I have an overbite and one of my lower 4 incisors sits infront of the rest. I have had all my life My annual checkup shows my mouth is overall clean and healthy. I have only visited the dentist for checkups and the fitting of a cap/filler of one broken tooth. The last time I had the cap replaced was 3 years ago, at which point the dentist said they would fix it permanently when I stopped growing. I am 18 now and in full time education. The overbite and dodgy tooth affect my confidence a fair bit, I notice how much better my jawline looks when I correct it myself, but this isn't permanent. I hope to get this fixed before university. My question is whether I am eligible for treatment under the nhs, seeing as the tooth infront is only cosmetic, I genuinely don't see how they could get it to fit back in anyway as there doesn't appear to be much space. The overbite definitely affects how I look, talk and eat. My teeth are thinner where they grind, and could explain why one of them broke in a relatively minor accident. I'm no dentist.
If not, how much do you reckon it would cost privately, and how long do you reckon treatment would last?
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