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.

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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?

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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?

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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

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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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How long will I have to wear a retainer for and can I have a fixed one?

March 30th, 2012
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Hi ADAM. I have been on this site before and asked you about having brace/orthodontic treatment whilst having veneers and fillings. I took your advice and had the treatment done. The braces have worked well so far but I have nearly a year left again I’m not bothered about this. I have a concern though and it regards what happens after. my dentist has told me that afterwards he will make a retainer that I will have to wear every night. the problem is i don’t want one. is there not a fixed one, I’m sure I have heard of it. and also if not do i have to wear the thing the the reat of my life? I cant imagine still putting it in at50? thanks

dr adam thorne

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What types of braces are used for six month smiles and social six treatments?

March 30th, 2012
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To Mr Anoop Maini, I have long wondered about six month smiles and social six type treatments. basically as to what appliances they use and why. For example, looking at the six month smile would it not be possible to have this with one of those lingual braces so the treatment is fast and invisible or does the brace HAVE to be on the front of the teeth. also the same can be said of the social six, does the brace have to be like it is or can you not have incognito fittings on it? thank you I know this is two questions but thanks again.

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With gaps and slanted teeth, would I be suitable for braces?

March 20th, 2012
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I have gaps between all of my top teeth and two of my top teeth are a little crooked and slanted, I really want braces but I don’t know if my dentist will let me have them, do you think that is enough of a reason for me to get braces, and should I go see him or can I make an appointment straight with the orthodontist? I really want braces as my teeth annoy me and to me they look horrible so could you please help me. Thank you, this could really be of a great help

dr adam thorne

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