When Joy booked a cosmetic assessment with Dr Ian Lane she was hoping for a miracle to transform her smile. She knew what she wanted – a straighter, whiter, healthier smile - but was unsure how to achieve this and what treatment would involve
When Ian suggested a brace, her first thoughts were, “I can’t have a brace!” but after being introduced to Queensway’s Specialist Orthodontist Guy Deeming and talking through the options, she decided that she could. Knowing that she could have a more discreet tooth-coloured brace made the decision even easier.
Before Joy could start her orthodontic treatment she needed some treatment with Ian to secure the heath of her teeth. This included a root filling, new crown and a wisdom tooth extraction, all carried out under sedation as Joy was a nervous patient.
In total Joy’s treatment took two years, finishing with a short course of home tooth whitening, all in time for her to smile all day at her 50th birthday and her son’s wedding - the icing on the cake.
To quote Joy now: “Words can’t explain how pleased I am. After my children and getting married it’s the best thing I have ever done. At first I was reluctant to have a brace and didn’t consider it as an option, but after receiving the professional advice from Ian and Guy it seemed like the most sensible option. The results are fabulous and I would always recommend Ian, Guy and the team at Queensway.”