Category “Q. Orthodontics”

Can orthodontics work for me?

December 23rd, 2011
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hi, as a teenager i had a brace however my teeth are still very uneven & due to the way my two front teeth came through the bottom of them are also uneven,i suffer from a lot of mouth ulcers around the sides of my tounge for at least three weeks out of each month,they are very painful especially as they catch on my crooked teeth, this is something that has upset me now for as long as i can remember. I have briefly looked into brace treatments as I hated my braes and that’s one treatment I won’t be having! I have had to rule out the lingual braces for my tongues health, could you help please I need a brace thats just not intrusive at all. thanks

Darsh Patel 8 Central Parade, St Mark's Hill, Surbiton, KT6 4PJ Web: www.invisibrace.co.uk Tel: 020 8399 6333

What orthodontic treatment should I have, and should I have my teeth whitened first?

December 20th, 2011
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Hi Darsh I have decided that I want ot have a brace to sort out my crooked teeth. my teeth are not that bad and nobody had ever noticed them, they don’t bother me to much but I have now saved up what should be more than enough to have treatment. I am now considering what brace to have and am stuck between the hidden lingual ones the Damon braces and the invisalign but I’m told that you cant have these on both rows of teeth so I may not be able t have them. What I want to know though is whether or not it would be a good idea to have my teeth cleaned/whitened before having a brace so that the effects of a brace are lessened over the course of treatment or is this something you would not recommend?

Darsh Patel 8 Central Parade, St Mark's Hill, Surbiton, KT6 4PJ Web: www.invisibrace.co.uk Tel: 020 8399 6333

I think my dentist is an idiot, he’s done nothing for me what do I do about my teeth now?

December 20th, 2011
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Hi there, let me explain a little about my teeth: I was lucky enough to have all my teeth come in straight, however I never liked my front teeth because they were never completely vertical. They have always been at somewhat of an incline which makes me not like my smile. I was told by an orthodontist that this problem could be corrected and so I got full braces on my top and bottom teeth for two years. However I think this guy was an idiot because having braces did nothing to correct the problem. My front four teeth are still at an incline and they are above the rest of my teeth. Is there anything that can be done?

Darsh Patel 8 Central Parade, St Mark's Hill, Surbiton, KT6 4PJ Web: www.invisibrace.co.uk Tel: 020 8399 6333

Will my veneers and tooth extractions affect my chance of having brace treatment?

December 20th, 2011
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Dear Sharon, I am 48 years old and have always dreamed of having straight teeth but through the years it has always been put aside for another day, until now… I have seen an advert on Inman alligner braces or STb Lingual Braces. If I have 2 veneers, one either side of my two front teeth and 2 extractions at the top towards the back, in your experience would I be possibly unsuitable for brace work?
Many thanks,

dr sharon orton-gibbs

Sharon Orton-Gibbs

12 Walpole Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 6BU
Web: www.myorthodontist.co.uk Tel: 020 8390 1839

I am having problems with my very recently fitted lingual brace, what can I do about it?

December 20th, 2011
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Hi there, I had Lingual braces fitted three days ago (so far i have just had the brackets fitted to the bottom of my teeth) and it is extremely painful as my tongue is rubbing on them creating ulcers and making it extremely difficult to speak and eat. Is this normal and is there anything i can put over the bracket to smooth it over until the pain goes? Will it become less painful as i just read that someone has had them in for two months and its still no better! My job involves presenting and i literally cant speak at the moment. Also, im paying £7,000 – is this a usualy price for them?

Darsh Patel 8 Central Parade, St Mark's Hill, Surbiton, KT6 4PJ Web: www.invisibrace.co.uk Tel: 020 8399 6333

I had a bad reaction to a tongue piercing with the bar being metal, will a brace give me the same issue?

December 20th, 2011
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hello Darsh. I have an issue that I think may stop me getting a brace but I am not sure. I have had my tongue pierced which gave me a lot of problems. the pierced site got infected and the bar had to be removed at hospital where they suggested there was nothing unusual about the piercing site and that they thought the infection was more a reaction to the metal from me so not an infection that was brought about by malpractice or poor hygiene around the site. I am now worried that- being metal also that a brace will have the same effect? I initially wanted a lingual brace but quickly rubbished it as it would again be on my tongue and I’m not sure what the deal is with a tongues health if it gets two infections in such quick succession? do you think I would be OK to have a traditional brace on without having any issues? I will strongly value your opinion, thanks

Darsh Patel 8 Central Parade, St Mark's Hill, Surbiton, KT6 4PJ Web: www.invisibrace.co.uk Tel: 020 8399 6333

I am unhappy with alignment of my teeth after maxillofacial surgery and braces. What can I do?

December 19th, 2011
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I had maxillofacial surgery on upper and lower jaw as weel as rotation of the lower jaw in order to correct a protruding lower jaw. The surgery seemed to be successful but after I had my braces removed I am not happy with the inclusion of my teeth. It seems that when the jaw are in a biting position the frontal incissors are angled out and they are resting on the top of my bottom lip. Although my orthodontist is ensisting that the gap is 3mm it feels to me that the gap is bigger than it should be. In additing the teeth line between the two front incissors is not in the centre of the face but it tends to be more towards the right hand side of the smile. As I mentioned earlier my orthodontist is ensisting that the teeth are perfect and they do not need any further work. What do you think I should do? 

Darsh Patel 8 Central Parade, St Mark's Hill, Surbiton, KT6 4PJ Web: www.invisibrace.co.uk Tel: 020 8399 6333

Would braces help with front tooth at top of mouth that is sticking out?

December 16th, 2011
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Hello, i am wondering if it is possible to get a brace or something that i could have put in to help my tooth at the front of my mouth, the two front teeth at the top of my mouth one of them is slightly sticking out and it really gets me down, if this is possible and if so how much would it roughly be? And is this something i would be able to get through the NHS or would i have to go privately? If i do go privately is it metal braces my choice? what kind of difference is there between the two other than cost?

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Raha Sepehrara

36 Frederick Street, Loughborough, LE11 3BJ
Web: www.dental-suite.co.uk Tel: 01509 231144

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If I have my braces removed early can I have a percentage of the treatment cost back?

December 7th, 2011
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I am an adult and yesterday I had fixed braces attached to my lower teeth due to having three slightly crooked teeth. I now regret having this done as my friends and family said there was nothing wrong with my teeth and I realise this now. I realise that I probably sound very silly but I now wish to have the brace removed before any movement occurs and I wondered roughly what percentage of the total treatment cost I would be able to get back, if any?

Thank you

dr sharon orton-gibbs

Sharon Orton-Gibbs

12 Walpole Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 6BU
Web: www.myorthodontist.co.uk Tel: 020 8390 1839

Should I continue to wear my retainer, even though my teeth have moved slightly?

December 7th, 2011
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Hi Sharon,

I had train track braces when I was 11 (i am now 23) for about one and a half years. When the braces were removed I wore my retainer constantly day and night for a week (as advised) then every night thereafter. In more recent years I have tried to wear it once a week, but sometimes I forget. I have never gone for longer than 4 weeks without wearing it but now it seems my teeth have shifted slightly. Will it help to wear my retainer again every night or will I do more harm than good?

Hope you can help,

dr sharon orton-gibbs

Sharon Orton-Gibbs

12 Walpole Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 6BU
Web: www.myorthodontist.co.uk Tel: 020 8390 1839