist,Which continues through the practice. If you want the best dental care and treatments across the board this is where you need to go.
Charlotte Bell
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2023-12-15
I came to dental solutions with severe anxiety of dentists and Lauren was so helpful, kind and patient with me. For the first time in years I've found a dentist who I feel comfortable with. Thank you
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Gill S
2023-10-27
I had a wisdom tooth extracted by Gavin after having toothache due to my tooth breaking. I was nervous as I had not had a tooth removed by injection before. Gavin was reassuring, explained the procedure fully and it was over quickly with no pain. All staff at the practice are caring, friendly and professional and I have been going for many years. I highly recommend Dental Solutions.
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2023-09-06
Thank you to Gavin and team at Dental Solutions for the superb dental work done yesterday. As well as being highly professional and very good at what they do the place has a great atmosphere which makes going to the dentist a pleasure.
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2023-07-02
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Zoe Manley
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2023-06-30
Can’t speak highly enough of this practice and in particular Lauren. 2 years ago I walked in and was so nervous I cried just as the sight of the chair. Her and the staff have been so patient and understanding and have worked with me to overcome my phobia. This week I had a filling and was absolutely fine, my family couldn’t believe it. Reception staff are lovely and really accommodating too. So glad I found them, I don’t dread the dentist anymore.
David Partridge
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2023-05-10
A really Five Star Dental Practice! Upon arrival I was greeted by their most friendly welcoming receptionists. it seems nothing is 'too much trouble' to them. Gavin is similarly very friendly and the surgery is kitted out with the most high-tech modern equipment. On my first visit Gavin examined my teeth and explained my options to me giving me his recommendation for treatment and reasons why. Their Co-ordinator prepared a detailed quote for my treatment and went through it in detail with me, ensuring I understood everything; she had plenty of time for me as a patient. From the outset I had complete confidence in entrusting them with my dental care and the final results are truly amazing. Gavin and Richard could not have been more professional and my treatment was made as painless as possible. Dental Solutions provide a truly outstanding service and I thank them for my new 'long lost' smile and renewed confidence, especially when dining out and talking with people. I can't recommend them too highly.
Carole Dodwell
Carole Dodwell
2023-05-08
A first class experience from start to finish. Despite being fearful of visiting the dentist, Gavin put me at ease with his gentle unhurried manner. I was surprised at how relaxed I actually felt undergoing treatment for a crown and the removal/replacement of front teeth veneers. Having felt self conscious about my front teeth for a long time, I decided to have my old veneers replaced. The results were amazing and far exceeded my expectations. What Gavin achieved was nothing short of a work of art, boosting my confidence tenfold. The practice itself is very welcoming, the customer service excellent and the staff are all very friendly and kind. I cannot recommend this dental practise highly enough.
Nick Halliwell
Nick Halliwell
2023-04-28
I recently needed some urgent treatment and after trying a couple of dentists in the area, dental solutions were the only dentist that agreed to see me, genuinely nobody else showed any interest in helping me. The receptionist I spoke to initially was super compassionate and understanding and did all she could to get me in asap. I saw Lauren for all of my appointments, and I’ve now had: a composite filling, root canal and emax crown and just yesterday had a wisdom tooth extracted. I don't know what Lauren does but I have had zero pain or discomfort with any treatments during and after. I'm extremely happy with the results of her work. She definitely knows her stuff and filled me with the utmost confidence whilst in the chair! I literally cant find any fault with any of the experiences I have had so far. They go the extra mile and do it with a smile. What more can you ask for?! Definitely my dentist for the foreseeable future! Thank you Lauren and everyone!
Pete Taberham
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2023-04-07
Had my initial consultation with Lauren, truly professional and extremely friendly. She explained all my options in detail and following discussions opted for veneers and can't wait to see the end result.
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