So I revealed in this post that I’m finally doing something about my crooked smile. In fact, I’ll let you in on a secret, it’s taken almost a decade and a very encouraging husband for me to have the confidence to smile in front of the camera. When I was a teen, I had braces. But as I used to play the French horn, the metal brackets would dig into my gums causing ulcers so I had to get them off prematurely. My teeth were OK, I could grin and bear it. But when I hit 20, my wisdom teeth shot up and even though they were soon removed, they’d managed to crowd the rest of my teeth even further. I was so ashamed of my crooked teeth I never used to smile in photos. I thought about getting braces again since I no longer play the French horn, but the thought of having visible metal tracks put me off.
It wasn’t until I’d met Jam Baylon, stylist extraordinaire, and Carly, the area manager of the vet practices that I work for, that I considered Invisalign. Having completely transformed their lives and smiles, they recommended this more flexible orthodontic solution to me. There are no ‘train tracks’, the clear aligners are barely visible, and after consulting a few dentist friends, Invisalign seemed to be the best orthodontic treatment for my lifestyle.
Next I needed to find the right orthodontist. I’d first heard about Smile Solutions through Victoria Pajouhesh, the founder of Cupp Australia. Both Cupp and Smile Solutions are situated in the majestic Manchester Unity Building on the corner of Collins and Swanston Streets. Just as its name suggests, Smile Solutions has been providing solutions to customers’ smiles for over 20 years. Thanks to their unparalleled customer service, dedication to excellent client-communication, and state-of-the-art technology, Smile Solutions has won countless business awards. Earlier this year, it won the 2014 Victorian Business of the Year Award. Plus, they have a really cute pooch called Humphrey who loves to play soccer.
As you know, I’m particularly finicky when it comes to customer service. But I’ve been on the phone to Smile Solutions staff a number of times now, and each time I’m blown away by their thoughtfulness, courteousness and gentleness. It may be your very first inquiry, yet you are treated like a VIP. They remember your name, your needs, and are super apologetic for making you wait on hold for 5 seconds. I was so impressed with their customer service, Smile Solutions also won me over.
I have been in for my initial complimentary consultation with Dr David Austin already, and was relieved to hear that I’m a suitable candidate for the Invisalign treatment. I also had the chance to meet Humphrey, this handsome pooch who loves nothing more than to play soccer with you. 2 weeks ago I went to have my teeth scanned so Dr. Austin can plan my ortho treatment. Tomorrow I’ll be able to see the entire process digitally! I’ll let you know it goes!
Where: The Boardroom, Manchester Unity Building
Wear: Karen Millen Embllished Shift Dress / Miu Miu Heels / Vintage Leather Jacket & Bag
Maybe you were like me, you are not sure if Invisalign is for you. Why not give Smile Solutions a call for a no-obligations complimentary visit to see if you’re suitable for the treatment? Follow my updates on the blog and social media as I will be sharing with you my first hand Invisalign experience at Smile Solutions. Please feel free to ask me any questions about the treatment. I feel privileged to be sharing this new journey with you!