Orthodontic treatment - patient information

The Dental Council established an orthodontic working group to ensure orthodontic patients in New Zealand receive safe and appropriate treatment.

The working group report of October 2016 found no evidence of widespread harm or risk to patients, but recommended one way to improve the delivery of orthodontic services would be to provide patient focussed information. 

If you are considering orthodontic treatment these resources have been developed to help you understand your options.

Have a read through and discuss this information with your dentist or orthodontist.

Brochure for younger patients

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Brochure for adult patients

If you have any queries or require further information about these resources, or if you would like to provide your feedback, please contact us.