Dental braces....

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Found 19th Apr 2008
I'm thinking of enquiring about the cost of dental braces (for myself). I should have had braces as a child but didn't and have crooked teeth. Anyone else had braces as an adult and if so, how much did you pay?? (Think I'm gonna have to spread the cost somewhat!). Thanks in advance

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Yeh I should have has a child but because I moved about so much,no sooner on a waiting list we would move and be under a different healthcare trust etc.

You might be able to get them on NHS rate rather than private if recommended by dentist for other reasons other than cosmetic reasons. Like say jaw enlinement,bite and so on,they could be some of the reasons they may do it.

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Mum2Connor&Cerys;1926792

Yeh I should have has a child but because I moved about so much,no sooner … Yeh I should have has a child but because I moved about so much,no sooner on a waiting list we would move and be under a different healthcare trust etc. You might be able to get them on NHS rate rather than private if recommended by dentist for other reasons other than cosmetic reasons. Like say jaw enlinement,bite and so on,they could be some of the reasons they may do it.



Cheers, I'll ask next time I have a checkup - although I have sort of asked before if they do it there (and they don't) but I could ask if she could refer me - if you don't ask you don't get eh??

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KELLY 'N' STEVE;1926798

http://www.invisalign.com/generalapp/gb/en/isForMe.htmlI was looking in … http://www.invisalign.com/generalapp/gb/en/isForMe.htmlI was looking in to this until i saw the price!!



I couldn't see the price there (a sure sign of something really expensive!!) Invisalign is advertised by loads of different dentists in my yellow pages...

I was told the treatment would cost £3000

Hi there.. Im a dental nurse and I am also currently have orthodontic braces to correct what should have been done when i was a child. Im paying £4500 for clarity brackets (fixed braces that have clear brackets but still a wire) I also had a quad helix expansion device in for 2 moths prior to this.
You can normaly only get orthodontics on the NHS if your case is pretty bad and you need surgery aswell. I was unsuccessful in getting it on NHS...so had to go private.
Invisalign isnt suitable for everyone.. as in my case it wouldnt have done much functionaly. But if you are suitable is good.

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ClaireF50;1926899

Hi there.. Im a dental nurse and I am also currently have orthodontic … Hi there.. Im a dental nurse and I am also currently have orthodontic braces to correct what should have been done when i was a child. Im paying £4500 for clarity brackets (fixed braces that have clear brackets but still a wire) I also had a quad helix expansion device in for 2 moths prior to this. You can normaly only get orthodontics on the NHS if your case is pretty bad and you need surgery aswell. I was unsuccessful in getting it on NHS...so had to go private. Invisalign isnt suitable for everyone.. as in my case it wouldnt have done much functionaly. But if you are suitable is good.



Thanks for the info:thumbsup: £4500 is such a lot of money! Useful info, will enquire I think (with my dentist). Obviously I'm not obliged to take the treatment, but will try and see if it is possible to spread the cost (hopefully mine will cost less than yours!!!) X

Yeah It is alot.. you will be able to get it a bit cheaper and the type of bracket you want effects price also.
But for me I think its really going to be worth it. I have to pay it in 4 installments which I have put on a 0% intrest credit card. I decided to pay the money and do becuase I suffer from TMJ joint disfunction so my jaw clicks everytime I eat and I grind my teeth and after after splint therapy the next stage was orthodontics and I see it as an investment as once my teeth are aligned, cosmeticaly there will be a big difference but functionaly it should reduce the jaw pain/sounds and headaches I get. But also prevent me from breaking and wearing my teeth in the future which should reduce the need for any dental treatment.

Ive thought about this before, my bottom teeth are a bit wonky and my dads are worse so i would like to get them fixed before they get like his. Money is an issue though so they will have to wait untill i have a job

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ClaireF50;1926958

Yeah It is alot.. you will be able to get it a bit cheaper and the type … Yeah It is alot.. you will be able to get it a bit cheaper and the type of bracket you want effects price also.But for me I think its really going to be worth it. I have to pay it in 4 installments which I have put on a 0% intrest credit card. I decided to pay the money and do becuase I suffer from TMJ joint disfunction so my jaw clicks everytime I eat and I grind my teeth and after after splint therapy the next stage was orthodontics and I see it as an investment as once my teeth are aligned, cosmeticaly there will be a big difference but functionaly it should reduce the jaw pain/sounds and headaches I get. But also prevent me from breaking and wearing my teeth in the future which should reduce the need for any dental treatment.



Sounds well worth it for you, you have your whole life ahead and it obviously is gonna make a big difference to you. I'm just vain!!! My teeth aren't really bad, just a slight overbite and the bottom teeth are very crooked, but when I talk you don't really see them so it is just weighing up the cost and whether I can justify it....
All the best to you and your treatment:thumbsup:

ClaireF50;1926958

Yeah It is alot.. you will be able to get it a bit cheaper and the type … Yeah It is alot.. you will be able to get it a bit cheaper and the type of bracket you want effects price also.But for me I think its really going to be worth it. I have to pay it in 4 installments which I have put on a 0% intrest credit card. I decided to pay the money and do becuase I suffer from TMJ joint disfunction so my jaw clicks everytime I eat and I grind my teeth and after after splint therapy the next stage was orthodontics and I see it as an investment as once my teeth are aligned, cosmeticaly there will be a big difference but functionaly it should reduce the jaw pain/sounds and headaches I get. But also prevent me from breaking and wearing my teeth in the future which should reduce the need for any dental treatment.



Think I have this maybe, Imy jaw always clicks when eating and opening my mouth no one can see it or hear it thou, can you move your bottom jaw forwards and bac kwards and get it to click to? the dentist has never picked up on it, prehaps i should say something?

Mine clicks pretty much any way I move my Jaw (the click is my case is the TMJ joint displacing) a high percentage of people do have some sort of TMJ joint issues, some are just alot worse than others and cause people different issues. There is now new eqiupment that can measure the vibrations in the jaw joints to determine whats going on. At the moment there are only a small number of dentists that have the equipment and knowledge.. But there is no harm in asking about it.

Sash6304;1926808

Cheers, I'll ask next time I have a checkup - although I have sort of … Cheers, I'll ask next time I have a checkup - although I have sort of asked before if they do it there (and they don't) but I could ask if she could refer me - if you don't ask you don't get eh??



Yeh they be able to refer you if its necessary,keep in mind you probably need to travel out of town for it too.

There's been loads of replies so hopefully it help you make a decision what to do.

I have used a new system called CLEARSTEP [url]www.clearstep.co.uk[/url]
My orthodontist in the South East invented/designed the system. Im just on my last set of 'moulds' and im sooo pleased with results. The clearstep system is an 'invisible' brace which you can remove. This was ideal for me as i didnt want the 'train tracks' and i could remove the mould whenever i had an important meeting etc. (and when you eat!) At first i had a quad helix to expand my upper teeth outwards (was a V shape - into a U shape) to give room for teeth to be moved back into position. This was for about 2 months. Then impressions were made and i received 8 'gum shield' like moulds. Each to last about 2 weeks - then move onto the next step. You really cant tell someone is wearing them. I had my upper jaw done only and paid £1500. i believe it is now slightly cheaper. I have had 4 lots of 8 moulds and got almost perfect teeth - 6 more steps to go!

Braces are good when youre wearing them but unless you wear a retainer forl ike 1 year after its been removed they will move slightly
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