A fantastic smile and straight teeth is one of the most important assets you possess. It is therefore vital you put your trust in the hands of professionals with the training, knowledge and experience to ensure you receive the best aesthetic, functional and stable treatment result. An orthodontist has completed a dentistry degree and then gone on to complete a further 2-3 years of full-time university study specialising in orthodontics. They are registered as orthodontic specialists with the Dental Council of New Zealand. This gives them the in-depth knowledge to accurately diagnose and offer a comprehensive range of treatment options.
Dr Rachel Moore is Northland’s only fulltime practising registered orthodontist.
It’s important that orthodontic treatment is carried out properly by experts who work with braces and other orthodontic appliances every day. Your specialist orthodontist has the experience and knowledge to advise on the correct treatment path for you, including the best age to begin treatment.
To recommend the right treatment for you.
There are a lot of treatment options including plates, clear aligners or modern braces. They each have their uses, but only an orthodontist has the specialised knowledge to identify and plan for all the variables in your mouth. Orthodontists have knowledge of the full range of orthodontic appliance “tools.” They know what to use and when to use it because they work with these tools every day.
To address the big picture.
You may only see six crooked front teeth. The orthodontist, using their training, experience and expertise can discover the cause of your orthodontic problem. Armed with a diagnosis that takes all factors into account, the orthodontists can plan your solution—one that delivers a healthy, attractive smile and a lasting result.