I was told i needed braces as a child, I have crooked teeth I want a straight row of pearly whites, what are my options and how much will it cost ?

January 31st, 2008
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As a child I was told I would need braces, but for this I needed to have several teeth removed as I have too many teeth. This frightened me when I was young and I refused. Over the years I have always been concious about my smile and I try not to smile as much as possible so that I can hide my teeth. Now that I am 21 I feel that this behaviour is foolish and yet I still wont smile! My teeth overlap and my canines are so prominant that I look like a vampire. I want to have a perfectly straight row of pearly whites, but I’m unsure of what treatments I would need. I dont want to have adult braces that have to be in for years. I would like to get the whole thing over and done with asap so I can actually smile with pride to all my friends and family. What can I do to acheive this and how much will it cost me? I would like to do this as close to home as possible.


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Invisalign for protruding teeth …can you cut my front teeth?

January 31st, 2008
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Dear Dr Solanki, Hi I am thinking of getting invisalign braces. The problem with my teeth are that I have protruding teeth, ‘buck teeth’. The two front teeth are quite big in comparision to my mouth’s remaining teeth. Would it be possible when straightening the teeth, that the two protruding teeth can be cut? Looking at images on the net, is seems that when the protruding teeth are straightened, they will overlap the bottom teeth, disproprtionately. Many thanks. B.K.


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I dont want a mouth full of metal …do clear braces work as well?

January 31st, 2008
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Dear Dr Patel, I was offered braces as a teenages as i have ‘fangs’ on my top row of teeth and a very uneven bottom set, but told by an orthodontist I didn’t really need them. My regular dentist has never let this go however, and I am starting to agree. I am 21 and don’t want to have a mouth full of metal when I finish Uni and apply for city based jobs in London. The gaps between my top and bottom rows are too noticable to me in photos though and I would like to do something about them. I have read about the clear braces that are like a thin mouthgard and also about the traintracks that fit around the back of the teeth. But do these actually work as well and are they, along with the regular check ups, hidiously expensive? Thanks!


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I have crooked teeth and baby milk teeth is my case too severe for Invislign I dont want metal braces or could I have full Veneers?

January 31st, 2008
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Hi Dr Patel. I am a 20 year old woman and am serverely distressed at the state of my teeth. I have very overcrowded teeth on the bottom rown, and at the top I have incisors either side of the middle 4 which are high above the level of the other teeth, along with this I also have 2 ‘milk teeth’ which are sitting behind new teeth which have never fallen out! I work in a very social position and do not wish to have a mouth of metal braces to be seen for all. I have read up about invisalign and am v interested in it , and am just not sure whether my case is too severe!!I would if not consider full cosmetic veneers, but again I am not sure whether the only option I have will be wire braces. please help.


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My orthodontist told me that I need 4 of my teeth extracting will Invisalign invisible braces still work ?

January 31st, 2008
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I would like to straighten my teeth and have been told Invisalign could work. however, my main concern is i was once told by an orthodontist i need to extract 4 teeth to have conventional braces. Would the same apply with Invisalign?


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My daughter lost her front tooth…dental implants?

January 31st, 2008
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Dear Dr Riten Patel,
My daughter lost her front tooth the tooth was put back in 5 hours later, she had root canal treatment which didnt work, the dentist said the tooth is hanging on by a tread and it needs to come out, she can have a denture and then a bridge, she is 19 years old, i dont want other teeth damaged, what is the best option for her, ive been thinking about implants, but i dont know what the best thing is. P.F.


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My teeth are rotten and yellow….i dont want false teeth?

January 31st, 2008
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Dear Dr Rob Tennet,
I am 55 yrs old and throughout my life have had poor experiences with various dentists. my teeth are rotten at the back and my front teeth are yellow despite cleaning. i do not want false teeth but would like to look at what alternatives i could have. G.E


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Can dental implants be used if i have gum disease ?

January 31st, 2008
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I really dislike the appearance of my teeth and have for a number of years thought about having dental implants. The only problem for me is that i really dont want to wait a long time to complete the treatment as i understand it can take between 3-6 months. Also can dental implants be done if you suffer from gum disease as i believe i have that also?? Mrs S


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Kissdental – UK Practice of the Year 2007
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13 Stanley Street, Manchester, M8 8SH.
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I have missing Teeth are dental implants or bridges the best ?

January 31st, 2008
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Hi. i was looking through in the internet and i found your web.im 19 years old and im missing some teeth. i took them out when i was a little girl and they havent come out since then. n sometimes i have probs with bitin as im missing the last one up and the last one down. my dentist has advised to have an implant or bridges but i dont know which one is the best. and also which is the best toothpaste that you can you as i use colgate. thank you. S


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How long shoud I wait after removing an infected tooth for a dental implant ?

January 31st, 2008
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Hi i have just had a tooth removed due to a slight infection the tooth was not in good condition discoloured and had had root fillling ect. I am going to have to have a implant how long should i wait before starting implant treatment. P


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