Advanced Braces for Children

Posted on Sep 5, 2017 in News
Advanced Braces for Children

An advanced treatment for Children is now available…

At Moira Wong Orthodontics, we are highly experienced in fitting a wide range of the latest cosmetic orthodontic braces and near invisible Invisalign braces for creating straight teeth and beautiful smiles. So we’re always looking to use the latest modern realignment techniques which can literally transform the lives of both adult and child patients.

Invisalign Teen with mandibular advancement

Invisalign Teen with mandibular advancement is a clear aligner solution for Class II correction. Offering the same benefits of the Invisalign Teen advanced clear aligner system, it combines features previously only available from treatment with functional appliances. The Invisalign Teen with mandibular advancement aligners have been specifically designed for moving the lower jaw forward while simultaneously aligning the teeth this makes the treatment much more efficient and patient-friendly.

Comparison of Invisalign Teen and traditional functional appliance methods:

Invisalign teen for complex cases

Invisalign Teen for complex cases

  • Treatment length: 18-24 Months – 6 months quicker
  • Treatment plan: Single phase combined treatment: corrects goofy teeth & straightens teeth together
  • Speech: Unaffected by invisalign
  • Visibility: Invisible
  • Comfort: Very comfortable
  • Lost braces: No cost for lost aligners

Twin block & Fixed braces

Functional then braces

  • Treatment length: 24-36 Months
  • Treatment plan: 2 Phases – Overjet correction & tooth straightening done separately
  • Speech: Affected by twin block
  • Visibility: Obtrusive
  • Comfort: Variable
  • Lost braces: Expensive

Invisible braces specifically designed for teenagers?

Invisalign has several treatment options available for teenagers, depending on the stage of teeth development.

Some teenagers will be suitable for the same Invisalign treatment as adult patients. Younger teenagers, or those who haven’t got all of their adult teeth erupted can be treated with Invisalign Teen – a treatment designed specifically for teenagers. Your dental practitioner will determine which treatment best suits your individual needs and the condition of your teeth.

Read more about Invisalign Teen

If you have dental concerns, please make an appointment with us.
Dr. Moira Wong – Orthodontist

An exceptionally skilled orthodontist who simply loves to improve the smiles of adults and children.

Dr Moira Wong (GDC no: 67960, UK) developed an ambition to specialise in the field of orthodontics during her time as a dentistry student at the London Hospital Medical College. After graduating in 1994, she gained experience in all fields of dentistry prior to specialisation. This included working as part of the Pennstar trauma team at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr Wong’s career pathway began with a spell as a house officer in prosthetic dentistry at the Royal London Hospital, followed by senior house officer positions at the Bristol Dental Hospital. During this period she gained her fellowship in dental surgery and worked in the paediatric dentistry department, treating special needs children and addressing complicated developmental problems. She also worked with adults requiring the replacement of multiple teeth.

Returning to London to take up a position as a senior house officer in oral surgery, Dr Wong gained experience in dental and facial surgery. One of her busiest nights was helping with the suturing of patients following a national rail crash.

Dr Wong was then accepted onto the specialty training programme at Guy’s Hospital, where she spent a further three years gaining her master’s degree. She continued onto a consultant training programme at King’s College and St George’s Hospital, gaining her Fellowship in orthodontics. Currently less than 300 UK practitioners have this level of training, with just 5 to 10 people gaining the accreditation in an average year.

Today, Dr Wong has acquired an excellent reputation for her highly sophisticated work and approachable, communicative manner. Her ambition is to be recognised as nothing less than the best orthodontist in London.