Orthodontics
Orthodontics deals with both the functional and aesthetic positioning of the teeth in the
mouth. Functionally, it’s important that the arrangement of the teeth makes the removal of
the plaque, and cleaning of the teeth, fairly easy to achieve. As with oral hygiene and
periodontology treatments, this is important for the long-term survivability of the teeth, as
well as contributing to good general systemic health. Also, the correct positioning of the
teeth is important for a stable and symmetrical bite (occlusion), as a malocclusion can lead
to problems in the jaw joint (TMJ: temporo mandibular joint), and or muscles in the face,
head, neck, shoulder and back areas.

Many people are concerned with the aesthetics, and crooked teeth are the most common
complaint of patients. It is no longer only “children” who have braces (which now come in a
wide variety of options … from the traditional metal (train-tracks!) … to invisible braces
placed on the back of the teeth … to removable clear plastic aligners. The orthodontist
would be able to discuss the various options available to solve the particular issue and
problems, and would work with the other dentists in MaloClinicsUK in a inter-disciplinary
approach.
Treatments include:
Preventative and interceptive treatment when the adult teeth start to come in
Facial skeletal development (orthopaedics)
Corrective straightening of the teeth beginning when all the adult teeth are in
Correction of any functional problems related to the development of the jaw and
teeth

General Dentistry
This is the core of the dental profession, where the restoration and aesthetic improvement
of the teeth is achieved. There are many various techniques and materials at the disposal of
dentists in MaloClinicsUK practices, and we will endeavour to help you achieve optimal oral
health with these various treatments
Treatments include:
Filling cavities
Repairing Fractured teeth
Change the shape and size of the teeth
Improved the aesthetics

Oral Hygiene
Without optimal oral hygiene, it is not possible to have a long-lasting smile, and well-
functioning teeth. Our hygienists will help to improve your techniques and either modify or
change your habits with your home-care of keeping your teeth clean, as well as advise you
on any dietary considerations which may adversely affect your oral health. Visits with the
hygienists in the MaloClinicsUK group are the foundation of all the work done, and this is an
ongoing process.
Treatments include:
Maintenance of treatments carried out
Regular scale and polishing
Tooth whitening/bleaching

Preventative care with fluoride
Pit & Fissue Sealants

Implantology
Dental implants were developed more than 40 years to provide a treatment possibility of
replacing 1 or more teeth. Losing teeth has a very large impact on the quality of life, both
with regard to the aesthetics, as well as the function, which has a very large impact on the
general health, both physical and psychological.
Replacing lost teeth which look and function as one’s own natural teeth, as opposed to
removable dentures, helps restore a patients self-confidence.
Dental implants are made of titanium which are extremely biocompatible. They are formed
to replace the lost roots of teeth, which can then support a crown or bridge, and appear as
the natural set of teeth.
MaloClinicsUK, as part of the international group of Malo Clinics, are among the worlds
leaders in developing both the dental implant components as well as establishing well-
documented techniques and protocols leading to a success rate of 98%+
Treatments include:
Placement of single implants to restore a single missing tooth
Placement of several implants to restore a section of the jaw with missing teeth
Placement of a number of implants to help support a full bridge replacing all the
teeth


Oral Surgery
All procedures relating to alterations, lesions, or pathologies in the gum and bone are dealt
with in oral surgery. This encompasses teeth that are non-salvageable due to trauma or
decay (caries), teeth without sufficient gum and bone support, benign or malignant growths
which can compromise function and general health. Oral surgery is an integral part of the
interdisciplinary approach to dental health, which includes all the sub-specialities that
MaloClinicsUK can deal with.
Treatments include:
Extractions of teeth
Removal of abscesses and cysts
Removal of impacted wisdom teeth


Periodontology
Periodontology is the sub-speciality of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, and
treatment of the gums and bone which support the teeth. The goal is to maintain the teeth
in a healthy state throughout life.
A large proportion of the population suffer from gum disease (gingivitis) and/or bone loss
(periodontitis) and it is usually a slow-progressing disease, but it can have a very debilitating
effect on a patients’ quality of life.
Gingivitis and periodontitis are caused by the presence of bacteria, first in the form of
plaque which when left in place quickly turns into calculus/tartar buildup which breaks
down the gums (gingiva) and subsequently the bone.
Treatments include:
Treatment of gum disease (gingivitis) and bone loss (periodontitis)
Surgical regeneration of lost gum (gingiva) and bone

Prosthodontics
Prosthodontics is the speciality of the replacement of lost teeth, or altering the function and
appearance of teeth. There are 2 sub-specialities of prosthodontics: removable
prosthodontics (partial or full dentures), and fixed prosthodontics (veneers, single
crowns/caps, bridges) which function exactly as ones’ own natural teeth.
All prosthodontics begin with the dentist, making the diagnosis leading to a comprehensive
treatment plan which might have several options, which would be explained to the patient,
ensuring that the patient fully understands what will be done. The dentist would take the
necessary moulds, either with silicone rubber impression material, or with new scans, and
these would be sent to the dental laboratory. The dental technologist then will produce the
removable prosthesis or fixed veneers, crowns/caps, bridges which the dentist and their
team would place, thus re-establishing a well functioning, and aesthetic dentition.
Treatments include:
Porcelain/Ceramic veneers
Crowns/Caps and bridges
Malo Acrylic or Ceramic Bridges
Dentures


Endodontics
When the nerve (pulp) becomes inflamed, infected, or dies, then the endodontist (root-
canal specialist) takes over. These conditions can be caused by mechanical trauma, fractures
to the tooth, or cavities in the tooth that are deep, allowing bacteria to come in contact with
the nerve and blood vessels in the tooth. The most common signs are increased sensitivity
to hot/cold, pain on chewing, or in the worst case scenario a swelling/abscess developing.
There can also arise a “spot” or blister in the gum next to the tooth (a fistula) that
occasionally drains of pus.
A root-canal treatment striv.es to remove all the infected or dead tissue in the tooth,
disinfecting it, and packing it with an inert filling material. This will then enable the root to
be maintained in the mouth, and to have a crown placed on the root
Treatments include:
Removing infected/inflamed nerve tissue
Disinfection and filling of the roots
Retreatment of failed root canal procedures
Surgical treatment of large areas of infeciton

Pediatric Dentistry

The treatment of children’s teeth is important and would be carried out in a gentle andcomfortable environment so that a child’s first experience with the dentist/hygienist is apleasant and positive experience.By starting early in a child’s development, tooth decay, and the spacing of the teeth (whichis important to minimise any problems later in life that might lead to the need of morecomprehensive treatment) can oftentimes be prevented.It is as important to maintain the health of the “baby” teeth (or “milk teeth”) as it is withadult teeth, and to instil good oral hygiene habits at an early age.