I hadn’t been to a dentist for several years and consequently, I was very anxious about going, but I knew that I needed to. I could feel and see that my teeth and gums were gradually deteriorating, and they were ...
My teeth have always been very weak and I have had a number of them crowned over the years. Then about 5 years ago one of the roots in my front tooth cracked and according to my dentist at the time ...
I live quite a way from Lymm on the Wirral. When I went to visit my NHS dentist I was seen by a Polish dentist who I felt was very abrupt and judgmental, and told me off for being a smoker and after ...
I needed an implant as a root filling in my tooth had failed, which meant that it had to be extracted. Obviously, that meant a very noticeable gap in my smile which was not an option I was prepared to accept.
I booked in a free consultation with Gavin and I am so glad I did. I had always hated going to the dentist from a very young age – I can still remember the trauma of an extraction as a child and smelling the anaesthetic they used to cover my mouth with!
It all started last July when I had a complete disaster. I broke a tooth and the bridge of 5 other teeth that it was supporting just fell out. It was a Friday evening and I had a sleepless night waiting to ring the NHS emergency dentist on the next morning.
I think that I first damaged my tooth whilst playing rugby when I was about 10 years old. I have been told that a hard tackle or impact to the face may have caused an abscess to develop in my gum which destroyed one of my tooth’s roots.
I have been coming to see Gavin Laidlaw for 5 years after a recommendation from another dentist. A bridge that I had been wearing for over 20 years had become worn and discoloured, and I didn’t feel confident any more when I smiled.
I had been struggling with crowns in my front teeth for a while. I kept getting one crown re cemented on several occasions. It was getting to the point where I worried about going on holiday in case it dropped out while I was away.
I was going through a really stressful time in my life and I discovered that as a result I was grinding my teeth, a really common symptom of stress. However this grinding was actually causing me to lose my teeth …
In December 2013 I was in a major road accident when my car veered into a lorry. I was very badly injured pretty much all over my body sustaining multiple fractures and extensive internal injuries. I was on a life …
I first broke my upper front tooth when I was 15 and I have lived with a partial denture for many years until gradually over the years my surrounding teeth also worked loose and I faced losing two or three teeth more at the top which were all failing.
The difference it has made to my face is unbelievable. They say it’s a dental face lift and they are not wrong. I have had lots of positive comments from my clients saying – ‘Jill what’s different?’ or ‘Jill you look 10 years younger’.
I think that my confidence had drained away before this treatment – I used to avoid social situations where eating was involved. My wife has noticed that I smile a lot more now than I used to before treatment and that my confidence is back. I’m so much happier than I was!
Whilst everyone was having orthodontics in their teens, my teeth were lovely and straight. It wasn’t until all my friends were having their braces taken off that my teeth started to become overcrowded and slip behind each other.
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, I was fully satisfied the first time.
I had braces as a teenager for over three years–the traditional train track ones. Whilst I loved the result they achieved in straightening my smile, over the 10 years since they came off, and the arrival of wisdom teeth, my teeth had gradually shifted out of place. Not massively, but they had become quite uneven.
I’ve always been very conscious of my teeth. I’ve wanted to have them straightened for a long time but the cost has always been the reason for the delay, as there is always something more important to pay for. I finally …
As I was getting older, my teeth were moving more and more out of place, particularly one of my front teeth. It was becoming more and more noticeable, probably more to me than anyone else, but I felt that the time was now or never to take action.
I had been refused orthodontic treatment on the NHS as it was felt that my teeth weren’t bad enough to qualify for free treatment. But it’s how you feel in yourself about your smile, and as I wouldn’t smile for photos, I knew that I wanted braces to straighten them no matter what.
I first came to Dental Solutions as my sister had tooth whitening treatment there and recommended that I should call in for a free orthodontic consultation. I was very conscious of my smile, in particular, my pointy fangs (aka my canines) which seemed to make my smile very uneven.
I suppose the catalyst for wanting to get my teeth fixed was seeing some photos of me smiling at a wedding a year ago. I’d never been totally comfortable with my teeth – they were OK – but seeing my teeth in those photos made me realise.
I work in the dental and healthcare marketing industry, and over the years had become increasingly aware that my smile wasn’t as great as it could be, and I really wanted to change it, even though I was over 50! …
I first came across Dental Solutions as my parents were both patients of Gavin’s and I decided to move from my old NHS dentist to Gavin and his team as they had much better facilities and a wider range of tooth straightening options.
I always knew that I wanted braces to straighten my teeth as I was very conscious of the fact that my smile wasn’t as straight as I’d like it to be. As a result, I didn’t ever smile fully in photos as I didn’t want my teeth to show.
I’d been unhappy with my smile for quite a while. The top teeth on one side of my mouth were larger than the other side. In addition I had a patch of white on one tooth that I felt stood out from the others and was quite noticeable.
My teeth have never been good – I never really looked after them when I was a teenager. Years ago a dentist extracted a load of them at the back of my mouth which meant as a result that I wore down the remaining teeth and they looked awful.