My teeth are misaligned and crooked but the hospital won’t even see me. Why?

March 5th, 2012
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Hello Mr. Patel.  I’m 18 and from the West Midlands I have a problem with my teeth. They are crooked, mis-aligned and cause me a great deal of distress. Many people will never see me smile because I’m far too self conscious to do so.( I should note that both my teeth and gums are healthy and don’t cause my any discomfort apart from the occasional ache as my wisdom teeth came through last year.) I finally plucked up the courage to go to my first dental visit when I turned 18 but because of my age I do not qualify for free NHS orthodontic treatment. My dentist did refer me to the Hospital but it turned out I wasn’t eligible.

My problem is that the hospital have not seen my teeth and I do not believe they can make and informed opinion without looking at them. Even my dentist believes they would be of benefit to me. They couldn’t of seen pictures or X rays to make the decision because I only just had them done today

I apologise for the long message but I really would appreciate your professional opinion on what I should do because I’m really desperate to get my teeth fixed and I do not have the financial support to go private.

Thanks,

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

I am near the end of my Invisalign treatment but am not totally happy. What can I do?

March 5th, 2012
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Hi, I am currently having invisalign in London. I am basically at the end of treatment, I had 11 trays, and now am on 12+ on both top and bottom, but my orthodontist didnt really want to give me the 12+ trays. It was only because I am still concerned by teeth aren’t fully straight that he did this. It’s one tooth on top inparticular which hasn’t fully rotated. I was given the impression that if this didn’t sort it, there wasn’t much more he would be able to do. I have seen online that some clinics offer refinement with invisalign… Do you know if this is true for all clinics and whether it would be included in the original price? I was told when I signed up that at the end of treatment, he could make little tweaks if you weren’t completely happy with the treatment. What do you think? Many thanks.

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

When will I begin to see a change in my teeth with Invisalign?

March 5th, 2012
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Hello Ms Sepehrara I need to askk you a question about invisalign. I have read your profile and have looked on your site and can see that this is your forte as such. so then, I have been wearing the Invisalign braces for just under two weeks and am due for my second set soon. I have been told that there will be four sets of these braces/aligners used. I have seen no apparent difference up to now and was wondering how the changes required would be made over the next three at this rate…
Could you please tell me hen I would start seeing improvements in my teeth shape or whether I should have already and some things wrong. thank you Dr for your time.

dr raha sepehrara

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What kind of protection should I get for my braces when playing rugby?

March 5th, 2012
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Hello, I have a question to ask regarding my braces. I have upper and lower fixed braces and have been asked to play in a rugby match. I’m not sure how much protection I need. Do i need a double gumshield to play contact sports? I’m not sure whether i need to cover my lower teeth as well, or would a single ‘boil and bit’ gum shield sufice?. A reply would be much appreciated. Hopefully I will get a reply in the very near future. Thanks.

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

Does teeth whitening come included in the price of getting a brace or not?

February 24th, 2012
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MR Maini. I am looking to get orthodontic treatment at some point in the next few months and will need a consultation with a specialist at some point I know. I was thinking that if i have the traditional braces i will need some form of tooth whitening after the treatment had finished but if i have six month smiles or a damon brace that are considerably quicker would i still need this kind of treatment? if i do have to have this treatment would i have to pay extra or would it be included in the initial price? I anticipate your response Dr thank you

dr anoop maini

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Will six month smile be able to fix flared teeth?

February 24th, 2012
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Hello Anoop,

I have noticed the website picture of the lady you treated had slightly flared teeth, which you successfully corrected.
Did the lady have flared teeth?
My first six upper and lower incisors are flared, due to a tongue thrusting habit I had as a child. I do not want to have tooth extractions.
Would the six month smile be effective in treating me? I was really impressed with how the treatment that was carried out worked so well. How much does the treatment cost?

Regards,
Natalie

dr anoop maini

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Why would my teeth begin to crowd at the ago of 39?

February 17th, 2012
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Hi there
My bottom set of teeth have been crowding for the past two years (Im 39 years old) it got so bad that I bit the front off my lower front tooth and thought it wise to have it removed to free some space – as the pressure felt too much (it could not be crowned). Why would they start crowding so badly? I did have my wisdom teeth removed as they were sideways on and never going to appear. Could a remnant of tooth be left in the gum that has decided to travel – it appears only on one side. I truly believe the gap will close because of the pressure I have been experiencing. I really need to see an orthodontist. Would you have an x-ray on the back teeth? 

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

Should I have braces now as a student or later?

February 17th, 2012
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Hello. Dear Adam, Braces are something I have contemplated for while now. I’m not sure as Im 20 already and don’t know when the idea time to get them would be. I dont particularly want them until I have finished University, but then I dont want them whilst Im going for job interviews…etc.
If for example I do have them now and the treatment time is approximately 18 months or so.. If I leave it and have them done in two years will the treatment time have gotten longer as I assume my teeth will be more crossed than they already are, or is this just not the case? Thank you Mr Thorne I appreciate your time.

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Should I have Six month smiles or Invisalign to fix my crooked teeth?

February 17th, 2012
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Hi Anoop. I had braces just over a year ago but had them removed just over a year into my treatment because they had clearly made no effect on my teeth what so ever. I know this because the impressions on my old gum shield were exactly the same as those made in putty after this duration of time of treatment. I was really miffed off considering my teeth were only crossed- and not to the greatest extent I might add. I was wondering if i would be a good candidate for Invisalign or six month smiles with mildly crossed teeth? or will my previous treatment have jeopardised this? thanks

dr anoop maini

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My arches won’t line up as a result of thumb sucking as a child. Would orthodontics provide a solution?

February 17th, 2012
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Hi Mr Patel,
I was just wondering if you can give me rough idea what treatment you think i would need. I have an overbite due to sucking my thumb when i was young and i my top & bottom arches do not match up, i know you wont know 100% what treatment till you see me but if you could just give me a rough idea. I have seen another dentist and paid quite a bit just for a consultation & was not happy with what they told me as i believe they were just trying to get as much money as they could out of me. I do have all the details they wrote about my teeth if that would help. I am hoping i can have braces that can be put behind the teeth, do you do that?
Also do you charge for consultations? If so how much?
Hope to hear from you soon

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