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We Treat Celebrity Smiles In Liverpool

26th December 2013

If you’re a big fan of celebrity news or you like to read the newspapers on a regular basis, you’ll probably have noticed that most celebrities sport a perfect looking smile. The good news is that many of them are not blessed with perfect looks and you too could get the smile of your dreams thanks to cosmetic dentistry. We offer a wide range of cosmetic treatments, so why not follow in the footsteps of our famous clients and treat yourself to a smile worthy of the red carpet?

Our celebrity clients

We are very proud to have an extensive client list and client recommendations, including celebrity patients at our Liverpool practice.

Our testimonials page boasts written thank you notes from a host of famous faces from Liverpool and beyond, including Kerry Katona and Liz McClarnon from hit girl band, Atomic Kitten and former Liverpool footballer, Jason McAteer.

We are delighted to welcome celebrities to the practice, but to us, every client is special and we treat everyone like a VIP.

Our aim is simple: to make you feel comfortable and relaxed and provide you with first class service and the best possible standard of care. We know how important it is to feel confident and we want you to leave us with a beaming smile every time.

If you would like to find out more about our practice, our dentist, Marius and Debbie, and our services, pop in and see us or telephone reception; we look forward to welcoming you and giving you the celebrity treatment!

 

 

 

What goes on at Liverpool Dental spa

13th November 2013

08:00 hours:

The observation…

Arriving at the Liverpool Aesthetics and Dental Spa at 08:00 am, we (the wife and I) were greeted with smiles from the reception desk staff and instructed to take a seat. We were the first clients to arrive. Immediately we were offered tea/coffee etc the tea arrived and a short but pleasant conversation started between us and one of the staff. More clients arrived and received the same welcome. Mr. Marius McGovern appeared smiling and greeted us, we shook hands and he requested Lisa (the wife) to the treatment room and complimented her about her appearance as they disappeared into the operating room. I sat down and realized more clients had arrived, they had coffee or tea already and one gentleman received a newspaper while discussing his status and the treatment that was about to happen. The wife’s treatment was somewhat of an unusual nature and very different circumstances from almost all the other clients.

Throughout the day the waiting room became a hive of activity; clients in and out, more than one telephone wringing at reception and random people arriving to enquire about all sorts of issues; there’s always pleasant laughter in the air; an unusual sign in waiting rooms. All those other clients were coming and going all day, men, women and children. I gave up counting the people arriving and started reading and using my mobile, but was conscious of their presence.

This is no ordinary waiting room (the staff are not ordinary people), apart from the professional style and layout, a small private area to discuss personal matters or finance, arty pictures, trendy objects etc. There are the usual magazines, newspapers and dental advice/information available to read, these are found in most waiting rooms. But, this waiting room is different- this working environment and the staff are different, can’t put my finger on it.

If you get bored with the papers or magazines, one could wander around and read the diplomacy achievements and certification of the genius himself (Mr. Marius McGovern) displayed on the walls, it’s impressive (a warm comfort come over me knowing the complexity of my wife’s treatment, she was in good hands) to say the least. The staff was on their feet almost non stop and constantly smiling when checking everyone (Water, Coffee, or Tea?) in the waiting area.

13:15 hours

The wife appeared smiling, and I was shocked; not only did she have her beautiful smile back but the dental treatment had somehow reshaped her cheeks/mouth area! Wow!

Some staff members gathered around to view the new teeth and smiled pleasingly.

We went for a quick lunch break…

14:00 hours

I was back in the waiting room. It felt good to be back, knowing all the pleasant staff would be buzzing around their duties and checking on the clients. All these clients were new faces.

A smiling face appeared, the wife’s name was called and she disappeared to the treatment room…

More clients came and went. The staff was still busy with everything going on but found the time to smile and check if I required anything to drink etc. The waiting room atmosphere is somewhat angelic, peaceful and calm…

Where did the Mc Govern’s find such nice staff; how did they advertise, ‘Professional Angel’ required for Dental Spa!

The wife appeared smiling with fantastic teeth and a smile I haven’t seen for a long time; even the shape of her face and jaw line had been restored. Marius McGovern is a genius in his field and his team is a credit to him.

I have visited the Liverpool Dental Spa on many occasions during my wife’s treatment and what’s written above is an account of what goes on there…

Expressing my most sincere gratitude

11th June 2012

Dear Dr.McGovern

I write this letter in an attempt to express my most sincere gratitude to you for the most life enhancing experience you, Debbie and your team have given me. The work you have done with my teeth is beyond anything that i could ever have hoped for or dreamed of. You gave me peace from a nightmare of years of fear of losing my teeth. I had been given a prognosis that left me in utter terror of having no option but to accept that there was no viable treatment available for me. After many years of nearly walking through your door, finally with a push from my wife, i found myself in front of you. Within minutes of this consultation i knew that there was real hope that my personal nightmare could finally be over. Your calm, caring and knowledgeable manner left me in no doubt that i was in the presence of a clinician from the highest echelons of his profession. The rest as they say is history. You have a gift that has the ability to change people’s lives. I wish for you, Debbie and your team, every success. For your professional counterparts the chance to experience your knowledge and skill and from that many, many patients can benefit from cutting edge enlightened treatment. Again with my deepest gratitude i thank you.

 

Yours Sincerely

Anthony

A quarter of the way there…what a feeling!

29th March 2012

Hi everyone, it’s Anna here with a new blog post about my Invisalign journey.

WOW! I really can’t believe that I’m on tray five now! That’s a quarter of the way through my treatment already.  For this blog post I’d like to let you all know a little about how it actually feels to wear Invisalign and how my perception of it has changed so far…

Progress so far

For starters, you may recall on Week 1 of my treatment, I was in a lot of pain after a few hours – although initially I didn’t feel anything at all when I put them on. Then, after three hours of wear, I really started to feel my teeth aching, so I knew they must be working.

Taking the trays in and out was a chore because my teeth, especially my bottom set, felt so sore.  The first thought that went through my mind was ‘I’m in agony – I hope it’s not going to be like this the whole time!’

Thankfully, by day three my teeth had started to adapt and I noticed that the pain had subsided a great deal.  That said, I haven’t really felt any intense pain with Invisalign – it’s more a dull ache when I do feel it. But because the pain means my teeth are moving, it’s an almost reassuring kind of pain – it has a purpose!

While tray three was painful, tray four was relatively painless overall, with some minor discomfort on the first few days. On Monday night, I moved to tray five and whilst tight at first, they are already beginning to feel a little slack.

Plastic fantastic

One of the things I have noticed with Invisalign is the taste of plastic you have for the first day after you wear a new set of aligners. It’s hard to describe, but when they are ‘new’ you can really taste the plastic. Is it just me? Have any of you noticed this as well?

It’s a feeling which soon subsides the longer you wear the aligners and after a day or two I often find myself forgetting they are even in my mouth!  (I’ve had numerous slip ups where I’ve drank hot tea or ate something, forgetting they are in). I think this is testament to how comfortable Invisalign aligners really are!

Until next time,

~ Anna

The funny thing about Invisalign…

22nd March 2012

Hi everyone,

It’s Anna here with another update about my Invisalign treatment. You might have recalled me talking about moving on to tray 4 last week. Well, tray 4 is feeling super comfortable now!  It’s starting to feel as though I’m speeding through the treatment and beginning to see some really good progress.

When you have long term treatment like Invisalign that require daily maintenance, you can’t help but develop unique habits and quirky routines. So for this update, I thought I’d share some of the funny experiences I’ve had with Invisalign so far…

-    Rubbish: During my first month of treatment I nearly threw my aligners in the bin! I had put them on a paper towel on the kitchen table before eating dinner and forgot they were there when I was cleaning up afterwards. They don’t call them invisible for nothing!

-    Staring: I’ve had many double takes and funny looks when brushing my teeth during the day in the ladies’ bathroom. People must think I’m a bit obsessive compulsive! But at least I have a good reason to be

-    Toothpaste guzzling: Going through tubes and tubes of toothpaste because I’m brushing my teeth around 3 or 4 times a day now.  I’ve found that the small tubes only last me a week, so I’ve been bulk-buying the bigger tubes.

-    Explaining: Having to explain to my boyfriend’s grandma why I’m straightening my teeth and why it’s not a metal brace I’m wearing –that it’s virtually invisible. She was amazed!

-   Countdown: Counting down the days to the next aligner as though I’m waiting to go on holiday. I get really excited when I realise there’s only a few days left until the next set of trays.  It’s really nice to have these milestones in my treatment – every tray shows my progress and that really keeps me motivated!

These are just a few examples of the funny things that have happened so far!  I’m sure there will be more in the coming weeks.  Next week I begin on Tray 5 – wish me luck!

Until next time,

~ Anna

Keeping my teeth in place after treatment

16th March 2012

Hi everyone, it’s Anna here with another update about my progress with Invisalign.

This week I started on aligner number four. It’s been pinching a little, especially on the lower set where most of the pain is when I take off the aligners.  But overall it’s been an easy transition. After last week’s visit to the dentist to check on my teeth, I’ve just been settling myself into the routine of replacing my trays every other week or so. I’ve been finding it really easy to take them in and out to eat, brush my teeth and then clean the aligners before putting them back on. It really is just second nature to me now!

I can’t help but think about how great my teeth will look at the end of treatment and I’ve been doing some research about ways to retain my teeth in order to keep their final position.

One way this can be done is to have a metal wire discreetly bonded onto the back of my teeth.  This is a more permanent solution and is ideal for those who don’t want the inconvenience of forgetting their clear retainer. Some of these wires are specially shaped to make flossing easier, which is another benefit.

Here is what the metal wire looks like:

The other option is a plastic retainer similar to that worn during treatment. However, instead of trying to move the teeth, this final clear retainer is designed to keep the teeth in the final position. This has to be worn daily for a year or two, eventually reducing to one or two days a week – some people even choose just to wear it at night over one or two days a week eventually.

Here is what the clear Invisalign retainer looks like:

It could be more a more convenient option to have the metal wire bonded onto the back of the teeth, so you can’t forgot to wear the retainer or have to replace it if lost.

It’s completely up to the individual which they choose. I know before I started I was adamant that I wouldn’t be able to carry an aligner around, in case I lost them, but I’ve learnt since starting this whole experience that  wearing and carrying your Invisalign aligners around is pretty easy. I think wearing the retainers is a small inconvenience to bear for having a dazzling smile!

What option would you go for?

Until next time,

~ Anna

Smiling after seeing my future teeth!

9th March 2012

 

Hi everyone, its Anna here and I’m about to start with week 4 of my Invisalign treatment – time is flying! This week I popped into the Liverpool Dental Spa for a check-up and to get sets 5-8 of my aligners. My dentist showed me a CT scan (a digital x-ray) of how my teeth will look after treatment – to see everything laid out clearly on a computer screen was fantastic.

The scan allowed me to see how my teeth will look at every stage of the treatment.  It was quite surprising to see how different my teeth will look once this treatment is over!

The main difference I’ve been told will be with my top teeth. One of my front teeth is at an angle and once I’m done, this will come down and be in a straight position like my other teeth.  However the scan shows no significant progress will be made here until around tray 15.  This is because the space has to be created first for the tooth to move into.

Here is a front and side view of what my teeth looked like to begin with:

As you can see the side teeth are the problem here as one tooth is sticking out and the others are angled. My two front teeth are fine, but I had more of an overbite when I smiled.  The red marks on the teeth are my attachments or ‘buttons’ which will help to rotate the teeth into the final desired position.

…and here is how my teeth will look afterwards: