I am 19 years old and have been recommended to a private orthodontist. However they have given me a quote of £2700 for my treatment, and that will include widening my jaw for 6 months followed by braces for 2 years. I have recently heard that it is possible to get treatment on the NHS and that is the only possible way I will be able to afford them. How would I find out if I am eligible for treatment and who would I contact?
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My daughter, a type 1 diabetic, has been told at hospital she needs a periodontist to help cure her receding gums. She cannot afford private dental treatment as she is unemployed. She smokes too. Are there any periodontal practitioners that practice on the NHS? If not, where do we go from here? She is 30 and afraid of losing her teeth. Her gums have receded a lot, she is careful and cleans them with special brushes. If no NHS treatment is available, what else can she do? Anything she can buy to help at the chemist?
Hello. I started to visit a dentist about year and a half ago and was told I had to go into hospital to have a tooth out before starting orthodontic treatment. Since I had this tooth removed, I’ve got no further with starting treatment and have just been pushed from pillar to post, visiting 3-4 different dentists and paying for consultations and x-rays but getting no further. I’m 44 years old and don’t want go leave it too late. I really hope you can help me or advise me about where I can go. It’s been quite upsetting time as i feel no one wants too help me. I’ve got a big family wedding in two and a half years time, so I would really like to start treatment as soon as possible. Thank you.
I Have A Large Overbite Which Is Going To Cause Me Problems In The Future. Will The NHS Provide Me With Orthodontic Treatment?Friday, October 24th, 2014
Hello Marcus. I have a large overbite which causes me real unhappiness. I feel ugly and embarrassed and paranoid that people laugh at me this is really getting me down. My dentist has said it will cause me problems in the future because my bottom teeth hit my gums. I don’t have a bite. I bite with the side of my mouth. Is there anyway I could have orthodontic treatment on the NHS as I’m not in a position to pay thousands of pounds, if I was I would get it sorted tomorrow. Thank you for you time.
I’ve Recently Had A New Bridge Fitted, But I Am Unhappy As My Teeth Seem Too Big. Is There Any Way This Can Be Sorted Out?Thursday, October 9th, 2014
Hi Mark. I have a new bridge on my front teeth, 3 units to replace the original bridge which broke, but I am not happy with it as my teeth are too long. Can the teeth be shortened or am I stuck with it? Also it doesn’t fit correctly as my bottom tooth hits the metal on the back of my front tooth. I am also unable to close my back teeth together. It was done through the NHS and I know the teeth underneath are highly compromised, so I think it’s unlikely that it can be taken off without damaging what’s left of my front teeth. I am unable to afford implants unfortunately, so is there a way this bridge can be sorted? Thank you.
I Have Decided To Switch To Private Treatment To Align My Teeth. Do You Know Of Any Clinics That Could Help Us?Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
Hi Mark. I’m 18 and have been wearing braces for the past three years now under the NHS. There hasn’t been much progress with their treatment which is why I’ve decided to opt to seek private treatment. I have my two lateral incisors missing at the top. I was wondering what kind of treatment options I would have and if so what clinics within the UK could provide this. I would like to sort this issue out as soon as possible. I hope to hear from you soon.
I Recently Had An NHS Veneer Fitted. I Am Most Upset At The Final Appearance As It Looks Bulky. What Are My Options Now?Monday, September 1st, 2014
Hello Dr Hughes. My question is about a dental veneer I had fitted by a NHS dentist 4 days ago, I had this done to replace an old veneer that had a fracture. I am most upset by the final appearance as it looks bulky and sticks out against my other tooth and the fitting feels wrong, I can feel air from the top of veneer, it’s hard to describe but it’s similar to the feeling of when you floss and you can tell you’ve flossed because you can blow air through the small gaps between your teeth. What are my options now as I am concerned I’m going to be stuck with what I’ve got? Many thanks for your help.
My Daughter’s Teeth Are Rotten Through The Medication She Takes. Would The NHS Provide Her With Veneers?Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
Hello Dr Moore. My daughter has been on medication since she was born. The medicine has made her teeth rotten. She is now 14 and hasn’t got any confidence. Would it be possible to get her veneers on the NHS? The medication she is on is sodium picosulphate and movicol in the past she has been on lactulose and various other medicines. It is very embarrassing for her she got no friends because she won’t mix? What other options do we have? Any advice you could provide us with would really be helpful.
Hello Dr Moore, I hope you can help me. My daughter who is 18 years old has had a white crown fitted by a NHS dentist. The treatment was free as she has had a baby within the last 12 months. The crown is much bigger than her other teeth, although it is fitted at the back of her lower teeth. The dentist realized that the crown was too big before he carried on with the treatment. He did not offer to re-size the tooth and asked my daughter if she wanted the crown or not. She had no alternative but to carry on with the procedure. Can she have her crown re-done? Thank you for your time.
I’ve Had Radiotherapy As Treatment For Cancer And It’s Taken It’s Toll On My Teeth. Could I Get Cosmetic Treatment Through The NHS?Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Hi Mark. I had radiotherapy treatment for cancer about 15 years ago around my mouth and throat area, I was told at the time that this would eventually cause problems with my teeth, they are now in a sorry state even though I have always cleaned twice a day, they just seem to be wearing away and breaking and are causing me great discomfort and stopping me from eating properly. Someone has mentioned to me that I should be able to get cosmetic surgery on the NHS because this has been caused by the cancer and treatment. Do you know if this is correct and who would I get in touch with about this?