i am looking for some advice please.
my 13 year old daugter is registered with a orthodontist in our local area. she is now towards the end of her second year of treatment she has worn a retainer brace for a year and now as a track brace on both sets of teeth. its a year in july she has worn that one. her orthodontist is a very differcult man who i find to be very rude at times. i often wonder if its because we are nhs patients. my daughter is very careful whats she eats and only eats pasta at school as it is soft. no crusty bread, pizzas, toffees, sweets or gum as suggested. but in the last year she has lost 4 brackets from her teeth her orthodontist makes me feel like i am lying and treats us with such distaste at times and has almost had me in tears at the reception. my daughter is now saying she wont eat till its off. they says its nearly impossible for the cement to come off and if she has one more bracket come off he is going to take her brace off and discharge her. obviously this is a great worry to us as we know her teeth will return to original position and she started with a 12mm overbite 2 years ago. can he do this over something as petty as a couple of brackets coming loose. i know it must be very annoying for him at times but it seems a bit severe for what takes him 20 seconds to replace. my nephew goes to another dentist and in 6 months as lost 4 brackets and his dentist just replaced them no problem.
i would love to get her refered to another orthodontist but am told to do this she will have to start her treatment all over again. any advice you could give me i would be gratful.
Dr Kailesh Solanki
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