Dear Dr Meeks and staff,
I must say when I first started at Island Smiles, I wasn’t quite so sure. I mean I hated my teeth to the point where I never looked at them a quick brush and that was it. As a student I never shared in class, and even though I went on to becoming a secondary maths teacher I never taught teenagers. This was due to lack of confidence because of my teeth. During meetings I would have some pretty good ideas but didn’t share because again I didn’t want anyone to see my teeth.
I first noticed shortly after you fitted my braces, that I began to participate more in discussions. Not because my teeth were perfect but because we were doing something about them. The smiles didn’t come until a few months later but they were worth it. You changed my life. I became confident and I wasn’t afraid to speak up and smile, sometimes even laugh. I was recognised for the first time and different job opportunities came calling.
My life changed because you believed in my smile. The love and warmth you all showed me. The care, the understanding (now I’m about to ruined my makeup plus I’m on this train). I love you guys and will forever be indebted to you.
The transition is not yet complete, as they have booked me for surgery in February. To trim down the area. Then they are going to do implants, which guess what guys are free! I could tell that the team of experts, who examined me upon my first visit to Guys Hospital, were impressed by the work you did as they looked at the file Shirone sent them.
I can’t say it enough, thank you. I will always remember how you changed my life at Island Smiles. I will send you pictures as the treatment progresses. Below is a pic of my new smile. I am still practising how to smile without braces.
I wish you were with me on the next step throughout this journey. God bless you and Merry Christmas.