Improving lip support and your overall facial beauty with orthodontics

Posted on Dec 27, 2014 in News
Improving lip support and your overall facial beauty with orthodontics

Invited by EF Medispa, last month Dr Moira Wong wrote an advice piece for the skincare clinic’s newsletter on how orthodontics can help improve lip support and overall facial beauty. The article has received so much good feedback that we have decided to share with you a more in-depth discussion on this issue.

If you have read this article, you will know how orthodontists can support the anti-aging procedure and help you to look even more youthful. After cosmetic treatments, if you would like to further enhance your face and improve your confidence, then orthodontics would definitely be the answer.


To sum up, the contour of the face and lips relies on two elements: facial tissue (including fat and muscle) and bone structure (cheekbones, jaw and teeth). Changes in your bone structure not only give you a better smile, they also improve your lip support, making Botox treatment look much more natural.

The reason only orthodontists can achieve this is very simple. In order to either align the front teeth, move the front teeth backwards, or both, you may need to have bicuspid teeth removed, something only an orthodontist can do. The degree of change to the profile can be highly beneficial, for example by improving lip support.

What you need to keep in mind is that only a well-trained orthodontic specialist, not general dentists, can provide such treatment. Also, although this treatment is recommended after botox surgery, it shouldn’t be taken lightly. It is essential to have a thorough diagnosis carried out by an experienced orthodontist. The diagnosis varies from patient to patient but generally it includes taking photographs, at least two x-rays, and making models of your teeth. This is the standard care for a proper treatment plan.

If you live in the local area, feel free to pop in to our practice or call us on 020 7368 6611.


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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.