Saira Khan has admitted to feeling self-conscious about her protruding teeth, and has sought treatment to help increase her confidence.
The finalist in the first series of The Apprentice series and current presenter of ITV’s Loose Women and Martin Lewis’ Money Show has opted to undergo Invisalign treatment ito straighten her teeth.
‘Delighted and excited’
Saira said she was ‘delighted and very excited’ at the prospect of having straight teeth.
‘I am finally going to get my teeth straightened and gain the confidence to smile without feeling self-conscious or nervous’, she said.
‘I love smiling and laughing, but have found that in photographs I don’t smile as much and tend to keep my mouth closed and cover up my teeth.
‘I like to think that I am a confident woman, but for me confidence comes from being the best that I can be and that includes me looking my best and feeling good about myself.’
Never too late
Many people believe it is too late to straighten their teeth when they reach adulthood; they believe the time to wear fixed, visible braces are the teenage years when tooth straightening is an acceptable rite of passage.
However Saira, who is 45, has chosen to correct the alignment of her teeth later in life, a growing trend amongst adults.
‘I have always wanted my teeth straightened and now I feel there is a non-intrusive method that can improve my teeth whilst I still get on with my life being a mum, TV presenter and businesswoman’, she said.
Saira’s Invisalign treatment will be undertaken by Dr Hanel Nathwani from Reading Smiles.
Dr Nathwani projects Saira will complete treatment in 18 months’ time.
He said: ‘I am really excited to be treating Saira and am confident we will achieve an excellent result for her’.