Orthodontics is a specialist area of dentistry.
As dentists we are qualified to assess each patient’s orthodontic needs and give advice as to whether orthodontic treatment may be warranted, and when it would be an appropriate time to see the specialist orthodontist for the first time.
We have close links to three excellent specialist orthodontic practices in Hamilton. We would be happy to put you in touch with these specialists. However, you do not need a referral from your dentist to seek orthodontic treatment. Take a look at the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists website (click here) . This has a lot of information including listings of our Hamilton Orthodontist specialists.
We believe orthodontic treatment is best undertaken under the care of a qualified specialist orthodontist. An orthodontist has completed 3 years of further university post-graduate education in order to attain this Masters qualification.