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My Invisalign Journey by Dr Peter Fellerman

Dr Peter Fellerman is undertaking a new Invisalign journey, here is an account of why he decided to start his own treatment and his top tips 
For more than twelve years I have helped hundreds of patients realise their dream of achieving the smile they have always wanted.
Throughout that time I have managed to conceal a secret……..My lower teeth were crooked and getting worse!

Whilst I don’t show much of my lower teeth when I smile, the last straw was when I attended the international Invisalign conference in Dubai which seemed to be attended by dentists with teeth straighter than mine. Suddenly I became a patient! I understood what my patients meant when they said that they were embarrassed to smile and that they covered up their teeth.

My case was a little more complex than an average treatment requiring removal of a tooth to relieve the crowding. This is fairly unusual and most lnvisalign cases can be done without the need for an extraction.

Well I finally took the plunge had the tooth removed and Dr Sabila Odling-Smee, my experienced Invisalign colleague, placed the small attachments on my teeth and sent me on my way.

Time has flown and I am already on aligner number nine.

Suddenly, I have become an Invisalign patient and even though I thought I knew it all, there is nothing quite like experiencing the process for yourself.

Here are my tips for those of you thinking about going for it.

  • If you are suitable, just get on with it! I procrastinated for  years and wish I would have done it right at the start. if you have a big event that you’re planning & are hoping for lovely straight teeth, then it’s never too early to start.
  • Definitely visit an experienced practitioner….. I would say that wouldn’t I! However careful treatment planning, and of course patient compliance, is the key to success.
  • Don’t take my word for it, speak to someone who has had the treatment. There is nothing quite like hearing someone’s genuine personal experience.

If you would like to find out more about Invisalign experience at King Lane dental care or hear what some of our happy patients have to say then visit here  or call us on 0113 268 5711


October 15, 2018 11:06 am