Oral Health

Question
Posted by: Lady-bugged | 2010/11/29

Q.

Unaligned set

Dear Doc

I have unaligned teeth. I''ld like to have braces or railway lines and I was told that would cost me between R8000 to R15000. However I am sitll a varsity student without medical cover. I would like to know what my options are because some of my teeth are starting to rot. Also, I''ld like to know if these unaligned teeth could be the reason why I have deep nasolabial lines at only 26 (these make me look 5 to7 years older)?

Looking forward to your response
Ladybugged

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

unlikely that the crooked teeth are causing the nasilolabial lines.
Before any braces are done you will need to fix the decayed teeth FIRST.
see a dentist for the fillings. The quote you have for the braces sounds reasonable.

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Posted by: Hestia | 2010/11/29

My mistake. 18 months to pay the balance. Typing error.

Reply to Hestia
Posted by: Hestia | 2010/11/29

Hi Lady-bugged. I just resently started with my braces. They offered me an option where I had to pay 20% as a deposit and the rest to be paid over a period of 16 months. Making my monthly fee R790. Much more affordable. The most orthodontist offer this as a payment option. Don''t wait to long. I am now 32 and wish I did it much earlier. Good luck!!!

Reply to Hestia
Posted by: dental expert | 2010/11/29

unlikely that the crooked teeth are causing the nasilolabial lines.
Before any braces are done you will need to fix the decayed teeth FIRST.
see a dentist for the fillings. The quote you have for the braces sounds reasonable.

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