Category “Q. General dentistry”

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
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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
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I Don’t Know Which Procedure Would Be Right For Me? I Have A Gummy Smile And I Would Like This Fixed.

February 10th, 2014
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Hi, I have always disliked my teeth and I have been looking into cosmetic dentisty for a while. The problem I have is that I don’t know procedure it is that I require. My dentist doesn’t undertake cosmetic work but did inform me to look into lingual braces if I wasn’t happy. My top right teeth stick out slightly more than my top left teeth especially the front right tooth and the one next to it. I also have a ‘gummy smile’ which I hate. Not sure if anything can be done about my bottom teeth but when I was younger my dentist removed one of the bottom four smaller teeth, where you should have 4 smaller teeth on the bottom I have three one which is the size of two. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Saba Qureshi

311 Boston Road Hanwell London W7 2AT
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Hey Doctor Patel, I’ve Developed A Sore Throat After Wearing Invisalign. Why Is This This?

December 23rd, 2013
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Hey Doctor I have what I’m sure is a common problem that you could help me out with. Basically about 3 weeks ago I started on my Invisalign treatment. It was fine for the first couple of days but then I noticed that I had a slightly raw throat. I thought that this was just a bug that I’d get over so left it but it hasn’t got any better, it has in fact got worse. I’ve only just read that there are potential toxic reactions in some people so now I’m worried. Can you shed some light on this situation? Should I continue with the treatment or am I at risk of the problem getting worse if I do? Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks.

dr darsh patel

Darsh Patel

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

For Years As A Child I Used To Grind My Teeth. What Would Be The Best Orthodontic Treatment For Fixing This?

December 16th, 2013
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Hello Dr Hutchinson, I’m having a problem with my teeth that I hope you can help me with. For years as a child I used to grind my teeth. Well not so much grinding but I used to bite a lot for no reason, as a result my two teeth behind my canines on the lower jaw have been pushed in slightly to make a bit of a concave shape on the arch (both sides). What would be the best orthodontic treatment for fixing this? Thank you for your time and any advice you can provide me with.

Dr Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson

Beaufort Park Way, Chepstow, NP16 5UH
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Hey Dr Qureshi. I Would Like Lingual Braces But My Veneer Keeps Falling Off And Causing Problems. What Should I Do?

December 9th, 2013
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Hey Dr Qureshi, I had removable braces for 3-4 years (age 13-16) to help straighten my top teeth, but after a year of no braces my teeth were crooked. Last year in August when I was 18 I had a veneer on one of my bottom teeth, however the fake tooth had fallen off twice, thus my tooth has now been covered with cement. I am now stuck because I want to have lingual braces, although that one tooth is causing problems, because if I have the cement taken off the tooth would be sensitive. What do you suggest that I do? Regards, I look forward to your advice.

dr saba qureshi

Saba Qureshi

311 Boston Road Hanwell London W7 2AT
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Are Braces Good For Sorting Out My Misaligned Teeth? Should I See An Orthodontist Or Is This A Medical Issue?

November 25th, 2013
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Hello! I would like to know if any of the braces you supply are good for fixing crossbites? I’m not really sure if this is something I can see an orthodontist about OR is this more of a medical issue? I don’t want to book a consultation (and have to pay for it) if the orthodontist is only going to tell me that I have to see someone else about this matter. It’s only a slight crossbite but my two front teeth are also quite misaligned. Any advice would be great. Thank you very much for your time in replying to this.

Dr Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson

Beaufort Park Way, Chepstow, NP16 5UH
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Hi Doctor. I’m In A Bit Of A Pickle, A Bracket Has Come Loose And Food Keeps Getting Caught In It. Is This Normal?

November 18th, 2013
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Hello Dr Qureshi. I’m in a bit of a pickle. My brace keeps getting food caught in it, it is the one that is on the back of the teeth and I didn’t think that this was supposed to happen. One of the brackets I think may be a little bit loose. Just wondering if it’s anything I should be concerned with. What would you suggest that I do? It’s the worst when I have toast or a sandwich, the bread just gets stuck and I have to reach for it with my tongue or when I clean my teeth. Is this just normal? I hope to hear from you, thank you for any advice in advance.

dr saba qureshi

Saba Qureshi

311 Boston Road Hanwell London W7 2AT
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I Think My Inman Aligner Might Be Broken And I Don’t Want Folk Out More Money. What Should I Do?

October 28th, 2013
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Hello Dr Qureshi. I have a problem as the little coil that comes with the Inman aligner is now at a funny angle, and I think it could be broken because when I put it back in after cleaning it felt really loose, I don’t know if it’s just me thinking it though as I might be worrying too much. Should I take it to my orthodontist to check out? I really don’t want to charged a fortune if it is broken though, I’ve already had to pay a lot to have it in the first place. Thanks. I hope you can help me with this as it’s bothering me.

dr saba qureshi

Saba Qureshi

311 Boston Road Hanwell London W7 2AT
Web: www.sparkledental.co.uk Tel: 020 8567 4344

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I Made An Appointment Recently As I’m Having Six Month Smile Treatment, But My Dentist Is Ill And I Don’t Know What To Do?

October 7th, 2013
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Hello Dr Qureshi, I have a problem I’d like to get off my chest as it’s really bothering me. I made an appointment recently with my dentist as soon as I had my adjustments (for 6 month smiles). I was supposed to have an appointment this week but it was cancelled due to him taking ill. I haven’t been scheduled to see anyone else and I don’t know what I’m supposed to do? The receptionist said someone would be in touch but they haven’t yet so should I be concerned? Will this delay affect my treatment at all?

dr saba qureshi

Saba Qureshi

311 Boston Road Hanwell London W7 2AT
Web: www.sparkledental.co.uk Tel: 020 8567 4344

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