What is the best brace to correct my two front teeth?

January 11th, 2012
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Hello there im trying to work out which type of braces would be the best for me so i can take a step towards finaly being confident enough to smile! My two front teeth on the top stick out and have a gap between them. In the past iv had 2 sets of braces, that was 6/7 years ago. The first was a retainer which seemed to make the gap bigger but i was told this would be fixed with the second brace. I always thought it would be a fixed brace but when it came to gettin it, i found it impossible to wear. It was a retainer on the top with a big chunk of plasic that fit over my bottom teeth. I couldnt wear it so gave up. Now im older i would like to be happy with my smile and any advice would help me out alot. Thanks

dr adam thorne

Adam Thorne

52 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PR
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Should I have baby teeth removed and get implants or have braces?

January 4th, 2012
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Hi, When I was a teenager, my canines grew over the top of my baby teeth. In an ill-advised decision, I had the adult canines removed. 10 years on, i am trying to decide on the best option to fix this problem as the baby teeth are going to fall out eventually. Either way i have decided to get orthodontics to straighten my teeth as top and bottom are crooked. I have seen three orthodontists. They said i basically have 2 options. 1: remove the baby teeth and get implants or 2: remove the baby teeth and move the molars around to close the gap. I think I would prefer option 2 as it is the cheaper and appears to be better in the long term. My question is if it is possible to expect a normal looking smile by pulling the molars around and can the 1st molar be shaped to resemble a canine? Do you have any recommendations on which option might be preferable?

dr adam thorne

Adam Thorne

52 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PR
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My teeth have moved after wearing braces, can I have more orthodontic treatment?

January 3rd, 2012
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I have had problems with my teeth since I was a child (I am now 24). I had cut all my adult teeth at a young age, and suffered bad overcrowding. I had 4 molars removed when I was 9, and then a brace for approx. 4 years followed by a retainer. My wisdom teeth came through in my late teens, and although they have never caused me pain I have recently had to have one removed due to decay. Idealy, I would like the remaining 3 removed as they are causing overcrowding again. After my orthodontic treatment, my teeth were really straight.Now, after so many years of treatment, my top front teeth are VERY crooked. It is a real problem to me, and really gets me down. I feel so let down after everything I have gone through, and feel it is a constant battle to get any dentist to listen to my worries. I am getting married next year and really want to feel confident then! I was told a while ago when I asked for another brace to be fitted that it would not be possible as my teeth had already been moved so much, another brace would cause them to become loose.Is this true? What treatment would you reccommend? Thank you so much for your time.

dr raha sepehrara

Raha Sepehrara

27 Park Road, Loughborough, LE11 2ED
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Are my braces progressing as they should?

December 23rd, 2011
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Hi, on Saturday I got my top braces (I’ll be getting the bottom ones later) and my 2nd premolar on the left side (the last tooth with a bracket) has descended a bit, which makes it impossible to bite down on that side, since only that tooth touches the jaw teeth. It is also the most sensitive tooth, I think I might be able to chew more solid food already if it wasn’t for that one tooth. Is it normal and should I just wait until my next consultation (about a month from now) or was it not supposed to happen? If it just sore and I’ll be able to chew with it soon?

Also, my dentist mentioned something about extracting teeth. I’m not sure she’s planning on extracting some or just thinks it’s a possibility, but I don’t have any overcrowding, I just need to fix an overbite and correct my arch. I will probably take my wisdom teeth out, wouldn’t that make room for these adjustments?

Thank you.

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

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

Will six month smiles bring a high tooth down?

December 23rd, 2011
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Hi Anoop. I live in London and I have a query about braces. I have a high tooth above my right upper incisor. its in place of the tooth behind it and is very unsightly. aside from this I also have small gaps between the rest of my teeth. I have been trying to short-list some brace systems since I found out there was essentially more than just train tracks. the problem is they’re all meant to do so much that this is almost impossible. I could only cross off the inman aligner and the invisalign treatments as the problem is located on my upper jaw and requires the teeth to go in both directions not just sideways. considering this and the remaining brace systems. I then saw the six month smiles and wondered to myself whether i could have the problems with my teeth sorted in six months! this was exciting but i wanted to know if I would fit the criteria for this type of treatment.

dr anoop maini

Anoop Maini

25 Manchester Square, Londonm W1U 3PY
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I want to have braces but think I may not be able to?

December 23rd, 2011
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HI ADAM 🙂 I want braces but Ive been having problems with my teeth which I assume will prevent me from having them. Recently for the past month or so i have been having a tingly feeling and some times a zapping feeling in my two front teeth. Mainly rhe right one. Yesterday i was looking at my teeth with a pen torch, and noticed i have two, virtical lines running down, from the gums to near the bottom of my tooth. i have been reading about hairline fractures and various other fractures in teeth, and wondered if you could tell me what it could be and what could be done to treat this if it was a hairline fracture. the issue, as i mentioned earlier is that teeth are slightly crooked and I was hoping to have them straightened out but not if that will be at the expense of the teeth themselves. thankyou

dr adam thorne

Adam Thorne

52 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PR
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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

Can you explain how lingual braces work and what is the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?

December 20th, 2011
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Hi. I want a brace and am thinking about getting lingual brace. I began to do some research into them when I stumbled across the incognito ones which I think are pretty cool and look good as well as being the linguals I was thinking about getting. I was toying then between the incognitos and the tooth coloured brace but the lingual seems more for me and I can see how these two sets work so It makes more sense for e to do this. If I decide to have this done where do I go. I mean it wont be my dentist and all my friends have a dentist- then an orthodontist for any of their brace work. I know that an orthodontist is someone who specialises in tooth straightening and so on but what is the difference between an orthodontist and a specialist like yourself? and can you tell me a little bit about the incognito’s, I want the treatment to be as good as it can be despite the effort i am nervous! cheers

Dr Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson

Beaufort Park Way, Chepstow, NP16 5UH
Web: www.thesmilelounge.org.uk Tel: 01291 624534

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My orthodontic treatment is taken longer than expected, should I be worried?

December 20th, 2011
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I have braces for 2 and a half years so far. My problem was overcrowded teeth, but I only had problem with the cuspids (they were standing out of line). While trying to put them in order, my orthodontist misplaced the upper jaw (the midline started moving to the right, together with my left central incisor). Now he is trying to get them back, but it is taking too long… He actually solved my primary problem in only 3 months, but the one that occurred during is taking 2 years SO FAR.

dr sharon orton-gibbs

Sharon Orton-Gibbs

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