Malocclusion means having crooked teeth or a poor bite. Bite refers to the way the upper and lower teeth line up. In a normal bite, the upper teeth sit slightly forward of the lower teeth. However, very few people have a perfect bite.

Most of the time, malocclusion is a cosmetic problem, which means that people don’t like the way their teeth look. But it can also have a serious impact on self-esteem. Plus, crooked teeth can be hard to take care of, which may lead to tooth decay or even tooth loss. When malocclusion is severe, it can even cause problems with eating or speaking.

Orthodontics is the dental specialism responsible for studying the mouth and correcting the position of the teeth. At Fitz Park Dental Practice, we will work with you to find the best option to improve the positioning of your teeth and ensure you have confidence in your smile.

First of all, we will x-ray your mouth and jaw and make a detailed plan for adjusting the position of teeth into sustainable positions, often using fixed braces. We will then arrange for an appointment every six weeks so we can tighten the braces.

The time you will need to wear the braces can be anything from one to two years – our team will guide you through what treatment plan most suits your needs.

While many people associate braces with younger people, they can be worn by people of all ages, and more and more adults are seeking to undertake courses of treatment. One factor in this is that orthodontic treatment is receiving increasing recognition for its role in improving self-confidence and making people feel better about their appearance long-term. Braces can be suitable for people who have

  • problems chewing food
  • gaps within teeth
  • a deep overbite where the front teeth overlap too much
  • an open bite where some teeth cannot be brought into contact
  • crooked, crowded or protruding teeth

We recommend that children are brought in to Fitz Park Dental Practice for their first orthodontic evaluation between the ages of seven and nine. Beginning treatment early means less work, meaning both better value and less inconvenience for the patient.

Stainless steel braces are the most popular with children as it allows the choice of different colours. Amongst adults, translucent or tooth coloured ceramic braces are the most commonly chosen option due to their cosmetic appeal.

Following your initial consultation at Fitz Park Dental Practice, the orthodontist will talk you through your available options to help you decide which option best suits your needs.


First of all, we will x-ray your mouth and jaw and make a detailed plan for adjusting the position of teeth into sustainable positions, often using fixed braces.


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Fitz Park Dental Practice initial health check

Fitz Park Dental Practice advises its customers to attend check-ups at least two times a year in order to maintain good oral health. Taking good care of your teeth and gums means you can expect to keep your teeth for life. To do this, regular trips to the dentist are essential in order that early signs of decay, gum disease and bite problems and be identified quickly.

A range of dental problems can be hidden, and regular check-ups and consultations are essential in order to stop, limit or manage the impact of these problems.

During your first consultation at Fitz Park Dental Practice, your dentist will examine the soft and hard tissue in your mouth.