Archive for the ‘Braces’ Category

How much would it be for a consultation and treatment?

Thursday, August 18th, 2011
Q.

Hi Dr Sunita, I have quite a long question. I have always had trouble with my teeth from a young age from trama to my front two teeth having fell on to concrete steps to bad eating habits causing rotting and holes and fillings. I have an overbite and overcrowding. I would like to have straight white teeth all my fillings made white and maybe veneers over the two front teeth where I’ve had trauma. How much would a conslutation be and could I pay in installments and coud you guess how long it would take, how often I’d have to come back for treatment etc. Thank you,


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Dr Sunita Verma

Sparkle Dental Boutique
311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT
Web: www.sparkledentalboutique.co.uk Tel: 020 8567 4344

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My fixed retainer is hurting, what could be the cause of this?

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
Q.

Dear Dr. Verma

Near the end of my treatment, a bonded retainer was permanently attached to my lower teeth from canine to canine two decades ago. I never had any problems with it until recently. A few days ago, I went to a dentist for a regular cleaning. After the scaling, I noticed that there was some discomfort between my lower two front teeth – it felt like there was something stuck in between there. I addressed this issue with the dentist, but she cannot find the reason for my discomfort, and she also claimed she did not damage my wire.

It has been three days since my cleaning, and I am now experiencing some mild soreness around the retainer area (ie. the same type of tightness one would feel when a wire is changed on one’s braces), especially near the left canine and the neighbouring incisor. Chewing gum and eating vegetables is a bit painful. I cannot find any damage, but is it possible for my wire to have been bent during cleaning? Has this ever happen to other patients of yours, and if so, what was done about it? Can an orthodontist, who has never seen me before, know if my bonded retainer is damaged or not? Or, can there be a different reason for my symptoms?

(For clarification: the wire is held in place by a dop of glue on each tooth)

Thank you for taking the time out to read my email. I am a bit anxious at the moment since I do not want my teeth to become misaligned again. I look forward to your reply.

Sincerely, 


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Dr Sunita Verma

Sparkle Dental Boutique
311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT
Web: www.sparkledentalboutique.co.uk Tel: 020 8567 4344

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My Simpli 5 brace isn’t working properly, what should I do?

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
Q.

I had simply five on my teeth now for 7 and a half months. The bottom alignment went fine, but the top kept pulling on the opposite side teeth. My bite is now completely misaligned. Not that you would look at me and see that my bite is off, but when I close my mouth the one top tooth bangs off the bottom. The 2 teeth on the top never went back to being corrected. It was as though they worked on the wrong side by mistake. She made me a retainer in her office to try to do the final adjustment, but my bite is way off. Do you have any advice?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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Is my Essix retainer causing an oral infection?

Friday, July 29th, 2011
Q.

Hi Mark. In your experience, can Essix retainers used to maintain orthodontic treatment give you fungal infections? I’ve had to have a replacement Essix retainer made after my old one has worn out but when I am wearing it, even for 10 minutes I am getting these white rings at the gumline, receding gums and white spots all over my gums from it. My new orthodontist has tried adjusting it and remaking it but the same thing keeps happening. I’ve never had the problem before as I have been wearing Essix retainers for 10 years now. The orthodontist won’t make me a new one and my general dentist is telling me to stop wearing it but I need to wear it to continue to keep my teeth straight but i’m damaging my gums in the process. What do you recommend? Many thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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I want to straighten my teeth, but don’t want train tracks.

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
Q.

helllo, i have a slight over bite and my fang teeth need pushing down a little, with my two front teeth needs straightening, the bottom of my teeth are fine and straight howevere the dentist have said i ned braces but i dont want the normal train tacks as they are too obvious i am really concience of my teeth and i am 16 years old, i would like to know how muhc averagly would this treatment cost thanks


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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Will braces be the best option for my teeth?

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
Q.

hi, i have a peg right lateral incisor and a missing left lateral incisor. i also have gaps (not between the incisors). i asked the local dentist about doing crowning on the peg tooth but she didnt think it was a good idea. she suggests that i wear braces first. i am studying abroad from the country where i live. so i can’t do braces. because it requires monthly visits. what do u suggest? please help


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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Which would best treat my protruding teeth, veneers or braces?

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
Q.

Hello,
I would like some advice on what treatments would be suitable for me.
My top teeth protrude greatly and have a large gap in the middle and a few smaller gaps around the sides. They’re also slightly decayed. Are veneers an option for me to get a better smile?
Can veneers actually help disguise/correct my overbite or would I need to consider braces instead? I desperately want a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Are there any other options you could suggest for me?

Thanks.


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
Web: www.mulberrydental.co.uk Tel: 01932 223 479

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Will the space left after my extraction be filled?

Monday, July 11th, 2011
Q.

Hello Doctor 

i am 23 yrs old. i have been recommended for 4 tooth extraction (4 pre molars) for the treatment of class 2 div 1 and sub div and moderately severe crowding with mandibular arch and braces for one and a half year. but am worried whether the space left out after extraction will b filled ?
what is the success rate of this treatment .
does age factor plays any role in this treatment.
and moreover i have to go for crowning of my upper incisor so whether it is done before braces or after braces when i get proper alignment thank you for your time 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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Is my dentist using Social 6 braces correctly?

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
Q.

Hi Doctor, I am a bit confused. My lower arch teeth are a bit crooked. I went to a dentist a few days ago and he proposed to fix them with minimum impact with “Social 6”. This would imply scraping off a bit of the enamel of my teeth to provide for some extra space for the teeth to move back into position.
I liked the dentist, and I was quite pleased the treatment did not imply removing my wisdom teeth, but reading some comments in this forum I gather that fixing the front 6 teeth (as apposed to the whole arch) and, above all, scraping the enamel off my teeth is not “good practice” and should not be done. What’s your view about it?
Many thanks for your time.

Kind regards 


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Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
Web: www.e-dentalpractice.co.uk

Braces have stained my teeth, would you recommend veneers or lumineers?

Friday, June 24th, 2011
Q.

Hey Dr. Mark,  A female,I live in Jordan middle east, am 23 with a very bad experience with braces for 8years, which caused badly stained teeth, and i have been using dental composite (teeth facing) for the past 5 – 6 years.
I hate the way my teeth look, i wish to re-size them and make them brighter and get a perfect smile.

oh and i have 2 implants i did them 3 weeks ago.

My main question what do you think is better in my case lumineers or Vaneers? and for how long they last?
Many Thanks, 


dr mark hughes

Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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