Category Archives: Choosing an Invisalign Provider

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Polish Comes Good! (who’d ‘ave thought it?)

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To my surprise, I hear back from Dental Poland today via email….and I’m impressed! Martin is my contact there and sends me a fairly comprehensive breakdown of likely costs. Their view was that the Damon braces system would be better … Continue reading

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Still Happy!

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Well, I’m the kind of bloke that tends to sleep on things. That said I’m just as pleased today as yesterday. I even get an email from Paul acknowledging my appointment. (I’m hoping for a cancellation so I can get … Continue reading

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Decision Made – Feels Good Already!

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I’ve seen one more dentist today – The Priory Dental Practice which is based in Aldridge, West Midlands. I was quoted £3300 + £500 crown + £200 fillings (total £4000) although there was a £150 discount for upfront payment. Nice … Continue reading

Update on Clayton Dental Centre

I’m thinking about Clayton still.

I email the practice to seek confirmation about the cost bracket/category in which my treatment will fall. I explain that if it is the basic category I may be inclined to go head but if it falls into the next category, which is an extra £1000, then it would be cost-prohibitive.

Update: 5 days on, I never received a reply so it’s an easy decision (I think it was anyhow).

Update 2: I do receive a letter by post (20/08/11). Doesn’t change my mind though. No lee-way from the dentist (how predictable!) Basically, I have to pay £200 to determine whether I pay another £1000 for my treatment (and now even root canal treatment is mentioned – not impressed). Even so, it wouldn’t have changed my decision.

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Visit 6 – WS4 Dental Practice, Walsall

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I see yet another dentist today, but only because it was in the dairy and he is fairly local otherwise I probably wouldn’t have bothered. I visit the WS4 practice in Walsall, West Midlands. (Waiting again – the norm now, … Continue reading

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Hope…(at last)

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Did I say that I am pretty fed up in my search for a good, honest dentist that will neither rip me off nor deal with me in an unprofessional and impolite  manner. (OK a bit of a generalisation but … Continue reading

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Off to Poland! (Surely not?)

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I think I may have alluded to being fed up with the whole process. Maybe I’ll always be disappointed here in the UK with the greedy margins and smug dentists. Maybe there is another way…. It’s common knowledge now that … Continue reading

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Visit 5 – Clayton Dental Centre, Newcastle-under-Lyme

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So, after my extremely disappointing visit to the Birmingham Braces Clinic (did I say never go there, BTW?) I head off up the M6 motorway to Newcastle-under-Lyme to the Clayton Dental Centre. I have high hopes as the dentist I am … Continue reading

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Visit 4 – Birmingham Braces Clinic

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Back to see Dr Jag Shergill. I’m on time but kept waiting over 30 mins! His first words were “We’ve seen you three times before. What can I do for you this time?” His attitude was surly, his manner abrupt, … Continue reading

Quick Recap

So far I’ve seen 4 dentists if I count Birmingham Braces Clinic the year before.

My conclusions so far are that they are generally very willing (within clinical suitability of course) to provide any course of treatment you either suggest or are willing to pay for. Dare you suggest a treatment and wham.. straight in for the kill. Yes Sir, suits you Sir (that’ll be £x thousand of pounds please.)

Only ONE dentist  had really told me the merits of the treatments and which one was advisable for me. The key word here being advisable! Please advise me – you’re the dentist!

So armed with my new knowledge about the right course of treatment for me I go on another journey, this time to find the right Invisalign provider. (No more Six Month Smiles!)

Tomorrow I go back to see Dr Jag Shergill at the Birmingham Braces Clinic. I’m really hopeful that this is it. I’ll talk to him about Invisalign this time. Get his quote and probably go for it if it seems competitive. I’ve seen him before and quite liked him. He was certainly very friendly first time around.