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.

Twin Block

Consisting of two blocks – an upper and a lower - it fits neatly into the teeth and positions the lower jaw into a more forward position to help correct jaw and teeth development. Twin blocks are also known as functional appliances.  The beauty of the Twin Blocks is that it is very simple to fit and wear.