tools of the trade


Some see straight teeth, we see confidence off the scale. At Total Orthodontics in Taranaki, we realise that technology is powerful and useful for creating world-class smiles. Today we use digital imaging to help us identify problems, explain findings and improve treatment outcomes. There are also a number of 'tools of the trade' that may be recommended as part of your treatment plan.


Julian is a certified provider of Invisalign® - a discreet alternative to braces.

Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created entirely for you. These aligners are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You simply pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete and you achieve the confident smile that you’ve always wanted. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.

One of the great advantages of Invisalign® is that you can remove the aligners for an important event and if you travel a lot, you do not need to worry about the chance of a breakage while you are away.

If you are interested in orthodontics but do not want to have fixed braces, contact us to make an appointment for your assessment.