Posts Tagged ‘orthodontist’

Will I Still Be Able to Get Braces?

Thursday, August 4th, 2016
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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
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Should I Get My Crown Reduced in Size?

Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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My front crown has been coming forward and now leaves ulcers on my bottom lip. My dentist referred me to an orthodontist. I said that I feel the front jaw is moving forward, she said that I would be better trying to reduce size of the crown as braces take a long time. I do have a overhang and also small chin, but I have also noticed I’m starting to spray as I talk and have woken up a couple of times choking, could this all be part of my jaw alignment and can anything be done? I am 51. Thanks. 


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Would Veneers Be An Option for Overlapping Teeth?

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
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When I was 14 I got taken to an orthodontist after waiting four years to see one. After that they kept cancelling and delaying appointments for a whole year. When I eventually got to speak to the team they told me I shouldn’t get braces and I wouldn’t benefit from them, after five years of waiting. I’m now older and want straight teeth. I wouldn’t say they are that bad but I’m extremely conscious and want them fixed. My two front upper teeth overlap. My right one over laps the left one slightly. My upper jaw is also “too short” as the team at the orthodontist told me. I was wondering if it would be possible to have veneers for my two upper teeth and what the price would be, roughly?


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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 Have A High Lip-Line Which Shows My Gums When I Smile. Should I Speak To A Plastic Surgeon Or A Cosmetic Dentist?

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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Hello Dr. I have a pretty high lip-line that shows much of my gums when I smile. I was considering having lip lowering or lip repositioning as a procedure to correct my gummy smile. However, I couldn’t find any dentist who knows how to perform such surgery in my country. Instead, I found a plastic surgeon that does the procedure. Is it safe for them to do it or should only periodontists perform such treatment? Thank you for helping me.


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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
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I Can’t Bring Myself To Get Into The Habit Of Brushing. Will My Teeth Fall Out Before I’m 21?

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
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Hi there, I am 18 and I have been going to the dentist for as long as I can remember, when I was 7-10 yearS old I had all of my baby teeth removed due to an addiction to sweets as a child, after that point in time my adult teeth can through. When I as 14 I had to go to the orthodontist to have braces as my teeth were unaligned when they grew through. Ever since I was a young boy I never got into the habit of brushing my teeth, hence having at least 1 filling on each tooth which is what I have now. Even though I myself am very upset and embarrassed about my teeth I still cannot get into the habit of regularly brushing my teeth. I have recently got really bad decay and all of my tooth enamel is gone. I am especially concerned about losing all my teeth by the time I’m 21 and I seriously do not want that to happen. A few factors which need to be set are that I’m also a smoker and I know this will/can cause mouth cancer but I enjoy smoking and am not looking to quit any time soon. Is there any advice you can give me.


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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 16 Years Old, Would This Be Too Young To Get A Dental Implant?

Monday, September 29th, 2014
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Hello. My front tooth is crooked. It came out twisted just about 180 degrees turned. I have got braces on and was told that the root was a claw shape and it was risky to turn it. The orthodontist said that they were instead, going to have a crown put on it.
After some research on what a crown is a few months later, I have decided that I don’t want my tooth to be ground down. I have called my orthodontist to ask about changing the procedure. They set up a meeting in 20 days to talk to them about the procedure.

The other front tooth is healthy and I would much rather have a real front tooth than a crown. The front tooth is the first part people see of your smile and I don’t want issues like it being a different shade to the other teeth, or the crown falling off. I know they can last a lifetime but so can a real tooth.

I am also only 16 years old and I thought that my teeth would last me my whole life. I think I am too young to be getting a fake tooth.

What should I ask/tell my orthodontist to help me in this situation? Is a crown the only way to go? Thanks.


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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 Have an Overbite. How Might This be Corrected?

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
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Hello Dr Gambroudes, I’m wondering if you can give me some information. I have an overbite. How long do you think it would take to be corrected, and how exactly would it be corrected? Will it be painful? On the right side of my teeth, the upper teeth are overlapping the lower ones, while the lower ones are bent inwards. I only chew food on the left side and I always feel the tip of my tongue touching my upper front teeth. The front upper teeth are extremely overlapping the lower ones, in fact they are sticking out. Can this problem be easily treated? Thank you for any advice you can give! 


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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 Am Very Self Conscious Of My Gummy Smile. Can This Be Done Through The NHS As I Am Under 16?

Monday, August 4th, 2014
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As a 15 year old would I be able to have my gummy smile removed and have my two front teeth filed down in line with the rest through the NHS? I am very self conscious of them and I avoid photos. I am also hoping to have a career in acting and I know that having those problems unfixed would jeopardize that. My gummy smile is a few millimetres of gum showing, mainly from a low gum line between each tooth. My two front teeth are also 2 millimetres longer than the the teeth next to them and I would love to have them filed down level to the others. If I can, how much would it cost and how long would take to get an appointment and have it done? Thank you for your time.


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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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What Would Be The Best Approach To Make Between Inman Aligner And Six Month Smiles?

Thursday, June 5th, 2014
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Hi Dr Hughes,
I am a 27 year old student. My front lower teeth are not straight and also gapped. I would like to enquire on the best approach between the 6 month smile and the Inman aligner to take.
Also, I will not be in the country for about 10 weeks. If I do get the braces can they be fit for that long without visiting the orthodontist? Also, which facilities offer good and affordable service? I would really appreciate your response.
Please advise me. 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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