Posts Tagged ‘fixed braces’

Which Treatments Can Push My Teeth Forward?

Monday, September 12th, 2016
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Hello,

I have had fixed braces for the past couple of years and am desperately unhappy with the results. The orthodontist suggested extractions and then to close the gaps. I began getting concerned during the treatment that my teeth were going very far back. He assured me that the back teeth would come forward to close the gaps and that the front teeth wouldn’t go any further back. This of course wasn’t the case and I am very unhappy with my smile. He has been using springs to move the teeth forward a bit. But it isn’t really helping much. I took my top bar out a while back to push my teeth forward with my tongue and this helped a bit in pushing my top teeth forward. Please advise on a treatment that can push my teeth forward. 


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
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Is It Possible to Have a Fixed Brace on My Upper Teeth and an Inman Aligner on My Bottom Teeth?

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
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Is it possible to have a fixed brace on the upper teeth and wear an Inman Aligner on the bottom teeth? I have had a mini online consultation and was advised for the top teeth only. I have a rotated left front tooth and crowding on the left upper side. Right below on the bottom row I have a small gap and also one on the opposite side on the lower teeth. I thought you had to have braces for both the top and bottom teeth. I would really like to have a removable aligner for the bottom if needed, could you please advise if this is possible?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Which Treatment Would Be Best To Correct An Open Bite. Braces Or Dental Implants?

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
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Hello Mark. I have an open bite or fish bite type of teeth. My lower jaw teeth and the upper set has a significant gap when I close my jaws together.
The two front teeth are excessively displaced outward.
Either I should take those front two out teeth and implant artificial teeth in the alignment of the other front teeth or use fixed braces to solve my problem.
Either way I need to take two of my teeth out, and I guess implanting artificial will be quicker than having fixed braces for a long period. Which would you suggest?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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As A Teenager, Will The NHS Cover The Costs Of Invisalign Treatment To Straighten My Teeth?

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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Hello Dr Patel. I’m a teenage boy and I want to ask you a question that I’m not sure. If my mother is on social benefits, is it free to get Invisalign for me? I live in UK and I heard that the NHS can straighten my teeth for free. I don’t want regular braces as they are way too noticeable. Is there any other braces I could get to straighten my smile? Can you please help me out with this please? Thank you very much. I look forward to hearing back from you.


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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I Was Just Wondering If I Could Have Braces And How Much They Are Going To Cost?

Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Hi Andrew.  I was just wondering if I could have braces and how much they cost? I have very crowded teeth and they are crooked and some of my teeth need positioning further forward as they are growing all over the place. I have to have two operations on my incisors because they are angled wrong. How long do you think I need braces on for? And do you think I should opt for fixed braces or clear ones?
Thank you for you time. I look forward to your advice.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I Had Braces When I Was Younger But Now My Teeth Have Relapsed. I Would Really Like Clear Braces. What’s My Next Step?

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
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Hi Mark. I’d like your help and advice if it’s possible. I had fixed braces when I was younger and I felt that the treatment was rushed and I never had them on long enough as they said I should they never take any of my teeth out. I don’t feel like I was told the important information regarding retainers and such. I would wear the plastic braces for rest of my life and to come back when they get tight etc. It’s getting me down and I’ve lost confidence in smiling. Can you give me some advice on where I can go next? Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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One Of My Lateral Incisors Is Not Quite In Line. Will I Need Clear Aligners To Straighten This?

Friday, May 16th, 2014
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I have recently had a treatment with the Inman Aligner. At the moment I am wearing my removable retainer – I was told I should wear it for 3 months and then will be fitted a permanent one.
One of my lateral incisors is not quite in line and I wanted my teeth perfectly straight. I spoke to my dentist about this and he said he can reshape my tooth so it will appear straight. But after I have been wearing my retainer for 2 weeks my other lateral incisor moved about 1 mm and is slightly behind my central incisor. How disappointing. I am starting to regret ever having the treatment.
My dentist said if this is a problem for me he can refer me to another orthodontist so I can get fixed braces. But I assume, this means I would be paying for the treatment all over again? Can you please help me and advise what are my options if the problem won`t be rectified by my dentist? I heard people getting clear aligner to tweak their teeth but my dentist isn`t suggesting this to me. Obviously I am not willing to pay for fixed braces, once I have paid for the Inman Aligner already.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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My Daughter Is Allergic To The Metal In Fixed Braces. Is There Any Other Brace Type She Can Wear?

Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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Hi Andrew. My daughter has significant gap between her front upper and lower teeth. She has had a separator and started the process of braces only to discover she is allergic to the metal. Our orthodontist has said that there are no options other than plastic, that some parts have to be metal. Do you have any any suggestions please, she wants her to take prednisone to suppress her reaction and I am worried about that as an option? She has said some parts can be ceramic but the back parts that anchor the braces have to be made of metal. Thank you for your time.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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How Much Does It Cost To Have A Retainer Fitted And Will I Have To Wear It Forever?

Friday, May 2nd, 2014
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Hello Andrew. I would like my front teeth to be straightened but I am not sure if the six month smile will be the right treatment for me. Do you have to have the brace tightened like with conventional braces and how much does it cost each time this is done? Also, how much will it cost to have a retainer fitted and will I have to wear it forever? If the brace is the same colour as the teeth, is there a danger that the brace will become stained by food and drink?

Thank you for taking the time to answer my question.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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I Have A Misplaced Mid-line Down To Sucking My Thumb. Will My Dentist Allow Me To Get Braces?

Thursday, May 1st, 2014
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Hello Andrew. I like to ask you a question. I’m 14 turning 15, and my teeth are pretty straight for the most part but my incisors are a bit crooked but for the most part, they look straight. My problem is, that I have a misplaced mid-line because I sucked my thumbs for 11 years. I just noticed a couple weeks ago. I measured it and it’s about 3.5mm off. It’s also very irritating to bite because the lip feels weird. My mum pointed out that my face is now a bit asymmetrical. Will my dentist allow me to get braces? Thank you for your time.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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