Now my braces are off my teeth are become crooked again, advice?

August 4th, 2011
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Hello Doctor, when I was younger about 5 years ago I got braces put on my teeth for 3years(tops and bottoms) because they were crooked and needed straightening not to sort a bite problem out or anything, when I had them taken off i was given retainers to wear until my dentist told me otherwise. I’ve been wearing them like I got told but my teeth have started to overcrowd and become crooked again. Iam just wondering is this problem going to stay as they are or will they get worse? And will I need to get my braces put back on?

Dr Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson

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Which braces are best for my teeth?

August 1st, 2011
Q.

Hi,I am concerned that I need braces,as I am going to university this September,and would really like them to be discreet and as unnoticeable as possible. I have looked into things such as lingual braces and Invisalign,and was wondering what your professional opinion of these treatment methods is. Price is definitely a factor,as I am only covered by the NHS up until the age of 19,and the severity of my problem is ,I doubt high enough to warrant any NHS treatment. My problem with my teeth is that my two front teeth (upper)are being pushed back by the ones adjacent to them,possibly due to overcrowding. The lower teeth are all straight,and do not bother me at all.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

Dr Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson

Beaufort Park Way, Chepstow, NP16 5UH
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Can I get braces on the NHS at 21?

August 1st, 2011
Q.

I’m 21, and I have crooked teeth. My top teeth overlap my bottom teeth, and some are damaged as I can’t brush properly, as some teeth are twisted over others. My dentist said my case was moderate, and that she wasn’t sure whether I would qualify for braces on the NHS. As time goes on, my teeth are just getting more damaged, its becoming uncomfortable eating certain foods and my confidence is in pieces. I’m on benefits at the minute,and I can’t afford expensive treatments. I would happily settle for plain old train tracks for 3 years.Is there any way I can get my teeth sorted out?
Thank you

Dr Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson

Beaufort Park Way, Chepstow, NP16 5UH
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Whats the cheapest I can get braces for?

July 29th, 2011
Q.

Hi,

I am 30 and finally in a position where I can afford to have my teeth fixed. I do not qualify for NHS treatment as it is cosmetic reasons, with crowding on my bottom jaw and large gaps due to missing teeth on my top jaw.

I am going to get several quotes over the next month, but don’t want to get ripped off.

As a ball park figure, what would be the cheapest cost I could get for braces on both upper and lower teeth to fix this. I appreciate that any crowns/bridges etc may be an extra cost on top of this.

I am worried about the result and cost, but am not worried what the braces look like while on as long as they work.

Thanks

Dr Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson

Beaufort Park Way, Chepstow, NP16 5UH
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What’s the best brace to fix my crossbite?

July 28th, 2011
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Hi Adam, my dentist told me that I have a cross bite and that Iam going to need braces in the next couple of months, but Iam not too sure what he means by this. I know that my teeth don’t line up and are crooked, Is this what he means by crossbite? please could you give me some information on what crossbite is and what type of brace i am going to have and how long iam going to have to wear them for? Please give me the heads up to what to expect thanks

dr adam thorne

Adam Thorne

52 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PR
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Why has my dentist given me Invisalign lite?

July 27th, 2011
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I only have around four weeks (two aligners) left of my invisalign treatment left to go. One of my top front teeth and the tooth next to it still arent aligned and look as though they have quite a bit to go until becoming straight- should I be worried that they wont be straight in the time left? Also I paid £3000 for my upper and lower invisalign but I have just noticed on my aligner packaging that is says invisalign lite- this isnt something my dentist discussed with me and now i am worried as i have heard that invisalign lite does not include refinement aligners which may be needed. I dont want to end up having to wear metal braces as that is why i went for invisalign in the first place. many thanks for your help.

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

How much are braces for life?

July 26th, 2011
Q.

Hi there,
I had braces as a teenager but was never fully satisfied with the results. Now at 24 I would like to get braces again. I am unsure which ones would be suitable.
My Wisdom teeth have started to come through and its causing my front two teeth to push together and slightly forward. This is all I would like corrected.

What can you suggest? and how much money do you think this would cost?
A friend of mine has a metal bar behind her teeth for life- I wouldnt mind this.

Dr Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson

Beaufort Park Way, Chepstow, NP16 5UH
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Can I get invisible braces on the NHS?

July 26th, 2011
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Hey, My teeth are a little gappy and Iav just been told off my dentist that I need to have braces, but I dont really think that my teeth are that band and I really don’t want huge metal ones that are really visible since iam only 14 and dont want to grow up wearing a massive metal brace, is there any others that I can have a invisible brace on the NHS? if not what would they cost to go private? Thanks

dr adam thorne

Adam Thorne

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

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Will getting a brace fix my gapping?

July 26th, 2011
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Hi Dr. Patel, a few years ago I had one of my back teeth out, since then 1 of my wisedom teeth on the same side has come through. as well as this I’av started to get small gaps in between some of the teeth surrounding my missing tooth. These gap reli bother me as bits of food get stuck in there, some times for day without me managing to get them out, would braces fix this problem for for me? thanks

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

Can I get my rabbit teeth pulled back?

July 26th, 2011
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Dear Ian, I underwent a course of braces when I was in my teens and as I’av grown up and my wisedom teeth have come through then I feel like its pushed my front teeth too far forward and that I have buck teeth (rabbit teeth) and I hate it, is it hard to get teeth pushed back in? And if not what is my best brace to do this and what’s the cost. Iam 25 by the way if that helps, thanks so much for your time

Dr Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson

Beaufort Park Way, Chepstow, NP16 5UH
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