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    • travelmonster
    • By travelmonster 10th Oct 17, 12:29 PM
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    straighten online consultation
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    • 10th Oct 17, 12:29 PM
    straighten online consultation 10th Oct 17 at 12:29 PM
    does anyone know any dentists or orthodontics that can review your teeth as to giving an indication what can be done for straightening them ? by sending some pics of teeth via email ? this is cus I'm still in 2 minds of doing it. due to time scales and price.
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    • lillie421
    • By lillie421 10th Oct 17, 12:35 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 12:35 PM
    I think that dentists would need to see your teeth in person before making any decisions and what would be best for your teeth. I feel like that would definitely be your best option, just to stay on the safe side.
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    • By Toothsmith 10th Oct 17, 12:39 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 12:39 PM
    Travelmonster - Don't do it.

    If just booking an appointment and going to an orthodontist is too much trouble (As we advised you to do last time you started a thread about orthodontics) - then your head really isn't in the right place to embark on any treatment anyway.

    There may well be places that might give you some sort of 'non-binding' opinion from photos you may snap on your phone. They might charge you, or they might do it for free.

    But that opinion will be completely worthless!! As it is not possible to give someone any sort of accurate idea of what is possible, how much it would cost, or how long it would take doing it that way.

    Looking for treatment how you are, you are opening yourself up to any bottom-feeding practice (maybe like the sorts that give 'Groupon' offers) who will more than likely leave you in the lurch before your treatment is complete.

    Make some time, make a proper appointment with a proper orthodontist and spend an afternoon and a bit of money going to see them and getting a proper opinion.

    That - or just forget about the idea until you get it into your head that decent dental treatment isn't quick, easy & cheap.
    How to find a dentist.
    1. Get recommendations from friends/family/neighbours/etc.
    2. Once you have a short-list, VISIT the practices - dont just phone. Go on the pretext of getting a Practice Leaflet.
    3. Assess the helpfulness of the staff and the level of the facilities.
    4. Only book initial appointment when you find a place you are happy with.
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