Queensway Orthodontics :: What is orthodontics?

What is
orthodontics?

 

What is orthodontics?

Actual patient

Orthodontics is a specialist field of dentistry which concentrates on straightening a patient’s teeth and correctly aligning their jaws. Each of these elements is important in the overall functionality of your mouth. We need straight teeth and correctly aligned jaws for everyday activities such as eating and chewing. 

Should I see an orthodontist or a dentist?

Both dental professionals play an important role in your oral health. Regular visits to your family dentist are essential for overall maintenance of your teeth, such as fixing cavities and monitoring any risk of gingivitis (gum disease). An orthodontist’s skills and expertise are required for orthodontic problems such as crowding, spacing and bite issues. 

 

Common orthodontic problems

Crowding

Crowding

Crowding occurs when your teeth must fight for space in your mouth.

 
 

Spacing

Spacing

Spacing occurs when your teeth are unable to fill the space in your mouth.

 
 

Over bite

Over bite

These occur when your top teeth sit over the bottom teeth.

 
 

Under bite

Under bite

These occur when your bottom teeth sit over the top teeth.

 
 

Sophie

Invisalign treatment

12 months treatment time

 

Our team

Meet the Queensway Orthodontics team who work together to ensure your treatment experience with us is an enjoyable one.

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INVISALIGN
TREATMENT

Staff # 1

Treatment coordinator

Katie achieved a diploma in Dental Hygiene from Newcastle university in 2005 and was chairperson of the North East Regional Group for the British society of Dental Hygiene and therapy 2008-2010.

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ORTHODONIC
THEROPISTS

Katie Turner

Orthodontic therapist

Katie achieved a diploma in Dental Hygiene from Newcastle university in 2005 and was chairperson of the North East Regional Group for the British society of Dental Hygiene and therapy 2008-2010.

Staff # 3

Dental Nurse

Katie achieved a diploma in Dental Hygiene from Newcastle university in 2005 and was chairperson of the North East Regional Group for the British society of Dental Hygiene and therapy 2008-2010.

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Dental
Nurses