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The SLDA responds to general questions which pertains to your oral health. The following is a list of such questions and our responses. To ask a question, please visit Ask from a Professional. For more resources on oral health, please see our topics on oral health.

Tue, 29 Dec 2015 09:11:03 +0530 by Sriya
Q: Dear Sir,i'm 28 years old, from years i was thinking to straight my teeth.Now i can see it come out more, can we have braces in National Hospital, Colombo for free or there are charging...
A: Dear Sriya, Please see the answer given to Madhushan.... Read More

Tue, 29 Dec 2015 04:00:12 +0530 by shantha
Q: Dear Sir when I was 28 years old dentist advised me to fixed brackets(ordinary)(Upper and lower) and I under went the treatment. now I am 51 years old. my front two teeth(center) are leaving little by little (I think I don't have gum related problems)and...
A: Dear Shantha, Teeth straightened by orthodontic treatment (frixed brackets etc.) may change slightly after some time. However, there can be other reasons too. The best option is to return to the clinician who... Read More

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 10:18:51 +0530 by Pria
Q: Dear Sir, I am currently a resident in Sri Lanka and I would like to continue my orthodontic treatment here in Sri Lanka. Will I be eligible for treatment in the government hospitals? If not can you please recommend me some hospitals. Thanking You for yo...
A: Dear Priya, You will first have to consult the doctor at the orthodontic clinic to see if it is possible to continue the treatment. Please refer to the answer given to Madhushan (... Read More

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 12:54:32 +0530 by Wimal
Q: Dear sir, I'm 25 years old, my front two teeth are come to much front, its happens in upside, I won't put brash for that, can I do that? Because some people are adviceing me its over age so don't do, its become a big issue in futer, I seek y...
A: Dear Wimal, Age is not a problem to move teeth and give a pleasing appearence. But you must know that treatment with braces takes a little time to complete. If you want to know where you can get your treatmen... Read More

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 11:51:02 +0530 by Natalie
Q: Dear Sir, I need to do a root filling for one of my upper premolars. I'm living overseas and my dentist advised me to do it ASAP, but it's very expensive here. So I'm thinking of coming down to Colombo for the procedure. May I pls know how many days th...
A: Dear Natalie, Root canal treatment can be completed in a single visit or in multiple visits depending on the situation of your tooth. It will be safe to allow about 2 weeks for a multivisit treatment although it may differ. If ... Read More

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:42:33 +0530 by Madhushan
Q: Dear sir, please make me aware whether government institutions, such as national hospital provide dental brace treatment and related consultancy service. If yes, please mention a few of such institutions situated in the Colombo district, and the way of co...
A: Dear Madhushan, Yes, orthodontic specialty services (including braces) are available for the citizens of Sri Lanka at selected government hospitals. In the Western province, you may visit any of the following: ... Read More

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 22:18:11 +0530 by sandeepa
Q: Im from Kurunegala i have a big gap between my front incisors, so im hoping to get braces to fix this gap can you please just tell me how much it will normally cost to get braces and will my age be a problem im 23 years old. Thank you....
A: Dear Sandeepa, Age is not a major problem to get your teeth corrected with braces. However, early correction is encouraged for better coorperation and outcome. Cost of treatment varies upon what kind of orthodontic treatment (b... Read More

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:13:40 +0530 by Dushee
Q: Dear Sir,Madam, I'm 22 years old.When I was 8 years old two of my front teeth had broken & a nurfilling has been done.I wish to use a braces in near future. Is there any bad effect for my two of broken teeth when my teeth are pull backward? Thank yo...
A: Dear Dushee, Root canal treatment (nerve filling) is usually not a problem for orthodontic treatment (braces). However, your doctor will assess the two teeth concerned and advice you accordingly.... Read More

Sun, 05 Oct 2014 08:59:14 +0530 by Manoj de Silva
Q: Is there a safe procedure to whiten teeth? Where can I get it done in Galle district? ...
A: Dear Manoj, Teeth whitening is a safe procedure as long as it is done under the supervision of a dental surgeon after examining you thoroughly.... Read More

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:30:46 +0530 by manjula dias
Q: Dear sir, im living in mirigama. and my front side upper tooth is came to front and from the middle of two teeth have a space. is it possible to fix this problem by operation. and get a normal teeth. please guide me. give me a place to visit. or contact ...
A: Dear Manjula, There are many means by which a protruding tooth and a space (gap) between two teeth can be fixed. It is difficult to tell what exactly is best for you without examining you. Please see the nearest dental surgeon ... Read More




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