My first Invisalign consult………….who never came back!

I was so broke in 2004,spending money left right and centre ( or on upper left, lower right and central incisors ) that I had to find a way out of my predicament.
An orthodontist had introduced me to INviisalign by playing their corporate video.
I was so impressed that an general dentist could do ortho that I signed up.
I did the 2 day course, but being in an overdraft scenario I could not prepay the course, so Alison would not give me my certificate 🙁
Eventually my cheque went through and I was a certified Invisalign Monkey.
Anyway my first patient came in through the door and wanted a consultation on upper and lower veneers.
He had proclined teeth with multiple gaps and large fleshy lips. He was causasian.
I could have made £15-20,000 but I told him:
His teeth stick out
He has very large gaps
If I do veneers I cannot bring in the teeth much
and the veneers will be too big for his already wide mouth
In fact he would have looked like the Mask (Jim Carey)
So without hesitation I took his money and did 20 veneers ……
Just joking.
I told him with my hand on my heart that he needed braces. I told him that he would be my first case and that Invisalign would be perfect for him.
He handed over £4000 and I took impressions.
I fitted his aligners, but he never came in for reviews.
I was dying to see the progress but never got to see the results.
I rang him to enquire and he just said that all was progressing nicely and that he was happy.
So my first case, but no photos.
Gaps are so easy to close with Invisalign that I can close them with my eyes closed. |Next time I will show you a case that I did in 2 visits only.
Below is the initial scan of my first Invisalign patient and the hopefully finished case.

2 Responses

  • I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good. I don’t know who you are but definitely you are going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already 😉 Cheers!

    • admin says:

      Dear Vernetta, many thanks for your comment. As a dentist of many years of experience I wanted to shout out to the world about the many misconceptions about dentistry.
      Keep blogging

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