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Can My Daughter Get Braces On The NHS If She Is Over 18?

Monday, January 7th, 2013
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Hello Doctor, My daughter is born 1993 and desperately needs to have braces fitted. She is bullied at school for her bad teeth and it is affecting her badly. She is currently in sixth form and studying her A levels, which is stressful enough as it is without the added stress of her anxiety over the appearance of her teeth which is only worsened by the bullying. She fears if her teeth aren’t fixed soon then the bullying will continue at university and for the rest of her life.  I had once tried to get her the dates for braces which I did get but then I moved to a different place and I could not attend the appointment.
Please advise me! Do you think, her being in full time education still and her having severely crooked teeth,if she could get an exception from NHS .
I am a single parent and cannot afford to buy expensive braces.  Please guide Many Thanks, I look forward to hearing your response.


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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I am registered disabled, can I get dental implants through the NHS?

Thursday, December 6th, 2012
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hi dr moore. i am 47 and have no top teeth due to gum disease and as a result of domestic abuse as my ex-husband who knocked a lot of them out. i have a full top denture but it is uncomfortable, and does not stay in place even using denture fixatives. i do not seem to be able to use my front teeth for biting they just don;t work. how much would implants cost? and would it be possible to get any assistance from the nhs given my circumstances? i currently am on the nhs list with my dentist and am registered disabled. i have tried numerous denture fixatives but none of them stick them in well enough.Any help would be appreciated, thank you. 


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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My dental problems have caused my jaw to recede, what should I do?

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
Q.

My situation:

I’m 27 and I have …
Crooked front teeth.
A fairly significantly inward leaning lower left canine.
Deep poorly drilled, poorly filled cavities on nearly all rear 8 molars.
An untreated cavity on my lower left premolar.
Have never had my wisdom teeth removed – but never had a dentist cite them as problematic.
My teeth are tightly packed with rear molars being pushed inward, and a front tooth being pushed outwards. Making my palette feel small.
The curve of my upper teeth on the left is different than on the right which curves in towards the middle of my mouth.
My teeth have not had a single position to bite or sit comfortably since I was 10.
I’ve gone through long bouts of discomfort and pain which I would call compactions, but have been brushed off by dentists when I’ve brought this up.

I’ve had many unpleasant dental experiences, including very unprofessional treatment from a Private dentist as an NHS patient when I was 16 which led to my parents cancelling me getting braces.

The state of my dental health has probably ruined my life, it plays a large part in causing depression that I end up trying to hide as much as I do my teeth. And I literally cannot take it anymore.

My question:
I feel that my dental problems have also caused my jaw to recede, and I’m scared of moving forward and be given an inappropriate dental only solution to what could be a larger problem.

Where do I go, who do I ask and how do I take the right cosmetic first step?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I’m 13 and looking into receiving braces, can I get them for free?

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
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hey there dr patel, i wanted to ask if i can i get braces for free if im under 18? and do you do a monthly plan? The thing is that my teeth are not straight and it is worrying me because i don’t want problems when i am older.  i am under 18 and i dont mind going for 6-month smiles or invisalign but obviously it is more expensive to have them,  so maybe a monthly plan will be better? and i also wanted to ask if you do metal braces? because many teens here have metal braces but i wouldn’t mind and by the way im only 13.
that’s about it really i hope you reply soon and urm, where are you located? :)

thanks in advance :)
take careee


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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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How much would it cost me to have 19 teeth treated through the NHS?

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
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Hi I’m 24 years old an had problems with my teeth for as long as I can remember. My two front teeth are crowns but all the teeth around them are yellow and they are starting to get holes in the them. I’ve just registered with an NHS dentist and was just wondering how much it would cost to get 10 teeth replaced at the top. With nice white one s and 9 at the bottom. This problem has seriously knocked my confidence and I can’t talk to people with out covering my mouth. All in all I need help and I need it fast I can’t live like this no more


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Can I receive the treatment I need through the NHS at the age of 29?

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
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Hello there Dr Butt. At 19 I had a brace for three years due to an overbite and was to undergo surgery on my jaw but decided I could not go through with this at the time as I was very scared and didn’t think my face would look better by moving my bottom jaw forward, I am now 29 and in severe discomfort when I eat my jaw always clicks and sometimes even locks at times and can get quite painfull also I am very embarrassed of my smile and have low self esteem because of this, after researching about this could I go for the surgery again and could I get this on the NHS, I have a 9mm gap between my jaw and front teeth and would really like to have surgery to correct this what can you suggest.


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Dr Safeer Butt

S3 Dental – Synergistic Smile Studios
Clinics in Kent, Surrey & Sussex
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Can I receive all the treatment I need before heading off with the army in January?

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
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hi there doctor Andrew, here is my problem:  I have not been to the dentist in around 10 years as I am too scared but have finally decided to go as two of my bottom molars have broken all the way down to the gum line. Also one on the other side of my mouth has suffered the same problem. One of the top molars is the same, my question is will the dentist make fun of me? As i feel very embarrassed about going to the dentist. I want my teeth sorting as I am going to Afghanistan in January with the army so I need to have them out so nothing puts me off when I’m there. I am in a lot of pain with my mouth currently and would love to get the treatment I need as soon as possible! Can I get the treatment I need even though i’m on the nhs?


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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.


dr andrew moore

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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I have suffered for years as a result of poor dental work, I don’t know what to do! Please help!

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
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i am a now very self conscious 40 year old womanwith a problem that is basically ruining my life at 20 years old and pregnant at th time i had majot problems with toothache and visited a local dentist at the time who has now ceased practicing, due to poor dentistry , i was unemployed at the time, and he said he was going to give me 6 gold inlays all in the upper teeth. i went to appointments and being niave at the time, wasnt aware until i visited another dentist afterwards that the gold inlays had been put on my teeth, without the removal of roots/nerves. basically it was a make money in claiming it bk from nhs for the dentist responsible. he explained it was impossible to remove the gold inlays as they were like cement onto the teeth and the only outcome in the future would be eventually i would lose them all if i had pain from any of them. This proved to be the case years later. and resulted in the worst thing for me as a woman to lose the teeth and be fitted a part denture. so far ive had 3 duer to b reaking when cleaning them etc. i have since visited another dentist who has once again done very poor dentistry work making matters worse after my usual denture smashed fitted me with a horrendous denture changing the way i look its totally wrong so im worse off now than i was before. i am currently unemployed first time for me in a very long time. so im not looking for a excuse to ask for free implants. my situation is one of a very genuine plea for advice as to where to turn too next . regards


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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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
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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