We can all probably relate to this experience from a fellow North Leeds Mumbler who discusses how her own ‘self-care’ went down the priority list after having had a family. She made a new years resolution to ‘sort her teeth’ and find out how clear braces from Invisalign have made her feel like a new woman again!
At the end of 2016 I made the new years resolution to look after myself a bit more. ‘Self-Care’, I thought, I keep seeing those words all over Instagram, mums all over the world doing something for themselves. My part-time wage wasn’t stretching far enough to treat the kids and myself, and what I saw as self-indulgent luxuries, nice-to-haves but non-essentials, fell by the wayside. Although I was running and keeping physically fit, I was starting to feel scruffy in my own skin. It was affecting my self-esteem, so I made a resolution to spend a bit more time on me.
Of course, that went up in smoke pretty much instantly. Gone were the days when I could spend an hour blow drying my hair and putting on my face before choosing a career-nailing power trouser ensemble. Now I have two small children and a large dog to chivvy through the morning and get to their respective childcare, all before arriving at work for Nine (ish).
But there was one thing that bothered me more than most and that was my teeth. I had braces as a young teenager but since getting my wisdom teeth in my early 20’s, my bottom teeth had become massively overcrowded. I’d also noticed that hitting my 30’s had changed the shape of my face, it was narrower, I’d lost the plump radiance of youth (!) My front four bottom teeth were so overcrowded that two had been pushed right back, when I bit together it looked as if some of my teeth were missing. I looked like I had joined the toothless brigade of my 6-year-old and her classmates without remuneration from the tooth fairy, which at what I’m instructed is todays ‘going rate’, could have paid for my Invisalign treatment in full!
I asked around and had lots of recommendations from school mums for Peter Fellerman at King Lane Dental. “He’s a nice bloke and a total perfectionist,” they said. That was good enough for me and their straight, pearly-whites sealed the deal. In June (yes it took a while to get my s*** together) I took the plunge.
Peter took a 3D scan of my teeth and then designed a treatment plan which he emailed to me after a week so that I could visualise the end result. The braces are thin plastic retainers that clip over your teeth, each set is very slightly different and is changed after two weeks. I had 21 sets in total that have taken me up to just last week. They don’t hurt and they’re not ‘faffy’. You can’t eat in them and you’re advised to only drink water (G&T’s and white wine*) whilst they’re in to avoid staining, so I curbed my snacking and decreased my caffeine intake as an added bonus!
Everybody who has braces in their 30’s says the same thing ‘I wish I’d done it sooner’. Sometimes cash-flow priorities don’t allow for that, but King Lane have finance options and payment plans available, plus the severity of your ‘case’ determines the cost (Invisalign Full vs. Invisalign Light). I’m genuinely thrilled with my teeth, I feel like a new woman and I think they were worth every penny.
*Disclaimer, this is not dentist approved, purely speculative on my part!
King Lane Dental Care will be hosting an Invisalign Open Day & Scanning event from the 19th-23rd March, where you will have the opportunity to experience the latest digital imaging scanning technology, which in minutes enables you to visualise your teeth transformed into the smile that you have always dreamed of.
Dr Peter Fellerman has been straightening teeth & creating beautiful smiles with Invisalign Clear Braces for over 11 years & is an experienced Invisalign Platinum Provider.
Invisalign braces are comfortable, removable & almost invisible, & now, with amazing scanning technology, there is no need for messy, gooey impressions! They will be offering up to £400 off & free tooth whitening (post-treatment).
0% finance packages available (subject to status).
The smile you’ve always dreamed of from as little as £68/month.
To book your appointment to find out more about Invisalign & how it could change your smile call 0113 268 5711.
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King Lane Dental Care, 87 King Lane, Leeds, LS17 5AX