Jackie’s Invisalign® story

Invisalign case study

Jackie came to see us for an orthodontic consultation eight months before her wedding, to see if we could straighten her smile in time for her big day.

Her main concern was her crowded lower teeth, which is a common complaint among adult patients. (Unfortunately, teeth have a natural tendency to drift forward and crowd together over time.)

Before InvisalignJackie was concerned about her lower crowded teeth.

Luckily, we had just the brace for the job. Invisalign Lite (pictured below) is a clear, removable brace that’s ideal for straightening crowded front teeth discreetly and efficiently. It moves teeth little-by-little using a series of custom-made aligners.

You need to wear Invisalign aligners for at least 20 hours a day. They should only be removed for eating, drinking and brushing. However, we make an exception for special occasions! In the unlikely event that Jackie’s treatment took longer than expected, she would have been able to take her aligners out for her special day and walk down the aisle brace free.

Invisalign Lite aligner

Jackie started her treatment in March and within just five months her smile was transformed. To complete Jackie’s smile makeover, we carefully reshaped her teeth to achieve a natural, balanced smile and provided home teeth whitening.

To help Jackie maintain her fantastic results, she was fitted with both fixed and removable retainers. These need to be worn indefinitely to keep her teeth in their new position.

“When I was younger, I had perfectly straight teeth and was one of those children you envy for not having to have train tracks or intrusive head braces. But, in my teens that changed and my lower teeth all started moving. I became conscious of this in photographs and started to look for solutions.

When I got in engaged in December 2016, I decided I had the perfect excuse to do something about it – never in my life would I have so many photos taken and I wanted to look and feel my best! A colleague had just signed up to Sensu and recommended I go for a visit and so I did. I had a short timeline from April to November 2017 and told the Sensu team that I needed to be ready by then.

They showed me visuals of how my teeth would look at every stage of the process so I was confident that even if I didn’t finish treatment by November in time for the wedding, I’d still have a vastly improved smile. Low and behold, the whole process went much quicker than expected and by the end of August, my teeth were perfect! I was delighted because it meant not only would my treatment be finished but I could also use the teeth whitening before the wedding.

I am delighted with the results and I can tell a huge difference in my confidence. It’s fair to say I’d have been beaming from ear to ear regardless on my wedding day but I got so many compliments on how lovely my teeth looked and the pictures are all wonderful. Huge thanks to the Sensu team, I couldn’t recommend the experience and end outcome enough!”

– Jackie

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