Amazing Teeth & a Great Smile. Okemos, MI

After having an accident in my 20's that broke my...

After having an accident in my 20's that broke my jaw and shifted my teeth, I was suddenly faced with dental procedures and surgeries. Up until then, I had a pretty great smile and healthy teeth. Never in a million years did I expect to encounter the oral surgery/restoration worlk at 21, but I did. Long story short, after having my mouth wired shut for three months, periodontal and tooth restoration work for almost a year, I could finally get braces. After my consultation for braces, I decided for regular clear braces and let me tell you, I WAS IN PAIN FOR WEEKS! I know I am not the only one that has had the bleeding lips, tongue, sore teeth/lips, painful jaw and much more. But what I can say is that after more than ten years of having my regular braces removed and having to replace some of the restoration work, I was very much looking forward to Invisalign.

I have been working on my restoration for three years and can finally do Invisalign. After several consultations with various providers and all of them giving me the same treatment plan to do Invisalign, I knew it was the right choice for me. Having that as my final goal, knowing how much I had to save and knowing the expectations was all I needed, if only time would go by faster so that the three years of work would fly by and I could focus on my bite and lets face it, aesthetic look.

I am on tray #1 of #21 and hope that is how far I have to go, but I WILL NOT stop until my teeth are just where I imagined them to be. I can appreciate everyone's set backs and pains as they go through treatment but for me, it is nothing compared to having bleeding lips. I was fully prepared to have sore teeth and difficulty chewing as well as awkwardness when dining out. I just face it as I would any other change I would make to my appearance. Outside of getting a haircut, changing any part of our bodies such as getting fit, correcting our posture, physical therapy, and orthodontist are not different. No pain no gain, so I will grin and bear it until the results I set my eyes on have been articulated.

Finally done!

It's been a long process (mainly because I have little patience) but worth every minute. I am wearing retainers now and am so happy with the results.

Actual Bite

Lansing Dentist

Valley Dental Spa has made my phobia almost disappear. As you can imagine with me dental history, I am not fond of dental work. However, they make my visits and dental work as pleasant as possible. Cutting edge doctors, gentle hands, patient and thoughtful staff, timely procedures and incredibly flexible hours makes them a perfect fit for me and my family.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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