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Posted by: Sherry | 2012/07/30

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Skew teeth

Hi Doc 

From a very young age, when I lost my first teeth, and my bigger teeth came through they grew back very skew and un-even. I have a slight overbite on the top, and the bottom front teeth are very skew and crowed.

I have 1 tooth in the front that is located slightly more back than the others.

I am extremely embarrassed about my teeth and when I laugh I will cover my mouth. In photo''s I will always smile with my mouth closed. Its been like this my whole life.

I''m now 28 years old. Am I too old for braces, or is there a way I can have my teeth straightened surgically and will my medical aid cover this?

Please can you advise me on the best way forward?

Thank you

Expert's Reply

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Oral health expert

No, you are definitely not "too old" for braces.
The best way forward is to see a dentist for a comprehensive check up. Once all cavities/gum issues are sorted out, the dentist will refer you to an orthodontist and you can have the braces done. good luck

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Posted by: dental expert | 2012/07/30

No, you are definitely not "too old" for braces.
The best way forward is to see a dentist for a comprehensive check up. Once all cavities/gum issues are sorted out, the dentist will refer you to an orthodontist and you can have the braces done. good luck

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