“I was very self-conscious of my smile”

For a few dental patients, having the perfect smile not only boosts their self-confidence it can also open exciting new professional opportunities. Amy is an actor and model and so her livelihood can depend on having the right smile.

“Seeing photographs of myself and being in the film industry, I was very conscious of my smile. I wanted to be more confident and to be able to smile normally without feeling like something was missing”. Explained Amy.

“I would only have photographs of me at a certain angle doing a certain smile. It’s not because I was being vain, it was actually because I was very self-conscious of my smile.”

Amy had actually worn braces for two years as a teenager but didn’t feel it had achieved what she had wanted. Now as an adult, she wanted to put this right. Following a recommendation from a friend, Amy decided to have her orthodontic treatment with Titchfield Dental Health.

Knowing this would mean having braces fitted again was a big step given her job required her to look good for the cameras. Fortunately, orthodontic treatments are not like they used to be. Today’s teeth straightening treatments are so discrete they can be very hard to notice. Plus, there are now also shorter-term treatments that can achieve incredible results in a matter of months rather than years.

“So many people just haven’t even noticed. I could be talking to someone for an hour or so and then mention my braces and they said they haven’t even noticed. I’m really excited to have my perfect smile that I wanted.”

Amy’s advice for someone who is thinking about having braces is to “just do it”. She explained, “I had so many concerns before I started, I’d been talking about it for years then finally plucked up the courage. I wish I had done it years ago. It was nowhere near as scary as I thought it was going to be, it was really easy.

Amy added, “I just want to say thank you so much to Titchfield Dental Health for putting a great big smile on my face.”

You can find out more about teeth straightening treatments from Titchfield Dental Health by calling 01489 296123.