For years, Gretchen would avoid smiling. Her misaligned teeth caused her to be self-conscious. She was afraid to be herself in social situations, even with her immediate family. Pictures, parties, time spent with friends – were all difficult and embarrassing for her.
Eventually, she decided enough was enough. There was no reason she should be without a confident, beautiful smile. So she decided to do something about it.
Her initial focus was on her misaligned teeth. So she sought out a qualified orthodontist right away and started treatment. She thought, if she could just straighten out her bite, the rest would fall into place. Unfortunately, there were other complications that needed to be addressed and braces alone wouldn’t provide the results she was looking for.
With the help of her orthodontist her smile did begin to straighten, but the years of misalignment had caused chipping and damage to other areas that would prevent her from getting the results she wanted. Additionally, she had been battling gum disease which made her case that much more complicated.
Dr. Spoor listened to what Gretchen’s goals were for herself and her smile. He took the time to understand what a positive outcome meant for her and how that would make her feel. He gave her options, provided guidance and allowed Gretchen to make an informed decision about her own care and treatment.
Once she was completely comfortable with the proposed plan of action, Dr. Spoor contacted her orthodontist and started a collaborative effort to achieve Gretchen’s ultimate smile design. He was going to create form and function by straightening her bite through braces, laser contouring and grafting, allowing for the placement of porcelain veneers which are individually customized for appropriate shape and size.
Gretchen now beams with confidence and has a revitalized outlook, ready to take on any challenge – with a smile!
Like Gretchen, many of us go through this struggle day after day; hiding our smiles behind a close-mouthed grin, looking away, or putting our hand to our mouths to cover up our embarrassment. But, what we really want is to laugh, smile ear to ear, and embrace the happy moments in our lives without being afraid to show it.
If any of this seems all too familiar to you, don’t wait – contact Dr. Rhys Spoor and his team today for a free consultation. Be who you were meant to be, with confidence, beauty, and a healthy smile!