Posts Tagged ‘gappy teeth’

How Old Do You Have To Be To Get Veneers? I’d Like To Close The Gaps In My Teeth.

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
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Hi Dr Shaffie, I just want to know how old do you have to be to have veneers and do you have to get them done at your own dentist or can you have them done anywhere? Do they also cover big gaps? because I have a really big gap in my teeth and I want to get rid of it because I always cover my mouth when I speak and hide my teeth, but I’m only 16 and somebody told me I can’t have them at this age, also how long do they take to have done? Or is there any other way to hind gaps/get rid of them? I hope you can help me, and thank you for any advice in advance.


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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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In My Opinion, My Braces Were Taken Off Before They Were Ready, What Should I Now Do To Achieve My Perfect Smile?

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
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I’ve had braces before and in my opinion were taken off before the teeth were fully ‘perfect’ I have quite yellow teeth and two central veneers which are starting to become uncomfortable as I think I have an over bite a lot of the teeth are fillings but feel gappy, and my gums are tender. Ideally I’m looking for the perfect smile but I would also like to improve the overall heath and sensitivity of my gums and smile. The question I would like to ask is: What work would need to be done and how much would it cost?


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Dr Marcus Gambroudes

Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation,
51 Station Road Knowle House Knowle Solihull B93 0HN
Web: www.changingfacesandsmiles.co.uk Tel: 01564 320 024

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I’m 21-Years-Old, Can The NHS Help Close The Gaps In My Teeth?

Monday, August 12th, 2013
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Hi, I am 21 year old female and I have always had gappy teeth for as long as i can remember, and because of this i spend most of my time trying to hide them.I rarely have them on show or smile in pictures. It has been a problem for years and I feel as I am getting older it is preventing me from doing a lot I things. I was wondering if this is something which generally has to be paid for in full or something which the the NHS could help with? I never received any braces as a youngster as they were never given to me as an option and I’m desperate to sort them out now, I’m getting older and just want a nice smile. I’m not asking for much am I? Thank you for your time, I really hope you can suggest something for me. 


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Dr Kalpesh Bohara

The Dental Suite
27 Park Road, Loughborough, LE11 2ED
Web: www.dental-suite.co.uk  Tel: 01509 231144
3 Rutland Street, Leicester City Centre, LE1 1RB
Tel: 0116 312 0054

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I’m 17, I Cannot Get Free Braces, What Should I Do About My Gappy Teeth?

Thursday, July 25th, 2013
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I’m am a 17 year old boy who lives in England. I’m a full time student. i was offered braces a fee years ago but i had never wanted braces but looking back I wish I did, my top teeth are very gappy but my bottoms ones are fine (maybe a bit crowded) but I am happy with them. My top teeth are not bent, twisted and they are all in good condition but just gapped all the way along. What i would like to know is what alternatives do I have without the look of braces. I’ve heard about Invisalign but I think it will be to expensive for me, my price range will be in the region of under £3,000. Also is there any chance of getting any treatment with the NHS? If braces were still free on the NHS I may consider them.


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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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The Gaps In My Lower Teeth Are Getting Me Down, What Would Help?

Thursday, May 30th, 2013
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Hi there Dr Moore, I have a problem with my teeth that I really hope you’ll be able to help me with Basically, I have a gap in my lower bottom teeth and it does lower my confidence. I have been to my dentist but have been told there’s not much that can be done. As I want it completely closed I wanted to know how much the treatment would be and how much it would cost as I am on benefits at the moment. Most of my bottom teeth have spaces and gaps between them but it does not bother me as much as the gap between my the two lower front teeth. I am desperate to find an affordable cost to get it sorted. I really hope you are able to help.

Many thanks.


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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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Do I Need Braces?

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
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I’m wondering if I need braces. I’ve had confidence issues with my teeth for a while now (as I also have a gap tooth which I wouldn’t mind closed up a little bit more but overall I’m okay with that now) and I feel like now would be the time to get braces, if I need them. I went for a consultation with an orthodontist and he said that I did not need braces as my teeth have a good bite, but my front teeth really do stick out. They aren’t crooked or anything but they protrude at about a 30 degrees angle, instead of growing straight down. Do you think I need braces? The orthodontist I went to said that if I were to get braces to fix this problem, I wouldn’t get the procedure on the NHS. Is this true? Would retainers help my situation at all (I like the idea of something you can take off, I’m not keen on wearing braces for 2+ years buy I’ll do it if necessary)? And if braces aren’t the answer what can I do to stop them protruding so much?


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Dr Kalpesh Bohara

The Dental Suite
27 Park Road, Loughborough, LE11 2ED
Web: www.dental-suite.co.uk  Tel: 01509 231144
3 Rutland Street, Leicester City Centre, LE1 1RB
Tel: 0116 312 0054

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What Should I Do About My Impacted Tooth?

Friday, January 11th, 2013
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Ive a horizontally impacted tooth (48) with dilaceration of the root. I dont want to get it extracted. Im myself studying to be a dentist in Bangalore,India. This has caused mild lower crowding as well as increased midline diastema ( i have diastema since long time, as well as lateral spacing) the lower crowding has caused an increase in the midline diastema. My question is, is there any way by which i dont have to get my tooth impacted and not have orthodontic treatment either? I like the amount of gaps between the teeth that ive presently. I dont want to reduce it nor i want it to increase. I dont have any pain or infection what so ever. All my wisdom teeth are impacted. Ive an opg image but dont know how to attach it to this question. Kindly help 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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What Vaneers Should I Have?

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
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Hello, Doctor ritten Patel, I am currently living in australia and am thinking of going to Delhi to get porcelain veneers done. Can you give me any guidance you can give me about types of veneers. (Which ones are more successful and preferred by people ect..) So that i can look out for them when choosing the type of veneer and also if you know of any particular dentist you can recommend. Also how long do vaneers usually last. I have large gaps in my teeth and they are naturally a yellowy colour. I’m unhappy with the way they look and think that vaneers will improve my smile most effectively. I am  also concerned how much of the tooth enamel will be affected as well. Do you think vaneers are suitable for my condition and Are there cheaper alternatives?

Thank you Doctor, I look forward to reading your response. 

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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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Can bonding close the large gaps in my front teeth?

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
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hi, i am under 18 years old ( nearly 16) and i have quite bad gaps on my top teeth, i have had them for as long as i can remember and this problem stops me from comfortably smiling. As I am still in school I am paranoid about my teeth and I get bullied because of them. My dentist has told me that braces would not get rid of the gaps which really upset me. So I did some research and saw that bonding could help. Would i be able to get bonding on the nhs- as i feel that the problem is causing me to be insecure around others, and how would i suggest this to my dentist(as he hasn’t provided me with any other options)? thank you i would be extremely grateful if you could have me solve this issue


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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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Can invisalign aligners close 4mm gaps?

Friday, August 24th, 2012
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Hi, I have just been to a dentist who said aligners (invisalign) could not close the gap between my front teeth. He said you can only actually move teeth by about 1mm with invisalign. Now my gap is quite big so I was not necessarily going to go with aligners anyway but can they close gaps of say 4mm? He said I would need full on braces, (I would go for Incognito) with 4 veneers or 6 veneers? To be fair he said the four veneers and braces could be less on the veneer side depending on the finish I wanted. I thought he was very good and made me feel relaxed but now not sure what to think? A separate dentist has said otherwise on invisalign and not sure who’s advice I should be listening to, what do you think?


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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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