Candace T. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)
I never thought I could afford braces although I knew I needed them so one day I was at a doctor’s office in Florence when I met the nicest lady ever who talked to me non stop for about an hour as she waited on her daughter to come pick her up. By the time her daughter came, I felt like I knew her daughter personally. This daughter was a drop dead gorgeous young woman who introduced herself. For me, being a lesbian, I’m normally pretty shy when it comes complementing other women because I never want to make anyone uncomfortable. Never the less, I had to comment on her nice smile. She shared that her smile hadn’t always been that way. She shared that she was a patient of orthodontist specialist and how professional and friendly the staff was and suggested I take advantage of the free consultation with Dr. Kevin Ison. She shared that the payments were flexible and affordable (as if she needed flexibility). I had no intention on going because financially, I wasn’t in the best position; all of a sudden her mom pulled out her cell and showed me some ugly duckling before pictures of her daughter, I knew I had to at least make an effort to visit this miracle worker. Update: Today my braces came off afterv2 years, and I look damn good! I got the up most respect and admiration for the friendly and compassionate staff. The payments were very reasonable. I loss my mom a few months ago unexpectedly. Im healing but still broken. The staff checked on me with daily words of encouragement. They gave me hugs when I needed them most. I was at my lowest point and needed a reason to keep going and they were professional but human. Update: my braces were removed today and though I’m still struggling to put my life back together, I look damn good! The lady I met that day became a second mother of a different color; the daughter with the nice smile is my friend who’s joined at my hip. I had always served my community but now, she’s right there with me. I think she has found her calling. We are feeding the homeless and serving our communities together with plans to do even more. I don’t give reviews but I want everybody needing the service to experience this level of professionalism which was extended to me. This is not a referral but an invite for you to become part of OUR professional, exceptional service family. I’ve been to the Kenwood office and the Florence office and love them both. This is the place to go for a compassionate delivery of great service. I heard about a third location but I haven’t been. Thump up!