Category “Ian Hutchinson”

Will Lingual Braces Chip My Dental Crown?

August 28th, 2014
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Hello Dr Hutchinson. I have a porcelain crown on one of my top teeth as the result of an accident I had 3 months ago. My teeth have always been a bit crooked, especially my bottom ones, and I’m looking into lingual braces as a solution. I’m worried that the brace will damage my crown, will this happen? I haven’t had it more than 2 months. Will the braces chip away at the back of my crown? If this is the case can you suggest a good alternative for me? Thanks.

Dr Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson

Beaufort Park Way, Chepstow, NP16 5UH
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Will I Have to Have Teeth Removed to Get Braces?

August 19th, 2014
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Hi Ian. My teeth on both the top and bottom are very, very crowded and I’ve never had braces before. I wish I’d had them as a teenager but now I’m 24 so obviously can’t get them through the NHS. I really don’t like my teeth so I’m looking for a good brace system that will sort out the crowding. I think I might have to have some teeth removed to have treatment, but is there any brace that would avoid having to do this? I’m worried that I won’t be able to pay for all this treatment. 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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Should I Have to Pay for Braces?

August 12th, 2014
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Hi Doctor. My teeth are very very crooked and I’m desperate to get them straightened. I like the idea of lingual braces because I’m still at school so nobody would be able to see them. But my orthodontist has told me I’m going to have to pay nearly £2000 even though I’m in full-time education, but neither me or my parents can afford this. He said it’s because it’s classed as cosmetic surgery, but my dentist has been promising braces since I was 8 and in primary school. Should I have to pay for braces?

Dr Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson

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

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Why Do I Still Have an Overbite?

August 4th, 2014
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Hi there Dr Hutchinson. Recently I had Invisalign to sort out my overbite and crooked teeth. However since I finished the treatment which took 18 months, I’ve noticed that my overbite is as bad as it always has been, if not worse than it was before! My teeth are definitely straighter but they don’t meet the way they should do and I feel as though my overbite is very noticeable. What should I do? I’ve paid a lot of money and don’t want to spend any more but I’m certainly not happy. My orthodontist seems to think this is normal.

Dr Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson

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

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How Much Does Social 6 Treatment Cost?

July 23rd, 2014
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Hi Ian. I’d just like to know about the prices of lingual braces. My teeth are actually pretty straight and are in good condition but 5 teeth at the front are crooked and I feel they ruin my smile. There’s a big gap between my front two teeth and it gives me confidence problem. I don’t want to pay a lot of money to treat teeth that don’t need to be treated. How much would it cost if I only wanted to focus on the ones at the front? 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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Will Lingual Braces Close a Gap in my Teeth?

July 4th, 2014
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Hello there Dr Hutchinson. I need your advice. I’m all set to go to uni this year and I have gap between my teeth the size of Jupiter. Would I need lingual braces to stop me looking like a horse? Would I need to see you in person. It might be difficult as I live all the way up in Scotland? I’m still reeling over Andy Murray getting knocked of Wimbledon, but anyway, the gap? I would be extremely disappointed if you didn’t get back to me with an answer straight away!

Dr Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson

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

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Can I Correct the Gaps in My Teeth, and How Much Will it Cost?

June 26th, 2014
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Hi Ian. I’ve got fairly large gaps between my teeth and am considering the different ways of correcting the problem. I wore braces when I was 17-18, but I never wore the retainers properly which I’m assuming is what has caused the gaps. I’m now in my 40′s, is it possible to correct the gaps now even though I’ve waited so long? Also how long would it take and how much would it cost? I look forward to your response.

Dr Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson

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

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I Can’t Brush My Back Teeth with Braces On. Do You Have Any Suggestions?

June 18th, 2014
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Hi there Dr Hutchinson. I am happy with my braces and they’re not causing me any discomfort or problems, but I do struggle to reach the back teeth with my toothbrush when it comes to brushing them. My braces have recently been tightened, so it is nearly impossible to get to them and brush them properly! Do you have any suggestions on how this can be done? I’m very big on oral hygiene so it’s quite frustrating for me! Thanks.

Dr Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson

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

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My Inman Aligner is Causing a Lot of Pain, Even After 6 Months. Is This Normal?

June 11th, 2014
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Hi Ian, I have rather an urgent problem. I got an Inman Aligner about 6 weeks ago I got an Inman Aligner to see to my orthodontic problems. I didn’t think it would hurt so much, since they put it in I’ve just been in agony! It’s almost as if there’s too much pressure on the gums, but it’s unbearably painful. I expected pain in the initial stages as my mouth got used to the aligner but it hasn’t subsided since day one. Is it normal to still feel pain after this long? Should I carry on with this treatment? Thanks in advance.

Dr Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson

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

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I Have A Gap Between My Teeth. Which Kind Of Treatment Is Most Suitable?

May 29th, 2014
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Hello, please answer me. I have an overbite, but this doesn’t bother me as much as the massive gap between my front teeth. What kind of treatment would be best for closing the gap? I’ve looked at veneers, but would the overbite prevent me from being able to have them? I’ve also thought about dentures! My dentist has told me that braces might be best but I’m concerned about the length of time it would take to close the gap. Thank you for your time!

Dr Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson

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

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