Mary Lo Consultant Orthodontist

Types of Braces

Metal & Ceramic Braces

These are the most common type of orthodontic braces. Vast majority of patients need fixed orthodontic braces (‘train tracks’) to straighten their teeth, and to achieve the best possible improvement of their smile. They are small precisely designed engineered buttons called brackets are glued/bonded to each tooth. Occasionally, metal rings called bands are also fitted around the back/molar teeth......more

Harmony System

If your smile isn't as straight as you would like it to be, you may feel self-conscious about laughing and smiling in public. In addition to improving the look of your smile, though, there is a real health benefit to having teeth that are correctly aligned, from experiencing optimal function and an ideal bite to ease of oral hygiene......more

Incognito Lingual Bracket System

Incognito Lingual Hidden Braces as an alternative to Invisalign, metal or tooth-coloured clear braces. Our patients love being able to improve their smile without anyone knowing they are in orthodontic treatment. Anyone who wants to hide their treatment process could benefit from using Incognito Lingual Bracket System......more

WIN Lingual System

WIN System is the latest generation of made-to-measure lingual orthodontic appliances, which can be adapted to individual requirements, creating smiles that enhance self-esteem without compromising the aesthetics of the patient or the outcome of treatment......more

Invisalign – Clearly Different!

Invisalign treatment uses a series of virtually invisible, custom made, removable and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth that allow you to smile more during treatment as well as after......more

Functional Braces

Every person is an individual and everybody’s growth spurt is different. Growth of your jaws is an important consideration during your orthodontic treatment. Much of your jaw growth is genetically determined, just like the colour of your eyes, or how tall you grow......more

Removable Braces

The earlier orthodontic problems are identified, the better your chances are of needing less treatment. That is why it is recommended children have an orthodontic assessment between the ages of 7 and 11. During this time their teeth and jaw are still growing so we’re able to identify any issues they may have in the future and plan for it accordingly......more


Upon completion of braces treatment, appliances are removed and the teeth polished. However the orthodontic treatment is certainly not complete. As the teeth are part of the body’s biological system, there can be a natural tendency for teeth to move once braces are removed......more

Rapid Maxillary Expansion and Surgical Assisted Rapid Palatal Expansion (SARPE)

A Rapid Maxillary Expander (RME) is designed to widen the upper dental arches. Typically we don’t use RME for the lower arch. A RME is a custom made device fits on the inside of the upper teeth to widen the roof of the mouth to correct posterior crossbites......more