I want fixed braces but am worried than my diabetes will affect my treatment.

December 9th, 2011
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hello Mr Hutchinson, I am in a bit of bother over getting braces. I have decided to not go with the Inman or Invisalign or anything I think full fixed braces- though disgusting will work better , all the time and I have seen first hand people who have had them and the results they have obtained with them. the only issue i have is that i have had for as long as i can remember type 2 diabetes. I haven’t got gum disease and all my teeth are in rude health, I have had an oral cancer screening to make sure I didn’t have that (leaving no stone unturned) as I know that your mouth has to be in the best condition it can be in before having a brace. I just wanted to know if diabetes could affect the chances of me getting a brace- and whether or not there is anything I should know if not. what are your thoughts? thanks for this

Dr Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson

Beaufort Park Way, Chepstow, NP16 5UH
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How long does it take to have braces fitted?

December 8th, 2011
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Hello there, i am getting orthodonic braces fitted on my top teeth only in two weeks and i would like to know what will happen step by step during the procedure as i am a little nervous. How long approxiamely will i have to keep my mouth stretched open for because my appointment is forty minutes long and i dont ant to keep my mouth open for that long? Will i be able to have the colour bands put onto my braces when i first get them or will it have to be at my second appointment?
thank you very much,

Dr Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson

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

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Is Invisalign the best option for straightening two rows of crooked teeth, or are there other options?

December 8th, 2011
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hi
My little brother needs braces of some but he really doesn’t like them. Ive been telling him he can get some smart ones like the ones that go behind your teeth and so on. he’s seen the invisalign treatment and is really really wanting to get it. I am however a bit apprehensive, there are a lot of people who hated their braces who I know but none regretted getting them. I have tried to tell him this. could you please advise us on Invisalign and crooked teeth, the thing is both of his teeth rows are crooked- the bottom more than the the top, can you even have two lots of Invisalign at once? also what would you recommend (if not Invisalign) for him to have? he wont listen to me lol!! thanks Dr,

Dr Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson

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

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I need braces but am moving home after Christams, should I have braces fitted now or later?

December 8th, 2011
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hello, I’m meant to be getting braces in after the christmas but I have to move back to Ireland in march, will another Orthontist be able to straighten and loosen my braces? Or will I have to keep coming back and forth, becasue I dont think thats possible?. I heard that an Orthondondist will not touch someobody elses work, but I have to move back home because of famly troubles but I really need my braces? If you could answer my question i’d be very gratefull,Thank you.

Dr Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson

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

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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

How much would braces cost to close front two teeth gap?

December 6th, 2011
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Hello i was wondering if you could give me a rough idea how much id be looking at to get my gap in my front two teeth closed? i have had braces before but they got took of to early and left me with a little gap i cant fit a two pence peace in it it may be small but still want rid of it but like i said i need a rough idea what prices and how long it would take as im in the Army so dont get time to do this kind of stuff. 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

Would getting braces for my overlapping teeth make my teeth grinding any worse?

December 6th, 2011
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Hello Adam, I have been told by my dentist that a tingly feeling in my gums is due to the fact that i grind my teeth in the night. this in turn has caused the teeth to have some mobility and as such he has given me a gum shield type thing to wear when I sleep. I was wondering though because i have pondered about having braces to fix my overlapped teeth for some time, would this affect the chances of me getting one? i thought about it and thought it could either be good as the braces could move the teeth with less resistance or bad as it could just make matters worse. what would you say? and will my teeth regain retention or will they always be wobbly?

dr adam thorne

Adam Thorne

52 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PR
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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I don’t know whether to have STb lingual braces or Incognito, which do think is the better brace?

December 2nd, 2011
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Hi Sharon straight in there then, Is it possible to change orthodontic courses during treatment? I am in the run up to getting a brace and have my heart set on a lingual brace behind my teeth but I am not sure which. all the examples I have seen have been STb so I assume that theyre good/common which tends to be the sqame thing but i prefere the look of the incognito, If I was to get the STB but found it to intrusive would I be able to get it removed then have the other one put on? is there a particular thing that would stop me or is it just frowned upon in general? tah

dr sharon orton-gibbs

Sharon Orton-Gibbs

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

Can I be sedated while having my braces fitted?

December 2nd, 2011
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Hi Dr Maini, I guess I am classed as a nervous patient In that I cannot stand the dentists and have not been able to since being young I have been told its called dental phobia and that I’m one f many which is nice! anyway I am nineteen as as such will have to pay for my own braces regardless of what I have done. I was wondering whether it would be at all possible to have braces put under sedation or something like this is there anything that runs along side fitting braces in order to make it suit a dental phobia patient. secondly to this what brace requires the least maintenance- ie. the least trips to the dentist for adjustments when considering closing gapped teeth? thanks

dr anoop maini

Anoop Maini

25 Manchester Square, Londonm W1U 3PY
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