Consulted Dr. Sumit Bhatnagar (Dental Surgeon)
I do not recommend the doctor
Hoped for better: Explanation of the health issueTreatment satisfaction
So i visited dr. Bhatnagar on 19th august 2017. I visited dr bhatnagar to correct the alignment of my teeth. Before i go any further, let me tell you that my teeth just just slightly misaligned and i dont have a major overbite or underbite issue. Just a minute gap between my incisors and slightly misaligned front two teeth. After checking my teeth for hardly a minute, he gave my two options, composite and veneers. I told him, i wanted to go for braces irrespective of the treatment duration as my teeth are perfectly healthy and the options he gave my should be the last resort. I knew about all the options as i have researching about the treatment for over six months now. But dr bhatnagar still asked me to go for veneers saying braces will take a very long time and veneers will look better. I again told i wanted to go for braces and correct the teeth naturally. At this point, dr bhatnagar asked the orthidontist who was also there if braces were a feasible option. The orthodontist checked my teeth for just a couple of seconds and told me braces can work but i should go for veneers. In order to convince me further, he told me that i will have to go for extraction for 4 teeth in order for braces to work. I dont understand how can he advice me for extraction of 4 teeth without even counting my teeth and did not even consider the gap i already have. At this point i just lost the trust in dr bhatnagar and his orthodontist friend. Even when i was leaving, he again asked me to think about the two options he gave me earlier. Cost: composite - around rs 15,000, veneers- 12000 per tooth (48000 in total for 4 teeth) , braces - rs 40000-50000. I totally understand his point of view for advising me to go veneers. Who wouldnt want rs50000 for one day treatment than treat the patient for 1 year. Also, veneers often leads to sensitivity. Not visiting dr bhatnagar ever again.
Dr. Sumit Bhatnagar replied
You only did consultation with us and you were unable to understand long term pros and cons of all explained treatment options. Some people comes to us with some fixed ideas in their mind which sometimes is difficult for us to make things understand to them. Kindly Get it treated wherever you want. To move your upper teeth, it requires clearance from lower teeth too, which we failed to make you understand . Orthodontics option for you is not as simple as you think, just closure of gap. My Orthodontist is having 25 years of experience and comes from South Delhi Once in month to work here, why would he refuse taking up a new case, He was getting nothing suggesting you a veneer, but even then an experienced orthodontist suggested you to not to go for a ortho treatment.....But these things u will not understand NOW...........yes porcelain veneers are costly but we suggested you for composite veneer which was very very cheap and without any complications ....Best of luck for your future