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At the very least, give Stork a visit.

Kirk, S - West Des Moines, IA

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  1. What motivated you to finally take action and seek orthodontic treatment?
    I’d been thinking about it for years, and decided to at least look into it.  I ‘took action’ because I liked Dr. Stork and the people that work for him; really, really nice, caring people.
  2. Why did you decide to choose Stork Orthodontics?
    Initially it was on the recommendation of my regular dentist, so I met Dr. Stork and his staff.  I then decided to look at another ortho office for comparison, and after visiting that office I decided to go with Dr. Stork.  I simply felt more comfortable with him and his staff.
  3. Tell me about your experience in braces. Was it what you expected?
     I chose Invisalign instead of braces.  My entire experience was great.  Initially Dr. Stork said it could take 14-18 months.  However, I was able to transition to ‘retainers’ within a little less than a year!   I don’t regret it at all and sorry I didn’t do it sooner.
  4. How do you feel now that you can smile with confidence?
    Interesting question; my crooked teeth bothered me for years – no one ever mentioned them, but they bothered me.  So outwardly nothing much has changed; it’s more me and my satisfaction of knowing I now have straight teeth.  It’s a great feeling.
  5. What advice would you give to anyone considering orthodontic treatment?
    At the very least, give Stork a visit.

Treatment will fly by and you won’t regret it!

Angie, L - West Des Moines, IA

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  1. What motivated you to finally take action and seek orthodontic treatment?
    Before I sought treatment, I was not happy with my smile and was constantly talking about “one day” I would pull the trigger and seek treatment. I never felt it was the right time until I had my consultation with Dr. Stork. He was so encouraging and helpful that I made the decision immediately to complete treatment (and I’m so glad I did!).
  2. Why did you decide to choose Stork Orthodontics?
    Dr. Stork was recommended to me through a friend from school. I did not know what to expect before the initial appointment, but I was blown away by his – and the whole staff’s – welcoming demeanor and positive attitude. I didn’t think twice about choosing to pursue treatment with Dr. Stork.
  3. Tell me about your experience in braces. Was it what you expected?
    One of my major hesitations before getting treatment was what I would look like with – and frankly, what others would think of – my braces. I was nervous about having to explain at every first encounter my decision to get metal braces (versus Invisalign) and worrying about food getting stuck! But, after awhile I didn’t think about them and Dr. Stork’s team educated me on how to keep my braces clean (woohoo Waterpik!), so I never really had to worry about that the “you have a little something…” issue! Treatment was much easier – and faster – than I expected.
  4. How do you feel now that you can smile with confidence?
    I love my smile now. It is an indescribable feeling to not want to hide behind a closed-mouth smile, or refrain from taking pictures altogether. Really, it’s not even all about the physical change – it’s also about feeling happier and more confident every single day!
  5. What advice would you give to anyone considering orthodontic treatment?
    Pull. The. Trigger. Just do it! Treatment will fly by and you won’t regret it!

Invest in yourself!

Cheyenne, S - West Des Moines, IA

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  1. What motivated you to finally take action and seek orthodontic treatment?
    This is question brings up a lot of emotion for me. I never had braces as a kid. My dad always told me my teeth gave me character and back then I agreed with him!  However as I got older, my teeth started to shift. In my mid 30s I noticed my teeth were starting to move more and I was extremely self conscious about them. I addressed my growing concerns with my then husband and pleaded with him to get my teeth fixed but he wouldn’t allow for me to get them corrected.  My happiness wasn’t a priority.  Then about 2 years ago, I went through a very painful divorce and I realized that it was now time for me to start making the decisions about my life.  One of the first things I did after my divorce was get Invisalign.  I felt it was finally time for me to do something for myself and I believed I was worth it.  I was ready for a boost in my self esteem after it had been so low for so long.
  2. Why did you decide to choose Stork Orthodontics?
    When I interviewed with Dr. Stork and his team, something in my gut knew this was the right place for me.  He spoke to me about the quality of care I would receive and I put value in quality over quantity.   If I was going to invest in my smile, then I wanted the best treatment and wasn’t wiling to compromise.
  3. Tell me about your experience in braces. Was it what you expected?
    I had a great experience with Invisalign.  I changed the trays each week and wore them about 20 hours a day.  Originally I was told it would take 18 months of treatment but actually ended up being only 15! I didn’t mind cleaning the trays each day and night.  Taking them out to eat was something to get used to especially because I worked at a job where there was no lunch break and I would have to graze when I was hungry!  But I got used to it and it wasn’t so bad!
  4. How do you feel now that you can smile with confidence?
    I feel absolutely amazing and couldn’t be more pleased with my smile!  It kind of seems silly that having straight teeth has the potential to make one feel so much better about themselves and can boost that much confidence, but it does.  I have 2 little girls and I want them to see me as a confident woman both inside and out so that one day they too, will grow up to be strong and confident just like mom. Now, having said all of that I am a believer that true happiness/beauty doesn’t come from how we look on the outside.  What matters the most is the heart and what comes from that.  I feel Dr. Stork and his team added to the beauty and happiness I feel from within. 
  5. What advice would you give to anyone considering orthodontic treatment?
    I think it all comes down to what you put your value in.  Some adults are just fine with how their smile is without ever having anything corrected and that is okay!  If getting your smile corrected is important to you, and you can financially support it, then go for it because you won’t regret it. Invest in yourself! Your smile is something you wear every single day.  You will have it for the rest of your life and for some that could mean another 50+ years!  Don’t ever minimize your self worth. 

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Our West Des Moines Orthodontics Office
4090 Westown Pkwy, Suite 101
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Phone:  515.608.8830

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Our West Des Moines Orthodontics Office
4090 Westown Pkwy, Suite 101
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Phone:  515.608.8830

Mon - Thurs:
7:50 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fri:
7:50 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.