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I’m looking for braces that won’t affect my appearance, what would you suggest?

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
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Hello,
I am desperate to get braces, however, I only have two teeth out of place but they have a big effect on my smile as they are at the front. They are the two teeth next to my two front big teeth, the problem is they are slightly further back causing my canines to look like fangs. My bottom teeth aren’t crooked. I was wondering if the treatment would be a shorter amount of time as there isn’t much to move and what type of brace would be best for me? I am a teenager and would want the shortest amount of time and least changing to my appearance :-)I am still in school and don’t want anything too noticeable. Many thanks for you help.


dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Can invisalign aligners close 4mm gaps?

Friday, August 24th, 2012
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Hi, I have just been to a dentist who said aligners (invisalign) could not close the gap between my front teeth. He said you can only actually move teeth by about 1mm with invisalign. Now my gap is quite big so I was not necessarily going to go with aligners anyway but can they close gaps of say 4mm? He said I would need full on braces, (I would go for Incognito) with 4 veneers or 6 veneers? To be fair he said the four veneers and braces could be less on the veneer side depending on the finish I wanted. I thought he was very good and made me feel relaxed but now not sure what to think? A separate dentist has said otherwise on invisalign and not sure who’s advice I should be listening to, what do you think?


dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Do you think I’d be a suitable candidate for Invisalign?

Monday, August 20th, 2012
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Dear Doctor,
I have an overbite (of~8mm) and my upper front teeth are not vertical, but protruding a little bit (bucked teeth). The 8 mm overbite is mainly due to the inclination of the front teeth I think. If it is vertical I believe it would be only around 4 mm.
Do you think it would be possible for me to be a candidate for ClearPath or Invisalign braces? Currently I am not living in US. So I dont know who/how to consult now. But I have some X-Ray images and some photos. Can I send these to some e-mail address, so that I can get an early feedback from you..?
I am not looking for a perfect bite. I will be more than happy, if my teeth are straight and no gaps, I feel braces are my best option. What do you think? Thank you for your time.


dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I thought receiving a permanent brace was a quick and cheap procedure, so why have I been quoted so much?

Friday, August 10th, 2012
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Hi, I am wanting to have my top left front and the two directly next to this front one to the left straightened. I have had a consultation with my dentist who has informed me that an Inman or Invisalign type brace won’t work and that I need to have a permanent brace fitted at nearly double the cost of the other two. I have looked at pictures on the internet and some of the images that have used both the above type braces have had teeth that look severely more out of line than mine are. I wonder if you could give me some advice. I have been quoted £1,500 for an Inman and £1,900 for a Invisalign but up to £3,000 for a permanent brace. I am quite upset as I thought this was a quick and relatively affordable procedure. I am 43 and would prefer not to have the permanent brace.


dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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Should I go to a dentist or orthodontist to close my tooth gap?

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
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Hello

I have been considering getting invisalign for a while now and have decided to finally go for it. Briefly, my history is that i have a natural gap between my two front teeth as well as quite widely spaced lower teetth. The gap between the front teeth was covered up by veneers done by my dentist, who was not a cosmetic specialist. A few years later i’m not 100% happy with my teeth particularly the size of the veneers as well as the gaps and protrusion. I’ve been to see an orthodontist as well as an invisalign specialist / cosmetic dentist. Orthodontist thinks fixed braces are best and the specialist says invisalign will solve the issue. I am torn between going with the orthodontist or dentist. Invisalign is my preference, and my question is whether orthodontic experience should be a pre-requisite in the person i choose.
Thanks


dr mark hughes

Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Can you help me choose the right brace?

Thursday, September 1st, 2011
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My wife has a 7mm overbit and slightlyl produding two front teeth,she does not have large gaps or crooked teeth, she visited the local Orthodontic practice, paid £150 and was advised to have Ceramic Braces top and bottom for £3000, with two upper extractions(one an old Crown). Invisilgn was ruled out as less effective.She visited her Dentist to have the extraction and was advised they could fit a Brace (Inman Aligner??)top and bottom, no extraction but file the teeth giving an almost as good a result in 4 months, £2400, she did not have extractions as she needed to think.Neither practice provides the treatment the other does and neither mentioned a lingual Brace (ingognito?). We now do not know what to do. She is slightly worried about the conspiciousness of the Ceramic train tracks, particularly on the bottom,but if the Inman aligner is less effective then why not opt for Invisilign, alternatively is an Incognito Lingual brace going to cost more than the £3000 for ceramic train tracks, we may have to pay another £150 just to find out!! Any advice more than welcome.


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Dr Sunita Verma

Sparkle Dental Boutique
311 Boston Road, Hanwell, London, W7 2AT
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Can a dentist file my ‘fang’ like teeth?

Friday, July 22nd, 2011
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Hi,

I have a crooked smile but I think the main problem is that two of my teeth are ‘sharpened’ i.e. into a fanglike shape from years of wearing….is it possible to have teeth filing services to cure this?

Secondly I have already undertaken a brace course in my teens, I believe my teeth became crooked after my teeth failed to ajust to my post treatment retainer, in summary I think my smile is now too far forward (i.e. a rabbit smile) is it easy to push teeth back?

Kind regards


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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What type of veneers are best for my teeth?

Monday, June 20th, 2011
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i am thinking about having veneers on my upper 6 front teeth, and my dentist said to use vita veneers, one dentist said take the veneers to the tooth tip the other said take it over the tip and around, over the incisor edge. what do you advise?
they also said about having temporary veneers but didn’t explain exactly how these stick to my teeth while i wait for the real ones to be made?
I do not have any decay and my gums are healy the teeth are just very crooked and i would like them to appear staighter and fresher looking.
how long doyou think they will last also?

thank you


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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I think I should have gone with Lingual braces instead of Invisalign, can I change treatments?

Friday, June 17th, 2011
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 I am a 25 yr. old male with spacing of my upper front teeth as well as an open bite developed from a tongue thrust condition. This also causes my chin to appear recessed somewhat. I have been in Invisalign treatment for about 6 months. I already had mild lip and chin strain due to the open bite. Upon wearing the aligners I felt a lot more discomfort and strain with the added thickness of the aligners over my teeth. I explained this to my orthodontist who suggested I could just wear one aligner at a time, 12hrs. a day. I have been doing this but I feel like the compensation the muscles around my mouth had to make for the aligners changed the shape and appearance of my chin and lower lip muscles causing some “rippling.” I now wish I had gone with Lingual braces which go behind the teeth, but they are not provided by this orthodontist. Is it possible to seek another orthodontist providing lingual braces and just get them done on the top teeth and continue invisalign on the bottom? I have also been looking into having a chin advancement (genioplasty) done to correct the recessed chin and hopefully relieve some of the lip strain. But could you give me any information on types of surgery that can be done to correct the open bite itself? As I have been told braces alone cannot correct the open bite. Thanks so much for your help.


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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What is the cost of invisible braces?

Friday, June 3rd, 2011
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what is the cost of invisible braces?my upper front teeth no 3 is very small, when i smile ,my leftside smile shows that no teeth is there.my age is 29 and i am a female married women.i have no problem with my lower jaw? but it looks very odd my upper jaw? when smile it looks that no teeth is there.

what is the cost of invisible braces?my upper front teeth no 3 is very small, when i smile ,my leftside smile shows that no teeth is there.my age is 29 and i am a female married women.i have no problem with my lower jaw? but it looks very odd my upper jaw? when i smile it looks that no teeth is there


dr sunita verma

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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