"Raman and his team have looked after myself, my daughters and now several of friends from my recommendation, all of us can only thank, praise and advocate his services, simply outstanding and highly professional."
- "I was fortunate to have Invisalign Teen Braces with Raman. I had braces fitted in the summer of 2008. The duration of the treatment was approximately one year during which I had regular appointments and was offered sound advice for maintaining my braces and oral hygiene. The treatment was painless and I always felt comfortable in the environment. I was extremely delighted with the final outcome; having never had anything close to perfectly straight teeth! I would recommend it!"
"I cannot compliment Dr Aulakh and his team enough for the first class treatment that was provided to me when I had Invisalign. All the way through treatment, every step was explained clearly, allowing plenty of opportunity for questions. The best part of my treatment was that no-one knew I was wearing Invisalign. I am delighted with the outcome and many people have commented on how good my teeth look, I just wish I’d done it sooner!"
"Dr Raman is very professional and always ensures the highest quality of service. I highly recommend Dr Raman. He has done a wonderful job on re-aligning my teeth and the level of care he has given throughout my treatment. I am absolutely delighted with the results and perfect smile. I thought I was asking for the impossible."
"I was very paranoid and conscience about my teeth but then I was recommended by a friend of mine to go and see Raman to fix my teeth. Throughout my treatment I was receiving fantastic service and I was feeling so comfortable with everything. I was very happy with the work and till now I can't stop smiling to show off my teeth. Ever since I finished my treatment, I have recommended Raman to others. I recommend him to anyone who wants have perfect teeth"
"Raman's skills as an Orthodontist are outstanding. He has the ability to build a rapport with his Clients, assess all the issues and explain the issues in laymen terms. Above all, his insight and delivering results are exemplary. Thanks to Raman, I am now able to smile with confidence and look after my teeth."
"For many years I wanted straight teeth but was petrified of the dentist. As a child my dentist scared me so I refused to go back as the thought of a simple check up made me very anxious and upset. Every time braces were mentioned I refused even though I was desperate to have straight teeth like my friends. I first heard about Invisalign from a friend who was undergoing the treatment. I was amazed as I didn't know she was wearing a brace at the time. From that moment I decided I would definitely be looking into it. I went to an orthodontist who told me Invisalign would not work and I would need metal braces (another one of my biggest fears). After many tears I plucked up the courage to visit Raman who was completely understanding of my worries. He reassured me that Invisalign would work YIPPPEEE! The only catch was that I needed to have a tooth removed. This was daunting as I was a very nervous patient but with a little bit of persuasion I got in the chair and have never looked back! The process has been relatively pain free apart from the odd few days of aching teeth at the beginning of each set. I would 110% recommend Invisalign especially for nervous patients like myself who do not want a mouth full of metal. I am 24 and I never used to smile properly because I was always trying to hide my teeth. I am so happy with the end result that I walk around with the biggest cheesy grin!"
"I was born in a generation where orthodontic treatment was seen as something of a rarity. Almost a punishment for having really crooked ,or overcrowded teeth. The goal posts of what was considered normal those days were very wide.
Subsequently after a butcher of a dentist removed a couple of teeth (when I was aged seven or eight)to make room for my teeth to grow relatively straight , I had no further correctional treatment.
Both my children underwent Orthodontic treatment, as nowadays it's seen as more the norm than not. They did however need it and like most of their generation accepted it without any fuss.
Whilst they were undergoing their treatment it highlighted to me that i had never been happy with my slightly 'buck' teeth. I had seen a top Harley St dentist about it in my thirties. He went through treatments which would last over two years, involving wearing train track braces, and metal head gear at night.Then once the teeth were perfect he then suggested that I have my jaw and chin restructured!!.. All this a mere snip at around £15,000 pounds. Needless to say I didn't go back. Drastic or what?? Not to mention how my husband would feel about sleeping next to the bride of Frankenstein.
Therefore it was a breath of fresh air when I met Dr Raman Aulakh of the Octagon orthodontics group at his practice in Ealing.He explained all the different types of treatment available, normal braces, invisible braces, and Invisalign.I was particularly attracted to the Invisalign method, as it is the least invasive of all the options offered.
The treatment consists of wearing special invisible trays, much like a gum shield.They are made up specifically to your prescription , and changed approximately every couple of weeks moving teeth millimeter by millimeter. The best part about them is no one can really tell you are wearing them and that you can remove them to eat .
They cost more than the standard braces, but for me it was money well spent, as it didn't affect my everyday routine in anyway. The cost is the same however no matter how long or little time the treatment takes,as youi are paying for an end result.
If I remember correctly two adjustments are included in the price, so if you get to the end of the treatment and havn't achieved the result expected it's possible to be tweaked slightly .
Raman displayed amazing patience, integrity, and professionalism throughout my treatment which took a total of fifteen months. It also helped that he is a perfectionist and pays great attention to detail."
“Since I was little I have always been scared of the dentist, every visit would result in me crying and panicking, even having a small filling in my late 20’s my dentist was shocked that I didn’t shed a tear!!
I had toyed with the idea of having my teeth straightened for many years. I kept putting it off simply because of my worry of the dentist and the cost as I knew that the treatment wouldn’t be cheap, But I hated my teeth, they were very crooked, overcrowded and were becoming hard to brush in the small tight spaces because of the overcrowding, I would also cover my mouth when laughing simply because I was aware my teeth looked so crooked and I lacked confidence because of that. So I decided to book a consultation with Raman. He explained what could be done to bring my teeth straight again and so I decided to choose Invisalign. These braces are virtually invisible and so many people cannot believe that I have been wearing braces because they can’t be seen.
The treatment itself is easy as long as you keep the braces in for the specified time each day and look after your teeth, you do have to remove the trays to eat but for most people it is no problem to remove them and place back in after a meal. The teeth can also be quite sensitive for the first few days of each tray but nothing unbearable just a slight dull ache but this is the teeth being moved into their new position and usually just lasts 24hrs or so. The small issues I faced through the treatment was that the braces could sometimes be a little sharp on one edge so it could make my tongue or mouth a little bit sore, through trial and error I found that using an emery board to file down the sharp edge sorted the problem straight away. Also I found that the stripping of the teeth was a little uncomfortable, I had seen in reviews previous to me starting my Invisalign treatment that people had thought the stripping was awful and painful, I would not explain the procedure as painful just uncomfortable but it takes around a minute so hardly any time at all and provided my overcrowded teeth the room to move back into place without having to remove any teeth.
Recently I visited Raman for my last appointment, we looked through the pictures that were taken at the beginning of my treatment and I cannot believe the transformation! I am so happy and in my recent ‘dreaded’ 6 monthly check up with my dentist he has told me that he is so impressed with my teeth and how well I have been looking after them that he doesn’t need to see me for a year!!
Raman and his team have been fantastic and I cannot thank him enough, he has made me feel at ease on every visit and he has provided me with the smile I have always wanted!”