“I was about due for a midlife crisis, but there was no chance I was going to get a tattoo or learn to ride a motorbike! However I kept hearing the voice of my old friend Gavin in my head “Let me sort those teeth out for you”.
As a result of two rugby accidents and a painful encounter with a swimming pool floor, my teeth weren’t exactly perfect… but they were white, and they were functional, and my fear of the dentist was holding me back!
Knowing that Gavin had experience with nervous patients, I could hear his voice in my head “Let’s just do it”. So with palms sweating and memories of terrors at the dentist as a child, I decided to take the plunge. Gavin has looked after me and my family for many years, and I trusted him to take care of me (sort of).
I booked into the practice, nerves wringing. Gavin and his team sat me in the chair….annnnnd a quick later 30 minutes later the brace was on. What? No pain? That was a surprise. I had slight discomfort and sensitivity, but it was not at all the pain-filled session I feared. I could feel my fear rapidly disappearing.
A month later, and I was due back again for a new fitting. Even with my last experience, I still had a little trepidation, but somehow again… there was only a slight discomfort – it’s like magic!
New month, new fitting, and lo and behold – I still only experienced mild discomfort. And my teeth actually appear to be moving!! I am actually daring to smile and show my teeth again!
My only thoughts now are… why didn’t I do this 25 years ago??”
Stay tuned for more blogs from Karl about his smile transformation! If you would like to speak to one of our team in a no-obligation free consultation, please call the practice to book in on 01925394892.