Posts Tagged ‘fixed braces’

I have an overbite and have had braces

Thursday, November 6th, 2008
Q.
Hi I have an overbite and have had braces when I was younger. This was only on my top teeth and it was not fixed braces just a retainer. I did have teeth taken out at the time. Over the years I have been to a few dentists who have advised that I would need braces to fix the overbite. I recently visited and orthodontists at my local hospital and they advised that I would need fixed braces for about 18 months, they would then operate and move the bottom jaw which will mean staying in overnight. After that I would need a retainer full time for 3 months and then only at night. Overall the process seems to take about 3 years. I planned to get married next year and really don’t want to wearing braces on my wedding day. What I would like is a second opinion, is this the only option?


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Dr Riten Patel

The Mulberry
18 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames Surrey, KT12 1HS
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since i was quite young my front upper tooth has been wonky

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008
Q.
Hi since i was quite young my front upper tooth has been wonky, i had fallen over and this is the way it had grown back in,is there any way i could get this straightened without braces? having it removed and a false one put in place and is there a big difference in colour between real teeth and false?


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Dr Julian Caplan – Director on the board of the BACD

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I have an underbite should i have surgery and a fixed brace

Monday, November 3rd, 2008
Q.
I am 37 yrs old and have an underbite. I’ve been offered surgery and fixed brace under the NHS but the whole process would take at least 2 yrs. As I am single the thought of wearing a fixed brace at my age has put me off the procedure, but the underbite still bothers me! Is there a compromise such as veneers (which I would obviously have to pay for)? I feel very self-conscious when I smile and welcome any other suggestions to help my situation. ps. The surgeon will not use invisible braces as she says they do not work as well.


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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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My lower teeth are very gappy can I have train tracks braces

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008
Q.
I have perfectly healthy teeth, but only 24 of them so are consequently very gappy teeth – in parts my lower teeth are in front of my upper. I really dont want veneers- as I dont want to destroy my teeth, and even so have been told the gaps are too wide. i have been told train tracks are the only option. At 38, I really want to avoid this. would invisalign be strong enough to move my teeth- is there an alternative . Do I need to live near the dentist? I am really stuck!


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Dr Komal Suri

Smile Design Dental
33 High Street, Wendover, Buckinghamshire HP22 6DU
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