Orthodontics - by Specialist Orthodontist Mary Lo
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that focuses on the alignment of teeth. It involves the diagnosis and treatment of dental problems including crowded, crooked or protruding teeth, along with problems with your bite.
Problems with the alignment of your teeth can cause you to lose confidence in your smile, affecting your overall self-confidence. However, there are more than just aesthetic reasons for seeking orthodontic treatment if you are unhappy with the alignment of your teeth.
Issues with tooth alignment and with your bite can affect how you bite and chew food. This can have an impact on your general health because being unable to bite or chew certain foods properly means you may have a restricted diet. Crowded and poorly aligned teeth are also difficult to clean properly, with cleaning in between the teeth often proving particularly difficult. This can lead to a build-up of plaque and further dental health complications.
At Park Road we can help you to improve your smile, bite and confidence with a wide range of tooth straightening treatments. Dr Mary Lo is a resident expert, at our practice, on innovative tooth-straightening treatments.
Think orthodontics and most people think braces. These are indeed the most common orthodontic treatment, comprising wires and brackets that apply gentle pressure to your teeth over time to move them into the desired position. Orthodontics has advanced a great deal in recent years, meaning modern orthodontic treatment is both quicker and more comfortable than it was in the past. Traditional metal braces are far more discreet than they used to be, and depending on the type and amount of correction needed, there are also more discreet options available.
As well as traditional metal braces, we offer Invisalign invisible, removable aligners, which gently move your teeth into their desired position without the need for brackets and wires, and Incognito lingual braces, which act much like regular braces but are fitted to the back of your teeth for maximum discretion.