What is the difference between Invisalign, Invisalign lite, clearstep and simpli5?

October 12th, 2011
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good day Dr, I have a slight overcrowded set of front lower teeth 5 in total I believe. I have been informed of invisalign and have looked at it since. the idea of such treatment appeals to me as I dont then heave to wear a brace and can take it out in order to enjoy the finer things in life. since looking at this technique I decided, ye, i definitely want this before noticing both simpli5, invisalign lite and clearstep. I wanted to know if these did anything anything differently? I only have a minor overlap its nothing crazy that why this technique appealed so much to me. could you show me the differences between these please because if they’re just different providers they surely cannot be producing the same product? cheers

Dr Ian Hutchinson

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Disappointed with Invu braces that don’t seem too invisible! Feedback?

October 12th, 2011
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I had tooth coloured braces/Invu braces fitted last week, theyre not tooth coloured at all they look like big lumps of mould on my teeth. sure they are ‘sssslightly’ more discreet than metal ones consdering a pigs more discreet than a hippo. is there anything I can do now they’re on? can I have them removed or am i advised to keep them on. I cant work out if im mad or not- sounds dilly but I mean if i had traditional metal ones i would be happy if they looked like this but these are not what i was expecting i think thats the issue. where do i stand in terms of getting a new set or like i said is that it now?
sorry I know this is more of a rant but i dont know if I can get them off and i dont want to walk into the dentist and offend him without first knowing that i can have this kind of thing done, cheers for your time Dr.

dr adam thorne

Adam Thorne

52 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PR
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How can I stop my brace rubbing as after a year my braces still rub and give me ulcers?

October 12th, 2011
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I wear braces and have done so for about a year now. when i first had them put in i was warned the usual things you know theres gona be a slight speaking issue, teeth will feel weird, dribbled a lot all these things haha, anyway the one that i hold reservations about is whereby I was told that they may give me ulcers because they will rub- these i was told will go as my mouth gets used to them. they haven’t gone and we’re a year down the line with about a year/year and a half to go. they are quite painful when i catch things on them. i want to know why they could possible still be there and how i get rid of them? even its not a case of getting rid of them immediately just stopping the rubbing then letting them heal that would be great, have you any advice that could help? thanks very much.

dr raha sepehrara

Raha Sepehrara

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Can braces close gaps and fix crooked teeth at the same time?

October 12th, 2011
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I am 67 and wanted to sort out my teeth so my grand kids will remember me to be a perfect bill of health. they are crooked but don’t overlap because many of them have gaps. I wanted to know if braces could sort out both gaps and crooked teeth at the same time? I’ve looked at my teeth and there definitely wouldn’t be gaps if they were closer there’s still plenty of tooth there. there is I think a number if issues with doing this at my age one being time, I need to do this as quickly as possible and secondly at a reasonable budget. do you know of any financial help I could receive?
which system would be best for me based on what you know?

dr sharon orton-gibbs

Sharon Orton-Gibbs

12 Walpole Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 6BU
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Are Damon braces suitable for closing gapped teeth?

October 12th, 2011
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How long approximately would it take for a traditional fixed brace to close gapped teeth/ is this quicker than treating crooked teeth if not im am considering having a more advanced correction system but if so I am quite happy to go ahead on the basis that, correct me if im wrong, it takes braces approximately two years to straighten teeth. does this mean then that traditional braces are the slowest? what alternative would be nearly as slow but better cosmetically would it just be Damons (they look almost the same but smaller) or would it just be a case of getting tooth coloured ones? Im just thinking that linguals will be to much and being as I have gaps you would still see the wire behind the teeth.

Dr Ian Hutchinson

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What are the advantages of the Inman Aligner?

October 12th, 2011
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Hi I have crowded bottom teeth and am looking at having corrections applied but want to avoid having the older fixed braceas its ugly and slow. I was looking at the alternatives and having studied over 500 cases and been around the inman aligners for as long as you have I thought I’d ask you what would you say are the most obvious drawbacks of this method and is it the best for controlling/fixing over crowded teeth. I’ve been told the imans are quick but how quick when compared with the older technique. all in all would you say this was the better route to sorting out overcrowding or would you be put off or swayed by another technique- if so which would you say follows behind?

dr tif qureshi

Tif Qureshi

178 Blackfen Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 8PT
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Tell me about the Damon braces, why are they better than the traditional types?

October 12th, 2011
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I have been looking at what different braces are available, not at any great length just in a leaflet thing that was passed out the other day as I mydelf am looking to have braces of some form to sort out a smile full of crooked teeth. I wanted to knoww what are the main advantages of Damon braces over traditional ones? Is it purely that they are smaller and look slighlty better? because im having the same issue with lingual braces and incognito versions. in terms of the Damons Its the price they are so much more expensive and i cannot see why this is the case could you please anlighten me, any feedback may infuence my decision thankyou very much for taking the time

dr raha sepehrara

Raha Sepehrara

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What’s the best tooth correction system if I want to go travelling?

October 12th, 2011
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If I have a brace fitted will I still be able to go on holiday. my question is more how long is it between having alterations made to the brace to tighten alter them or however it goes? I was planning on going travelling around Asia for 2/3 months now I have braces im wondering If that is still possible or whether I will just have to go a t a later date? what I was thinking is that If I can get Invisalign treatment although it is a fair bit more expensive, could I get a couple of retainers at once then bang them in every so often as required as this would then not stop me from travelling or having my teeth sorted out. if this is not the best option as im sensing its not being as I think its so simple which usually means thats not the case, what alternatives do I have as in which Is the quickest brace to sort out crooked teeth and which had the longest intervals between adjustments?

dr adam thorne

Adam Thorne

52 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PR
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I just need to move 4 upper teeth, can I order braces online and do it myself?

October 12th, 2011
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i just want my 4 upper front teeth to be pushed in and so is there any invisible braces available and what is the cost and can i take them out and fix them again myself according to my convenience and how long would the treatment needed actually be. I need an effective treatment and short term too and it should also not cost too much and can i get the braces just by ordering online without having to consult a doctor physically?

dr raha sepehrara

Raha Sepehrara

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I have an overbite and still have baby teeth, my orthodontist says I need an operation, is this the case?

October 12th, 2011
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hello,dr Sepehrara..my question is that i have got my top anterior teeths which are over bitten and plus i have got two baby canniens still and i m 22 yrs old. i went to my regular dentist and he refer me to one orthodontic. i went to visit him and he said that my botton jaws are a bit in backward . and for me to have brace he said that i need to do my jaw operation done first. so just wanted to ask you that is it worth having operation or not really- will a brace be enough?. just need your opinion

dr raha sepehrara

Raha Sepehrara

27 Park Road, Loughborough, LE11 2ED
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