17 Feb 2021

What is malocculsion?

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Dr Moira Wong, a leading orthodontist, explains what malocclusion is and why you should seek dental help for it. What is malocclusion and why is it bad for my teeth? Malocclusion is simply a misalignment between the upper and lower teeth. This can be caused by the teeth being in the wrong position alone or both the […]

17 Feb 2021

Should I get braces and which type is best for me?

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Braces are a really common orthodontic treatment, which is often carried out on children. However, more and more adults are realising the benefits of having a well-aligned jaw, both on their appearance as well as solving pain or discomfort caused by misaligned teeth. Dr Moira Wong, a leading orthodontist, talks about braces, their benefits and the different types available. […]

17 Feb 2021

Let’s get this straight: when should your child visit an orthodontist?

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When is it time to start taking your child to the dentist? And what signs should prompt you to take them to see an orthodontist? We asked Dr Moira Wong, a highly accomplished orthodontist based in London. When should children have their first dental check-up? When they get their first tooth it is good for children to get […]

17 Feb 2021

Top 5 reasons why adults need braces

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Braces were once thought of as a treatment for older children and teenagers – best to have while their jaws are still developing before the teeth settle in adulthood, right? Well, not necessarily. Modern orthodontics recognises that, in fact, the teeth can continue to move at any age, and adults with misaligned teeth may very well […]

17 Feb 2021

Interceptive orthodontic treatment for children

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Interceptive orthodontics is the early diagnosis of children’s future dental problems, such as overbites, underbites, jaw deformities and crowded teeth. As a result, these problems can be treated and even prevented before adult teeth grow in. Having trained in both the UK and the US, Dr Moira Wong has a lot of dentistry and orthodontic […]

17 Feb 2021

Orthognathic surgery – the jaw correction procedure

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If you have a lower jaw that is too long or too short, it results in the upper teeth sticking out a long way, or the lower teeth in front of the upper teeth as an underbite. The jaw may grow longer on one side than the other and this can cause facial asymmetry. If you notice any of these things then you should […]

17 Feb 2021

Your guide to the pulpectomy procedure

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Children can find themselves with infected teeth after having large tooth decays or a history of dental trauma. In these cases, the pulp inside their teeth may need to be removed via a dental procedure called a ‘pulpectomy’. Dr Carmen Colomar, a paediatric dentist and member of Dr Moira Wong’s highly experienced team, regular performs […]

17 Feb 2021

The importance of night guards

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Many people grind their teeth without even realising it until their dentist notices or their partner hears them in their sleep. A night guard can be worn to help people who grind their teeth while sleeping. A night guard doesn’t actually prevent a person from grinding their teeth. Rather, it shields and cushions the teeth so that […]

17 Feb 2021

What are the most common causes of a toothache in children?

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There are various causes of toothache in children, and as parents, the first thing we naturally want to do is to discover the cause and find ways to relieve them of this pain. Dr Carmen Colomar, a paediatric dentist and member of Dr Moira Wong’s highly experienced team, is here to provide answers to the most common […]

17 Feb 2021

Why have an overbite corrected?

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The overbite refers to an incorrect relationship of the front teeth and a lot of people think a ‘big overbite’ is when the top teeth stick out too much, however, the correct terminology is an increased overjet. Unfortunately, it can leave many adults feeling self-conscious about their teeth and in younger patients, children may be made fun […]