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For several years, Tommy dealt with missing and broken teeth by simply hiding in plain sight. Quickly, his teeth became his biggest insecurity.
“I was miserable. I felt like I couldn’t talk, and I was always covering my mouth or mumbling. It’s a problem with your mouth, but you truly feel bad from head to toe.”
“If people looked at me, they would make presumptions about me. I started making excuses not to talk to people.”
His insecurity turned to embarrassment in social situations, and even the simple task of attending his son’s basketball games became emotionally exhausting.
“As a parent, I think it’s important to be an example for my son.”
“I got to a point where I felt like, if I showed up at his game, it was actually detrimental to him.”
- Name: Tommy
- Age: 35
- Condition: Failing/Missing Teeth
- ClearChoice Center: Schaumburg
- Problems with teeth took toll on self-esteem
- Embarrassed to smile at son’s basketball games
- Couldn’t eat many foods and had trouble speaking
- Can talk without any limitation
- Can smile with confidence
- Not embarrassed in social situations
- Advice: "My new teeth have helped me be the person I want to be for my son.”
“I didn’t want to embarrass him, and I didn’t want people to think I was a bad father because of my teeth.”
The physical pain of his dental problems was difficult, but the loss of his confidence was worse.
“It made me reclusive, and I’d beat myself up because of it.”
Soon, the emotional weight was too much to bear. Tommy was determined to improve his dental health and be the father he wanted to be. After multiple dentist visits and no end in sight, Tommy’s own father suggested he go to ClearChoice Dental Implant Center.
“When I found ClearChoice, everything changed right there and then. I was always ready for this, ready for a real change, but ClearChoice gave me a way to fix my teeth in one day.”
Now that Tommy has a complete upper and lower set of long-term dental implants, you can usually find him in the cheering section at his son’s basketball games, clapping passionately and smiling proudly.
“I was reborn. Now, the most important thing is being able to go back out and do what I wouldn’t or couldn’t do anymore.
“I couldn’t believe my transformation. I can be that person I want to be for my son.”