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never ending braces drama

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Daisylil

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Hi I’m 17 years old and have previously posted on this website about my stressful and traumatic experience with my teeth. I’ started off with good teeth but as I got older and suddenly fell continuously ill after the age of 10 I’ve had bad teeth and happen to have the worst in my family even though for many years I have been going by a strict low sugar diet and a very scrutinising dental hygiene regime. However all this efforts clearly have failed and side by side I’ve been on the process of getting braces. Which has been another never ending bad story!

Around Oct 2011
I had 4 of my 2nd molars filled that we’re very deep at this time I had been on one year of constant antibiotics and had suffered from typhoid for a month and just recovered. I still had loads of baby teeth at the time but everything was sealed and secured. No other cavities but was first told that I’d be needing braces

Moved countries in 2012 may

June 2014

By this time all my baby teeth had fallen out except two front ones, One of the molars broke off and ended up having to be done into a root canal I was told again I need braces and saw a orthodontist. It was decided they’d pull out the stubborn baby tooth and once the loose tooth would fall out that I would start my orthodontic treatment and would need that root canal teeth taken out for space for teeth to align. No other cavities

2015 move counteries again

September 2015
By that time the baby tooth had fallen out but moving to the uk meant that we’d need to get on the nhs and find a new dentist it took us 6 months to get a dentist appointment and in the span of a year I had all of a sudden developed 5 cavities (during this time I had gone onto a completely sugar free diet) from here it took another 8 months to get an appointment with the orthodontist and to fill 5 new cavities and re fill the three 2nd molars because infection had developed.


May 2016

Finally have orthodontist appointment and qualified for braces on the nhs but was told a two year waiting list which I got put on.

Meanwhile I had check ups every 4 months and had to go through 4 different dentists

Skip to February 2018
Finally received letter that we had reached the top and was booked in for the mold and then for a specialist appointment.

March 2018 (second appointment)
This is where it went down hill. During all this time I had been making every effort to keep my teeth at their best while my siblings didnt bother with hygiene or diet at all and they had only a single cavity. My brother had all his orthodontist appointments the same time as me however his treamtnent is sliding through and he got booked in for braces for three months later. I on the other hand was made to feel as if I was some unhealthy unkept girl who doesn’t take care of her teeth when this is far from true and they said that I would need for my dentist to give the all go that I should have all four of my 2nd molers taken out for my braces and then only would I have any further things decided.

Skip to 24th may 2018
After three evaluations with the dentist and two different dentist opinions it’s agreed all 4 will be taken out and I got booked in for my 6 fillings for end of June and early July


30th may 2018

Another orthodontist appointment where they decide they will need another three months from July to see if I get more cavities after my fillings which makes no sense because I’ve had consistent check ups in the last year and then they’ll start the referral process of my teeth extraction which takes another three months and that leaves us to October

I’m 17 and half and will be 18 in 6 months everyone I know has gotten their braces or will have them by the end of this school term, I am very insecure about my teeth but I take so so much care that I have paranoia about what I eat and how clean the teeth are it’s taken a toll on my mental health in the last 6 months and the scrutinising and patronising attitude from dentist and orthodontist doesn’t help. Specially when they refuse to listen to me and take knowledge of my efforts. I feel even more depressed by the fact that I’ll be in year 13 and the last person to get braces in my year and more then anything is seeing people around who don’t care having it so easy. I have no one to talk to who understands this so I’m hoping I’ll get some understanding and hope here and help anyone else going through this.
 
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Daisylil

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Apr 13, 2018
Messages
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Anyone going through anything similar or experienced anything like this?
 
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