HOW MUCH DO INVISALIGNS COST?

HOW MUCH DO INVISALIGNS COST?

| SO HOW MUCH DO INVISALIGNS COST?

I’m almost 3 weeks into my Invisalign treatment, and this was the first question I always asked when I was doing my research.

HOW MUCH DO INVISALIGNS COST?
HOW MUCH DO INVISALIGNS COST?

| MY TEETH STORY

Just a little background into my teeth

  • I had braces when I was a teenager
  • Had them on for roughly a year and a half
  • Did the obvious teenager thing, and didn’t wear my retainer after
  • So my teeth have moved – not completely back to how it was, but not straight anymore
  • My bottom set of teeth are much better than my top, and needs less work on them
  • I have a slight overjet which I wanted to fix (this is when your top jaw sticks out further than your bottom jaw)

HOW MUCH DO INVISALIGNS COST?
HOW MUCH DO INVISALIGNS COST?

| GET SEVERAL QUOTES

When I was doing my research, I read and watch tons of blogs, articles and youtube videos of people who had them done before, so I prepared a list of questions that I wanted to ask my dentist

Bear in mind, you don’t have to use your regular dentist. I arranged 3 different consultations with 3 different practices around Manchester. 

And I asked them all the same questions.

  • The process
  • What’s included
  • The after care

From that, I was able to tell who knew their stuff, and who didn’t

HOW MUCH DO INVISALIGNS COST?

| PRICES

As a general rule of thumb, I was expecting quotes between £2500 – £4500

SMILE STYLIST INSIDE HOUSE OF FRASER – DEANSGATE MANCHESTER
I found this place on Twitter, because Michelle Keegan had retweeted them about the amazing job they did on her teeth (apparently she even wore her Invisaligns on her wedding day!)

They quoted me £3160 for an 18 month plan

OASIS DENTAL CARE – ST ANN’S SQ MANCHESTER
This dentist is actually next door to my usual dentist, so I thought I would get quotes from both of them at the same time

They quoted me £3200 for an 18 month plan

BUPA DENTAL CARE – ST ANN’S SQ MANCHESTER
Bupa is my regular dentist, that I go to every 6 months.

They quoted me £3696 for a 14 month plan

Also all 3 clinics offered 12 month 0% interest free payment plans

HOW MUCH DO INVISALIGNS COST?

| WHO DID I GO WITH?

So after all that, I decided to go with my regular dentist at Bupa

Even though they were the most expensive, they were the ones I felt most comfortable with – and that was one of the most important factors for me

It’s an expensive job and it’s going to effect how I look, so I needed to be able to trust that person and know that they are good at what they do

The guys at Smile Stylist were also really great too, but all they do at their clinic were mainly Invisalign treatments, so if I needed to go and have a hygienic treatment, or a regular check up – I would have had to go back to my usual dentist anyway

So if you’re looking to start Invisaligns, I wouldn’t just ask the question, how much do Invisaligns cost?

But I would also ask yourself,

  • Are you committed to wearing these for 22 hours a day
  • Can you imagine taking these braces out approx 4 times a day, and brushing your teeth 4 times a day
  • Not only do I brush my teeth, I also brush my braces too
  • You only get one set to last you every fortnight, so can you keep them safe and not lose them

I hope this has post help you out in someway!

I plan to make an Invisalign update every quater, just so I can feedback to you if it’s actually working or not! x

10 EASY THINGS YOU CAN DO TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE

10 EASY THINGS YOU CAN DO TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE

HOW TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE

I have a really bad habit of procrastinating, I can spend minutes and hours doing something, but have nothing to show for it at the end of the day.

It’s something that I really want to improve on for 2016, and change these bad habits for new behaviours that will actually benefit my life, and stop me feeling so overwhelmed with all the shit that I always need to get done.

This has alot to do with recognising what time of the day I’m more productive and set high priority tasks for that time, breaking down large campaigns into smaller, more manageable workloads, and knowing when to say no.

I’ve made a list of 10 easy steps that will help you save time, let you work smarter and ultimately show you how to be more productive!

1. Stop Trying To Multitask

This is definitely one of the biggest areas I need to improve on.

Because I manage several different fashion accounts at work, I’m constantly switching between one task to another. I find that I don’t have the patience to wait whilst a report is running – in that time, I switch my attention to something else, whether that be checking over figures I’ve previously downloaded that morning, or answer some emails I’ve already flagged.

Either way, I often find that by the end of the day, I’ve done a little but of everything not nothing has actually been finished.

2. Stop Checking Emails All The Time

Following on from the first point, I’m constantly checking my emails – even during my lunch, and even when I get home (my emails are synced up to my phone!)

I know it’s an extremely bad habit. If it’s urgent or something I can reply back to quickly, I would stop what I’ve doing and move my attention to do that instead.

I need to learn to only check my emails at set times, so I’m not constantly moving back and forth between jobs

I currently have about 700 emails in my work inbox, and I don’t even want to say how many I have in my personal inbox!

3. Be More Organised & Prioritise

Whether that be writing to do lists in your notebooks, or using online tools like Evernote. I think it’s very important to figure out what needs to be done first, what are my priorities?

I use this Get To Work Planner, it was pretty expensive for a planner, but I like how it has motivational quotes, project breakdown pages, and reflect and goal set pages, that are designed to not only set tasks for the upcoming month, but it also take a minute to celebrate all the little things you’ve achieved – well done to me.

I spend the first 10-15 minutes of my day, just trying to work out what needs to get done first, based on what work is still outstanding, were there any urgent emails that have come through that needs replying back to, or what meetings do I have today?

That way I can also eat my breakfast and let my body wake up.

4. Set Realistic Goals

If I know I have a big campaign that is coming up, and I have tons of prep to do beforehand, then I need to set myself realistic goals, and a realistic timeline of what I can do everything by.

This goes hand in hand with being organised. The initial brief might seem overwhelming at first but if you break it down into manageable parts, then it seems more achievable.

I use time blocks

So for this post, I’ve given myself an hour to write it and get it uploaded. This forces me to eliminate the temptation to reach for my phone and check Twitter or Instagram in between

5. Know Your Peak Times

Figure out your peak times for getting things done, and schedule the high priority tasks for that time.

For me, I know I’m more alert and work more effectively after lunch, so I plan all my admin, and emails for the morning when I don’t need to think too hard.

6. Automate As Much As Possible

I work ALOT with excel spreadsheets, and creating reports for my fashion brands. So to save time, I create rules, formulas  and macros to automate as much as I can.

I hate having to do the same things over and over again, when I could just easily refresh it and let my formulas do it all for me.

I would much rather, spend 2 hours to teach myself how to set up a formula and get the sheet automated, than spend 15 mins manually updating it everyday.

7. Take Regular Breaks

I’m all for taking regular breaks, whether that be getting a round of tea/coffee in for the team, or just going for a walk to stretch out your legs.

For me, where I’m constantly staring at a screen for 10 hours a day, I think it’s so important to take small 5-10 minute breaks away from your screen and let your eyes and brain rest.

8. Avoid Interruptions 

Every time someone asks me a question or an email pops up, I always get distracted and lose track on what I was doing originally.

My train of thought has gone, and my momentum has disappeared, and it takes me a good 10-15 mins to get back into what I was doing.

Luckily for us, we’re allowed to pop our headphones in and listen to music, this is a good sign for – ‘I’m in the zone trying to getting shit done. Don’t speak to me unless it’s important’

9. Stop Having Meetings To Plan For Another Meeting

If you work in an office, meetings are unavoidable.

But sometimes, I’m sure people love having meetings for the sake of having them!

If they aren’t productive, and you come out of them thinking, well that was a waste of time – think about, could this have been done over a few emails, or a quick call?

Or if your meetings are too long and and people spend the first 10 mins wondering where to start, perhaps send an agenda before hand, and stay focused only on the topics of discussion.

Make sure to leave with clear objectives and actions to follow up with.

10. Know When To Say No

No one wants to be the bad guy. But you have to manage your workload with their expectations.

Only accept work that is going to provide the most benefit to you and your team.

If it’s not essential, then get rid of it.

FINALLY, WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER

I hope you find that somewhat helpful, and these 10 suggestions has show you how to be more productive

I know it’s not all going to be overnight changes, but I think if you start to put these steps in place slowly, your mind and routine will begin to adapt

Eventually you’ll find it’s going to save you alot more time, let you work smarter not harder, and help you become more productive overall x

NEW LOOK LOVE JUMPER

NEW LOOK LOVE JUMPER
NEW LOOK LOVE JUMPER & SILVER STATEMENT NECKLACE

| NEW LOOK LOVE JUMPER & A STATEMENT NECKLACE

Last week I had a spare hour in Manchester, so I popped into New Look for a quick browse, and I surprisingly came out with two new pieces!

The first being, this adorable white crew neck JUMPER with a love heart print – how freakin’ cute!

I love the simplicity of the design, and how easy it will be, to just throw on when you’re running errands or having casual days around the house

It’s quite a thin jumper, very much like the Wildfox ones but a quarter of the price – so it’s extremely affordable!

As we move into Spring, this jumper would be great to layer under a jacket, but not feel too hot and bulky

And the second piece was this amazing silver statement NECKLACE – the design and quality is stunning!

It’s not too heavy, so it’s really comfortable to wear all day, whether that be with a basic tee, or a smart shirt.

And that’s everything, let me know what you think! xx