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    • Sophy
    • By Sophy 25th Aug 16, 9:54 AM
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    Adult orthodotics advice please?
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    • 25th Aug 16, 9:54 AM
    Adult orthodotics advice please? 25th Aug 16 at 9:54 AM
    Just wondering about the practicalities here. I think I need braces as the adjustments I had as a kid are continuing to shift over time - there's an orthodontist local to me - but I wasn't overwhelmed by their customer service when I called, and the parking is abysmal nearby - 15 minutes walk or taxi from the nearest car park. So weirdly hard to get to, even though its close to home if you see what I mean. To be fair, I can't say I've ever heard anything bad about their work.

    On the other hand there's another practice that appeals to me more about four hours drive from home - but this is a city I have to visit for work at least once every 4 - 6 weeks, sometimes more, and I usually have to stay at least 2 or 3 days at a time. Fitting appointments into the working day would be no problem.

    From memory, I only seemed to get my childhood braces appointments every couple of months. Would this still be likely, and therefore make it worthwhile getting a consultation at the second place? Or does everyone who gets braces really need to be seeing someone that they could get in to see every couple of weeks these days?
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    • brook2jack
    • By brook2jack 25th Aug 16, 2:41 PM
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    Ask your dentist who they refer to and recommend for orthodontics.

    Depending on what system is best for you you will be going every 4 to 6 weeks for up to 18 months , and in the early days if you are having "train tracks" you may need additional emergency appointments as brackets may pop off or wires break.

    Also bear in mind , as you now know, in order to keep a good result you are committed to lifelong wearing of retainers, either wires bonded onto the back of the teeth or retainers that are worn on most nights for life.
    • Sophy
    • By Sophy 25th Aug 16, 3:28 PM
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    • 25th Aug 16, 3:28 PM
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    • 25th Aug 16, 3:28 PM
    Thanks v much - my dentist referred me to the local ortho (there really is no other choice though.) But as I say, I wasn't super impressed by them.

    Not worried about retainers etc. In my day they didn't even mention them, its a different world now
    • suejb2
    • By suejb2 25th Aug 16, 3:37 PM
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    • 25th Aug 16, 3:37 PM
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    • 25th Aug 16, 3:37 PM
    Speaking as the mum of a now ex brace wearer go to the nearest. it's a choice of one and you haven't got bad reports but you're going to have an emergency, thankfully the one we went to gave an emergency appointment that or the next day, and Sods Law it won't be on the days you're there with work!
    Life is like a bath, the longer you are in it the more wrinkly you become.
    • Smilesbylyles
    • By Smilesbylyles 14th Oct 16, 12:11 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 12:11 PM
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    I am also thinking you should get an appointment with Orthodontics specialist because of dentist not capable of solving your issue. Orthodontics provides you so many modern treatments also as per you need. Braces are the best treatment for teeth Invisalign. More other best treatment is Insignia, Invisalign, Damon system, Acceledent for teeth problem.
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