The Aspiring Airline Steward

 

His original smile
His original smile

Yesterday this young man came in asking about orthodontic treatment to correct his rather goofy smile. I asked him what he didn’t like about his smile and he said he wanted the lateral incisors which were hidden behind his front teeth to be moved forwards. I told him that it would be rather difficult though not impossible, and it would take two years at least.

 

 

He then mumbled something about an important event on Saturday. When I asked he said he was about to go for an interview with AirAsia to be a steward! It was to be this Saturday!

The mock-up
The mock-up

 

I just had to tell him that I could do something in less than an hour which may give him what he wanted, a more even smile, but the hidden teeth will remain there until after the interview.

 

I then did a mock-up

so he could see what I meant. I created his new smile but with fillings that were removable. I took pictures on his mobile phone so he could chose to go for the makeover or wait to do the braces.

 

He got so excited and so was I! I told him that he needed a day to think about it ,and said that it was best he came in the next day if he wanted the makeover, as he then had a few days to get used to his new smile before the all important interview.

 

Azizul's winning smile
Azizul's winning smile

The next day, today, Azizul came in with his sister, Mona who is a stewardess with Emirates. She was there to give him the moral support he needed as he was understandably nervous.

 

We started and chatted about airlines and being in a job which had opportunities to grow, like the one he was interviewing for. Before long Azizul was hogging the mirror and scrutinising his new smile. He was thrilled and wouldn’t stop smiling!

 

I think it was a job well done! I hope you get the job, Azizul!! 

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abdul hadi
abdul hadi
12 years ago

hi , remember me?i am the one u met at kinokuniya , nice blog btw

Mama Min
Mama Min
12 years ago

You’re a wizard with the smiles, Dr Fay!