7th May 2021

Sheila’s Story – Quick Straight Teeth

My teeth have never been perfect, but as I have become older they started to twist out of shape.

Not only did they look crooked, but they had become quite difficult to clean. I wasn’t sure if braces would be suitable for someone of my age but I decided to google Dentists in the North West and came across the Dental Solutions website. I have always had a fear of dentists from a young age so I was looking for a practice that specialised in nervous patients. I read some of the patient stories on the website, including more mature women who had had their teeth straightened. I decided there and then that the practice was just what I was looking for. So I called to reserve my consultation with Gavin.

I was delighted to meet Gavin, who not only reassured me that teeth movement was mostly an evolutionary thing as we age, but that they could straighten my teeth without a problem! I was well cared for by Lauren, and then by Amy whilst Lauren was away on maternity leave. They used the Quick Straight Teeth system of orthodontics. They were very gentle and my fear of dentists has now completely gone.

To begin with, I thought my teeth would never move, then all of a sudden they started moving into place. The braces were very discrete – hardly anyone noticed them, although my speech was a bit lispy for a few days when the braces were first fitted. I also visited the hygienist regularly throughout treatment to help me keep my teeth clean around the brackets and wires.

The treatment took a year to complete and I have to say that I am delighted with the results we have achieved. Plus I can eat my favourite corn on the cob again!

I feel much more confident now – my friends have also commented saying that I look different. I also have ‘adapted’ my smile to a big bright wide smile, whereas before I hardly opened my mouth.

Whilst everyone I have met has been excellent, I also want to mention the hygiene team at the practice. I had a ‘pocket’ of infection in one of my teeth which was resolved with a combination of airflow treatment, teepees and lots of advice from the team. My dental hygiene has never been better – I think that having orthodontics makes you slightly obsessive about keeping your teeth clean.

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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
Charlotte Bell
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
Gill S
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.
K.WEDGE
K.WEDGE
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.
tracy grensinger
tracy grensinger
2023-07-02
Amazing experience. I felt in safe friendly professional hands with all the team . Thank you!
Zoe Manley
Zoe Manley
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
David Partridge
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
Pete Taberham
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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