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Sorry to subject you to a photo of my four front teeth bombedhouses. I'm very self concious of them and I'm booked for dentist teeth whitening but really I think I'm wasting money and I'll still be concious of how wonky they are does anyone have any idea how much it would be to straighten just those teeth? the rest are fine
I'd be surprised if you can "just straighten those teeth" without enamel shaving of some kind because to move teeth they need space to move into. also your two jaws need to function together - so for example if the effect of straightening one tooth on the upper jaw means it will collide with an out of place tooth on the lower jaw, you will need braces on upper and lower teeth.
Whether you are suitable for invisalign or need actual braces is something only an orthodontist could tell you.
I think that the starting price for invisalign is around £1,800. I'd be surprised if you can get anything done for much less than £2k but you'll need to see someone for a quote.
You don't need a dentist. You need an orthodontist.
If the dentist is private, you will just end up paying to see them in order for them to refer you to an orthodontist.
You can self-refer to an orthodontist. If you find one on the internet, make sure it is someone who is registered with the Dental Council as a specialist orthodontist (click specialist lists in the search box and then select orthodontics)
I'm 33 and had a brace fitted in June to fix wonky overlapping teeth on both the top and bottom.
My dentist said the best orthodontist to choose is always the one that the NHS uses in your area.
Mine is costing 3,000 exactly but can be paid in installments (wish I'd known that earlier, I'd have done it years ago!)
From looking at your pic, I bet they'd do the same thing they've done with me which is sort of draw the teeth forward to straighten them, then see how it looks and then decide if you need an extraction (I have just had three teeth out a couple of weeks ago), then bring the teeth back again.
My daughter is just being assessed for Invisalign, had her jaw x-rayed yesterday. The cost will be about £2k (she had NHS treatment as a teen but it wasn't completely successful, for various reasons). She has a canine which needs to be moved and has been told a small amount of shaving will be required.
I went to a dentist who did invisalign. An orthodontist refused to give me a brace as a teenager despite really wonky bottom teeth so I wasn't keen on going down that route. Invisalign took 13 months and cost just over £3k. I can't recommend it highly enough, and being able to take the braces out for special occasions, important meetings etc was a real selling point.
Another Invisalign fan here - just had my top teeth straightened - they looked remarkably similar to yours, OP, in terms of misalignment when I started.
I went to the orthodontist who did a fantastic job of my daughter's teeth (massive overbite) on the NHS. I went to see a local dentist first, but he only offered Invisalign and not fixed braces, and I felt he wasn't able to do a proper assessment. My orthodontist gave me options - fixed braces, top only or top and bottom etc - so I could make an informed decision.
There was some 'filing' - where they file off under a millimetre of enamel to get the teeth to fit perfectly together. I also had some little bits of cement on the front of some teeth to help the retainer move them around. They weren't noticeable at all & were removed at the end of the treatment.
I've now finished my treatment (just under 2 years) and it was worth every penny (£2800) and every week of wearing the retainer. I paid a deposit and then 18 months of instalments interest free. You take the retainers out for eating and drinking, so no fiddly brushing after meals, and they are practically invisible.
My teeth used to look like a vandalised graveyard. You'd never know now though. I had Invisalign braces for 9 months and they completely straightened them out. It cost £3000 for top and bottom, but be warned, I had to shave the sides of some of my teeth shaved down! It wasn't the most pleasant of experiences but ones that's all done you're good to go! It was worth every penny and I absolutely love my smile now!
The short term orthodontics like six month smiles and fast braces eye will almost certainly NOT be done by an orthodontist (most orthodontists think the systems are rubbish) but by a general dentist with a good lab and a bit of extra training.
That's all fine until something doesn't quite work as planned, they've got no additional skill to call upon. I'd definitely say you're doing the right think going to a proper orthodontist. I'm a general dentist btw.
My DSis bought her orthodontic treatment on Groupon for half price so maybe keep an eye on that?
I had mine done on the NHS years ago (as an adult) and my orthodontist was lovely. I had one sticking forward tooth like yours and the same tooth on the other side was set back. The orthodontist managed to fit all my teeth in straight with no shaving or extractions.