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.
Dentist - GDC 85695Giles graduated as a dentist from Newcastle University in 2005.
Practice Manager - GDC 121378Lindsey first qualified as a dental nurse in 1998.
Implant Surgeon - GDC 72150Richard is a highly skilled dental implant surgeon and has placed over 5,000 implants.
Hygienist - GDC 4171
Hygienist - GDC 5202
Dental Nurse - GDC 293446
Professional/caring staff always providing a great service. Highly recommend this dentist.
For the sake of brevity the conscious dedication and constancy of professionalism at Fitz Park Dental Practice is unequivocally exemplary. From the front of house etiquette to the highly skilled dentistry the emphasis is focused on the single minded loyalty to the customer and patient care.
Excellent service and standards as usual with a reassuring team having been a patient of Simon's for a number of years.
I have been attending the Fitz Park Practice for several years now and have yet to have cause for complaint. I am presently going through the process of having an implant. At every stage Simon has carefully explained what's happening in relation to the whole process. All seems to be going well. The hygienist I see is excellent, particularly as she gives me plenty of advice to help me care for my teeth. My one regret is that this didn't happen 40 years ago! In terms of recommendation the fact that my wife has recently transferred to the practice show how confident we are in the care provided.
Since moving to Keswick 14 years ago, my wife and I have had excellent dental advice, care and treatment. Simon has a very good team from, receptionist through to examination, hygienist and treatment and we always feel that they have an interest in what is in the best for the patient. Highly recommended.
Treatment this morning with Simon; as professional and caring as ever. The whole team are impressive in their efficiency and good humour - I cannot recommend them highly enough.