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What does your first impression say about you?
Can I tell you how embarrassed I used to be of my smile? I had a mouth injury when I was younger (I had been on a boat and hit my mouth after a waved bounced us) and had a root canal. That came with discoloration on two of my front teeth.
I know we’re all hardest on ourselves, but I was so self-conscious, to the point that I HATED taking pictures. I would always ask to be on my “better” side, but it still wasn’t a smile I was proud to show. Out of all the pics on my phone, I was able to find 3 where I smiled openly (yeah, Maxwell is in one of them and that man could make anyone smile). We live in a world where people communicate in pictures, and I didn’t want to share mine.
I found myself practicing how to “smile” with my lips closed one day. RIDICULOUS. How long am I supposed to feel bad about myself?! After moving here a few months ago, I knew I had to do something, which is how I ended up at The Art of Dentistry with Dr. Wych.
First, the facility is pretty. It’s modern, clean, warm, and welcoming. The staff matches. You walk in and see smiles, are greeted, offered coffee…the works.
My initial consultation was informative and precise. It wasn’t a sales pitch. Dr. Wych was upfront and honest. And this is where he said to me “It’s never a bad time to take care of yourself.” That really stuck with me. We looked at before and after photos, and talked about all my options.
I ended up choosing 4 veneers for my top front teeth. Dr. Wych, and his tech Hailey, took a mold so that he would be able to construct my temps. This is obviously a great picture of me getting the molds taken:)
Here’s how it works: Dr. Wych constructs temps based off your mold. It took approx 2 hours for all four teeth. Dr. Wych tapers your original teeth, adheres the temps, designs/polishes, and seals. This is where I appreciated his attention to detail and passion for his work the most. I will have to go back next week (Wednesday 7/26) to make sure I’m happy with the design, take my final mold (a mold takes approximately 30 seconds to set–it’s a super quick process) and pick up my whitening trays. The final molds are then sent to hs facility of choice in California who construct the permanent veneers. Those should be in in a few weeks.
My reaction: (I took this video as soon as I got in my car. I’m not sorry about the $h!t, I’m from Jersey, it’s how we celebrate.)
UPDATE: Wednesday July 26th
Confirmed the proper fit today and picked up my whitening kit. I’ll post my before & after pics of the bleaching while we wait on the permanent veneers to come in so you can see the difference in PROFESSIONAL whitening:) Stay in touch on my snapchat AmyMCR!
UPDATE: August 14, 2017
Just wanted to check in! My friend said to me the other day “You got prettier.” I know I did. Because I’m more confident, I’m happier, and that changes the way I think about myself. Imagine being able to change your perception of yourself?! It’s only been a few weeks since I’ve had my veneers, I mean: I still have the temps on!!! But omg, the difference in my quality of life is major. Every time I take a picture or a video, just being able to not feel embarrassed or self-conscious of my smile…it’s such an amazing feelings, words cannot do it justice. Looking forward to getting the permanents on, but fully enjoying the new life my smile has given me.
Dr. Wych is my kind of dentist. He’s personable, realistic, honest, intelligent, and well educated in his field. He teaches seminars around the country, he stays up to date on the latest (you can see that by the technology offered at each chair in his practice), and he takes pride in his work. The amount of time and attention to detail he put in to my temporary veneers proves that to me. Want to learn more about veneers, Dr. Wych, and The Art of Dentistry? 803-781-1600.