August 27, 2015
Back in 2007, Bonnie had a lot going on in her life. She didn’t think she’d have time for a long dental treatment–but it was also around that time that she started to notice a problem with one of her lower teeth. It began when she noticed that she’d often accidentally bite her bottom lip while she was chewing. Then she slowly started noticing other little problems with the position of her teeth.
“Something was just not right,” she says. “I had gone to other dentists before, but no one ever really commented. They’d clean my teeth and send me away.”
Knowing a problem with her bite could lead to more severe problems later in life, Bonnie searched around for a dentist she could trust in Sterling Heights–someone who would really care about her, and address her unique needs. Where did that search lead her? Smiles by Mindy.
Bonnie remembers her first meeting with Mindy so well. She’d found exactly what she was looking for: a kind, compassionate dentist, who she felt truly cared about her patients. As she tells it, “Mindy explained to me very carefully and professionally that my bite was off, and there were things that needed to be done.”
So what was Mindy’s honest diagnosis? The answer few adults want to hear: braces.
Bonnie says she was shocked. At first she tried to ignore the advice, not wanting to imagine herself in braces. But the strength of Bonnie’s faith in Mindy and her desire to change her life combined, and Bonnie was soon on her way to making what she now calls the best decision of her life.
Mindy referred Bonnie to an excellent orthodontist, and even though the process wasn’t short or easy, today Bonnie’s teeth are her proudest feature. She can’t stop smiling.
Bonnie is so grateful to the team that gave her the beautiful smile she has today. “They did a fantastic job,” she says. The thing she might appreciate most is the level of personal attention they gave her.
“Mindy put 100 percent of her efforts into my care,” Bonnie says.
As a result of their excellent dentistry, now, Bonnie’s teeth are beautiful and healthy.
Bonnie has noticed a sizeable surge in her confidence since trusting in Smiles By Mindy, but of course the benefits haven’t stopped there. She says the change in the function of her mouth has been dramatic, too. Since correcting her bite, Bonnie says that everything feels better–chewing, eating, and even speaking.
After finding the solution that she had wanted for so long, Bonnie encourages all adults to seek the cosmetic dentistry treatments they deserve. She points out that we spend money on so many different things–why wouldn’t we invest in our smile, something that so dramatically impacts our confidence?
“There are some things you don’t have control over,” she says, “But you do have control over your smile. Do something about it.”
If something about Bonnie’s story hits home for you, maybe it’s time for you to make an appointment with Smiles by Mindy. A caring, compassionate team committed to your best smile–what have you got to lose?
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