25 days ago

We're open for business

The Orthodontist

We're open for business, but with a slightly different way of working. Under COVID-19 Alert Level 1 there are a few changes to be aware of. Check out our website for details.

54 days ago

COVID-19 update

The Orthodontist

Firstly, we hope you are all safe and well, and we thank you for your understanding and support during the Alert Level 4 and 3 lockdown periods. Following on from the Government’s COVID-19 update on Monday 11th May, we will soon be able to re-open (subject to the New Zealand Dental Association … View moreFirstly, we hope you are all safe and well, and we thank you for your understanding and support during the Alert Level 4 and 3 lockdown periods. Following on from the Government’s COVID-19 update on Monday 11th May, we will soon be able to re-open (subject to the New Zealand Dental Association and Dental Council of New Zealand’s guidelines being finalised with the Ministry of Health). Check out our website for details on re-opening: www.theorthodontist.co.nz....

70 days ago

Orthodontics in Level 3 Lockdown

The Orthodontist

Hi everyone. At 11.59pm Monday 27 April New Zealand will enter COVID-19 Level 3 lockdown. For the orthodontic and dental sector, however, this does not mean that we will be back in business. As you'll agree, it's quite hard to have your braces adjusted in a contactless manner - one of the… View moreHi everyone. At 11.59pm Monday 27 April New Zealand will enter COVID-19 Level 3 lockdown. For the orthodontic and dental sector, however, this does not mean that we will be back in business. As you'll agree, it's quite hard to have your braces adjusted in a contactless manner - one of the core provisions of Level 3. So, for now, please continue as you were under Level 4 - check out our website for instructions on emergencies (including what we can and can't do under this lockdown level), tips and advice, and information on how to get additional elastics or wax (which we can provide in a contactless manner). Stay safe everyone!

108 days ago

COVID-19 Update

The Orthodontist

What a difference a week makes in the world of COVID-19! Infection prevention and control is always high on our agenda at The Orthodontist – and now more than ever. We have very strict sterilisation protocols in place to ensure your safety during your orthodontic appointments. The Orthodontist is… View moreWhat a difference a week makes in the world of COVID-19! Infection prevention and control is always high on our agenda at The Orthodontist – and now more than ever. We have very strict sterilisation protocols in place to ensure your safety during your orthodontic appointments. The Orthodontist is open for business – however, if you have any symptoms of a cold or flu infection (such as sore throat/cough/fever) please do not come in! Call the practice on 04-586-5707 to reschedule your appointment – we will always accommodate you another time. We greatly appreciate your understanding and cooperation at this time.

152 days ago

Braces alternatives - too good to be true?

The Orthodontist

There's growing concern about the SmileDirectClub - you may have heard of it as an alternative to braces. In the US, a group of influential congressmen is so concerned about the company that it has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) raising … View moreThere's growing concern about the SmileDirectClub - you may have heard of it as an alternative to braces. In the US, a group of influential congressmen is so concerned about the company that it has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) raising concerns about SmileDirectClub and supporting an investigation to "ensure that it is not misleading consumers or causing patient harm". Watch this space.

At The Orthodontist, our advice is simple - see a specialist orthodontist for your orthodontic treatment!

The Orthodontist employs only registered specialist orthodontists with the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists - your guarantee of a specialist opinion, treatment, and result. Give us a call on 04-586-5707 to book in for a consultation with one of our specialists.

165 days ago

New Year - New Smile

The Orthodontist

Happy New Year. If one of your new year resolutions is to improve your bite or smile - give us a call: 04-586 5707. Our Specialist Orthodontists Bhavik, Divya, Darnell, and Michael can help see your new year resolutions to fruition. Choose the specialists! Choose The Orthodontist.

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205 days ago

Merry Christmas - tips for looking after your braces over summer

The Orthodontist

Merry Christmas from The Orthodontist team! We're taking a break over summer with our clinics closing on Friday 20th December and re-opening in mid-January. Enjoy yourself over summer - remember to watch out for hard or sticky foods, wear your elastics (or retainer) and keep up the brushing … View moreMerry Christmas from The Orthodontist team! We're taking a break over summer with our clinics closing on Friday 20th December and re-opening in mid-January. Enjoy yourself over summer - remember to watch out for hard or sticky foods, wear your elastics (or retainer) and keep up the brushing (particularly after Christmas and New Year feasts!). Check out our tips for caring for your braces: www.theorthodontist.co.nz...

230 days ago

Everything you ever wanted to know about orthodontics

The Orthodontist

Shout out to www.orthodonticsnz.org... - the new website containing everything you ever wanted to know about orthodontics in New Zealand. The Orthodontist and Courtenay Orthodontics are keen supporters of this initiative, ensuring New Zealanders are informed about orthodontics, its benefits, and … View moreShout out to www.orthodonticsnz.org... - the new website containing everything you ever wanted to know about orthodontics in New Zealand. The Orthodontist and Courtenay Orthodontics are keen supporters of this initiative, ensuring New Zealanders are informed about orthodontics, its benefits, and the difference between dentistry and orthodontics. Check it out.

263 days ago

How do I straighten my teeth? See an orthodontist

The Orthodontist

Our colleagues in the US (the American Association of Orthodontists) have put together a great video explaining why should you see an orthodontist to straighten your teeth. Check it out: youtu.be.... Don't settle for anything less than a specialist orthodontist. See The Orthodontist - your … View moreOur colleagues in the US (the American Association of Orthodontists) have put together a great video explaining why should you see an orthodontist to straighten your teeth. Check it out: youtu.be.... Don't settle for anything less than a specialist orthodontist. See The Orthodontist - your trusted registered specialists. 04-586-5707

269 days ago

Choosing a braces provider

The Orthodontist

An increasing number of dentists are offering orthodontic services creating confusion for patients - who should you see for braces, a dentist or an orthodontist?

In short, if you want guaranteed orthodontic care you need to see a registered specialist orthodontist.

In New Zealand, a dentist… View more
An increasing number of dentists are offering orthodontic services creating confusion for patients - who should you see for braces, a dentist or an orthodontist?

In short, if you want guaranteed orthodontic care you need to see a registered specialist orthodontist.

In New Zealand, a dentist has five years' training across a range of dental issues (i.e. they are generalists but not experts in any area). An orthodontist, however, has a minimum of eight years' specialist training covering dental surgery and specialist orthodontists.

Our colleagues in Australia have put together a great video explaining the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist and who you should trust to improve your bite and smile. Let us know what you think.

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278 days ago

The Orthodontist and Courtenay Orthodontics are now one team

The Orthodontist

Courtenay Orthodontics has joined forces with The Orthodontist group – creating more opportunities for orthodontic patients to be seen across the greater Wellington region.

If you’re looking for specialist orthodontist care please get in touch to book in with one of our four specialist … View more
Courtenay Orthodontics has joined forces with The Orthodontist group – creating more opportunities for orthodontic patients to be seen across the greater Wellington region.

If you’re looking for specialist orthodontist care please get in touch to book in with one of our four specialist orthodontists: Darnell Rose, Bhavik Patel, Michael Taylor, and Divya Ramanan.

The group has practices in Courtenay Place, Lower Hutt, Johnsonville, Masterton, Carterton and Paraparaumu.

To schedule an appointment in Courtenay Place, Lower Hutt or Masterton with Darnell, Michael, Bhavik or Divya call us now on 04-385 7213 or info@courtenayorthodontics.co.nz.

To schedule an appointment in Johnsonville, Lower Hutt, Paraparaumu, or Carterton with Bhavik or Divya visit www.theorthodontist.co.nz....

280 days ago

Supporting change

The Orthodontist

This week has been a big one in Wellington and internationally with the Global Climate Change Strike. The Orthodontist had a number of patients and members of our wider team take part in Friday's historic march. We take sustainability seriously and we're pleased to say our orthodontic … View moreThis week has been a big one in Wellington and internationally with the Global Climate Change Strike. The Orthodontist had a number of patients and members of our wider team take part in Friday's historic march. We take sustainability seriously and we're pleased to say our orthodontic software supplier topsOrtho is also committed to making a difference to reduce our carbon footprint. We're all in this together.

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282 days ago

Improve your smile for summer

The Orthodontist

If you're thinking of orthodontic treatment, you should see a specialist orthodontist.

Give us a call and book in with one of our specialist orthodontists - we're taking bookings now.

Consultations start from only $65 and you'll have the chance to talk with one of our … View more
If you're thinking of orthodontic treatment, you should see a specialist orthodontist.

Give us a call and book in with one of our specialist orthodontists - we're taking bookings now.

Consultations start from only $65 and you'll have the chance to talk with one of our specialist orthodontists, learn about the orthodontic process, and decide if you're ready to begin treatment.

We look forward to hearing from you: 04 586 5707 or email info@theorthodontist.co.nz

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