Posted: June 11, 2015 9:41am

Two  years ago I noticed how my bottom teeth had started to move- just a couple. I ignored it at first but as time went on they got worse .

Before my wedding I decided to get veneers. Unfortunately I didn’t use the right dentist and ended up with major dental issues which took years to fix.

I was blessed to be referred to Dr James Dewe Mathews who fixed the damage, but for years I really couldn’t face getting involved in any other dental treatment.

The movement on my bottom teeth was getting more pronounced and it had really started to bother me.

I know it sounds very superficial and you are probably thinking, “This woman has too much time on her hands.”.

But it bothered me and I felt it was ageing- wrinkles don’t really bother me but my teeth did.

So I approached my dentist and he recommended Invisalign.

It is a series of clear plastic aligners (like gum shields) that you wear all the time. They move your teeth gradually back into place.

 

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The downsides, other than the cost, is that they are annoying to keep in all day- especially if you are talking. However you do get used to them and they are not painful.

It took me nine months- every few weeks you get a tighter aligner that pushes the teeth back into place. It does work; mine went back into place and at the end you get a bracket fitted at the back of your teeth that prevents them from moving.

I look a bit manic below- even though my teeth are now straight, from years of being conscious of my smile I cannot break the habit and seldom smile in photos! This one is one of the few.

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I only wore a brace on my bottom teeth but I have friends who who it on both, though this is harder especially if you have to talk a lot during the day.

I had mine done by 30a Wimpole Street and was looked after by Dr Reshad. They looked after me so well and I am happy to recommend the practice.

 

 

 


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