Samantha DravesInvisalign, Veneers, and Zoom Whitening
"Dr. Lichorwic and The Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry changed my life"
What is it like to live without being able to smile confidently and how it is different now?
"When your smile is crooked or 'ugly', it changes the way you see yourself in a very negative way. First, you don't smile with your teeth showing, this leads to not laughing too loudly as not to draw attention to your mouth. I would find myself in situations where I had to explain that I wasn't "rude" or "cold" because I didn't smile very much. When you're that self-conscious, you're overly aware of every little thing, and you're very critical of yourself. Even when I would force myself to let my guard down, 'who cares if your teeth are crooked.. smile anyways,' people would comment on my teeth, drawing me right back in. I would catch people making fun of my teeth behind my back, making me more self-conscious than ever before. When you are forcing yourself not to smile, you are essentially forcing yourself to be unhappy. When I began Invisalign and my teeth got just a tiny bit straighter, I felt my confidence building slowly. I wore a little bolder of a lip color, I wouldn't hold my hand by my mouth when I laughed or talked anymore, and I finally started to grow into the person I was always meant to be."
"Other doctors said I wasn't a candidate for Invisalign, but Dr. Lichorwic said I was."
Did Invisalign interfere with your day to day life and your work as a hair stylist?"It was way more effective than I thought it would be. For the longest time I didn't think teeth as crowded as mine could be moved with retainers. It was a lot faster than I realized and I was smiling a lot sooner than I thought I would, especially in my case."
"The Invisalign was barely noticeable by anyone, including me."
"You remove your Invisalign to eat, but it becomes routine pretty quickly and the end result is worth any little nuisance. Whenever I wasn't eating, I had them in. I wanted to see the change, I wanted them to be perfect and I wanted this smile.
At work I had a couple of clients (out of the hundreds of people I see) ask me if I had retainers in, but it was surprisingly very few people that noticed. My job is to talk to people all day, every day. I really don't feel like Invisalign interfered with my day to day life at all, almost no one knew."
"If I had known this would be so easy, I would have done it sooner."
VENEERS & ZOOM WHITENING
Did other dentists offer to help you with your smile? What did they suggest? Was your situation too complex for them?
“Dr. Lichorwic was the first dentist I saw (that was not an orthodontist) that said he could fix my smile without removing several main teeth and requiring braces. I had many consultations as a teenager with orthodontists, but they never moved forward because it was usually too expensive for my parents or the plan of action seemed unreasonable. Dr Lichorwic was the only dentist I had ever seen that told me 'I can fix your smile,' I really didn't believe it could be done.”
When Dr. Lichorwic finished my cosmetic veneers, I really became a new person. The veneers ARE my teeth I can't feel the difference! Like anyone, I still have self-doubt and moments that I criticize myself, but I know that will never go away completely. Today I smile big and I laugh out loud. These are both things that instantly make you feel happy and feel better about yourself.
The ZOOM whitening is a MUST. In just two hours my smile was undoubtedly whiter and brighter. It's still weird to get compliments about my smile, but having them shine like they do now makes me more confident than ever."
"Transforming my smile has changed the quality of my life completely. I am forever grateful for Dr. Lichorwic and his amazing staff at the Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry."
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|Monday||8:00am - 4:00pm|
|Tuesday||8:00am - 4:00pm|
|Wednesday||8:00am - 4:00pm|
|Thursday||7:00am - 3:00pm|
|Friday||7:00am - 3:00pm|
We offer free cosmetic consultations.