Posts Tagged ‘orthodontics’

Why Does My Daughter Have Grey Lines on Her Teeth?

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
Q.

My 17 year old daughter had her braces off and a metal bar put behind the bottom teeth. Soon after, she started to develop grey vertical lines one the teeth with the bar behind it. The colouring came off during teeth cleaning but appeared within a few weeks in the same areas. It is now spreading to the teeth, touching those teeth above. The colouring is the same colour as the silver bar behind her teeth. She had lots of issues with the metal braces, in that her mouth broke out with sores quite a lot while having braces, which the orthodontist said was a sensitivity to the metal. Could the grey/silver vertical stripes be caused by the metal bar? What do we need to do to keep this from coming back?


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
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Which Treatments Can Push My Teeth Forward?

Monday, September 12th, 2016
Q.

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
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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How Can I Even Out the Length of my Front Teeth?

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
Q.

One of my front teeth is shorter than the other. I was told they couldn’t file down the longer one any more. What can I do to make the short tooth longer? I had braces twice, spending a lot of money without results. I don’t want to get braces again and my dentist doesn’t know what to tell me. He referred me back to an orthodontist. He says that one tooth outgrew the other, and I’ve never broken my tooth. The last orthodontist had them the same length, but the retainer didn’t keep the one tooth from growing longer than the other. Thank you.


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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 I Still Be Able to Get Braces?

Thursday, August 4th, 2016
Q.

Hello. I was offered braces at the age of 13 and went through the whole process of getting them. When it came to the final appointment, I was about to get them but refused to, because I was scared that my bullies would bully me more. But I am now 17 years old and have regretted it ever since. I have been to the dentist and apparently I’m on a waiting list but I’ve been there for almost a year and one lady said that she thinks I won’t get them. But my teeth are moving, I used to have a huge gap but it closed, however one front tooth is now moving behind the other and I’m very insecure when I talk or smile and when anyone is standing on the right side of me to see it. Is it a possibility that I’ll be able to get them, or is it a waste of time?


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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’s the Best Way to Close a Gap in the Teeth?

Monday, April 25th, 2016
Q.

I have gap in my front teeth and I want to bridge the gap. Can you please help me out with the procedure?

I have searched though the internet and came to know about applying the braces, but it will take so much time and I don’t want to spend time on this. So can you please help me out in this regard?

It would be really great if I could get some help and various solutions so that I can smile happily.


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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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How Could My Smile Be Improved?

Thursday, August 20th, 2015
Q.

Instead of having 4 front top teeth, I only have 3. What is your recommendation to get a nice smile? I have no gaps/spaces between any of my teeth. My 4th teeth never grew in. I don’t believe I have a 4 tooth at all. I am 36 years old and never take pictures with my family. I have 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls, and husband. They all love to smile and take pictures, however I don’t. I would love to take a family portrait, but I am not comfortable with showing my teeth. I have recently been going to the dentist to get my cavities taken care of. I would never go to the dentist in the past because I am afraid to let people look in my mouth.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Is There An Alternative to a Brace?

Thursday, August 6th, 2015
Q.

After an accident when I was 9 years old, now at 33 years I have a composite filling on my front left tooth and a porcelain crown on my front right. Both have had nerves removed and the right is secured with a pin. They both stick out a lot and when I bite, I can get my index finger in the gap between the bottom teeth and my upper gum behind the front teeth. I hate the idea of a brace, is there an alternative? I’m happy to have them removed!


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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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Why Have My Teeth Turned Yellow During Brace Treatment?

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
Q.

Hi. I had Six Month Smile braces fitted a month ago and my teeth have turned a yellow colour. I’m very cautious of the colour of the food I eat. I drink coffee through a straw and clean my teeth regularly. I have spent money on different types of cleaning brushes but to no avail. I use Sensodyne toothpaste and Oral B mouthwash. Friends have commented on them therefore I am very conscious of them. Is there anything I can do?


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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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What Orthodontic Treatment Would I Qualify For?

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
Q.

I’m a 20 year old student and very self conscious. My canines broke through my gums on my top rack of teeth because my baby teeth didn’t fall out until late. My right one fell out a few months ago, therefore my canine has lowered into place but is slightly twisted. My left canine hasn’t been able to lower because the baby tooth still hasn’t fallen out. This has led to the canine severely twisting.
All I want is for the final baby tooth to be removed and for my front six teeth (my top incisors and canines) to be straightened. What treatment would I qualify for? How much will it be and is there any extra help for students?


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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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Would an Inman Aligner Straighten My Teeth?

Friday, May 15th, 2015
Q.

Hello. My front two teeth are pushed out, they do not stick out over my lower lip or out my mouth but it does bother me and I can’t smile properly in photos because I don’t like my smile. My lower front teeth are also slightly crooked. Would an Inman Aligner be of any use to me? I’m very unsure on the use of braces, as  I don’t like the idea of them. I’m 17, and my teeth lower my confidence significantly. I am also scared of needles and tooth extractions, which is the reason I refused braces when I was younger. Thank you.


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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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