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I’m 17 And I Need Braces To Fix My Crooked Teeth. Can I Get Them For Free Through The NHS?

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
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Hello Dr Moore. I’m 17 years old and I really need braces because my teeth are rather crooked and bent. Will I still get braces under the NHS for free? Or will I have to pay? The orthodontist where I live says that they only do free braces for patients 16 years old and under, does this mean I will have to pay? And it says on the NHS they cover you till your 18 years old? How many appointments will it take to actually get the braces? Thank you.


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I Have Gaps Starting To Form On My Top Teeth. What Can I Get Other Than Braces To Fix This?

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
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Hi Dr Hughes. I have gaps starting to form on my top teeth, these include between the front two (slightly) and beside each tooth on the opposite side of my front teeth. I am 17 and I want to know what I can get to help (apart from braces). I have seen on the internet that you can get bands to buy to reduce the gap in your teeth, but I want to know what other options are available for me to help the situation. This has only been the case for 4-5 months now. It would be great if you could help me with some advice about what I should consider doing. Thank you!


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Dr Mark Hughes

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52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Hey Andrew. Can I Use Veneers To Fix A Pretty Severe Cross-Bite? Or Would It Best To Move Forward With Braces And Surgery?

Monday, May 19th, 2014
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Hey Andrew. I’m a 26 year old male and I have a pretty severe cross-bite. I really don’t want to get braces, orthodontic treatment or surgery to correct it. Is it possible to have veneers correct this problem? Or would it be best to move forward with braces and surgery?

I spoke with an orthodontist and he told me I would have to wear braces for 1 year, have corrective surgery and keep the braces for another year. I just want to know if that is my only option. Thanks so much for your help!


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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One Of My Lateral Incisors Is Not Quite In Line. Will I Need Clear Aligners To Straighten This?

Friday, May 16th, 2014
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I have recently had a treatment with the Inman Aligner. At the moment I am wearing my removable retainer – I was told I should wear it for 3 months and then will be fitted a permanent one.
One of my lateral incisors is not quite in line and I wanted my teeth perfectly straight. I spoke to my dentist about this and he said he can reshape my tooth so it will appear straight. But after I have been wearing my retainer for 2 weeks my other lateral incisor moved about 1 mm and is slightly behind my central incisor. How disappointing. I am starting to regret ever having the treatment.
My dentist said if this is a problem for me he can refer me to another orthodontist so I can get fixed braces. But I assume, this means I would be paying for the treatment all over again? Can you please help me and advise what are my options if the problem won`t be rectified by my dentist? I heard people getting clear aligner to tweak their teeth but my dentist isn`t suggesting this to me. Obviously I am not willing to pay for fixed braces, once I have paid for the Inman Aligner already.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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It’s Been A Life-Long Dream Of Mine To Smile. How Can I Fix My Overbite Without Spending Too Much Money?

Friday, May 16th, 2014
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Hello Andrew. Could you help me? I wanted to know if tooth bonding is a suitable treatment for my teeth which are a bit see-through? I also need braces because of my overbite.  Please give me an answer as to how I can do this without spending too much money. I really need help with my teeth. I’m currently too embarrassed to go to the dentist as well. It’s been my life-long dream to be able to smile. Thank you in advance for your reply. 


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I Used To Wear Braces But Now My Teeth Are Moving And Are No Longer Straight. Can I Get New Braces At A Reasonable Price?

Thursday, May 15th, 2014
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Hi there. I have just turned 27 years old. I used to wear braces when I was in school, the ones with the single mental line, which I could take out and put back in whenever I liked. Due to personal circumstances dental treatment stopped. As the years have gone by especially in the last few years I have noticed they are moving and are not straight. I have a job but I’m receiving working tax credit. I’ve always put dental treatment off due to costs. But now I really want braces as it’s effecting my self esteem. I was wondering what would be the best way to go about getting them at a reasonable price. Thank you.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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My NHS Dentist Refused To Give Me Braces For Free. Is There Any Way I Could Afford This Treatment?

Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes. I have a bit of a gap between my front teeth which is 1 cm long. My two teeth are not straight and they stick out. This is due to me sucking my thumb since childhood. I feel like my gap is getting bigger and it sometimes hurts. I have been to several dentist within NHS however they refuse to give me braces for free. What treatment would you advise for me? I am interested in the 6 month smile treatment. How would I be able to afford this? Thank you, I look forward to your reply.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My Daughter Is Allergic To The Metal In Fixed Braces. Is There Any Other Brace Type She Can Wear?

Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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Hi Andrew. My daughter has significant gap between her front upper and lower teeth. She has had a separator and started the process of braces only to discover she is allergic to the metal. Our orthodontist has said that there are no options other than plastic, that some parts have to be metal. Do you have any any suggestions please, she wants her to take prednisone to suppress her reaction and I am worried about that as an option? She has said some parts can be ceramic but the back parts that anchor the braces have to be made of metal. Thank you for your time.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I Have Multiple Diastema And I Don’t Like The Spaces In Between My Teeth. Is There Any Other Treatment Than Braces To Fix This?

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes. I hope you can help me. I have a problem with my teeth that they have some protrusion and multiple diastema. I am not annoyed about the protrusion but I don’t like the spaces so I had them treated with composite veneers 7 years ago and now my composite veneers have turned yellow. I know I need orthodontic treatment but I am anxious about all braces. What are my other alternatives? I have a video for the case if I can send it? I am 28 years old. Thank you in advance for your reply.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Am Unhappy With My Four Front Teeth. Should I Go For Invisalign Or Veneers?

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
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Hi Dr Moore. I am unhappy about my front upper 4 teeth and for many years I have felt insecure about myself. I wanted to get veneers done simply because they seem cheaper and correction allows for quicker results. However a dentist has advised me to go for Invisalign. He said as my teeth were in good condition and not as bad as I think it would be better as I am only upset with their positioning. The dentist said it would take 6 months to complete the course and cost around £1400. Please can you advise if I have received good advice? How would I know if I am in good hands and paying the right price? Many thanks (36 years old).


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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