Consultant Specialist Orthodontist with over 25 years' experience
To achieve the best results, Mary pays attention to the personal needs of each patient and their families. Whether the patient is a child or an adult, she creates beautiful smiles using the latest orthodontic technology and techniques.
Most malocclusions can be improved at any age. An important consideration is the age where the greatest improvement can be achieved in the least amount of time and at the lowest cost. The best age will vary from patient to patient. A consultation will help determine if and when treatment is necessary, since the orthodontist knows what to look for, based on their vast training and experience.
Contrary to what was previously believed, treatment for adults is possible at any age. In fact, today, one out of every five patients is an adult. Problems such as any of the following – spaces between the teeth, protrusion of teeth, tipping of teeth into a space that was not kept open after premature extraction or loss of a tooth, and teeth that have moved into abnormal position – can be helped by orthodontic treatment.
There is a wide range of effective orthodontic options for straightening teeth including 'traditional' and self-ligating metal and ceramic braces, Invisalign clear aligners, and lingual braces
The goal of orthodontic treatment is the same for children or adults – to straighten teeth so they look better and function better. This is achieved using braces or other appliances that put gentle pressure on your teeth to move them into the 'right' position over a period of months or years