Auckland recruiter, Rachael, had always had negative feelings about her teeth, but braces were never an option when she was growing up - and metal braces were not something she wanted to consider as an adult either.
“I grew up in a family that could only afford braces for one of us three kids. I always hated my teeth but it just wasn’t an option for me to get them straightened. As an adult, I felt self conscious about my teeth - it would affect how I smiled, particularly for photos and when meeting new people.”
Then Rachael heard about ‘invisible braces’ called Invisalign. After returning from overseas, Rachael started looking into options, but after an initial consultation with another dentist, was put off by the price and the duration of the process.
“The price the dentist gave me was super shocking - it was way higher than I had anticipated. Then I went to another, and it seemed too cheap and quick. I had assumed it was going to be the same everywhere. I realised I needed to shop around to look for the right person.”
It was then she came across Dr Steven Casci.
“He was the first person I saw who actually took the time to explain the process and how it all worked. He took so much more time with me, using the consultation to talk through the options. He was also the first to offer me the digital scan, which showed me what my teeth would look like at the end of the treatment. At that point, I was sold!”
“The consultation is priceless. I didn’t leave with any unanswered questions, I felt so sure about what I was doing and confident about my choice.”
And the results?
“I achieved exactly what I wanted! I wish I had done it earlier. Now I smile confidently. It’s the best when people compliment me on my smile - that never happened before!”
For others who have always felt held back by their smile, Rachael has this to say about taking the step to straighter teeth:
“You don’t want to mess with your teeth; you want a professional guiding you through it. It’s such a big investment, why would you want anything less? Working with Dr Steven was just the best experience in terms of results, cost and length of treatment. I couldn’t recommend him more.”