Apprehension turned into confidence

Posted on Sep 1, 2016 in Happy Patients, News

We understand that having braces at a later stage in life can seem quite daunting and leave you feeling apprehensive. That’s why at Moira Wong Orthodontics, we take the time to listen and address any concerns that you might have to ensure you feel 100% comfortable before proceeding.

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Apprehension turned into confidence:

I have experienced Orthodontics from two sides, firstly, as a parent, almost 8 years ago my youngest daughter attended the clinic. When my new dentist suggested that I really needed to re-align my teeth to improve my bite. I had no hesitation in choosing Dr. Moira Wong’s practice. I was apprehensive at first and questioned the necessity of the treatment at my age (58). I was concerned about how I would look to my friends and family. No one ever questions the need to wear glasses, but braces, at my age? I was apprehensive.

After visiting Dr. Wong for a consultation, she put my mind at ease and explained the process and helped me realise that if I wanted to keep my teeth healthy through my life, then the treatment was 100% beneficial. Two years on, I can truthfully say, that I am glad I took that giant leap of faith. Yes, I got the occasional quizzical stare from a shop assistant, but my family and friends and work colleagues have all been supportive. Many people have said, that they, as adults, had braces and you won’t regret it, nobody has ever said I wish I hadn’t.

Prior to the work I was very conscious of the look of my teeth and knew that I struggled with my chewing of foods. After all the work, I can now confidently smile and eating is now more of a pleasure than a chore. It has all been down to the skills of Dr Wong, the process and intricate movements and alignment of all my teeth has been fascinating to see. Each visit, minor adjustments are made and each step is carefully explained so that I understood what was happening and why. The team all made me feel special and are very enthusiastic and supportive.

When my braces were removed they were more pleased than I was. They were so happy at seeing the results of all their hard work and it helps show how committed and professional they all are.

I am now more confident with my smile and I don’t regret having the work done, and I am especially happy to have chosen Dr Moira Wong’s practice.

– Steve Jackson

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.