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Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the field of Dental Medicine specialized in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental (poor dental positioning) and skeletal (incorrect growth/positioning of the jaws) alterations. The technical term to designate said alterations is malocclusion which means “bad bite”.

The problems of malocclusion (fitting of upper and lower teeth together) may be hereditary or acquired, either because of habits (prolonged use of a dummy or sucking the thumb, tongue interposition, oral respiration…) or because of the early loss of milk teeth or adult teeth, as well as other factors in which the patient may have gaps between the teeth, crowded teeth, overbite (the upper teeth cover the majority of the lower ones), open bite (upper and lower teeth almost don’t touch), cross bite…

The Orthodontics department of MALO CLINIC has a range of treatment solutions, removable and/or fixed. The fixed braces, which may be total or partial, are made up of brackets interconnected by metallic and elastic arches and joined to the teeth by way of an adhesive substance. There are metal braces, ceramic braces (where the braces are “tooth-coloured”) and lingual braces (thus having a very satisfactory aesthetic effect, as the arch is placed inside the arcade).

Some patients have complex dental problems which require the orthodontic practice to be combined with other kinds of interventions such as surgeries, root canal treatment, restorations, implants or periodontal treatments. In these situations, a treatment plan is drawn up which prefers a multidisciplinary approach involving various specialist areas.

Orthodontic treatment in adults has increasingly become a standard practice, as it enables in-depth oral rehabilitation, allowing a better job to be done in terms of the placement of implants, crowns, allowing not only a better aesthetic result, but also the greater longevity of the rehabilitation carried out.

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Aesthetic Improvement

Orthodontic problems very often have social and professional consequences, leading to situations where people are ashamed to smile. Proper orthodontic treatment allows an improvement in the dento-facial appearance, contributing to an increase in the patient’s self-esteem.

Improving Oral Hygiene

When correcting poor dental positioning, orthodontic treatment enables oral hygiene to be improved since crowded or crooked teeth are hard to hygienise properly. In this way the appearance of extensive caries and gum disease – which in extreme cases may lead to a loss of teeth – is prevented.

Increasing Chewing Efficiency

When re-establishing the correct relationship between lower and upper teeth, orthodontic treatment increases chewing efficiency, eliminating the difficulties of chewing certain types of food and providing more appropriate nutrition.

Improving Phonation and Breathing

The re-establishment of occlusion prevents and eliminates any respiratory problems, also having benefits in terms of phonation, resulting in an improvement in verbal communication, with evident consequences in terms of the social attitude of the patient.

Preventing Damage to the Temporomandibular Joint

In some cases, orthodontic treatment prevents complications in the temporomandibular joint (the joint which allows the joining of the jaw to the skull, to be precise, to the temporal bone) and which may be the origin of chronic pain in the head, face, neck or ears, as well as dizziness, nausea and limitations when opening and closing the mouth.

Orthodontics Team

Meet our Team

With the aim to provide you a service with highest quality and rigour, MALO CLINIC has a medical team specialized in Orthodontics.

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OMD nº.: 2718

Sandrina Ferreira

Director (Lisbon)
Academic Degrees
Degree in Dental Medicine at Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde Sul; Postgraduate in Orthodontics at Fundacion Gnathos – Argentina; Postgraduate in Orthodontics – MBT Philosophy; Postgraduate in Orthodontics – Straight Wire Low Friction Technique: synergy system; Master in Orthodontics at UNICID; Specialization course in Orthodontics by MEC Invisalign Certification Course; 3M Incognito Certification Course; Attending Orthodontic PhD at Barcelona University.
Teaching Experience
Awards & Recognitions
Publications

OMD nº.: 6014

Joana Vasco Henriques

Dentist
Academic Degrees
Degree in Dental Medicine at Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde Egas Moniz (ISCSEM); Postgraduate in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry at ISCSEM; Postgraduate in Orthodontics at Instituto Cervera – Madrid.
Teaching Experience
Awards & Recognitions
Publications

OMD nº.: 8953

Ricardo Coutinho

Dentist
Academic Degrees
Integrated Master in Dental Medicine at Faculdade de Medicina Dentária da Universidade de Lisboa (FMDUL); Postgraduate in Orthodontics at Instituto Cervera – Madrid.
Teaching Experience
Postgraduate in Teaching Methodology (occlusion) at FMDUL; Monitor of Occlusion at FMDUL.
Awards & Recognitions
Publications

OMD nº.: 2513

Sandra Teles

Dentist
Academic Degrees
Degree in Dental Medicine at Universidade de Passo Fundo – Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics Specialization at Universidade de São Paulo – Brazil; Postgraduate in Functional Maxillary Orthopaedics – Madrid; Postgraduate in Surgical Orthodontic Treatment – São Paulo, Brazil ; Postgraduate in Clinical Orthodontics – Lisboa.
Teaching Experience
Awards & Recognitions
Publications

OMD nº.: 9663

Sara Preza Carvalho

Dentist
Academic Degrees
Integrated Master in Dental Medicine at Faculdade de Medicina Dentária da Universidade de Lisboa (FMDUL).
Teaching Experience
Intensive Course of SWLF ® (Straight Wire Low Friction) System Technique at Universidade de Santiago de Compostela and International Orthodontic Center.
Awards & Recognitions
Publications

OMD nº.: 4221

Silvana Ghilardi Teles

Dentist
Academic Degrees
Degree in Dental Medicine at Universidade Federal de Pelotas – Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; Master in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics at Universidade de São Paulo – Brazil ; Postgraduate in Preventive Orthodontics at Universidade de São Paulo – Brazil; Postgraduate in Surgical Orthodontic Treatment – São Paulo, Brazil; Postgraduate in Functional Maxillary Orthopedics – Madrid.
Teaching Experience
Awards & Recognitions
Publications

OM nº.: 29283

Teresa Alonso

Doctor | Specialist in Stomatology
Academic Degrees
Degree in Medicine, Specialist in Stomatology; Post-Graduate in Orthodontics at Roth-Wiiliams Center of Funcional Oclusion; Post-Graduate in Orofacial Pain at Clinica Teknon – Barcelona and Dr. Okeson - Kentucky University; Master in Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery at HSJoão – Porto; Master Damon; Invisalign Certification; Incognito Certification.
Teaching Experience
Teaching of ATM Post-Graduation at Faculdad de Barcelona - Continuing Program training; Speaker at I, II, III Spanish Damon Congress; Lectures about Damon System - Study Groups in Lisboa, Porto, Barcelona, Paris and Viena; Speaker and Trainer of Damon System in Portugal; Damon Speaker International; Speaker at Ormodent Days – Paris; Member of SPODF, SPO, SEDO and AESOR.
Awards & Recognitions
Publications

OMD nº.: 955

José Carlos Henriques

Dentist
Academic Degrees
Degree in Dental Medicine at FMDUL - Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra; Master in Experimental Pathology; Degree in Orthodontics “Experto em arco Recto” in Madrid; Degree in Orthodontics for graduates at Gnathos Fundation.
Teaching Experience
Invited Assistant of Removable Prothesis in Dental Medicine degree at Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra.
Awards & Recognitions
Publications

OMD nº.: 6014

Joana Vasco Henriques

Dentist
Academic Degrees
Degree in Dental Medicine at Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde Egas Moniz (ISCSEM); Postgraduate in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry at ISCSEM; Postgraduate in Orthodontics at Instituto Cervera – Madrid.
Teaching Experience
Awards & Recognitions
Publications

OMD nº.: 3057

Carmen Bastos

Dentist
Academic Degrees
Teaching Experience
Awards & Recognitions
Degree in Dental Medicine; Post-Graduate in Orthodontics; Attending MBT Orthodontics Certification Course.
Publications

OMD nº.: 6091

Joana Almeida

Dentist
Academic Degrees
Degree in Dental Medicine at Faculdade de Medicina Dentária de Coimbra; Graduated at “Pediatric Dentistry” at CESPU - Cooperativa de Ensino Superior, Politécnico e Universitário.
Teaching Experience
Awards & Recognitions
Publications

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