Orthodontics and facial-tooth orthopedics is the branch of Dentistry that includes the diagnosis, prevention and correction of malocclusion, whether due to poor dental position or associated musculoskeletal structures. This area has specialized technology and equipment to provide you with treatment according to your individual needs.
Orthodontics is the branch of Dentistry that corrects the position of the teeth and jaws, preventing, intercepting and correcting malocclusions (inadequate fit of the teeth).
Misaligned teeth make hygiene difficult (increasing the risk of caries and periodontal disease), cause masticatory stress with pain (head, ears, neck or back) and an unaesthetic appearance, decreasing self-esteem.
An orthodontic treatment can also help to improve swallowing, breathing and speech, correcting the skeletal position. Currently, there are virtually invisible devices such as Invisalign that are highly evolved to help correct these problems and improve the smile.
Orthodontic treatment can be indicated at any age, through an orthodontic diagnosis (using specific x-rays for craniofacial study, photographic evaluation of your face and analysis of tooth/jaw discrepancy) and it will evaluate and advise which dental appliances will best fit the needs of each patient.
RECOGNISED FOR ITS PROFOUND KNOWLEDGE IN PERIODONTOLOGY, THE ALCOFORADO CLINIC ENSURES THE PREVENTION, TREATMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF GUM HEALTH AND OTHER TISSUES THAT SUPPORT THE TEETH.
Doc. Sofia Flor Garcia
License #: 6445
Master's Degree in Dental Medicine by the Egas Moniz School of Health and Research in 2008.
Postgraduate in Clinical Orthodontics in 2010
Post-graduation in orthodontic biomechanics in 2010
Member of the Orthodontics Care Consultancy at the Egas Moniz School of Health and Research Clinic since 2011 where currently works as Deputy Team Leader.
Invisalign certification in 2016
Post graduation based on the Invisalign technique in 2019
Author and co-author of several scientific posters