Emma Powerell’s problems started as a child when many of her adult teeth failed to grow. She was left with baby teeth that were out of proportion with her adult face and were also crooked. As she grew up, Emma perfected her closed mouth, ‘Victoria Beckham’ style smile. Whilst she knew it made her look tense and unhappy, at least she wasn’t showing her crooked, baby teeth.
Whilst unusual, some people never grow adult teeth, this condition can cause real distress. Emma’s had always looked after her teeth and gone for regular check-ups, but she felt really self-conscious and frustrated that she had hide her smile. By her late 20’s, she was determined to do something and spoke to her dentist about braces. “I was told they couldn’t straighten my teeth because they could not put braces onto my peg sized baby teeth,” explained Emma.
Emma sought cosmetic treatment from a private dentist by was shocked by the price. “They quoted me £20,000.00 for the work that I needed. Even if I had that kind of money I’d never be happy spending that much on my appearance. It’s the sort of money you spend on the deposit for a house or even an expensive car!” she continues.
Emma discovered that many Britons go overseas for affordable dental treatment and after a consultation with Smile Savers, she felt confident with a treatment plan revealed that included 10 bridges and six crowns necessary to get her smiling again. This time, Emma was quoted £4, 000.00: “It was still a lot of money to me, but it was an amount I could save up for and I started to get excited,” she said.
Emma flew to Budapest with ease and was confident when all transfers, accommodation had been arranged. Clinic staff and dentists spoke excellent English and the treatment was successful. Finally, Emma’s smile showed rows of straight, white, adult sized teeth. For the first time since her childhood Emma’s confidence soared and she’s been smiling ever since!