Sukhbir’s beautiful smile
Sukhbir found our Facebook Page, Dentist Malaysia some months ago. She is about to be married in two months time!
“I wanted to call your clinic earlier but I am so afraid of dentists! I read all the comments and saw all the photos. I kept delaying, and delaying … finally I just told myself to do it! So I sent that message to you asking for an appointment.” said Sukhbir.
I had replied her on FB, making an appointment for her to do a quick consultation … luckily Sukhbir called up the clinic herself and made an appointment with enough time for me to do the makeover today.
I asked her if she was considering braces. “No, I definitely don’t want to do braces,”she said, “They will want to take out 4 teeth and it takes so long!”
I agreed with her. “Yes, braces are the traditional way to correct teeth but it really isn’t the only way.”
“Whether braces is an option depends on so many factors: your age, what you work as, whether there is an urgency like the fact your wedding ceremony is in 2 months, the cost etc etc.”
I told Sukhbir that I could do the makeover pretty easily for the upper teeth but the lowers was going to be a bit of a challenge … the canine on her lower tooth will be difficult to disguise! The cost of her makeover was less than half the cost of braces … and she’d go home transformed today!
When we discussed her treatment options, I suggested we just do 5 composite veneers on her upper teeth and 5 on her lowers … I said only after we finish the makeover, I’d like her to think about if she’d want to remove the canine.
I recommended she take a few days to think about it … and if she wanted me to remove the canine, I’ll re-do the veneers near the canine area so it will all look even and straight … and there will be no extra charges too.
The reason why I wanted her to be sure, is purely because removing the canine and making the premolar look like a canine is not the regular-type treatment option that is most common … but it would give her the results she wanted! She wouldn’t have to wait 2 years for her beautiful smile!
All the other teeth were super easy to do!
As always Sukhbir asked, “Is it going to hurt?”
I laughed, “Not at all! You don’t need injections and I’ll be finished in 90 minutes … I promise!”
So we started … we chatted about her upcoming marriage and I told her a little known fact .. that I had taken Punjabi lessons to read and speak ages ago!
It really didn’t take long before I passed her the magic mirror.
Sukhbir was delighted,”Oh my! It’s soooo nice!”
This is always the best part of each makeover 😉
I told her there were some things to watch out for … namely, for the next few days she’s going to keep looking in the mirror to admire her new smile! And that the canine was going to bother her even more. 😉
“I’m going to smile a lot at my wedding!”
Yes, she will … Sukhbir’s engagement photos were all pics of her smiling with her mouth closed!
Now she can show off a beautiful smile fit for the beautiful bride!
Congratulations Sukhbir!! 😉