How can I correct my overlapping teeth?

Dear Dr Hughes,

I have noticed that my right hand front tooth is starting to slightly overlap the other tooth and I am wondering what my options are to correct this. Obviously I am not keen on a permanent brace which would be installed for a year or more, I notice the 6 month option on this website.

For your information, as a child I had several teeth removed due to overcrowding, I believe 6-8 teeth were removed, this involved a hospital over night stay and general anaesthetic.

I presume I am best to address this as soon as possible before it becomes a more significant overlap.

Any advice you can offer would be appreciated. 

Thanks for your excellent questions.

You are very wise to consider an intervention as early as possible, as it usually makes treatment far less complicated and less time consuming

There are many orthodontic options that could help you, Invisalign, Social 6, 6 month smiles and maybe even an Inman aligner which can be very quick

The best thing to do is to come and see me for a consultation so I can advise you properly.

Alternatively seek out one of my colleagues who has experience in these treatments, if London is too far away for you. There are some excellent cosmetic dentists on this website.

Kind regards


dr mark hughes

Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: Tel: 020 7636 5981

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July 29th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
natalie Says :

hiya i have just noticed that my 10month old daughter’s bottom teeth are starting to overlap what should i do??

March 5th, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Rowyda Says :

my teeth are overlapping and i need to fix them ASAP

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