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Should I Get Invisalign or a Standard Retainer?

Monday, October 17th, 2016
Q.

I had braces from the end of middle school to the middle of my high school years. I lost my retainer about 2 years later and just never got a new one because my teeth never moved or changed. I just turned 22 and noticed my gap in my 2 front teeth is coming back, so I went back to my orthodontist, he told me that my gap is returning and my teeth are starting to go inward and he suggested either Invisalign or a standard retainer. I am not sure which one is best, do you have any advice?


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Dr Andrew Moore

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Can I Still Get Braces for Free?

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
Q.

I’m 17 and have had braces before for my front right tooth. I then was given a retainer to wear, but unfortunately I had a chip in my front right tooth and had to get this filled at my dentist. This meant my retainer wouldn’t fit. It’s been too long and I am very self conscious of my teeth and wondered if it was free for me to have them again, seeing as I’m under the age of 18, or if not, how much would the process of me getting braces again cost?

Thank you.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
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Why Does My Daughter Have Grey Lines on Her Teeth?

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
Q.

My 17 year old daughter had her braces off and a metal bar put behind the bottom teeth. Soon after, she started to develop grey vertical lines one the teeth with the bar behind it. The colouring came off during teeth cleaning but appeared within a few weeks in the same areas. It is now spreading to the teeth, touching those teeth above. The colouring is the same colour as the silver bar behind her teeth. She had lots of issues with the metal braces, in that her mouth broke out with sores quite a lot while having braces, which the orthodontist said was a sensitivity to the metal. Could the grey/silver vertical stripes be caused by the metal bar? What do we need to do to keep this from coming back?


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
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How Can I Even Out the Length of my Front Teeth?

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
Q.

One of my front teeth is shorter than the other. I was told they couldn’t file down the longer one any more. What can I do to make the short tooth longer? I had braces twice, spending a lot of money without results. I don’t want to get braces again and my dentist doesn’t know what to tell me. He referred me back to an orthodontist. He says that one tooth outgrew the other, and I’ve never broken my tooth. The last orthodontist had them the same length, but the retainer didn’t keep the one tooth from growing longer than the other. Thank you.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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What Orthodontic Procedures Would Work for an Inward Growing Tooth?

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
Q.

Hello. I have a retainer to straighten a crooked tooth, but now it has lost its strength and the tooth has gone back to being crooked. The tooth was crooked because it grew behind a milk tooth. This milk tooth had failed to come out and the permanent tooth had no space but to grow behind it. The milk tooth was eventually removed but the permanent tooth replacing it had already grown inward. I want it to be straightened again. The retainer was placed in 2002. Which orthodontic procedures do you recommend? Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

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Why Are My Teeth Protruding Again Even Though I Had Braces for Two Years?

Friday, June 12th, 2015
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I had braces at the age of 23 (9 years back). My 4 premolars were removed. The braces were on for 2 years and afterwards retention plates were kept on for 6 months. Since the last 4 years, my front teeth have been protruding again. What is the reason for this? Is there any solution for it now? I went to my orthodontist, he said it is because I didn’t consult him earlier. Also, although my teeth are now protruding, not much of a gap has been created.


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Would a Hawley Retainer Close the Gap In My Teeth?

Monday, April 20th, 2015
Q.

Hello. I have always had a little gap between my front teeth (the upper big ones). So I was thinking about wearing Hawley retainers, could they close a gap that is about 1.5 mm long? I don’t have any more problems with my teeth, and if it could help how long would it take to get at least a minor result (for example a 0,5mm moving)? This is urgent, so I would like you to reply as soon as possible. I don’t want to wear braces because they’re too expansive and they’re fixed onto my teeth and I don’t want something like that. Thank you.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
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I Have Had A Variety Of Orthodontics For Malocclusion Reasons. I Would Like Braces Again And Would Like To Know If My Gums Will Be Affected?

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
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Hi Dr Hughes, I’ve undergone orthodontics for an anterior cross bite and malocclusion as my front lower teeth are hitting my uppers. My front teeth are stripped and unfortunately by the end of the treatment my 1st molars are twisted up and so I have malocclusion at my back teeth. By the time I realised the inconvenience my upper braces are removed. I got my new upper braces again after this new doc was able to settle malocclusion at back but as the twisted teeth are straightened my front malocclusion is back again. Since I have less time because of marriage. I recently had my braces removed. Now it’s been 6 months after my braces removed and I want to have braces again. How will this effect my teeth and gum problems? How will I able to correct my occlusion without stripping my teeth? I need your advice please.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Is There an Inexpensive Product I Can Use as a Retainer?

Monday, September 15th, 2014
Q.

Good afternoon Dr Hughes. I am currently undergoing orthodontic treatment but will not be able to afford retainers due to hard times with my family at the moment. I would like for my teeth to stay straight and not shift back to what they used to look like. I’ve looked online for a long time looking for something that I could do that would keep my teeth in place after brace treatment. Would a night guard bought from a store work as a retainer? Is there any inexpensive product I can buy from a store that would work as a retainer? Please help, I get my braces taken off in a week’s time. Thank you in advance. 


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My Tooth Has Become Slanted Since I Stopped Wearing My Retainer. Is There Any Way To Have This Fixed?

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
Q.

Hello Dr Moore. I’m looking to have my teeth tidied up. My big front tooth has become slanted over the years from not wearing a retainer once my braces were removed. Is there any way I can have this fixed without the long term hassle of fixed braces? My top teeth also look as though they could and should be filed down, as they appear to look jagged.
If all of this can can be achieved, would you be able to estimate how much this would cost? Thank you for taking the time to listen to my enquiry.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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