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This Might Be A Silly Question. Is It Still Possible To Kiss With Braces On Without Being Sore? My Partner Needs Braces.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014
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Hello Dr Patel. This may be a silly question, but my partner is considering teeth straightening. Is it possible to still kiss with braces? Or is it difficult, dribbly and/or sore?

Partner is 57. I reckon he also has a high and narrow roof of mouth. He has some white filling on front of teeth, wants it done as quickly as possible. Do you have any idea which brace could work well for him? Thank you for taking the time to answer my question.


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My Teeth Began To Rot When I Fell Pregnant. My Husband Complains That I Never Smile. Can I Get Financial Help To Pay For Treatment?

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
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Hi Dr Patel. I am a 29 year old mum of 4 and when I fell pregnant with my son my teeth just started to rot and some even fell out. I have lost all confidence and avoid social gatherings as I have discoloured teeth along with some missing. My husband complains that I never smile. I would love to surprise him with a new smile but I will be completely straight with you I have £1000 and need a complete smile makeover. Do you know how I can get help with this? Can you make me smile again?
I would be more than grateful.
Thank you for reading. Kind regards.


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I Have MS. This Has Caused Me Swallowing Problems. Do You Know If I Could Get A Discount On A Smile Makeover?

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
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Hello Dr Patel. I wondered if I could get a smile makeover done for free or with a big discount, I have MS and have found due to my swallowing problems and dry mouth it has affected my gums and teeth badly. I am to embarrassed to have a check up done and have realised that my gums are disappearing from my front teeth badly.
Please can you help me or find some help for me as I feel very depressed and stressed about my problem and that is also affecting my illness.

Thank you and I hope you will be able to advise me on what I should do?


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I Am Terrified Of Dentists And I Have Tooth Decay And A Large Gap Between My Front Teeth. Could I Be Sedated Before Treatment Commences?

Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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Hello Dr Patel. I am a mental health patient as I have schizo-affective disorder which is a mood disorder which means depression with a few traits of schizophrenia. I am terrified of dentists and I haven’t been to the dentist for quite a while. I have a big gap between my two front teeth and problems with decay. It really bothers me a lot but I am 40 now. Is it possible for me to be put to sleep in a hospital dentistry department and how are they going to fix the gap in my teeth? Thank you.


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My Maryland Bridge Has Fallen Out Three Times Recently And I Would Like An Alternative Option?

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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Hello Dr Riten. I currently have a Maryland bridge which needs replacing as it keeps coming loose. This has happened to me on three occasions now and I am not willing to have this bridge cemented back in again. I would much prefer something more permanent than this. What options are available for gaps and missing teeth and what are they likely to cost? I have dental insurance so hopefully this will cover me for any costs. Thank you for listening, I hope to hear from you soon. 


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Is The Inman Aligner Available On The NHS If You’re Under 18? I Need Quick Orthodontic Treatment Over The Summer Holidays?

Monday, August 18th, 2014
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Hello Dr Patel. I have a simple question for you. Can you get an Inman Aligner on the NHS if you’re under 18? I wouldn’t be able to go to so many orthodontist appointments with school and exams so a quick treatment that would be mostly in the summer holiday would be ideal and my family aren’t able to pay for over £1000 for them. I’m really self-conscious about smiling and even talking because you can just see points of my teeth. Also can Inman Aligners push front teeth together and fix the left incisor overlapping with a front tooth? Thank you for getting in touch.


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I Have A Gap Between My Teeth And I’m Embarrassed Of My Teeth. How Can I Get Braces Treatment?

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
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Hello Dr Patel, I would like your help. I have a gap between my two teeth and I’m really embarrassed of my teeth, but when I asked my old dentist they said I can’t have braces because it’s a cosmetic thing. So I really want to ask my new dentist. Do you thing they will say yes if I tell her I’m embarrassed to smile? I’m scared they will say no. I don’t know what to tell her? I’m so embarrassed of myself when I smile. I just want to smile and never stop but now I just can’t because of my gap. Thank you.


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My Young Daughter’s Teeth Are Decaying And Discoloured. Is There Anything That Can Be Done For Her?

Friday, August 8th, 2014
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Hello Dr Patel. My daughter who is 4, has two front teeth that are worn and very discoloured and unsightly looking, I understand these are her baby teeth, but she is already self conscious about them and won’t smile. She also has three back teeth that are decayed and I believe this is due to drinking milk in the night. Is there anything that can be done for her? Her front teeth in particular are chipped and worn with
a thin bit of tooth remaining that makes it look like she has one thin tooth in the centre! As she is now affected by her appearance which is worrying as she is only four! Your opinion is greatly appreciated.

Kind regards. 


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Can I Reduce The Size Of My Front Teeth By Clipping Them Down Or By Some Other Means?

Thursday, August 7th, 2014
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Hi Dr Patel. My question is: Can we reduce the size of the front teeth by clipping them down or some other means? My age is 23 years. At this age is there any possibility of reduction in size of teeth? What are the chances of reduction of big front teeth at this age? What is the criteria and deciding factors for reducing the front teeth size? Are there any long term effects of this treatment? I would really like to reduce the size of my front teeth and I would like your advice. Thank you for your time.


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How Much Does It Cost For Me To Fix A Slight Overbite? I Would Find It Difficult To Fund Without Help.

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
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Hi Dr Patel.

I have a slight overbite and would like to get this fixed. I have looked around how to get this done when I bumped into your website.

My question is: how much this will cost and if there is any possibility to get this covered by any insurance?

I noticed this problem when I started to get older but didn’t know if there was a procedure to get this fixed, but since I am an student who is not employed this is going to be difficult to fund on my own.

This procedure would give me self-esteem since as I am very conscious about my overbite problem.

Looking forward for your reply.

Sincerely.


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Web: www.mulberrydental.co.uk Tel: 01932 223 479

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