I would like braces at a budget price, but my dentist seems to think it would be a bad idea. What is your opinion?

November 2nd, 2011
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Hi,
im 16 years old and i have recently been signed off from my dentist and i was wondering how i could get braces but my mum has a budget also i have a few gaps in my teeth espically at the front and it is a problem to me as i do not have any confident in myself and my apperance and getting braces would help my alot however my teeth are straight and my dentist kept constantly telling me i couldnt get braces as my teeth would open up again if it gets taken off but i would like if you could give me some advice please.
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 6 month braces be a good choice to prepare my teeth for my upcoming wedding?

November 2nd, 2011
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Hi, I have my wedding next august (autumn leaves and all that). I want the day to go perfect as I only intend to do this once in my life ever. so I thought the other day that me teeth were far from perfect so I need a solution before the wedding, I cannot still be stood at the alter with braces I will just have them removed if treatments not done by then I don’t care. I have heard whispers about six month smiles, this would be ideal as by next August I will have started on the retention jazz wouldn’t I. yeah if you could advise me on this treatment and also any other treatment thatmay work in the same way or better than this to get smiles perfect quickly i would be very grateful, thank you so much.

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Tif Qureshi

178 Blackfen Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 8PT
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If I break my braces how far will it put me back in terms of treatment time?

November 2nd, 2011
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HEllo, I’m a full brace wearer top an bottom- old train tracks. I have a question regarding the course of treatment involved with braces. If I damage my braces how far can it put me back?for example if, as I am on an approximate 18-10 month course of treatment, if I damage the braces and have to go to the dentist and have them fixed how long could it set me back? I was told that this could be the case when I had them and have been warned on my two adjustment appointments since then as well, but If for example I snap a wire then I don’t see how I could loose a lot of treatment time other than that spent waiting to have it fixed and indeed having it fixed? please could you help advise me’?? thanks

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

Why do I have to wear a retainer and how long would I have to wear it for?

November 2nd, 2011
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hey, OK I have had a brace for nearly two years now, I’m bothered about this as I can see my teeth are nearly done which is nice, I know I will then need to have a retainer after the brace as my dentist has told me. what I don’t understand is why I need a retainer? If my teeth have been moved back to their proper/current position then why would they relapse back into a place that’s no right just to be awkward. I’ve has these braces for a while as the brace had to improve my bite as well as my crooked teeth. surely my mouth will not return to having a bad bite as well? also how long will I have to wear to retainer for I don’t want to have to have it all my life you see? cuold you please advise me on retainers, I would really appreciate to know more about them and where I stand with them, thanks

dr adam thorne

Adam Thorne

52 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PR
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How can I pay for the correction of my teeth?

November 2nd, 2011
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Hi Raha
I am taking the courage to email you today as I have battled with my teeth for years not having courage to deal with this..I have alot of problems as a child and dealing with many issues as an asian lady , I am now tryng to forget and think about my future , one area was abuse over my teeth and all my life i have seen this affect me , i would like to get braces to correct my teeth at front of my mouth two wide teeth stick out and i cant afford , i see my little girls teeth growing the same and i wondered if you knew if there was any way to get the teeth fixed on a monthly fee basis , i want to get my teeth fixed and i think the inman way would be good… please help , this is very hard for me

dr raha sepehrara

Raha Sepehrara

27 Park Road, Loughborough, LE11 2ED
Web: www.dental-suite.co.uk Tel: 01509 231144

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I am getting impatient with my braces treatment. Will it hurt to have them taken off?

November 1st, 2011
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Hi im about half way through my brace treatment. I have full, upper and lower fixed braces, this has got me thinking about having them removed as im pretty much counting down the days now. I cannot wait for this we have an approximate date set of 10th-20th of July for the removal. this was updated the other week when my orthodontist said I was responding really well to treatment and that my teeth were moving quicker than he has planned initially which is great stuff. I asked my friend what it was like when she has hers off and she said she could not stop licking her teeth the weirdo! but I wanted to know if they hurt when you take them off, im worried because they’ve been glued on there (or would have been) for 18 or so months, please could you tell me your thoughts from your experience please im getting quite nervous about something I should be happy about.

dr sharon orton-gibbs

Sharon Orton-Gibbs

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

What kind of orthopaedic braces will I be given to stop my bottom front teeth from grinding?

November 1st, 2011
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Hi, I’m about to get orthopedic work done on my teeth due to grinding issues and it is causing me a lot of distress. I am unable to see my orthodontist until December and I would really like some of my questions answered so that I can relax a little. Firstly, do you know what kind of brace I would have to stop my top front teeth grinding with my bottom front teeth? How long would I have to wear them for too? These are just some of my concerns that I would really be grateful for if you could answer so that I could rest easy. 

dr sharon orton-gibbs

Sharon Orton-Gibbs

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

How many aligners are normally needed to complete a case of Invisalign?

November 1st, 2011
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Hi, I am about to be having Invisalign treatment to sort out slightly crowded teeth. I dohowever have a problem that I want to clarify with yourself, who has comleted many similar cases. when you are consulting a patient and advising them how long treatment will take/ how many retainers they will personally need, what would you say is the average amount of retainers? I always thought it was four retainers for two weeks but I have now been told that I could need as many as six retainers over a period of three months (two weeks intervals). either take that option or have a more conventional option which is much longer, could you please advise me what I should expect and whether what I have been told is right or whether my orthodontist is off his head? cheers

dr raha sepehrara

Raha Sepehrara

27 Park Road, Loughborough, LE11 2ED
Web: www.dental-suite.co.uk Tel: 01509 231144

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One of my teeth seems lower to the rest. What can be done about this?

November 1st, 2011
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‘Hi Dr, I have noticed after experiencing some discomfort with my braces that one of them seems to be lower than the rest on my second to rear tooth on the right (first molar) I don’t know if it was put on like that because I never noticed but now I know that that’s where the pain is originating from, its not a sharp pain more like an aching pain! could you please advise me on whether a brace would be put on like this it doesn’t seem the case to me. the anchor site on the second molar is level with that on the second premolar? and the rest of the teeth thats why it seems odd that this one is lower and also why im convinced this is the source of the pain? (ps: I hope the names of the teeth are right otherwise your not going to have a clue 😀 ) cheers for putting up with this but any help would be brilliant and I thank you very much.

dr sharon orton-gibbs

Sharon Orton-Gibbs

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

Is there a fix for my teeth that bulge forward other than conventional braces?

November 1st, 2011
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Sir, I’m from India.My problem is that my front lower & upper teeth are bulging outwards and they are striking together.I’m finding difficult to close my mouth.Please guide me.Is there other options available instead of braces or clamps.I can’t afford the clamps upto 6 months.Upto that period what should I do?This problem started when I was 16 years old.I consulted doctor and they recommended me clamps.I used it for 6 months but my teeth become very loose and I left using it.After that the problem remained the same.I;m now 20.Please help me.

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