Do all braces require impressions of the mouth to be taken?

January 8th, 2013
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My front teeth are crooked. I have regular dental care and I am 31 years old. When having previous dental treatment for fissure sealant I had a mould taken of my teeth and found it extremely unpleasant. Is tooth straightening treatment possible without such a mould being taken? This is one of the key reasons that I am nervous about such treatment. Whether the mould is warmed, cold or flavoured, I don’t think I would want to tolerate it. I hope you can give some helpful advice. I have read up about the various tooth-straightening techniques and they all seem to require the taking of moulds/impressions in the mouth.

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Dr Tif Qureshi

Dental Elegance
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I don’t think my aligners have fully straightened my teeth yet

January 8th, 2013
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Dear Tif,
I have been wearing the IA for 3 months on my upper arch. My dentist says we are done and on the last visit he took moulds and got them sent off for a retainer to be made. However I have noticed in the mirror that the middle of one of my lateral incisors doesn`t actually touch the acrylic bar. There is a 0.5 mm gap. It looks a lot better but isn`t perfectly straight. On my next visit I will be given my retainer. What is your advice on this please?
Also my dentist never adjusted the brace throughout the treatment? Is this normal? I heard people had theirs tightened up?

Thank you for your time Dr Qureshi and look forward to your reply.

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Dental Elegance
178 Blackfen Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 8PT
Web: www.dentalelegance.co.uk Tel: 0208 850 8820

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Can I still have Inman Aligner braces with my tongue condition?

January 8th, 2013
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I have a tongue thrusting issue, which have caused problems with my front teeth, which now go forward, because of the many years with my condition. Would you be able to tell me whether the inman aligner would be a good choice for me in looking for a brace? Also, what can I do about the continued tongue thrusting and what can I do to stop my teeth from moving back to the way they were before, if my tongue thrusting is not treated properly I would really like a straight ‘flat’ smile for once in my life. Thank you for your help doctor

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Dental Elegance
178 Blackfen Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 8PT
Web: www.dentalelegance.co.uk Tel: 0208 850 8820

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Teeth click away forwards and backwards when a bite. When will I have a normal bite?

January 3rd, 2013
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Dear Dr. Qureshi,

I have got a question to you because of the time after treatment with the Inman Aligner.

I was in treatment in Cologne by Dr. med. A. I. (I don’t know if I could give his full name due to privacy) who is certified for the Inman Aligner. He has worked for many years in England and the United Kingdom and completed numerous training courses in the United States. Until 11th December 2012 he worked in a dental office in Cologne. But now in Cologne he has left the dental office.
Now he is working only in the dental offices in DÃsseldorf and Kempen.

In Cologne he has got a colleague who is certified for the Inman Aligner too (so he said to me). She was there while the whole time when I was in treatment by Dr. I.

Only if his colleague – so he said to me – does not know what to do, he comes to Cologne to look what to do.  Both jaws were treated in parallel at my request. The maxilla was treated from 06th July 2012 with the Inman Aligner to 06th November 2012 and the mandibula was treated from 31 August 2012 to 04th December 2012.

I’m happy now with my teeth.

The teeth were each fixed by Dr. I. with the retainer wire with a plastic “glue” – so does that feel and he told me that the teeth may feel a bit whobbly for a while (4 weeks or so) and I should’nt bite with the teeth while this time on very hard things.

The “plastic mass” to allow the wire to hold, according to information from Dr. I. remain around 2 years on it, and only then could / should his colleague remove something from the ground, so that the stability is maintained as long as possible. That’s how I understood it at least.

At this time if I bite something hard carefully it feels like that my teeth click a little away forwads and backwards.

Now I would like to know from you if you can tell me about when I can “normal” bite with my front teeth. How long will it at least take?

Please reply to my email-adress.

Thank you.

dr tif qureshi

Dr Tif Qureshi

Dental Elegance
178 Blackfen Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 8PT
Web: www.dentalelegance.co.uk Tel: 0208 850 8820

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I don’t want metal braces for my severely overlapping two front teeth. What are my options?

December 19th, 2012
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Hello Dr Tif,
I’m a young lady of just 25 and I’m very worried about my teeth. My two front teeth are severely overlapped and have now started to push each other and twist each other so that they are turning almost to face each other. It’s becoming a nightmare as they’re becoming increasingly difficult to clean and there is constantly some kind of food stuck in them. And on top of this, they’re really unattractive and people have been commenting on them. But I don’t want to get a full metal brace for just two troublesome teeth and walk round with metal stuck to my teeth. Well I was just wondering if you thought a different kind of brace would do the same thing and would be better suited for me and if so which one? Thank you!

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Dental Elegance
178 Blackfen Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 8PT
Web: www.dentalelegance.co.uk Tel: 0208 850 8820

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I wanted braces for me upper teeth but my dentists says I also need them for my lower teeth. Is this true?

December 10th, 2012
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Hi Tif,

I’m currently waiting for my inman aligner – However, I was told at my last consultation that we would find out soon whether I am to start with the upper or the lower – I actually only wanted the upper done, as you can’t see my lower teeth when I smile, so wasn’t that bothered about it. However my dentist tells me I might need both done, in case my bite changes, and if this is the case, then I’d start with the lower….could this be a case of “upselling” and charging me for 2 aligners when I’m only bothered about my top teeth?

Thanks!

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Dr Tif Qureshi

Dental Elegance
178 Blackfen Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 8PT
Web: www.dentalelegance.co.uk Tel: 0208 850 8820

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How can I find an Inman aligner dentist in Dover who won’t rip me off?

December 6th, 2012
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I am from Canada and have been here in the UK for 8 months. During this time I have needed some dental support and a friend here in Dover has issues with his teeth. Seems that in a country that has NHS people’s teeth are terrible and dentists overpriced. I have unfortunately experienced about 3 dentists here and have heard many horror stories. Just look around at how many people have no teeth at all, its shocking! I have come to the conclusion that dentists here in the UK are substandard and overpriced compared to the care we get in Canada.
My friend really needs a good dentist to help with straightening and restore his teeth in a reasonable and cost effective way. Do you have any recommendations on how to assess a Dentist here in Dover on the Inman procedure where he will get a good job done for a reasonable fee and not just ripped off, which seems to be the UK way. Thank you for your help.

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Dr Tif Qureshi

Dental Elegance
178 Blackfen Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 8PT
Web: www.dentalelegance.co.uk Tel: 0208 850 8820

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I am getting pain on my back teeth after getting Inman aligner treatment. Can you advise?

December 6th, 2012
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Hello, I have been feeling pain around my back teeth since I have started my Inman aligner treatment. Is this normal? It isn’t painful, per say, it just seems to be a little tender and itchy and a bit irritating. Could it be on too tight and can I go to my dentist to have it altered so the fit is a little looser? I am in very good oral health and always take the time to make sure I brush, floss and use mouthwash so I don’t think it could be anything like gum disease or decay. What do you think Doctor, do I have anything to worry about? Any advice you have would be great thanks for your time doctor

Donal P. Inman

Mr Donal P. Inman

Inman Aligner Solutions
Inman Orthodontic Laboratories Inc. 3953 NW 126 Ave, Coral Springs FL 33065
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Could the Inman Aligner make my teeth perfectly straight once again?

November 29th, 2012
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Hello, I am wondering how much roughly an inman aligner would cost me. I got my braces off 3 years ago, however, three of my front four teeth have moved ever so slightly and would like to make them perfectly straight again if I can. My upper left has moved back slighty and it is likewise with my upper right lateral and then again the upper left lateral doesn’t sit in the same position and the upper right lateral due to it being a little bit crooked. My bite is still fine as it is and is causing me know problems, but I just want then tweaked a little to make them very straight as possible as I stated earlier. If you can help and advise I would be extrremly grateful. Many thanks

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Dr Tif Qureshi

Dental Elegance
178 Blackfen Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 8PT
Web: www.dentalelegance.co.uk Tel: 0208 850 8820

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I had braces in the past but my teeth have shifted again. Can the Inman Aligner help?

November 29th, 2012
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In my youth I had the unfortunate pleasure of having to wear metal braces. This was always something I hated and something that made me hate my parents no end. But when I got older then I realised why they had done it and was so very thankful. Only recently my teeth seem to be taking a turn for the worse in their condition. I can see them moving apart and this is making me feel very self-conscious. I am concerned they are going to keep going and be like the sorry state they were before I had metal braces. My question is therefore whether the Inman aligner would be beneficial to clear up this movement and ensure my smile stands the test of time? Hopefully you can clear this up for me

Donal P. Inman

Mr Donal P. Inman

Inman Aligner Solutions
Inman Orthodontic Laboratories Inc. 3953 NW 126 Ave, Coral Springs FL 33065
Web: www.inmanaligner.com Tel: 01273 464454

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