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I Am About To Have Braces And Surgery To Correct An Open Bite. I’d Like To Know If There Are Any Methods Of Curing Tongue Thrusts Also?

Friday, January 3rd, 2014
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Hi Dr Hughes, I’m 17 and I have an open bite. I am about to get braces on in preparation the have the surgery to improve this problem. However one of the orthodontists I visited said he could not help me due to the problem being caused by my tongue (this was before I was considered for surgery). None of the other orthodontists I have seen have mentioned my tongue so I was wondering if I should mention it to them however I don’t want them to be like the first orthodontist and say they can’t do anything about it. Do you know any methods to get rid of tongue thrust? Thank you in advance for any advice you can provide me with.


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Dr Mark Hughes

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When I Stopped Wearing My Retainer And Now My Teeth Are Starting To Relapse. Is There Any Other Way Of Straightening Teeth?

Friday, December 20th, 2013
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I have had a standard metal brace for a year then I got rid of it. They then gave me a clear retainer mould of my teeth to wear every night. I wore the retainer for the first couple of months then I started to wear it less frequently until I came to the point when I did not wear it at all. During this time period, my teeth started to move again, the gaps began to return and now my teeth are straight, however I still have small gaps. I went back to my orthodontist and they have said wear the retainer everyday and I am going to do that but I am worried my teeth will return with gaps. My next appointment is in a month so I am going to trial this idea. I would like to know is there any other treatment that can straighten your teeth?


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Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
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My Tooth Has Returned To It’s Original Sate After Orthodontic Treatment. What Are My Options?

Thursday, December 19th, 2013
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Hi there,

I had braces many years ago but since then one particular tooth has returned to its original state.

I’m 23 now and am wondering what my options are, I guess I’m similar to other people in that the priority is invisible solutions.

My other question is whether the treatments are lessened, quicker, or different if there is one particular problem area as oppose to a mouthful of issues. For example getting lingual braces upon just the small surrounding area of the tooth in question. Any information would be greatly appreciated,

Kind regards.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Suffer From TMJ Which Causes A Lot Of Pain. Can You Tell Me If Braces Can Fix This Problem?

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
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Hello Dr Hughes,
I have a condition with my jaw called TMJ disorder (Temporomandibular Joint) this causes me a lot of pain and is very uncomfortable at times I had a MRI scan which showed a problem with my right side it was not explained well what was wrong with it just that when my mouth is closed my jaw doesn’t sit correctly. They explained that I could have jaw wash out surgery but this sounds very painful. Just wondering whether braces would help with this condition? Also I should mention that my front top and bottom teeth are slightly overlapped. Do you do a pay monthly scheme?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Have Now Changed My Mind About Getting Braces. Will I Still Be Eligible?

Monday, December 16th, 2013
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Hi, I have my first appointment with the orthodontists coming up in about 9 weeks. I went there last year and I was told I could get them but I said no, I didn’t want them. About 9 months later I changed my mind and asked my dentist to sign me up again (by the way I was 14 in April). He did just that and now we are at the present day where I am about to get my first appointment.

I wanted to ask you if you think I will get the chance to get them again. My two upper front teeth are overlapping by quite a bit and my two lower front teeth are too (not as much though – only about 1-2mm). I also don’t have a correct bite, when I bite down you can’t see my lower set of teeth because my upper set comes over them.

Thank you for reading this and please reply to me.


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Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
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Will I Have A Scar On My Face If I Get Jaw Alignment Surgery?

Monday, December 16th, 2013
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Hi, I am 17 and I have recently been to see the orthodontist about getting braces (After being on the waiting list for quiet a while). I have really poorly shaped teeth, and you can’t see my bottom teeth because of my top teeth (I think this is called an overbite, I’m not too sure). The orthodontist recommended that I have surgery to bring my bottom jaw forward, would I be able to get this free or would I have to pay for my surgery? Please could you tell me a little bit about it, and would I have a visible scar on my face if I went through with the operation? Thank you.


Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
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I Have An Impacted Tooth Which Hurts The Tooth Below It. Will Braces Fix This For Me?

Friday, December 13th, 2013
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Hi there,
I have a tooth growing on top of another tooth (2nd premolar). I would like to know if I would need braces to fix this. I have been searching online and have seen that most people who share my problem with their teeth have needed and been given braces. They have said it was because of the growing tooth needing to grow down straight after the already present tooth was removed, so that none of the other teeth would move. I am not sure whether the growing tooth is growing in the right position, but it appears as though it is growing but sticking out of line from the rest of the teeth. I also cannot chew properly on that side (left) of my mouth, because of my tooth pushing against the one that is growing which hurts a lot. I also would like to know how the gaps in my teeth and my two bottom central twisted incisors could also be fixed (if possible), as other people always point them out to me which effects my confidence a lot.

Thanks a lot!


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Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
Email: [email protected]

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I Used To Have Braces But I Snapped My Retainers And My Teeth Relapsed. Can I Get Treatment A Second Time?

Thursday, December 12th, 2013
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Hi Dr Shaffie. I had my braces around 3 years ago but I have lost my retainers a year after wearing it and then got new ones, straight after, a couple of months later I have broke both my new retainers again and should of bought new ones but then my teeth moved all the way forward and to their normal positions. This has caused me jaw pains an I can feel my jaw widen again, also it is had to keep mouth shut, also I have an overbite, my teeth really irritate my gums causing it to be very uncomfortable. Would I be able to braces for free again at the age of 16? Thanks.


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Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
Email: [email protected]

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I’ve Been Considering Veneers For Ages Now. Would They Help Fix My Bucked Teeth?

Thursday, December 12th, 2013
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Hello Dr Moore. I’m 19 years old and I have been considering veneers for ages now. My teeth are straight but a bit bucked, they have small gaps but have stopped growing. When I bite I can rub the bottom of my teeth with my jaw clenched as my top half has moulding round my thumb as I used to suck my thumb when I was little. I also have fangs on both the bottom and the top and I hate them. I just never smile. I just wanted to know what would the price be for 12 teeth as I would rather this than braces.

Thanks.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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My Teeth Have Begun To Shift Alignment Since My Mid-Twenties. What Will Sort This Out?

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
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I have always had quite cosmetic teeth. However, since my mid-twenties, I have noticed that my two front teeth seem to be slowly shifting to the right. The middle of one of my front teeth is now aligned with the middle of my lips.

Another tooth has become crooked and is now slightly covering one of my front teeth. I was told that this tooth can be fixed with braces.

I have a genetic overbite which I am happy with. However, I am concerned about the shifting of my two front teeth. They are still perfectly straight – just moving to the right. Is this likely to get worse over time? Is there any treatment that I can have to move them back to the centre of my mouth and keep them there?

Many thanks.


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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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