ORTHODONTICS AT FITZ PARK DENTAL PRACTICE
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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We offer the latest in modern dentistry to give you a healthy, happy smile. This site offers detail on all treatments offered.
Appointments are best placed during office hours by calling the practice number. Alternatively call in if you are passing, we are always happy to chat.
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At Fitz Park Dental Practice, we are dedicated to providing our patients with supior quality treatment at an affordable price.
Principal Dentist - GDC 75410Simon is the Principal dentist and owner of the Fitz Park Dental Practice.
Associate Dentist - GDC 77567Robert has been living and working as a dentist in Cumbria since graduating in the year 2000.
Practice Manager - GDC 121378Lindsey has been a dental nurse for over twenty years and is qualified in Dental Radiography.
Implant Surgeon - GDC 72150Richard is a highly skilled dental implant surgeon and has placed over 5,000 implants.
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Hygienist - GDC 3242
Dental Nurse - GDC 255104
Dental Nurse - GDC 253373
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Receptionist/Dental Nurse - GDC 126039
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How many people can say that they like going to the dentist? I know this isn’t the norm but I actually look forward to my appointments. Our dentist has inspired me to want to take more care of my teeth and helped to banish all the age old fears associated with the reluctance to see the dentist and stepping into the dentist’s chair.
I take more care of my teeth than ever before as my dentist has helped me to understand how good oral hygiene can affect other areas of your health. Regular visits to our dentist ensure that we are doing the right things and looking after our teeth correctly which is good insurance for our overall health for the future.
Couldn't recommend Fitz Park Dental Practice highly enough.
I actually enjoy going to the dentist now. They make me feel at ease from the moment I arrive from the friendly response at reception to the highly professional relaxed manner of the dentists which all works towards helping me feel at ease and assured I am in good hands.