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What is the most effective brace for fixing my rotated canines?

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
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What’s the most effective braces for rotated canines?

My current dentist only does six month smiles, but I want to know if something like Invisalign might work for me.

I’d like to find something more discreet…

I also have slight gaps – nothing major, my main concerns are my canines. I believe those are the most difficult teeth to shift?

P.s. I’m a 30 year old, female if that makes any difference…


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Can bonding close the large gaps in my front teeth?

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
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hi, i am under 18 years old ( nearly 16) and i have quite bad gaps on my top teeth, i have had them for as long as i can remember and this problem stops me from comfortably smiling. As I am still in school I am paranoid about my teeth and I get bullied because of them. My dentist has told me that braces would not get rid of the gaps which really upset me. So I did some research and saw that bonding could help. Would i be able to get bonding on the nhs- as i feel that the problem is causing me to be insecure around others, and how would i suggest this to my dentist(as he hasn’t provided me with any other options)? thank you i would be extremely grateful if you could have me solve this issue


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I am concerned that if my chipped tooth is fixed then my orthodontic retainer won’t fit any longer, would this be the case?

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
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Hi Mark. About 6 months ago I chipped a small part of the inside biting edge of one of my front tooth and it still hurts which is a concern. The chip isn’t major or visible from the front, only if you look under it at the inside of the tooth but I would like to get this fixed. I also have had orthodontic treatment and it has been going very well. So I am very concerned that if the chip is fixed then my orthodontic essix retainer won’t fit any longer which would mean I would need a new one, which again means more money! As I am in easy access to you, is this something that you could look at for me? It is the fact that it still hurts that bothers me so much. Is there anything you can recommend to help minimise the pain? Many thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My front, right tooth is stuck inside my gum, what can I do to get this fixed?

Friday, September 14th, 2012
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hi, i have a tooth problem where my front right tooth has sunk up into the gum its about quarter in since the last 5-6 years i had to have braces in for nearly a year to try and pull it down but it did not move at all, i forgot to attend two appointments after and so they took me off their dentistry register.
so now i have not done anything about it, but i am a bit worried that it could get worse, other than that i would like to have it level with my other front tooth.
i had x rays it showed the tooth was still alive but the colour is a little greyer than the others.

Any advise would be much appreciated, thank you in advance.


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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Our experienced orthodontic assistant is undermining our new Doctor, what should we do about it?

Friday, September 14th, 2012
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Is it possible for an Orthodontist to put a power chain from the Upper 3’s-6;s on an initial 014 niti wire?.
We have a new Doctor and we have experienced Assistant. We work in a managed Orthodontist office. The assistant. has been claiming that she has never put a power chain on an 014 Niti, and so she refuses to. Is her experience more knowledgeable than our new Doctor? please tell me because this is a question that has been on my mind. What would be an Orthodontist reason for this type of procedure. Should the assistant be even questioning any Doctors treatment, as there is different methods that the Doctor will obviously use? Thank you.


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The Mulberry
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I am suffering from great jaw and tooth pain, will veneers and braces help?

Friday, September 14th, 2012
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Hi Andrew, I’m 15 and currently stay in Scotland. I’ve never had braces but I feel I need something done to my teeth to make them less painful and more aesthetically pleasing. When I was younger I fell down the stairs and badly hurt my jaw and teeth. Since then the 4 teeth on my upper jaw, two large and two smaller that are next to main, large ones have been painful and chipped/crooked. When I eat, close my mouth etc they brush against each either and really hurt. I’ve not been given braces but feel like I need something done, I was looking into veneers actually, would you think they’d be a good alternative? What are my options as my parents are at a loss and my local dentist is too!


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Is there a procedure to correct my sagging jaw?

Thursday, September 13th, 2012
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Hi,
As a youngster I was told I needed braces but because of the stigma attached to braces at the time my mum opted to take the NHS advice and have 4 of my healthy teeth removed (2 top, 2 bottom), this seem to resolve the problem and my teeth never became bucked like my fathers, however I believe the underling issues was my lower jaw positioning, which is set back causing a sagging effect of my jowls, when I jut the jaw forward the sagging is resolved and my teeth line up exactly.

Is there a procedure to correct this problem. Note I am 53 years old and have never come to terms with my jaw issue and I don’t think there is ever a wrong time to make to improve the quality of your life.

Regards.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I am about to turn 18, is there a way around the problem of age and cost in relation to receiving braces?

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
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Hello, I am 17 years old but turn 18 in 4 days, I have wanted braces for a while now but only recently has it come to my attention that I should really get braces as my teeth are affecting me everyday and is sometimes uncomfortable the way my teeth are arranged. I recently phoned up an orthodontist to make an appointment to see somebody, but they informed me that, because of my age, I have left it too late and would have to go privately, I’m in full time education and will not be able to afford to go private. I was just wondering if there is anyway that this particular orthodontist is wrong and there is actually a way of getting around the problem of age and cost?
If not do you know what other options are available to me?
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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What is the best treatment for overcrowded teeth?

Monday, September 10th, 2012
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I am 41 yrs old. have overcrowded teeth. want to know what is the best treatment option and how long it would take. i have had overcrowded teeth since childhood.i can email you the picture if u let me know where.
I would prefer an option that has been proven to be effective and long lasting. do not mind a bit of discomfort.
I am also flexible with my appointment dates. can visit in london or elsewhere for regular checkups.
i also suffer from yellowish teeth with some gum problems. have one missing left upper premolar tooth


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Will ClearPath aligners reduce my overbite?

Monday, September 10th, 2012
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Dear Doctor,
Need some advice on ClearPath aligners.
I have an 8mm overjet and the upper front teeths and slightly angled out and gaps between upper four front teeths. If the teeths are pulled back to close the gaps, I think the overjet can be reduced to 5-4mm and and this can close the gaps.Do you think ClearPath aligners can be useful for me.? Do clearpath aligners are used for this kind of malocclusions…? I am 27 years old now.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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