Braces (Orthodontics)


The Tooth Company provides a full range of Orthodontic treatments for Kids and Adults.

All of the treatments are performed by our in house specialist Orthodontist Dr Shaz MacAvoy. The Tooth Company is one of the few dental practices in New Zealand where by general dentists work alongside specialists providing the most complete care available.

Orthodontics is a complex field of dentistry and is best performed by a specialist who has undergone specialized full time training.

Options available for straightening teeth are either Braces (Traditional/Clear/Invisable) or Invisalign (Clear Aligners).

Stainless Steel – Traditional Braces

Having been in use for over 100 years, stainless steel braces are the traditional option that most people think of when they read about orthodontic treatment. They consist of small metal brackets which are fitted to the front of your teeth with a wire running between them.

A series of different sized wires are used to gradually move your teeth into place. Stainless steel are the most cost-effective solution for your orthodontic treatment and are suitable for almost every situation.

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Clear Braces

Special clear Ceramic brackets are a discreet way to straighten your smile. Radiance braces are clear, ceramic braces that are an attractive alternative to stainless steel. These are fitted to the front of your teeth, and consist of subtle, clear, sapphire crystal with metal wires running through them.

Our specialist orthodontist at The Tooth Company would be pleased to chat to you about the option of including Radiance braces as part of your orthodontic treatment plan.

Incognito (Invisible Braces)

Our specialist orthodontist at The Tooth Company is proud to be a Certified Provider of the revolutionary hidden braces from 3M Unitek called Incognito. These hidden sit behind your teeth and are also referred to as lingual braces.

No two sets of Incognito are alike. Unlike other braces, Incognito are fully customized to the shape of your teeth and to your individual tooth alignment. Incognito are made using state-of-the-art technology with custom-made wires and braces each with a personal prescription designed for you.

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How long does treatment take?

The length of treatment depends on how much tooth movement is required to straighten your teeth. On average most cases are completed with in 24 months. Age also influences the length of treatment as teeth will move quicker in younger patients.

How much do Braces cost ?

The cost of Braces is determined by how long the treatment will take, and this is determined by how much tooth movement is required to straighten your teeth.

Traditional braces are the most cost effective solution and there is additional costs if you wish to have the bracket of the braces tooth colored or if you wish to have the braces hidden (Incognito).

On average simple cases can start at $4000 and longer complex cases can cost upwards of around $8000.

The first step is making an appointment for an Orthodontic Examination with our Specialist Orthodontist – Dr Shaz MacAvoy to determine the correct treatment plan to straighten your teeth. The cost for an orthodontic examination is $270.