Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Crooked Teeth

Posted on Dec 25, 2018 in News
Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Crooked Teeth

Getting your teeth straightened isn’t just for vanity, it can actually improve both your dental and overall health:

– A misaligned bite and overlapping teeth can result in cracked or worn-down teeth.

– Straighter teeth are easier to clean, minimising cavities and conditions such as gum disease which is associated with developing heart disease.

– Modern teeth straightening options include removable plastic aligners as well as fixed braces and treatment can range from 9 months to 2 years.

“Orthodontic treatment isn’t usually available for adults on the NHS, although it may be approved for health reasons.”

Read the full story here: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6431087/Why-wonky-teeth-bad-heart-lungs.html

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.