These responses have me worried. I selected my invisalign provider, not by cost which is also important, but by their ranking from invisalign and the provider's rating. Case in point, I'm downtown Chicago and my choices came down to 2 providers. Both were premier elite or whatever. One was an ortho(#1) and the other was a dentist even though he has an ortho(#2) at his practice (that ortho(#2) took care of my wisdom teeth removal and I could not have asked for better treatment).
Several years back, I had gone to the ortho(#1) who was an invisalign premier and this guy was full of himself. He spent the first 20 minutes blowing smoke up his own a$$. He ranted and raved about his qualifications before he decided it was time to do his job. I went there just for general dentistry and too inquire about braces. At some point, I thought I was at a try-out to become a vegas showgirl based on his questions. His rankings on yelp did not help much. That guy put a face on creepy doctors, too - you know, the kind who ended up in the news after giving his patients too much attention. The guy was so much that my review on yelp about him was 'he was the kind of doctor that if he put you under, you'll need a morning after pill'.
Anyway, I asked other people about him and this guy has a reputation and nothing could convince me to give him another shot. I decided to go with the dentist and hope I made the right decision.
Last edited by ChicagoB; 09-02-2011 at 02:11 PM.
Invisalign start date: 1/7/2011
U - 24 of 25 (Stopped at 24) : L - 24 of 24 (Initial plan: 25) Refinement: On 4th and final set - just trying to close that sliver of a gap.
May 9th: FINALLY DONE! After 4 sets of refinements, and multiple delays, I have nice teeth. :)