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Is there a cheap orthodontic option?

Thursday, January 14th, 2010
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Hello, I have had 2 consultations now regarding orthodontic treatment with 2 different dentists. I have been told that what i want to achieve is a minor case. But clearstep or invisalign are coming out very expensive and fixed braces a little less. Could a minor case not be treated with a removable appliance to reduce cost, or are there and other alternatives at a lower cost? Many Thanks,

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Dr Kalpesh Bohara

The Dental Suite
27 Park Road, Loughborough, LE11 2ED
Web: www.dental-suite.co.uk  Tel: 01509 231144
3 Rutland Street, Leicester City Centre, LE1 1RB
Tel: 0116 312 0054

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Are braces only option for misaligned tooth?

Thursday, January 14th, 2010
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My teeth are in fairly good condition with the exception of one tooth which sits back on my bottom row. This causes a shadow and it sometimes looks darker. Is teeth whitening appropriate or will the other teeth seem so white that the shadow will look worse? I realise the answer is probably a brace but at 40 years old I am loathed to do this.,

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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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Dentist recommended brace-hooks for fang tooth but I am unsure

Thursday, January 14th, 2010
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i had full traintracks when i was 15 – i had a “fang” tooth which decided to divert itself to grow out through my pallet, so i underwent an op to have a small section removed so the tooth could be fully seen, and a retainer (up in the pallet) to pull it down, and then have braces – i had these removed just before my 17th birthday, and was given “invisalign” type retainers – the ones that slot over the teeth instead of up into the pallet. however, i used these for many months, having to go back to the hospital to have the orthadontic to remould my mouth and make me up a set to wear. the first set shrunk in the dental cleanser, and the second set wore away againt the tooth which had been dragged across to the rightful place. at 18, it got the the point where the retainer would not just snugly fit, it would put strain on all my teeth, making it difficult to eat as they were so tender. after 4 more years of no retainer, the tooth has moved back slowly to about half a centimetre from the same line all my top teeth follow, making a dark dip in my smile. not only that, the tooth has been wearing away against my lower teeth, and has caused my jaw to sit slightly to the left, to accomodate the “fang” tooth that wont stay! what would you consider for me to get this tooth back to the front, and not cause me any more agro? iv seen my dentist who has offered me a retainer with brace-hooks attached to some of the surrounding teeth to pull it forward, but there is no guarantee this will fit in the space as the teeth have moved, and could cause even more shift from the surrounding teeth. help! please!,

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Dr Kalpesh Bohara

The Dental Suite
27 Park Road, Loughborough, LE11 2ED
Web: www.dental-suite.co.uk  Tel: 01509 231144
3 Rutland Street, Leicester City Centre, LE1 1RB
Tel: 0116 312 0054

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Is Invisalign suitable for mild crowding?

Thursday, January 14th, 2010
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I was wondering if Invisalign braces would be suitable for someone who has mild crowding on the bottom jaw line and a diastema (with a muscle in the gap) between the two front teeth? I realise that I would need to have a frenectomy before brace use but, in theory, could this work? Many thanks,,

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Dr Justin Glaister

Umbrella
11 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PF
Web: www.umbrellasmiles.com Tel: 020 7612 9810

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Treatment for missing teeth that are causing me misery?

Thursday, January 14th, 2010
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Hi there, I am 21 years old and had braces when I was around 19. I used to live in Spain and had them put on and checked rugularly when I lived there. After about 9 months of having them on I moved back to London and therefore didnt really complete the procedure as its was hard getting to Spain because of work etc. I had 2 teeth removed so there are two large gaps on my top gum. My bottom teeth never had a brace as theyre alright, I had it basically to push my teeth back into my mouth. So now my teeth are a little more pushed in but Ive got these two big gaps. I am really uphappy and it’s really affecting my life more than anybody could imagine. I dont want to smile or laugh I hate having my picture taken and am scared people will see I’ve got missing teeth. I work full time but doubt I’ll be able to afford the procedure to fix my teeth. What do you advise? Many thanks,,

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Dr Julian Caplan – Director on the board of the BACD

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Can you offer advice on how to treat crooked teeth and jaw problem?

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010
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Hi, recently I have become more and more self-conscious of my crooked teeth, and I also have a few other problems with my jaw and teeth. I was wondering what can I do? as my dentist (despite visiting regularly) has not sorted or even attempted to provide me with information on what is available or what work needs to be done to put these problems right. These problems are holding me back to an extent, and I believe that if they were put right I would be much more confident.,

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Dr Justin Glaister

Umbrella
11 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PF
Web: www.umbrellasmiles.com Tel: 020 7612 9810

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My teeth have become crooked now that braces treatment has ended

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010
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I’m 22 and when I was younger I had fixed braces and when the treatment was done I was given removable retainers. However, despite using the retainer as instructed, slowly my teeth have moved. The two front teeth in my top set have grown slightly apart (although I still use the top retainer, it closes the gap temporarily) and the bottom are becoming a bit crooked ( the retainer doesn’t even fit anymore) Can these two different problems be solved using Invisalign? If so, what do you recommend being done afterwards in order for them to stay in place?,

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Dr Justin Glaister

Umbrella
11 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PF
Web: www.umbrellasmiles.com Tel: 020 7612 9810

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Best treatment avialable for overlapping teeth?

Thursday, January 7th, 2010
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I have noticed that my bottom teeth are overlapping, I have never had braces, please could you tell me what would be the best way to straighten them. My bottom jaw is very small, I have had my wisdom teeth out because they were growing sideways. I would appreciate some advice. What would be the fastest way to straighten them? What would be most effective?,

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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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Braces move teeth back

Thursday, January 7th, 2010
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Hi, im 17 and my teeth is pushed out.. how much would it cost to put braces that pushes in. Or am I too late?,

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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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Can my teeth be straightened without braces?

Monday, January 4th, 2010
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Oh my i cannot believe i am actually doing this as i am petrified of dentists and have had numerous bad experiences!!! But here goes…i am 35yrs old and when i was younger i had many teeth out due to over crowding and what a nightmare (one i will never forget or have forgot) anyway i had to wear braces for a long time and when they came out was never offered a retainer (didn’t even know about them). My teeth are crooked and i would love to have a beautiful smile as i feel ugly because of my teeth and always smile with my mouth closed, i have had consultations where i have been told i should have braces and i have a slight over bite. I don’t know which way to turn and really can’t face wearing braces again. I really don’t know which way to turn and dream of having a lovely smile. Any advice would be grateful…Please and thankyou.,

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Dr Kalpesh Bohara

The Dental Suite
27 Park Road, Loughborough, LE11 2ED
Web: www.dental-suite.co.uk  Tel: 01509 231144
3 Rutland Street, Leicester City Centre, LE1 1RB
Tel: 0116 312 0054

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