Penny, Thelma’s daughter told us: “We had seen mum struggle for so long but that day was amazing. All of the staff were so friendly, they put my mum and all of the family at complete ease. Steve, Owain and all the girls made mum feel so special that she decided there and then that she wanted the treatment.”
Owain Rees, Clinical Lead at North Street shared his first experience of Thelma: “She seemed shy at the initial appointment but when she explained to us how many years she had struggled with her teeth we all felt that we wanted to help.
“I recommended an All-on-4 ‘teeth in a day’ implants solution through which you essentially arrive with no teeth and leave with a fully fixed arch of teeth and Thelma and her daughters were both happy to go ahead.”
So Thelma took the plunge but did have a few fears to overcome: “The treatment sounded wonderful but when the day came I admit I was a little anxious. I am a real baby when it comes to pain, so even sitting in the chair I was worried but the staff were so good to me and made me feel so calm.
“When the treatment was completed and I looked in the mirror we were all crying. I couldn’t believe the transformation; it was one of the most emotional moments in my life. I wish I had gone for the treatment years ago because it has changed my life completely.”
One of the best things about Thelma post-treatment is how she has embraced all the things she loves to do but hadn’t felt able to do for so long.
“I love liver & onions and I can now eat anything I like, I go out with friends and family and I love walking my two dogs Jasper & Poppy over Priory Park. I get stopped all the time by neighbours asking about my teeth, I feel like I spend the whole time smiling now.”
Thelma told us that she couldn’t recommend North Street highly enough, “If anyone asks me where I got my teeth done, I tell them straight away and I hope that one day they can experience such a life changing moment as me.”