Stephanie's Own Story " My Dental Makeover"
I had terrible, insensitive dental care as a child. Looking in the mirror one day I realized that my most troubling appearance problem could be solved with a phone call and in a few hours of my time. I made a decision. I was ready for cosmetic dentistry.
At 54 years old I was one of those people that had been traumatized at the dentists and left with an ugly smile and bad memories. My parents could not afford much dental care so I had to live with my smile as it was. This was a disaster for a teenager.The result of my dental treatment was short, uneven and discolored teeth that I always hated. I did everything I could to hide them. It was so terrible for my self-esteem
Growing up I suffered the teasing and nicknames of the other kids which caused me lots of pain. As I grew older the teasing finally stopped but the mental scars remained. I always felt self conscious about my teeth and the way that I looked.
It took a serious auto accident I decided to do something about my teeth. I felt so fortunate to have survived the accident that I knew that time was passing and that I deserved a new smile now. It was a long overdue gift to myself.
A new smile is something I always wanted since I was a teenager and I felt the accident was a wake up call, a special message to not to put it off any longer.
After searching the internet and visiting the offices of several Encino dentists, I chose Dr. Melnick to give me a new smile. I was very impressed with his credentials, reputation and the compassionate nature I encountered. I felt Dr. Melnick really understood my problem.
I sat down with Dr. Melnick and we discussed all of the options and the most natural looking way to solve my problems.
"Dr. Melnick was so calm, relaxed and confident that I was able to relax and day-dream during the procedures. Dr. Melnick wanted to explain all of the details as he worked, he is so enthusiastic, but I finally asked him to stop so I could listen to the music and relax.
My treatment was finished in only three appointments from the beginning to the day of my new smile arrived. I was thrilled."
My life has changed so much since I got my new smile. People's reactions have been amazing. They know I look different, but they can't figure out why. When I tell them, the most common thing I hear is Wow!
People seem to smile at me more and talk to me more. I can't tell you how much better I feel about myself. I feel like a new Stephanie, beautiful and confident.
Stephanie Auerbach, Tarzana