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I Want To Know If I Can Have Braces Through Two Separate Orthodontists In Different Parts Of The World?

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
Q.

Hi Dr. Riten, I am relocating to the UK from India in a couple of weeks. I am 25 years old and I need your advice on cosmetic dentistry.

My upper front teeth lie ahead of the lower front teeth. I wanted to get braces but heard the medical expenses in London are very steep.

So, I wanted your advice:
1. If I get the braces process started in India, will dentists in London take up the case and treat me?

2. What is the cost of getting braces in UK?

3. Anything else that you can suggest.

If needed, could I also send across my full mouth x-ray.

I look forward to your response.

Thanks.


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The Post Which Holds My Bridge Has Broken And Cemented In Place. Can This Post Be Replaced At The Same Location?

Monday, August 4th, 2014
Q.

Hi Dr Patel. I have 3 teeth bridged in the front – top row. This bridge usually rest on 2 posts which were made by grinding the 1st and 3rd teeth. Last year the 1st post was found to be broken and dentist’s observation was that it does not project out of the bone. My dentist has temporarily fixed it with cement but I fear that it could become loose at any time.
Can this broken post be replaced by a new post implanted at the broken tooth/post location? If yes then please let me know the cost and also time duration for the treatment.

Thank you for your suggestion and also for your time.

Kind regards.


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I Am Very Self Conscious Of My Gummy Smile. Can This Be Done Through The NHS As I Am Under 16?

Monday, August 4th, 2014
Q.

As a 15 year old would I be able to have my gummy smile removed and have my two front teeth filed down in line with the rest through the NHS? I am very self conscious of them and I avoid photos. I am also hoping to have a career in acting and I know that having those problems unfixed would jeopardize that. My gummy smile is a few millimetres of gum showing, mainly from a low gum line between each tooth. My two front teeth are also 2 millimetres longer than the the teeth next to them and I would love to have them filed down level to the others. If I can, how much would it cost and how long would take to get an appointment and have it done? Thank you for your time.


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18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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I Have Slight Overcrowding In My Upper And Lower Arch. Could You Recommend Anyone Who Offers Discounts For Students?

Friday, August 1st, 2014
Q.

Hello Dr Patel. Thank you for your interesting website and all the information offered. I am a full-time student and would like my teeth straightened. I have slight overcrowding in upper and lower arch. I am interested in having ceramic braces fitted. Can you recommend anyone who offers discount for students? Are there any other treatment options which might be useful to me? Thank you for your time. Kind regards.


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18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
Web: www.mulberrydental.co.uk Tel: 01932 223 479

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My Gums Have Receded And Now My Front Bottom Teeth Are Wobbly. Do You Think I Have Gum Disease?

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
Q.

Hi Dr Patel. I think I have gum disease. My gums have receded and now my front bottom 2 teeth have become wobbly. One is more lose than the other. Will my teeth fall out? Or can anything be done as I’m only 18 and I’m really worried. I had braces for about 3 years or just under but the dentist never said anything and I’m really scared about losing my teeth. Will my dentist have to take my teeth out? I can’t walk around without teeth. Please help me, this has really bothered me. Thank you for your time.


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18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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I’ve Been Quoted £4500 For Full Braces Treatment Over Two Years. Is This Correct Or Am I Being Overcharged?

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Q.

Hi,

I recently had a consultation for Fast Braces. After getting my OPG scan done I was told I didn’t qualify for Fast Braces and my only other realistic option would be conventional train tracks.

I’ve been quoted £4500 for the full works for a treatment plan of two years. If accepted for the finance plan, I would need to pay 30% upfront with the remainder due over the next ten months.  Based on the information I’ve given what I would like to know is, is the cost correct or am I being overcharged?  Is there anything I should be concerned about going forward?

I just want to make sure I’m making the right decision.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks.


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18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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My Teeth Have Relapsed After Having Braces. I Would Like To Know Which Of The Invisible Braces Would Suit Me Best?

Friday, April 4th, 2014
Q.

Hi Dr Patel, I hope you are well. I’m in need of your advice. I’m currently 22 years old. I’m having a problem with my protruding teeth. I’ve already had braces when I was 15 but now feel my teeth have relapsed and are protruding again. I don’t even feel like smiling any more. I need some options. Which braces I should go for to make my teeth look straight. I’m currently looking for those braces which are invisible and doesn’t cost the earth. I would be really grateful to you if you could help me solve my query. Thank you.


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What Can I Give To My Granddaughter When She Gets Her Braces Tightened?

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
Q.

Hi Dr Patel, I hope you can help my granddaughter. What can I give to my granddaughter for the pain caused by the tightening of the brace every 4 weeks she’s in agony for 3 days after it’s done, her mouth is all swollen and she says she can’t go on with having it. She’s 15 years old. They have put blue blocks on the back teeth this time which is making it more sore. Please give us advice. She has been eating ice poles which seem to soothe the pain but this is only temporary relief. She is saying she has had enough. I hope you can help. Thank you for taking the time to listen to us.


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The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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I Would Like To Pay For Treatment On A Monthly Basis. Is This Possible?

Friday, March 28th, 2014
Q.

Hello Dr Patel. I am 25 years old and I have really bad crooked teeth an I am so desperate to have them done. I did have the chance when I was 16 to have them done but I was so scared and young it didn’t matter to me back then. I am older now and have realised what a bad mistake I made. I am really cautious and I never smile, it makes me feel down at times. I don’t have the cost to pay for it all at once, but I would be able to pay monthly. I would appreciate it if you could get back to me about paying monthly for my teeth to be done. Thank you.


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
Web: www.mulberrydental.co.uk Tel: 01932 223 479

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Help! My Dog Chewed My Dentures And I’m Not Insured. Is There Any Way To Insure Them In The Future?

Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Q.

Hi Dr Patel. How can I insure my dentures against accidental damage – my dog chewed them – my home contents insurance covers most things in the home for accidental damage for say dropping a television but it excludes anything that is chewed by domestic pets such as dogs and cats. I don’t know what else to do under these circumstances? Is there any insurance I can take out to cover this type of damage to my dentures? Can you help please and advise what to do under these circumstances? It would be great to hear back from you on this matter. Thank you.


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
Web: www.mulberrydental.co.uk Tel: 01932 223 479

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