If you've not needed to visit an orthodontist before, you may be wondering how they differ from a regular dentist.
While both dentists and orthodontists are concerned with improving a patient's oral health, they have very different roles; Dentistry is a broader medical specialty concerned with overall oral health. Orthodontists on the other hand, are qualified dentists who have undergone further study to specialise in preventing, diagnosing and treating misaligned teeth. Orthodontists concentrate on the alignment of teeth and jaw to help correct any issues with bites, occlusion, and the straightness of teeth.
Anybody can visit an orthodontist. You may be referred by your family dentist, or you may want to book your own consultation to discuss your needs and concerns.
If you have misalignment or bite concerns, your orthodontist will advise the most suitable treatment options for you. You might need to wear braces or another type of orthodontic appliance to help move your teeth into the correct position, and ensure they stay there for a lifetime.
WHY CHOOSE OUR
Our NoFrownZone practice has everything on-site so you, or your child, can have all your orthodontic appointments right here in Queenstown.
Our practice offers a warm, friendly environment in which patients can relax and receive individually-focused treatment.
At the NoFrownZone, our state-of-the-art digital technology allows us to plan your treatment more accurately, and provide a pleasant treatment experience. The greater precision offered by digital technology will have your treatment finished faster too!
We have the knowledge and skills needed to treat the unique needs of growing children in an inviting and comfortable environment.