After having the Damon brace, I lost my removable retainer. My teeth are moving back, what should I do?

April 19th, 2012
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Hello Mr Patel. I had treatment on my teeth nearly a year ago. I had the Damon brace which was excellent. My teeth were really lovely in around a year or so.I then had the removable retainer as I didn’t know the fixed one existed- I was never informed of this from my dentist which I am, a bit miffed off about. Anyway I lost my retainer like a wollop and never ordered a new one thinking it would be OK. it’s been a good while now and I’ve noticed that my teeth have moved out of position- as if to start moving back to where they were before!! they obviously haven’t moved much yet as you can imagine. what would be the best course of action regarding treatment now? would I have to have a brace again or is there not something that can be done to fix them and then have the fixed retainer? thank you very much.

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

I received my orthodontist referral too late and have incurred a charge. What should I do?

April 19th, 2012
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I have a big problem with my teeth, I hate smiling because theyre are just too many teeth in my mouth. They are all out of line and since I was 12 Ive been told I would need braces. In 2009 at the age of 17 my dentist referred me to an orthodontist but I never heard anything or received a letter. I have always asked about it but the dentist has fobbed me off so when I went in 2 weeks ago I complained and insisted that they investigate why I heard nothing. I lost my job recently and am currently on jobseekers allowance. I got a letter yesterday stating I have been referred to the orthodontist I was supposed to have been referred to in 2009 but now I am 19 they are insisting I pay a non-refundable £55 cost for my first consultation which I cannot afford. I was wondering how I should go about explaining that my dentist was supposed to have referred me almost 3 years ago. I absolutely hate my teeth and smile so would appreciate some professional help. Thankyou

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Would you be able to fix my crooked front and bottom teeth in six months?

April 19th, 2012
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Dr.Patel, I have been researching the “Six-Month Smile” and seeing your case studies and reading up on you, I hope you can help me! But…I may be a challenge. I had braces twice in my life; in my teens and again early 20′s. I am now 50 and notice my front top teeth moving, and the bottom 4 front have always been crooked. Can you fix them in 6 months? And the challenge of all… is that I live in the Caribbean! But, I travel to the UK twice a year. I plan to be there for 6 weeks from mid-June. If I send you pictures, can you look and perhaps help me. As I get older, my face is not as full, and my teeth more prominent and I want to at least age with a pretty smile!
I eagerly look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely

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

I know I have to pay for treatment but can I have alternative orthodontic systems at an NHS dentist?

April 11th, 2012
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hello I was wondering what treatments you can receive on the NHS. I have been told you stop receiving the right to have braces for free on the NHS when your 16 but does that mean only fixed braces? I am looking to get braces and upon learning that I would not be able to have them on the NHS (at which point I was willing to have traditional train tracks) I decided to look at what braces are available to align crooked teeth. turns out theres a few and thats why sites like this are up no doubt. If I were to go to a NHS dentist- whetherI haed to pay or not, would I be able to receive any alternative treatments or do they only do traintracks? if so I will go private as to get what I want if im paying for It, and secondly whilst im here are there any benefits of having it done on the NHS or are there advantages of going pivate that outweigh those of the NHS treatment? thanks for any response.

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What would be the best system to fix concave shapes on the sides of my arch?

April 11th, 2012
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Hi Adam, I have thought about braces for some time now as my upper arch has a sort of concave shape to from my premolars to my the teeth behind my canines like a ‘n’ with collapsed sides sort of thing. I want to know whether or not a brace can sort this out and what would be the best type of brace to use should I have the option? as a secondary thought I would like whatever system to be the quickest possible, just incase that changes anything. thank you for taking the time to read this.

dr adam thorne

Adam Thorne

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I like the look of six month smiles, are they actually that good?

April 11th, 2012
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Hello Anoop. I have looked at various methods and brace types in terms of orthodontics now for some time and have pondered and dilly dallied all the time also! I am now trying to get to get together a plan of action so I can get this done. I have looked at invisible braces as a nice aesthetic option when I stumbled upon the six month smiles. what I wanted to know was whether or not they are a great option? by this I was wondering that as they fix teeth in six months then why isn’t everyone who has braces not having this treatment. would you consider it a goo treatment worth having?

dr anoop maini

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Can I have traditional metal braces to close gaps and correct my bite?

April 4th, 2012
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hi Adam, I have few gaps between my teeth and i would like the old style metal braces, the bottom row of my teeth is fairly straight and neat enough. I sometimes have this funny feeling when I am swallowing, my jaws feel like hey are dislocated. I havent been o my dentist as I dont feel she is very helpful or even care to be honest. Roughly how much would it cost and how long will I need to wear them for?

dr adam thorne

Adam Thorne

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What are the two best alternative brace treatments to conventional braces?

March 30th, 2012
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Hi there sir. Both me and a friend are in a position whereby we need braces. He has already had a few appointments outlining the procedure and things like that for a set of traintracks. I don’t want train tracks and have been looking for alternatives that will be quicker. We have been debating with each other for some time now as to whats the best method, i imagine this does vary from person to person but in general, if train tracks are so widely used is it because they are better than alternative appliances? for instance I have been looking a lot at the damon and the incognito as my favourite two options?? thank you Dr, for your time and input

dr adam thorne

Adam Thorne

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Having lost a premolar what should I do regarding the gap left behind – orthodontics and implants?

March 30th, 2012
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Hi Darsh,
I have lost an upper premolar (some root still present) and intend to get an implant there are however a few things I would like to know first. first of all; A) Can my teeth still be straightened (both arches) even if this ‘gap’ is present?
B) If so, is there one particular system that you would recommend in this case over another?
C) Would you recommend getting the implant done first, and then the orthodontics after?

Many thanks for your advice in advance,
Regards,

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

What brace should I have if I have my lingual brace removed?

March 30th, 2012
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mr annop Maini. Could you please help me with my brace issue. I have a lingual brace fitted and i dont like the feel of it on the back of my teeth as i thought i would. I have long wanted to have a nicer feeling brace now so I was wondering what would be the best option to move to if I had these braces removed. cost is not an issuefor now. If I had a brace on the front or a removable one which would you recommend and why, considering my teeth are slightly overlapped and im two months into this treatment on an eighteen month plan. thanks a lot

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