A paralegal, Kathleen would have described her dental health as pretty boring. She got her routine check-ups every six months, and had no cavities to speak of. However, there was a catch: she had a crooked smile that she was not happy with. Kathleen has a very bubbly personality, but was reluctant to smile freely because she felt very self-conscious about her smile. She knew that it was holding her back from interacting easily with people, both socially and at work. Working in a profession where she constantly came into contact with a lot of people, she wanted to do something about it. This need to fix her smile was compounded by the fact that her father also had a crooked smile. Compelled by the desire not to end up with a smile like her fathers, Kathleen came into our office specifically requesting a straighter and more even smile. When she met with Dr. Mello for the first time, she expressed her unhappiness clearly. She thought that her smile was ugly and that her teeth were not treatable. But Dr. Mello explained to Kathleen that she actually had beautiful teeth and that, with the use of Invisalign, the teeth could be properly straightened, her bite expanded, and a spectacular smile was waiting in the wings. Working with Invisalign, Dr. Mello was able to give Kathleen the smile that she had always wanted. After the treatment, Kathleen told us, "From day one, Dr. Mello said I had beautiful teeth; now I finally believe her!