A new orthodontics practice recently opened up on Kensington Church Street, offering a wide range of specialised dental treatments for both children and adults alike.
From clear ceramic brackets to invisible braces on the inside of teeth, as well as the Invisalign method, Moira Wong Orthodontics provides many treatments that help to enhance self-confidence in patients and well as improving the overall general health. For children, the clinic specialises in interceptive treatment from the age of 7 that aims to prevent and reduce the need for more complicated attention later in life. For adult patients, Moira Wong Orthodontics seeks to solve long-term problems (such as jaw problems, discomfort when eating or even headaches, neck ache and shoulder tension) caused by mis-aligned teeth.
Treatments take place in the practice’s contemporary building which also houses a brand-new play room that’s been exclusively designed for children to play games, make friends and feel as happy and comfortable as they would do if they were at home.
The practice was founded by Dr Moira Wong, a dental graduate of the Royal London Hospital. After beginning her career as a house officer in prosthetic dentistry, she moved to Bristol Dental Hospital where she held senior house office positions. It was here that she gained her fellowship in dental surgery and worked in the paediatric dentistry department, treating special needs children and addressing complicated development problems. Dr Wong later moved to Guy’s Hospital, gaining her master’s degree, before continuing on to the consultant programme at King’s College and St George’s Hospital, achieving her Fellowship in orthodontics. At the moment, fewer than 300 practitioners have this level of training in the UK, with only 5 to 10 people each year gaining the accreditation. Dr Wong prides herself on her excellent reputation for highly skilled work and her approachable, communicative manner.
Moira Wong Orthodontics was officially opened by the Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea, Maighread Condon-Simmonds, a few weeks ago on an evening that also saw more than £1,000 raised for local charity Borne which strives to promote research into premature birth. At the opening, the Mayor praised the new local business, especially in its scope for helping younger patients:
“We need dentists in the local area a lot, especially highly-skilled orthodontists […] Children often have to travel quite far, all the way up to the West End so it means a lot to the community when finally they have a local orthodontist to go to. I’m pleased that our children in the area from now on are in the great care of Dr Wong […] There are lots of primary and nursery schools in Kensington so this opening will certainly bring more convenience for parents living locally.”
The founder of Borne, Professor Mark Johnson, also said:
“The charity strives to change the lives of mothers and babies by reducing the incidence of premature births. However, in order to do this, we need support to carry out our work and research. The funds raised in the event today mean so much to us, as it shows ongoing commitment of the local people and community. Certainly it gives us more encouragement on our journey to help prevent disability and death in childbirth and create lifelong health for mothers and babies.”
To find out more about the practice and the treatments it offers, please see moirawongorthodontics.co.uk.
Moira Wong Orthodontics
27A Kensington Church Street