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.

Upper Jaw Expansions

While a child is still growing it is possible to improve the width of the upper jaw and the archform that the teeth make using fixed or removable expanders depending on the nature of the issue.

Promoting jaw expansion through the use of expanders will often correct cross-bites, allow more space for erupting teeth, overcome crowding and improve the appearance of the smile. Best of all they are easy to wear and won’t create any discomfort.