Posts Tagged ‘fixed brace’

Is a Bridge Covered in Band 3 NHS Prices?

Thursday, April 30th, 2015
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Hi, I have two teeth that need extracting and had asked my NHS dentist about having a fixed brace. I felt as though she was trying to sell me implants at a cost of £2000 each. She also advised that a bridge would cost about £1500. She did mention partial dentures, although I don’t feel this would be the right treatment for me. I had thought a bridge was covered in band 3 NHS prices? Can you advise please?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Had Two Teeth Extracted And I Can Feel The Root Of My Canine Through My Gum. Is This Normal?

Monday, March 10th, 2014
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Hi Mark. I had two teeth extracted in November 2013 and the gap seems to be closing fairly quickly – I had my upper first premolars extracted. But last month I felt the root of my canine through my gum, by that I don’t mean it’s protruding the gum line, I can just feel the root and the top of the root. I’ve spoken to my orthodontist and was told ‘they are keeping an eye on this tooth, it will be fine’. Is this normal?

I’m currently two years into my treatment and should be ready for jaw surgery by June/July this year. Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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After Having Orthodontic Treatment, I Was Wondering How Long It Takes For Adult Teeth To Come Through?

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
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Hi, Dr Shaffie, I’d like to mention that I had a first set of three teeth extracted on July 17th and another set of three extracted on August 13th. I had one baby tooth either side which were both taken out. Then on the 20th August I went to my orthodontic practice to have a fixed brace on my lower set of teeth and in about three months time I will be having a fixed brace on my upper set of teeth. The reason I never had a fixed brace on my upper set is that I have an adult tooth growing either side where the baby teeth were and I have to wait for them to come through enough to have a fixed brace on my upper set. So I was just wondering how long it would take for them two adult teeth to pierce through? Thanks, I hope you can help me out with this.


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Dr Hussein Shaffie

The Sandford Dental Implant and Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8AA
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My Retainer Cracked And I Want To Know If The Advice I Was Given Is Correct, Can You Help?

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
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Hello.
I had a 6 month Smile brace, after 4 months, they were removed and i was given a clear retainer.

After 3 months, this retainer cracked. This concerned me quite a bit. After waiting a few days for an appointment, my orthodontist made me a new retainer. However this did not fit and I experienced some movement.

She then made me a new retainer, again, movement occurred. My orthodontist has now taken to adding “clear bonding” to my tooth, to fill the space in my retainer to move my tooth back.

Even now, they are still not as straight as they were when treatment finished. I only have 6 months aftercare and that runs out this month. She is saying i will only qualify to have my braces back on if my teeth have moved more than 2mm. She also stated if my smile is considered to be straight, then they wont consider further treatment.

She told me that movement during retention can happen. My teeth move if i take my retainer out for an hour whilst eating. Apparently this is normal.

Can you offer your insight into this? It would be greatly appreciated


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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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I am 32 years old and need an ‘invisible’ brace, can you recommend one?

Friday, April 27th, 2012
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do lingual braces work for strong
bottom teeth, where invisalign would not. it has been recommended to use fixed braces on the front but working in public relations i am not happy with this option, therefore i am happy to try lingual braces. My bottom teeth require improving and my bite is not good. I do have strong teeth but as a 32 year old i am not happy to go around with an obvious brace. i am receiving very contradictory advice from various orthodontists and need clarification. i was seen by a very experienced orthodontist yesterday who didnt feel that lingual braces were very good and that tore up your tongue. I know he is a very good orthodontist and has had great success with traditional fixed braces but he didnt seem to understand my problem. I know he treats a lot of children and to be honest they are normally quite happy to have a traditional front brace. any feedback would be gratefully appreciated.


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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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What brace is best for treating an overbite?

Monday, September 26th, 2011
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Ive been a thumb sucker since birth and am now 25 and have a overbite and struggle to naturally close my mouth just feels uncomfortable. my face has changed slightly luckely my appearance isnt bad as some i have seen i was wondering if an avisalign would do me any good to help my jaw relax so i dint have to hold my mouth shut and be always aware not to relax my jaw as its not a good look. im not sure if fixed braces would be better for me or not? i have a phobia of dentist so less invasive is best but im willing to what needs to be done your advice would be very usefull and how much would these procedures cost?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Have a protruding tooth but also suffer from mouth ulcers, what do you recommend?

Monday, March 28th, 2011
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Hi, I have an upper canine tooth which protrudes from my outer gum. I’m 33 now, when I was a teenager I wore a removeable brace which started to create a small gap behind it. I did and still do suffer from severe mouth ulcers so the thought of going down a fixed brace route is not something that I want to do. Plus at this current stage in my life, finances …I cannot afford to pay 3 to 5000 on a brace. Be so so grateful if you could perhaps talk me through ‘all’ possible options, along with consultation fees who I should see at your surgery etc. I dont think I have ever smiled properly and its depressing ! Thank you very much for your help,


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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How much do braces cost?

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
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Hi, I’m just enquiring because it’s been a long time since I went to the Orthodontist and got told I won’t be able to have braces because I would have to of had too much time off of College. Now the situation is still the same, I have two front teeth which poke out and are unsightly and am very conscious about them and try to talk the least possible because they show and I get uncomfortable with that 🙁
Basically I just wanted to ask how much would it cost for me to be able to have braces now? I am 19 coming up 20 in July and I really feel I’m at the time in life where I want to get my teeth sorted and straight, thanks for any help/advice you can give me,


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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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Will a lip piercing interfere with getting a brace fitted?

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
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can i have a brace fitted with my lip pierced or do they just need to be removed while the brace gets fitted?


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Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
Web: www.e-dentalpractice.co.uk

Can Cerec correct my crooked teeth problem?

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
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I had my braces removed 2 years ago and i was very pleased with the results. However, for the past year my teeth have moved alot and are now very crooked. Would Cerec be suitible for me to correct this?


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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.
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