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I have severely crowded teeth, does this mean I can’t have braces?

June 29th, 2012
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Hi. Dear expert could you please aid me. I have had long running problems with crooked teeth and oral hygiene. because my bottom teeth are so crooked I cannot get even flossets between them to floss which means I have to spend extra time brushing, guessing whether or not they are OK. I have now had enough and want braces but I don’t want the ones on the front. my concern though is that the ones on the back of the teeth won’t be suitable for me as some teeth are nearly behind others they are that crossed, in this scenario what would you do? thanks

Is there a way I can minimise the number of appointments needed when receiving lingual braces?

June 29th, 2012
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Hello Mr. please could you tell me about these lingual braces? my dentist mentioned them the other day. he suggested that I have braces and I got a bit upset as I really don’t like them. I am not comfortable at the dentist so after managing to stick to a consistent appointment routine/plan it was a bit of a kick in the face to hear that. he then obviously said that I had a lot of options and that a lingual brace could be one. are there different form of lingual brace ? I want to have a quick method to minimise the amount of appointment I’ll have to be in you see. please could you advise me? thanks

I have overlapping teeth and my only option seems to be intercepting braces. Can you advise?

May 14th, 2012
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Hi Saba. I am thirteen and my teeth have started to move to a point whereby they have overlapped slightly. My dentist and orthodontist have told me they can use intercepting braces to treat the problem now before it gets worse. They didn’t give me a time as to how long it would take because it’s different. I think he’s just trying to get me in braces quicker because that’s what a lot of them are doing. what are your thoughts on intercepting?

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I want the best brace possible whether it be on the front or the back?

May 14th, 2012
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Dear expert. I don’t know how this works but If you could take the time out to read my question i would be most grateful. I want to have a brace but I don’t know anything about them, I’ve read up on them on here and indeed on your site. I am 90% sure I want incognito. for a few reasons one being that it is on the back of teeth, two I’ve heard really good things about it from my dentist and three because it looks cool!! I’d be 100% on it but my orthodontist is trying to get me to have a Damon brace? he says either will be good for me but this to me looks like a normal brace but a bit more sleek? would this be better than incognito or would you say have that?

How do lingual braces move teeth, I understand how conventional one’s do?

May 4th, 2012
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Hello. Dr Saba Qureshi could you please help me on braces. I have a few queries in about them but I shall minimize this as best possible. I want to have braces on the back of my teeth so nobody sees them but I don’t understand how they work. how do they pull teeth? the convex arc around the outside of teeth with normal braces surely means that it’s easier to pull teeth (due to this natural arc shape) but on the inside, how do they pull tight without pulling your teeth inwards (towards the tongue)? I am a little perplexed and it’s stopping me getting the brace. thank you for your efforts Dr I know I am awkward!!

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Saba Qureshi

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I don’t mind having a brace but do I have to have one of those on the front of my teeth?

April 24th, 2012
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Hi Mr Patel I have been told that I will need to have braces. I don’t mind and actually quite want to have them in order to straighten my teeth. If I can help it though I don’t want the ones on the front of the teeth as I don’t like these. I learned of the lingual braces and the different types of linguals I could get. I was wondering how long it would take to have lingual braces put on? I like the look of the incognito brace, is the better and would it take longer to put on or not? thanks

Is there a difference between the clear, removable aligner types?

April 20th, 2012
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Hello expert S.Qureshi. I have been looking at straightening my teeth which are slightly crooked. My dentist said I was a good candidate for invisalign and that I should take extra time to do some research on this when I went home. I did this then found the clearstep and simpli5 treatments online. To me they all look the same but as of the other day so did all braces! is there a difference in these treatment techniques or are all they all the same? I want the most discreet treatment and thought this was it.

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Saba Qureshi

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At 13 could I have two social six braces, one on each jaw?

April 17th, 2012
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Hello dear expert. I am 13 and my teeth have done my head in for aages now. my bottom teeth are crooked, this is not the most serious issue but it needs addressing. the bigger problem is that my jaw seems to line up with the top jaw almost. the top row is only just in front of my lower teeth,coupled with the fact my lower teeth aren’t level means that one of the upper middle teeth has moved slightly to accommodate the crooked one that now sits where it used to. Could I have two social six treatments (one on each row) or would the treatment be more extensive? thanks I know it is difficult without seeing me

how long will my teeth take to straighten if I had braces when I was younger?

April 17th, 2012
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hello Dr. I was wondering if you could help me. I has a full brace when i was younger. I absolutely hated it and was always conscious of how it looked. I did wear my retainer for a long time and in hindsight I guess it worked or at least was working. I stopped wearing the retainer and my teeth moved back to where they originally were. I want to have treatment to fix this but I was wondering if it would be quicker this time around as the teeth have been moved previously?

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Saba Qureshi

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How long will Invisalign take to straighten teeth and what are the alternatives?

April 17th, 2012
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Hi, Mr Patel I have been on your website for invisibrace and it got me thinking. I have been wondering about braces for a while now ever since I learnt they could go on the back as well as the font of the teeth. I had always thought of the conventional types you see. one of my more favoured treatments looks to be the invisalign. I assume it wont fix every case but it looks good. what treatment time would you say we’re looking at with this on average? if I cannot have this treatment what tends to be the most common alternative/ thanks