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Do you hide your smile?

Problems, such as crooked teeth, twisted teeth and gaps between the teeth as well as poor alignment and crowding, are common. An attractive smile can make you feel happier and more confident as well as make the right impression. Orthodontic treatment is the dental term given to this and a service we provide at The Boathouse for local Goring residents.

Growing up as a teenager isn’t easy. It’s a time when you are very conscious of your appearance and want to look your best, a local student in Goring, India, shares her experience:

Although my teeth didn’t need much work I was conscious about them being out of line and noticed whenever I looked at my teeth.  I now feel much more confident and happy with my teeth! John was extremely welcoming, kind and was always happy to answer any questions or concerns I had.”  India, Age 15

We would like to share a few of our patients’ stories with you


Carolyn didn’t want to smile because she was conscious of showing her crooked front top teeth. Since having treatment with John she now feels so much more confident about her appearance. “I feel so much more confident about my appearance. John and the team at The Boathouse were professional and friendly. It’s not worth putting up with crooked teeth. Something can be done!”

Before orthodontic treatment Debbie’s teeth were at different angles and her bite wasn’t aligned. In addition, some of her teeth had become slightly discoloured, which is to be expected over time. John treated Debbie over a period of months using braces and teeth whitening treatment to create her new smile.

Debbie Wise before 1

Debbie’s Teeth Before Treatment

Debbie After Treatment

Debbie’s New Smile!

“The effect of having my teeth straightened has not only lifted my confidence but I think my whole face too! Thank you John.” Debbie

Types of braces

Thanks to modern technology we can create beautiful straight smiles in a short period of time, with no pain or stress, to help you look and feel your best. Dental braces have come a long way since they were invented in the 1800’s. Today, some of the most common braces are: –

Clear and metal bracesMetal Braces

These are traditional braces most often seen on children and teenagers. Metal braces are the most affordable and use a system of brackets and wires to move the teeth over time. On the right of the image.

Clear Braces (Invisalign)

This modern orthodontic treatment is highly popular among teenagers and adults who want to straighten their smiles discreetly. Invisalign is a system of customised plastic trays that are worn day and night, except when you are eating, brushing and flossing. The invisible trays are changed every couple of weeks until a desirable result is achieved. Shown on the left of the image.

ceramic braces

Ceramic Braces

These braces work like traditional metal braces, except that the brackets bonded to the teeth are made of ceramic. You can hardly see them as they are ‘tooth coloured’.

What can The Boathouse do for you?

Ultimately, create a smile you want to show and makes you feel more confident!

If you’re not sure orthodontics will work for you, book a consultation today in Goring and speak to John. He will design and plan your treatment with your needs in mind. You may find our payment plans a useful way to budget for treatment. Just ask our Receptionist.

If you’ve ever thought about improving your smile, no matter what age, come and see us for a consultation. Call us in Goring on 01491 872394 or email to see John.


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