Posts Tagged ‘braces cost’

Can the NHS Help Me With Funding for Braces?

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
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Hi. I am 24 years old and my top teeth are a mess. They stick out and when I was younger I used to get bullied because of it. It’s made my life hell, I have tried speaking to my dentist they have referred me to different orthodontists and they want £1,900. There is no way can I afford that sort of money for braces, I’m a full time mum on income support, does the NHS not help because I am older? I am so self conscious I never take pictures with my kids because I do not smile, it really gets me down and I can’t get to communicate with other mums at my son’s nursery because I feel people stare at me.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Is There a Less Expensive Alternative for Braces?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
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Hello. I had braces two years ago for 6 months. When they took off the mould for the retainer my gums were swollen so it never properly fitted. I went back to the dentist and they sent off another referral for me. I waited 10 months to get an appointment and they said that it is visible that my teeth have moved back but apparently the NHS don’t like offering free orthodontic treatment twice. I know the prices are a lot if I choose to go private, is there a less expensive alternative I could go for?


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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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Hi, Dr Hughes. Would It Be Cheaper To Only Straighten Two Teeth With Lingual Braces?

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
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Hi, Dr Hughes. I hope that you can help me. I was wondering if it would be possible to get lingual braces for only 2 top front teeth which have a gap in them. Would that considerably lower the costs and if so how much would it cost?

Also again, what would the costs be if the bottom incisors (only 2) were to be straightened with lingual braces? Thank you for your reply in advance.


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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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Would You Recommend Using Tooth Gap Bands For Any Of Your Patients? I Need To Fix The Gap In My Smile.

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes. Would you recommend any of your patients to use: Teeth Gap Bands? For closing a gap in the front of someone’s teeth. I seen this website online, and it mentioned a less expensive way to close your gap and I was wondering if you think it would be safe to use.  I’ve read some reviews on their website and I want to try it because I will not be able to afford braces because my insurance doesn’t cover it. I would say my gap is about 2 inches wide and I want to get it closed. Thank you for your time.


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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 Was Unable To Wear My Retainer During Military Training, And My Teeth Moved Back. How Much Will It Be To Fix?

Thursday, September 11th, 2014
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Hi, Dr Hughes. I wore braces for two years, then had them taken off, and started wearing retainers until I went to basic military training. I had to take off my retainers because you are not allowed to wear them in basic military training. I had only worn them for six months before I went, and then after basic military training my teeth had kind of moved back or got jacked up a little. How much would it cost me to get them straightened with braces again? I’m pretty sure there’s not that much work needed on it and it should only take six months or less? I hope you can answer my query for me. Thanks in advance.


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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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My Teeth are Very Small and Weak. What is the Best Treatment for Me?

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
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Good afternoon Dr Gambroudes, please give me some advice. I have very small teeth, they are very weak and brittle. They are also discoloured. Also, I have an overbite and gaps between all my teeth. What treatment would fix my teeth? And how much would it cost roughly? Also, if I need to wear braces, which ones would I need? You see, my current dentist said I cannot wear traditional metal braces due to my teeth being so weak, so it could damage them. Would crowns or veneers cover my overbite and give me bigger teeth with no gaps between them? I really need help as my teeth are my biggest insecurity and flaw. Thank you in advance. 


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Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
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I Have An Overlapping Front Tooth. Could You Tell Me If Simpli5 Braces Could Fix This Problem?

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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Hi Dr Moore. I have a question that I hope you can answer. My front tooth stick’s out further than the other and is overlapping the other tooth. It has pushed my other front tooth backwards. So basically my main front two teeth both need to be straightened. Would Simpli5 braces fix this? What does the procedure involve? It really annoys me and I’d like it fixed as soon as possible. Thank you.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Are There Any Financial Plans Available To Help With The Costs Of Dental Treatment? I Need Braces.

Monday, August 18th, 2014
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Hi Mark,

I’m 20 years old and have an open bite as well as two milk lateral incisors. No dentist has mentioned my milk teeth to me, but I was referred to an orthodontist for braces when I was 18. However, due to my age I would have had to pay out £5k so I decided to leave it.

These days, my teeth don’t bother me that much but I would like to correct my open bite at the least due to feeling paranoid when people notice it.

My question to you would be whether there are any insurance plans that may help cover the costs of braces? Or perhaps you have some additional advice for me? My dental hygiene is near perfect, and I only have two fillings.

Thanks for taking the time to read my query and I hope that you may be able to help me!

Kind regards.


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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 Regret Not Getting Braces When I Was Younger. I’m 19 Now And I Never Smile. What Do You Feel Is The Best Thing To Do?

Thursday, July 17th, 2014
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Hi Dr Hughes. I have been self-conscious about my teeth my whole life. I refused to have braces when I was younger because I didn’t want the embarrassment of people noticing them and then noticing my teeth. Now I’m 19 years old and realise it was the biggest mistake I ever made. I never smile because of how my teeth look and it makes me really unhappy on a daily basis. What do you feel the best thing I could do is? 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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Could You Tell Me If My Quote For Damon Braces Is Accurate?

Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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Hi Dr Hughes,

I have been quoted a total treatment cost of £6,500 to get Damon braces for my lower teeth and lingual braces for my upper teeth to address moderate to severe crowding on the upper and lower arch, with reduced posterior diameter on the upper arch and an over developed lower jaw.

As it’s difficult to get comparison prices I was wondering if this seems reasonable for London. The orthodontist thinks that I will need 10 -14 months.

Thanks, it would be great if you could help me with this.


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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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