For as long as I remember I have always hated my teeth, I was so conscious of them that I would laugh behind my hand and pose without showing my teeth.

I was offered a brace when I was at High School, I was bullied at school and I felt that if I wore a brace I’d be subjected to even more cruel taunts, at that age you don't think about your adult self. When I was in my mid-twenties I went to Transform, I am not sure why I chose a Cosmetic Surgery Company, I guess I’d seen an advert in a mag or something.

I was given an Inman Aligner.... "The Inman Aligner is the perfect solution for crowding or protrusion of the front teeth. It is really fast, very safe and great value. With the patented Inman Aligner, your front teeth can be gently guided to an ideal position in a matter of weeks. Most cases complete in 6-18 weeks and because it's removable you can take it out to fit with your lifestyle." www.inmanaligner.com

This was so painful, so obviously it was out more than it was in, and it gave me a lisp. I really hated it and as I couldn't see ANY results my fickle personality proved stronger than my desire for straight teeth... I jibbed it. BYE BYE £2100.00 :( 


I moved straight on to an Invisalign (www.invisalign.co.uk) but again it was removable, so I started out with good intentions but as with everything I got bored so quickly, I took it out to eat and always forgot to put it back in.... It got jibbed.

I kind of just accepted that there was no quick fix for straight teeth. 

Browsing on Facebook one day I saw a friend had started as Dental Nurse in a brand new Dental Practice in town called Ollie and Darsh, I made an appointment through her and went along to see if there was a fab new procedure that could change my teeth instantly! I needed a magician.

When I walked in I was so confused... It looked as though I had walked into a penthouse suite in Knightsbridge. I felt dead posh and when asked if I would like a complimentary muffin I swiftly declined as I really didn't want to make a mess. I was introduced to a lady called Suzy who soon put me at ease, she was so lovely and passionate about the practise that I felt confident enough to tell her how insecure my crooked teeth had made me feel. It wasn't until afterwards that I realised just how much I had confided in Suzy, at the time it felt like I was chatting to an old school friend. 


After telling Suzy what I wanted to change I went into a small room and I was asked to talk, smile and laugh whilst a Dental Assistant took pictures, I was then taken back into see Suzy where Daz the Dentist came to join us. Then BAM there it was, my face on a 60" screen. My crooked teeth right there for Daz and Suzy to see. I felt awful, embarrassed even. Daz suggested an Invisalign and whitening but I dismissed it. I explained that it hadn't worked before and I needed a different solution. I asked about Veneers, he ummed and aaarghed, he said he didn't think it was the best thing for my teeth, he said that his first choice would be to try an Invisalign. Like a child I dug my heels in....

So I begged and begged and Daz eventually gave in... He said that as my teeth were healthy he felt bad about shaving them down, my words obvs :) I don't know the correct terminology but he made moulds of my teeth and they were sent away to America for my porcelain veneers to be made!!

Daz looked closely at the pictures taken earlier and counted how many teeth were visible when talking and smiling, I would need 10 on the top and 6 on the bottom, pricey but worth it!

Within 2 weeks I was called in to have my temporaries fitted, my teeth were shaved into a point, another mould was made and then a full set of temporary teeth were cemented in, all in one row like a set of dentures. I loved them! I would have kept them forever.


I went straight to NYC the next day, with absolutely no problems, when I come back 2 weeks later my beautiful Hollywood Smile was ready to be fitted forever!! 

As I lay in the super comfy chair and watched movies on the huge ceiling TV I fell asleep, I was woken up a few hours later by Daz who said it was common for his patients to drift off during such a long procedure. Was I really that simple? Did I now have my dream smile? HELL YEAH!!

I couldn't stop looking at them!! I started to cry, these were my teeth!!  I was so shocked, I couldn't believe how perfect they were, at last I had the smile I had always dreamed of. 


 

 Further information can be otained by visiting www.ollieanddarsh.co.uk

 

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