About Us

The NZAO is the professional body of orthodontists in New Zealand. Our members commit to continuously improving their education and professional development in the art and science that is orthodontics.

Orthodontists specialise in straightening teeth, making them bite together properly and creating a great smile.

All our members are dentists who have undertaken an additional 2-3 years of specialist university education in the discipline of orthodontics. Specialist orthodontists have the knowledge and training to advise on the full range of orthodontic options and treatment.

As the orthodontic authority in New Zealand, we oversee all professional development of our members and ensure the highest standards of care are adhered to at all times.

If you have any concerns about your orthodontist or your treatment you can find information about our complaints procedure on this website. We encourage you to speak directly to your orthodontist first, and if you are unable to reach a satisfactory resolution you are welcome to contact us at the NZAO office for further advice and information about our complaints resolution procedure.

All full members of the NZAO are registered orthodontic specialists. You can trust them to provide you with the best advice and treatment available. Ask your dentist or dental therapist for a referral or contact your local orthodontist directly for an assessment. Our members welcome your enquiry – for yourself or your child.

Your specialist orthodontist will provide benefits to you and your family that you will value for a lifetime.

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