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How Long Does Invisalign Take?

Thursday, June 6th, 2013
Q.

Hello Doctor
I want to ask that how long and how much approx it will take for me to get my teeth straighten with Invisalign. I have only one front teeth that is slightly crooked or I can say forward then the rest and the rest of the teeth are all perfectly fine. I know I need to visit and let the dentist see and give a clear idea but just wanted to know the estimate of time and price just so that I can prepare myself for it.
Thank you for taking the time to read my question and I very much look forward to reading your reply.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Would Veneers Mask My Rotated Teeth?

Friday, May 31st, 2013
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Hi
I am just inquiring about veneers, I have a slight chip in my front tooth and the incisors next to them are rotated slightly, I would ideally like them porcelain veneers and would like as much information as possible and any recommendations you may have, I often find my tooth gets caught on my lip due to its rotation and would love it either straightened or veneers on the front four teeth. I am unsure if it is possible to get only the from four teeth as veneers ? If this is possible what would you recommend ? I am overall happy with the rest of my teeth they are relatively white and overall straight apart from the four front one wich have the small chip and are rotated, I am a little worried by veneers as they are not necessarily perminant and I’m unsure how long they last and how much they cost to replace and how often ? I love the Holywood type smiles but don’t think I could keep up with the constant upkeep ? I would ideally like to disguise the rotated teeth as they make me unhappy with my teeth so they would be my priority, is it possible to use veneers to disguise rotated teeth or is it best to just get these teeth straightened ? Overall I would love a straight white smile and by fixing these four teeth I think I would be much more happy with my smile. Thank you for your time. Kind regards


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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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How Do I Get My Overcrowded Mouth And Small Jaw Fixed?

Friday, May 3rd, 2013
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Hi,

I have had problems with my teeth since around 14, but could never afford surgery or braces. I am now 28 and have trouble closing my mouth as my teeth are overcrowded and my lower jaw looks too small (like my jaws did not widen properly when I was growing). I can breathe through my nose if I use my tongue to close the gap, but cannot do this with my lips, as the teeth get in the way. I had all 4 wisdom teeth pulled 3 years ago, but my teeth were already crowded by this point and have just continued to push out forwards rather than sideways. If I push out my lower jaw, my face looks much more ‘normal’, which is why I think the lower jaw may the the issue. But how would I go about getting this corrected? Or should I just get a chin implant at my age rather than go through a year or so of braces and surgery to widen the jaw? I am not signed up to a dentist at present (recently moved home), and have no idea where to start or what I would need to do. I am also very short of time due to work commitments, hence the question about a chin implant rather than jaw/teeth surgery. What would you suggest? I know what I want as the end result, but have no idea what my options are, how much it would cost or where I would need to go? I live near Bath, Somerset if that makes any difference. Many thanks.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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Can You Help Me With My Speech Impediment?

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
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Hello, I am 30 years old and have had a speech impediment my entire life, mainly G’s, J’s, ish sounds. I was discharged from speech therapy at 5 being told the problem was the shape of my jaw and teeth, and therapy would not help me. I have no overbite or underbite, my teeth just bang together. I cannot extend my top row of teeth to protrude over my bottom row, it’s impossible. Many of my teeth are misshapen. I can’t get on in life because of it, I never smile and never dare say words I know I can’t. I can’t even say my wife’s name, Angela. Ever heard of this before, is there a cure through dentist work? Unfortunately I have to rely on NHS funding and as such need to know if I will even get help with a procedure this size. Anyway, sorry the long rambling, first time I’ve ever asked for advice. PS not a single dentist has ever said anything about any misalignment, jaw/tooth shape problem, but I’ve never told them either. I think it’s not an apparent connection unless I speak words with my problem sounds. Thank you very much for your time, and any input or advice will be immensely appreciated.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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Are Composite Veneers Right For Me?

Thursday, April 18th, 2013
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Hello, I am interested in getting veneers to correct the overcrowding of my teeth. One of my canine teeth is up pretty high. Is this something that veneers can fix? Also, is this something that composite veneers can fix? I am looking for something that is reasonably priced as I would do braces if I could afford it. I have been to a consultation already for braces and they said that I would be a good candidate for the invisalign series of braces, I’d love to get that, but it is just too expensive. 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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I Am Going Through Orthodontic Treatment, Can My Teeth Be Shortened Without Paying Extra?

Friday, March 8th, 2013
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Hi. I am on a private treatment to traighten my teeth by braces (1yr braces 1yr removable retainers) and it has cost me £1700. My teeth are starting to traighten Howevr i am really worried about my long front two teeth. Is possible if i can have them shortened by my orthodontist without paying extra money as i am already on a private treatment? Like the work that is being done is great so far but obviously it is exspensive.Not that I am complaining at all, I understand that dental care is tricky and it is difficult to find good quality treatmetn. I havent talked to my orthodontist
about it because i want get more professional advice before I bring it up so that I can be a little more prepared to debate it as I am unsure currently and im worried he might say no and make something up so he can get rid of me. Please advice. 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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My Teeth Are In Good Condition But My Smile Is Tiny, Can I Alter This?

Thursday, March 7th, 2013
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Hi,

I’ve been wondering recently if anything can be done about my teeth as it really bothers me and it makes smiling really uncomfortable for me.

Let me see if I can explain: I have fairly straight, good teeth but what is bothering me is that the actual setting of my teeth is tiny. (The “U” that they sit in is extremely narrow and small.) This means it’s impossible for me to open my mouth wide, my dentist once commented on it but didn’t offer a solution. It also means that when I smile it looks stupid- I don’t have a lovely wide, toothy smile.

I just wish there was a solution. Is there??

Thank you so much


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Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
Email: [email protected]

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My Orthodontic Treatment Left Me Unhappy, Can It Be Reversed?

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
Q.

Hello,

About 2 years ago I finished orthodontic treatment to have my congenitally missing maxillary lateral incisors replaced by my canines and had two of my bottom premolars extracted to have this done. I have since been unhappy with the results and feel like I have had a change in facial shape for the worse (however I am unsure whether this is due to the braces or not). I was wondering if there is any way to undo this treatment in the future so my teeth are where they are meant to be, to replace my missing teeth with implants and whether or not this could improve the shape of my face. I was also wondering if you could estimate how much this would cost as I assume I could not get braces on the NHS again.

Thank you,


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Dr Safeer Butt

S3 Dental – Synergistic Smile Studios
Clinics in Kent, Surrey & Sussex
Web: www.s3dental.co.uk Tel: 020 8398 6322

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My Teeth Are Pushing Further Forwards, What Treatment Is Best?

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
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hi i was just wondering if you could hep me. I am currently 27 years old and am unhappy with my teeth due to the fact that i was a thumbsucker untill about the age of 23. Although i had a brace as a child so do have quite straight teeth i can see that they are now further frward than they were and wondered if its possible to get them pushed back at all or what options there wud be to deal with them. As i say i have only had slight movement from one of my teeth in terms of crossing and do therfore have a straight smile but just generally would like them moving back si they are less dominant as i only have a fairly small face..
Any advise or help would be appreciated thankyou.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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I Believe My Orthodontist Removed Teeth Incorrectly, Can I Take Any Action?

Friday, March 1st, 2013
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Please Help! I need your advice on what to do. After a long 3 yrs, I finally had my braces removed. I had an over-bite & crowding on top and only crowding on the bottom. Due to this, I had 2-4 molar extractions & now I have spacings in between my teeth(s)! As soon as they were off, I told my ortho about the spacings & was told that if i wear my retainers they would close (It has now been 8 months!!!). I rescheduled an app. to see them & was told that I needed bondings because my teeth(s) were in in their correct position & they couldn’t be moved any closer. So I thought it was fine, I’ll get the work done but to only find out that it had to be paid out of my pocket! Since they were highly recommended, I sincerely trusted them & never questioned their judgement. I’m no expert but I believe that they shouldn’t have extracted anything & if they would’ve known better, they should’ve known that I would have spacing issues from the very beginning (I read that they can actually measure/calculate the size of your teeths to determine that this won’t happen). Now I’m worried that I spent all that money for nothing & I’m gonna have to live with the ugly spacings because of their mistakes.


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Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
Web: www.thesandford.com Tel: 02083037051
Email: [email protected]

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