I have had my braces put on in early January and am heading towards the halfway mark of my first year.
My problem is that I have an overbite and so i was given traintracks by my orthodontist to fix it. But my orthodontist is now a four hour train ride from my university. The clinic i go to only takes patients on wednesdays and fridays when i have lectures pretty much 9-5. My degree has points given for attending all lectures, but you have to attend them ALL to get the extra 10% and it costs me around £50 to go home and back if I wanted to get to an appointment.
This means i can't get to see my orthodontist very regularly I basically have to wait until i am back in my hometown for the holidays to have another appointment. SO the appointments are going to end up being something like 3 months apart. I have heard from some people that waiting that long isn't worth the treatment so I worry my treatment will be cancelled. And i really want my teeth to be fixed! But I just can't seem to find time, (or really want to spend that much money). I have thought about transferring to an orthodontist in the city of my university. But then from june to october i will have to do the 4 hour journey back.
I was wondering if anyone has ever been in a similar situation and could give some advice? Whether i should just screw the lectures and do it occasionally or put up with it?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
P.S. I currently am on free nhs treatment.
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- Thread Starter
- 24-01-2010 23:28
- 24-01-2010 23:32
and can't you just reregister with an actual dentist at your university and make appointments that fit you? They can just continue your treatment thereLast edited by dogdaysareover; 03-06-2010 at 18:39.
- 24-01-2010 23:34
I'm going to be in the same situation from October onwards, but with a 6 hour+ journey
I think that the lecturers would understand as it's probably something they come across quite often, but if you can switch to somewhere closer, then there's no reason not to really is there?
- 25-01-2010 14:35
It really sucks - I've had braces for 2 years and every month have had to go for appointments and when I was uni which was 2 n half hours away it was such a pain!!!
You can't transfer I don't think.
Also I used to catch up with lectures online so try your very best to keep up with the work!Last edited by Holamigo; 25-01-2010 at 14:37.