Karen had always wanted straighter teeth but she was unsure about how to go about it. So after mentioning it at her routine check-up with Dr Ian Lane, she was referred to see Queensway’s specialist orthodontist Dr Guy Deeming.
At her free consultation, Karen explained to Guy how her job as cabin crew for a large British Airline meant that she needed a brace that was discreet, easy to look after and would fit in with her busy lifestyle.
The Invisalign system of clear aligners was going to be the perfect option for her.
In total Karen wore the nearly-invisible Invisalign appliance for 15 months. A series of fourteen aligners on the top and forty-four on the bottom arch gradually moved the teeth to the correct position.
She now has the straight teeth that she has always wanted and can now smile and talk to passengers without being conscious.
Karen said that the only people who noticed that she was wearing the brace were those that were also wearing Invisalign and the treatment was worth every penny. In fact two of her colleagues have since gone on to have Invisalign after seeing her results.
Dr Guy Deeming says, “Invisalign is the ideal brace for people like Karen who work in a customer facing role and want to straighten their teeth. It is discreet so hardly anyone will know that you are wearing it, we make our appointments as flexible as possible to fit in with work commitments and we have introduced interest-free finance so that the cost can be spread into affordable monthly payments.”
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“I would like my story to encourage other people who are thinking about dental treatment to take the first step and speak to a dentist about what can be done. I am absolutely amazed at the results achieved and I never believed it would be possible. It’s fantastic.”
Averill’s New Year’s resolution was that in 2012 she was going to seek help for a denture that was drastically affecting her life.
She had mentioned to her dentist who had fitted the denture that she wasn’t happy with it and was offered to be referred to another practice for a dental implant. Averill was conscious that this wasn’t going to fix the problem and the thought of an implant made her feel nervous, as she knew little about what the procedure involved.
By chance, in January 2012 she read a story in the Billingham Community Newspaper about Queensway patient Carole Lane whose smile makeover had changed her life. She cut out the article and kept it for inspiration and a reminder of her New Year’s resolution.
By May, she had plucked up the courage to make the call to Queensway and was booked in for a cosmetic assessment with Dr Ian Lane.
In her assessment she told Ian that she wanted to improve everything about her smile. After an examination, Ian gave Averill the news that her teeth could be fixed and the All-on-4™ dental implant treatment that Carole had was not the right option for her. Instead it was recommended that Averill could get the smile she wanted through a combination of bridges, crowns and veneers. She agreed with Ian’s treatment plan and by June, she was well on the way to fulfilling her New Year’s resolution.
Averill was a very nervous patient, but was able to manage her anxieties with conscious sedation to help her relax and allow Ian to get to work on transforming her smile.
“Dr Ian lane and his nurse Gemma were marvellous. I never thought that I would be able to go through with so much dental work but I am ever so proud of myself for doing so. I am absolutely thrilled and feel like I am back to being me. I can’t say thank you enough.”
To keep her smile looking its best, Averill has now joined our Denplan monthly payment scheme which covers her routine check-ups and dental insurance.
Seven years ago Michael had a sporting accident and as a result suffered trauma to his pre-molar tooth. Michael needed to have the tooth removed and it was replaced with a bridge by his own dentist. It was never something that he felt entirely comfortable with and he was left feeling that when eating the bridge didn’t feel entirely secure. He spoke to his dentist about a more permanent solution which is how he came to be referred to Queensway Dental Clinic for a consultation with Dr Paul Averley to discuss the option of a dental implant.
Michael was given a range of options and prices of different treatments which could be carried out to replace the bridge. Having been given time to decide, he chose to have a single dental implant and opted for composite bonding to repair some small chips on his teeth as well as having teeth which he was grinding in his sleep built up to restore their natural shape.
Michael said “Immediately upon my first consultation I felt comfortable with Dr Averley’s expertise and trusted his recommendation. Now that I have had the implant fitted I can’t believe how much it looks like a natural tooth and most importantly I am no longer conscious about it falling out.”
“The staff at Queensway were always friendly and happy to help. I required finance to spread the cost of my treatment and it was ever so straight forward to complete. I liked that you could arrange it all on-line at home. “
Since a young age Amanda suffered problems in her jaw and teeth and was under the care of a maxillofacial surgeon to help with her dental problems. She had two main concerns when coming to Queensway. The first was the constant discomfort she experienced whilst eating and that she was unable to chew food. The second was cosmetic. The problems with her jaw meant that her smile was lopsided and she was unhappy with the shape of her teeth. Previously she had one dental implant placed to fill a gap and having seen the results she wanted a full smile make-over.
Amanda had Queensway recommend to her by her own family dentist in Whitby. During her initial consultation she had a discussion with Dr Averley about the options available to her and was told to take her time and think about it.
Amanda said she felt under no pressure and was immediately impressed with the professionalism of the whole team who were very friendly and considerate.
The reconstructive dentistry she chose to have involved very complex surgery including bone grafts and gum contouring which was all carried out at Queensway with conscious sedation.
Amanda had 7 dental implants placed in the upper arch to support a fixed bridge. To allow the implants to settle she wore a temporary denture for 6 months. During that time she said that not one person knew it was a denture and friends and family had actually complimented her on her new veneers!
To complete her smile makeover Amanda also had crowns placed on her bottom teeth.
“Cosmetic and function was of massive importance to me. Dr Averley and his team have taken away my pains and problems and have given me the look that I have always wanted and most importantly, given me the ability to chew. My central teeth line is now perfect and it is the best investment that I have ever made.”
Stephanie Wardell from Hartburn bought her daughter Jessica to Queensway Orthodontics after a recommendation from a family member. Jessica had previously been to another orthodontist and had some simple treatment, but it had not achieved the result she hoped for.
At her consultation with Queensway’s Specialist Orthodontist, Guy Deeming, Jessica was able to ask questions and discuss what she would results she was hoping to achieve, while Guy could explain treatment and brace options. As her school prom was approaching and because she had already had some treatment elsewhere, Jessica and Stephanie chose to have her treatment on a private basis to take advantage of the flexibility that this service can offer.
Jessica went on to have upper and lower Damon® fixed braces placed. Damon® brackets are particularly small and neat, using a metal clip instead of elastics to hold the wire in place. This means that appointments are simpler and the braces are easier to keep clean – ideal for a busy teenager.
In total Jessica wore her brace for just over a year, and got her perfect smile in time for her prom. She completed her new look with a simple air-polish to bring out the natural beauty and shine of her teeth.
“I can really notice the difference with my smile and it is just how I wanted it to be. I feel confident now and not conscious about my smile at all. This was important for me with the school prom coming up and starting college. Thank you Guy and the team at Queensway.”
Whilst attending Jessica’s appointments, Stephanie also began to discuss the options for treatment with Guy, in particular the Invisalign® system of clear aligners that she had seen advertised. Stephanie felt her teeth had become prominent and irregular although she had worn a palate brace at school. Over the years this ‘goofiness’ had started to bother her more and more, but she had been put off by the idea of wearing a traditional fixed metal brace.
Having decided to book a free consultation with Guy and done some reading up on the internet, it was a matter of weeks before she was having her moulds and records taken and, soon after, her first Invisalign® aligner fitted. Stephanie was very happy to report that friends and family didn’t even notice her wearing them. Treatment for the upper and lower teeth took 12 months for Stephanie, following which she will need to wear some simple night-time retainers to keep the teeth looking fantastic.
‘I am over the moon with my new smile, and the result achieved. I thought I was too old for braces, but after bringing Jess for her appointment and seeing the options for treatment as an adult I was sold. Now I love my smile – It’s a great feeling!’
Stephanie said of the whole experience: ‘Guy and the team at Queensway Orthodontics were excellent, always attentive, smiley and polite making visits enjoyable for both of us, I would most definitely recommend them to everyone’.