For years I have admired and been slightly
envious of people with straight teeth. When the invitations to weddings began
to arise, I decided I wanted something to be done. My sisters wedding is
planned for the end of the year and being the first time I was going to be a
bridesmaid, I wanted to have a perfect smile. Further to the fact, that I would
be a future bride myself one day.
The aim was to have straight teeth in 9 months time, just in time for my
sisters wedding at the end of the year.
By March I had made a decision to go
ahead with the treatment and booked myself in for an initial appointment with
DR. Kumar at his Harley Street practice. The consultation covered my reasoning
behind wanted to change my teeth and the options methods I had available to me
including Invisalign. After careful consideration, Invisalign seemed the most
appropriate option for myself.
The next few visits involved getting x-rays and moulds made of my teeth to send
to America to be analysed. Few weeks later, my treatment plan arrived. My plan
involved 9 months of aligners, which were to be changed every 2 weeks. One of
the aspects that sold me on this treatment was being able to take the
out if needs be, but I discovered this was almost never as the aligners were
The last 4-5 months have flown and I don't even notice I'm wearing the
any more. The
process has been convenient and relatively painless. Invisalign
has exceeded my expectations. It has been exciting to see my smile change
before my eyes and I am well on the way to having a perfect smile.
I am 45 years old and work as a Personal
Assistant to a Managing Director. My teeth have been crooked since I was a
teenager and in those days braces were not commonplace.
As I grew older, I became more
self-conscious about my teeth, especially when I smiled.
I considered having fixed braces but felt
that, at my age, they would look awful and I knew I would be very conscious of
My job involves a lot of client social
events and conferences for which you need to be self-confident and I knew that
if I had fixed braces that I would find them a bit embarrassing because of my
I saw an advert for Invisalign in the back
of Vogue magazine and rang to make an appointment.
The dentist talked me through the procedure and showed me a set
of aligners. He had been talking to me
for about half an hour and then told me that he was wearing a set of
I couldn’t believe it and would never have known if he hadn’t told me.
I decided to go ahead with the treatment
and I am extremely pleased with the aligners.
I have been wearing them for the past six months and not one person has
noticed them. In fact, I have told lots
of people that I am wearing them and they look at me in disbelief.
I recently organised a retirement party for
my boss at the Ritz Hotel and had to meet and greet a lot of the top people
that work in our industry.
never crossed my mind as I knew that nobody would notice that I was wearing
I would thoroughly recommend Invisalign,
especially for people of my age group who may be conscious of fixed braces that
are so apparently visible.
I'm not at all surprised you like the quotes, you are a visionary; you
see the new ways of doing things! I like to think the same way. Kina and
I both felt very comfortable with you, your energy, and your whole approach.
Great positivity, futuristic forward thrust. You instill a lot of
confidence. It is clear that you have the highest of standards and enjoy your
work a great deal. You are truly excited in the wonderful ways that you
are able to help people. I feel the same way about the work that I do, and of
course, really appreciate it when I see it in others. And I will tell
you, we went to several doing Invisalign...( I am a conscientious
consumer)....You really stand out. Not meaning to butter you up,,,just
wanted to give you some sincere feedback.
Many thanks again,
My name is Lisa I'm a 25 yr old nurse/therapist, living in
London since 2000. As a child I remember making numerous trips to the
dentist with my mum for fillings and extraction's due to teeth growing in
unusual directions. As I approached my teens and noticed a lot of my
friends were wearing braces I thought it unusual that my teeth were worse
than a lot of theirs and I couldn't comprehend why my dentist had
never mentioned me having them, so I approached my mum and dentist
In Ireland free dental care is provided to those under the age of
16yrs, however due to the high volume of severe cases I
was told I didn't qualify for free dental care because my
teeth were not 'bad enough.' Unfortunately my parents couldn't afford such
an expensive treatment therefore I went through my tender teens hiding my
teeth when smiling and avoiding as many photographs as possible. Friends
and colleagues never commented on my teeth but that's because I always
tried my best to hide them.
As an adult I now have the ability to pay for private
treatment. Metal braces were never really an option as I was
paranoid enough about my teeth without having so called 'train tracks' on
display. I've thought about veneers as a quick fix and gaining that extra
confidence sooner rather than later, however, I didn't like the idea of
destroying my own teeth when I could preserve what was already there
When I first heard about Invisalign I thought it was too good
to be true; an invisible brace that straightened your teeth and no-one could
see it. I researched it and thought brilliant, i want it!
always been skeptical about dentists and thought money only
matters so when i went to Harley Street, 'the street where money is
made' I thought this guy is going to try and persuade me to get
veneers. I was surprised to find that Dr Kumar was against veneers and totally
supported the fact that I wanted to preserve my own teeth.
the Invisalign did cause slight tooth and headache,
but with any brace there's pressure surrounding your teeth, this
proves they're moving and that's a good sign! Each week I insert
my new brace as my teeth are starting to take shape, it gets easier each
time. I actually get excited when the week is up and I can see
they are moving!