Hello, I have just turned 19 years old and I’v been very self conscious of my teeth for years and even been bullied when I was younger, which led to moving schools, but the bullying still continued which affected my attendence and the choice of going straight to college when I was 16. I have now been in college since September and have recently had some harsh comments made about my teeth by a class member which has really knocked my self-confidence down even more but I really don’t want it to ruin my education this time. When I was 13/14 I was refered to an orthadontist by my dentist where they took an X-Ray and a mould of my teeth and told me I needed an operation to remove a canine tooth which never came through as it is stuck up in the roof of my mouth before I could have braces as there is a chance it could come through later in life, also my mouth is overcrowded and needed a couple of teeth removed at the same time. I could of had the chance to have all this done privatley as I was under 16 and my problem was pretty serious, but I was young and at the time had a strong fear of needles and seriously regret not having it done. As my problem is quite serious, I was wondering if I could have this done on the NHS as I cannot afford to pay thousands to go private as I am only a student, and live at home with my mum who is currently recieving benefits. Also it is seriously effecting my self esteem levels and making me feel severly depressed in myself.
Dr Kailesh Solanki
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