News Article


Name: Sarah MacDonald

Age: 33

Lives: Edinburgh

Occupation: Busy mum of two young children

Sarah’s Story:

Even though people say to me that I have a nice smile – my front teeth are straight and I have had them whitened in the past – I was actually really unhappy with my smile. This was mainly due to four gaps (two on each side) which I felt really showed when I smiled. In fact, every time I looked at a photo of myself – be it my wedding photographs or social media snaps – all I could see were these gaps. This was a throwback to when I was 14 years old, when I had four teeth removed. I was supposed to have orthodontics, but unfortunately this never happened.

For some time I had been thinking about trying to get these gaps closed over, and wondered if I might need to have braces to do this. One thing was clear: I didn’t want to have the old-fashioned “train tracks”…Ugly Betty style! This would not have fitted in with my ladies lunches and cocktails with the girls in Tiger Lily!

However, through the media and lifestyle magazines, I had heard of “invisible braces” and this had captured my imagination.

I decided to approach Vermilion – The Smile Experts, a dental clinic based in Corstorphine, not far from where I live.

My aim was to fact find and discuss whether I could obtain the smile that I had always dreamed of… the first step towards my exciting new journey!

Read more of Sarah’s Blog here