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Could my daughters teeth be treated without extractions?

Friday, March 18th, 2011
Q.

I am directing this question to you specifically, as I have read a little on the affects of some procedures on facial asthetics/profile, and have been concerned. That you are clearly aware and interested in these points makes me hope that you may be able to guide us a little?… My daughter is 16, and her two front teeth protrude/tip forward. This is by 8mm, we have been informed, but there is otherwise no problem with her teeth. The rest of them are beautifully alligned, and her oral hygene has always been exceptional so the condition of her teeth and gums is also extremely good.

Prior to moving, we were told by our dentist that a brace would be needed for 8mths, with no extractions. A different dentist then said her teeth were not ‘bad’ enough to warrent a brace. Her new dentist has suggested 2 extractions (of perfectly healthy and perfectly alligned teeth, futher back in her jaw), and a fitted brace for 18-24mths. He has suggested this is her only option, and will not discuss otherwise.

I have now read many research papers, and also many sites claiming success for different procedures. There is support that from 16yrs, a female’s structue is no longer pliable, and contrary reports that the structure of adults of any age is malable to a degree.

My daughters teeth may be seen from different angles in photos at the bottom of this page (copy & paste): My question is this, in your opinion, is it possible that only extraction and a fixed brace are available as a route for her, or could INVISALIGN/INMAN; DAMON SYSTEM; LINGUAL BRACES or even the HOMEOBLOCK be viable options?

I am concerned that removing teeth and having a conventional brace fitted would result in VERTICAL GROWTH, and therefore possibly ruin a budding career, and would very much appreciate an honest response regarding these points… any further info./suggestion is obviously welcome, and your opinion is highly valued. Thank you in advance for your time.


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Dr Mark Hughes

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My teeth are quite uneven. What could I do to change this?

Friday, March 18th, 2011
Q.

hi

My teeth are quite uneven. I have two sharp canine teeth and my bottom two teeth are really close together they go inwards.

Is there anything that can be done? I can’t smile because i feel embarrased, but i don’t have the money to get veneers.

Any help?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My teeth have relapsed after having a brace, can i get new braces on the NHS?

Friday, March 18th, 2011
Q.

hi i had braces when i was about 13 after i had them take off i was told to wear my retainers every day , and fter about 2 years i can wear them a couple times a week with out my teeth moving i have done wat they said but my teeth have all moved and now my retainer wont fit , is there any way i can get braces fitted again on the nhs i have a maternaty exemtion certifcate ?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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How long does Invisalign treatment take?

Friday, March 18th, 2011
Q.

Hi there, i was wondering if you could help me..
I have gap between my two teeth at the front , and i do not want to wear metal braces, so i was wondering if you could tell me fee of getting invisalign and how long will it take for the gap to close up..
thank you


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Dr Julian Caplan – Director on the board of the BACD

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My teeth have relapsed after orthodontic treatment, what do you recommend?

Thursday, March 17th, 2011
Q.

I had braces and had a perfect smile but have been
working overseas for the past 4 years and have not had regualr visits to the dentist over the time my teeth have started to be lcome
misaligned and lately my top two frot teeth and bottom 4 front are constantly aching with the feeling they are pushed further and are becoming crooked what treatment would be possible for this


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Dr Julian Caplan – Director on the board of the BACD

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what are my options for bringing forward my canines?

Thursday, March 10th, 2011
Q.

I have straight teeth apart from my upper canines which are recessed behind due to a bit of overcrowding. One side particularly makes me bite my tongue often.
What are my options?
Thanks x


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Dr Julian Caplan – Director on the board of the BACD

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How much do braces cost?

Thursday, March 10th, 2011
Q.

my daughter is 16 she has had braces before but her teeth are crooked again can you tell me how much it will cost to get them done again?


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Dr Julian Caplan – Director on the board of the BACD

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Which short courses would you advise for general dentists?

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
Q.

Hi dear Dr butt
I’m a general dentist from Iran and interesting in orthodontics,i was wondering if you’d mind giving me some advices about how can i take a short course in US .
regards


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Dr Safeer Butt

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Clinics in Kent, Surrey & Sussex
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My teeth stick out because I sucked a dummy ’till I was 16, what can i do about this?

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
Q.

Hi, my 2 front teeth stick out slightly because I sucked a dummy till I was 16. I’m 19 now and I’m doing modelling but I’m really insecure about my smile. Is there any other way I can have them 2 teeth straightened without having braces.? I thought about invisible braces but are they really necessary just for 2 teeth? thank you.


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Dr Kailesh Solanki

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My teeth have moved after having a brace, will I need more treatment?

Friday, March 4th, 2011
Q.

Hi,
Im 21 years old. I had braces for year and half when i was 16 years old.
after braces removal i didnt wear the retainers regularly for a year, then i realized that the lower lateral started to regain its position so i wore these retainers at night for another year..
now i dont use anything and i was wondering if it will keep moving to re-establish its old position? or it will stop at this position? even though it contacts the lingual aspect of upper central and this contact bother me..
also i was wondering if i could remake a new retainer just to keep my teeth at this position regardless this lower lateral?, as i dont want to start a new orthodontic treatment..
thanks


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Dr Kailesh Solanki

Kissdental – UK Practice of the Year 2007
157 Woodsend Road, Flixton, Manchester, M41 8GN.
2 New Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2QS.
13 Stanley Street, Manchester, M8 8SH.
Web: www.kissdental.co.uk Tel: 0161 748 5250

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