We offer orthodontic treatment for patients who would like to improve both the aesthetic appearance and functional performance of their teeth. As a specialist practice, orthodontics is our focus which means we can provide the very best orthodontic care possible.

We no longer accept any new ADULT patients for braces. Our orthodontist, Mike is specialising in orthodontic treatment for children only.

Our Process

Initial Consultation

The purpose of the initial consultation is to identify and diagnose your unique issues/malocclusion. This typically involves the following:

  • Specialised x-rays and a full set of photos of your teeth and face
  • Creation of a set of models of your teeth, set up into the bite position
  • A tooth check - checking how the teeth bite together, and assessing the jaw and face shape.
  • Discussing your individual needs and desired outcomes for Orthodontic treatment.

Treatment Plan

After the initial consultation, Mike will form a treatment plan specific to you. Treatment can involve a number of facets, which may include plates and braces, and, on rare occasions, oral surgery.

Mike will discuss the treatment plan in detail. Patients and caregivers are always invited to ask lots of questions. It's very important to have all the information you need to make an informed decision about orthodontic treatment.

Our Team Approach

Orthodontic treatment is very much a partnership between, you, the patient, parent or carer, and your orthodontist. The length of treatment varies considerably from patient to patient, depending on the complexity of the problem, as well as other factors.

Our Approach

Welcoming environment

We believe that going to the orthodontist should never be scary, intimidating or uncomfortable. That's why we've designed our Palmerston North practice to be a welcoming, home-like environment, and it's why we focus on providing friendly, personal service to every patient. All the clinic staff are extremely friendly and always happy to answer your questions.

Specialist care

We don't run a multi-chair practice where auxiliary staff carry out treatment under the supervision of the orthodontist. Instead, every patient receives one-to-one care from our specialist orthodontist, Mike Courtney. Mike ensures that every patient receives the highest level of specialist care.

What Our Patients Say

I would just like to say a huge thank-you for your excellent service over the past five years. Your practice always went that extra mile and I would be happy to recommend your practice to others.

Over the past 18 months we have had excellent service from the staff - always friendly and a smile on their face. Also have had excellent service from Michael Courtney - always cheerful. Thank you all very much - Excellent Service.

Mr. Courtney is very nice, an excellent orthodontist. His staff are wonderful. Can't thank them enough. Keep up the good work.

Michael and the team did a great job at fixing my teeth.

Definitely recommend to others - very caring and professional environment.

Lovely staff and a wonderful atmosphere.

Always greeted with a smile and pleasant manner, very nice staff.