Diagnosis and Treatment Planning


Choosing to get orthodontic treatment is an important decision for anyone. Everyone has his or her own special reasons for opting to pursue orthodontic care. At Otago Orthodontics we want to help you address those reasons in a comfortable and friendly environment with exceptional customer service. Your first orthodontic visit with us is about getting to know you: your concerns, your expectations. Once we’ve had a chance to chat, Dr Emily Lam will provide a thorough visual orthodontic examination and maybe even share some information about your mouth that you didn’t yet know. She will give insights as to the best treatment options for your unique situation and answer any questions you may have.
Common Orthodontic Problems

Crowding: is a common orthodontic problem. Crowded teeth can appear unattractive and can be difficult to clean. Protruded Teeth: Protruded teeth can appear unattractive and

Observation Care Program

Sometimes, with young patients, orthodontic treatment is not yet appropriate. In these instances, we will place your child in our Observation Care Program. It is

Early Orthodontic Treatment

Early examination of the teeth and jaws in younger children  (under 11 years ) allows us to detect and evaluate problems and plan the best

Coloured Braces

The most common braces  are made from high grade stainless steel.  These are used for many different reasons (such as straightening teeth, aligning your bite,

Clear Braces

Ceramic braces are clear brackets that are designed to blend in with your teeth.  These clear braces are made of a translucent (clear) material.  The


The Invisalign® system is a series of custom made clear removable aligners, that are generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is


Both of my daughters required extensive orthodontic work.  Specifically, one of our daughters had an overbite, and both had overcrowding and required significant straightening of their teeth.  We were referred to Otago Orthodontics by our dentist when the various problems became apparent. Dr Emily Lam and her team competently developed an individualised treatment plan for both of my children.  They reassured us at every step of the way.  Their approach was always professional, friendly and obliging.  They made the visits both informative and fun. Aside from the obvious dental health benefit and the necessity of treatment, having a straight set of teeth has notably increased their self-esteem and confidence. If you or any of your family requires specialised orthodontic treatment I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Kathryn and Rob Pollock

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