All About Orthodontics

An Orthodontist can help you have a great smile. On this site you can find a wide range of information about orthodontics.
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The Science Behind Crooked Teeth: Everything You Need to Know
The prevalence of crooked teeth, medically known as malocclusion, has prompted a growing interest in understanding why teeth are crooked and the best methods for correction.
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Expert Advice for a Stress-Free Trip with Braces
Traveling with braces requires thoughtful planning and preparation to ensure dental hygiene and treatment continue seamlessly despite being away from home. Embarking on travel presents unique challenges such as dietary considerations and maintaining oral hygiene on the go.
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Are DIY aligners safe for straightening teeth at home?
Are DIY aligners for teeth straightening a safe and cost-effective alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment? Who do I trust?
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How To Make Sure Braces Don’t Affect Your Lifestyle
Braces can transform your appearance and boost your self-confidence. If you're considering braces as an adult, you may have concerns about how they will affect your daily life.
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The Ultimate Guide to Invisalign Clear Aligners
This ultimate guide is designed to be the all-in-one place for everything you will need to know about the clear aligner brand Invisalign.
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How Effective Are Clear Aligners in Straightening Teeth for Kiwis?
Clear aligners have gained popularity among orthodontic patients worldwide, offering a more discreet and convenient alternative to braces. Explore the benefits and effectiveness of clear aligners, compare them to traditional braces, address common concerns, and provide insights into the treatment process.
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Types of Adult Braces in New Zealand: Choosing the Best Option for a Straighter Smile
By consulting an orthodontist for orthodontic treatment, adults can enjoy the confidence-boosting benefits of a straighter smile, meticulously crafted by these skilled professionals.
As an adult, why do I need to get orthodontic treatment for a second time?
Orthodontic treatment is something many of us had as teenagers and then expected our smile to go the distance.
How Much Do Braces Cost?
Considering getting orthodontic treatment but not sure about costs and what is included? Read this so that you can make an informed decision about the cost of orthodontic treatment.
Beware of the promise of a quick or cheap fix
A number of short-term,’quick’ orthodontic treatment products and methods have appeared in recent years and are being offered by general dentists.
Tips for orthodontic treatment and school
Here’s the ultimate school orthodontic checklist to help your child keep their treatment on track during the school year.
Dentist or Orthodontist – What’s the difference?
What's the difference between a Dentist and an Orthodontist? Here's an outline of the roles and responsibilities of each one.
Common Teeth Issues Where Orthodontics Can Help
We’ve put together this easy-to-use A to Z guide to the most common orthodontic issues and what they mean in simple terms.
Getting Started: A guide for Parents
Your step-by-step guide to getting the best orthodontic treatment for your child
Getting Started: A Guide for Adults
Here’s our guide for how to choose orthodontic treatment as an adult.
How do genetics affect your teeth?
Genetics and teeth are more closely linked than most people realise. Here are three ways your teeth might be affected by your genetics:
Thumb and Finger-sucking Habits
Digit sucking is a natural reflex for a baby that may begin whilst in-utero, and parents should be assured that a sucking habit is considered to be a normal feature of a young child’s development.
Hidden Risks of DIY Teeth Straightening
Without a thorough examination by an orthodontist, the use of DIY aligner products is risky. The aligners can damage the roots of the teeth and the gums and can even cause teeth to become loose.