Specialist Orthodontic Treatment for Children and Adults

People of all ages come to see Catherine, either directly, or are referred to her from a fellow dental professional. Catherine treats people who are concerned about the way their teeth look and/or function.

As everybody is different, Catherine always has a thorough personal consultation with a new patient in order to determine the best treatment available.


Need to Know

What is orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontics is concerned with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of poorly positioned teeth and jaws, and associated irregularities of the face. Read more

The process in brief
  • Consultation with patient
  • Orthodontic records (x-rays / photos / models) taken
  • Treatment planning/diagnosis
  • Treatment options discussed with patient
  • Treatment commences
  • Review

How much will it cost?
Our costs are competitive. Actual costs vary depending on the severity of the problem and the complexity and length of treatment. The fee is provided before treatment begins with no hidden costs. Read more

How long will it take?
From a few months to several years depending on the treatment required. This will be discussed with you in the treatment planning so you have a clear idea before treatment begins.

The Process

Treatment can be as short as a few months with a plate, or several years with braces. You can be assured that treatment will be tailored to satisfy your personal needs.

Initially, a consultation with Catherine determines whether treatment is necessary.

She may decide that she would like to monitor your dental development and growth and review periodically before commencing treatment. Some records may be required at this stage (photos, x-rays and models). Orthodontic records (photos, x-rays and models) will be required prior to treatment. These assist Catherine in her diagnosis and treatment planning. Once treatment planning is completed the treatment options are discussed. No treatment is commenced without informed consent. Catherine is always available to discuss any concerns or queries.

Orthodontic treatment involves applying light and sustained forces on the teeth to move them into an ideal position. Orthodontic treatment requires the cooperation of the patient and regular monitoring by the orthodontist. There are a large range of tools available to a specialist orthodontist and may include removable plates, functional appliances, and fixed braces.

Once the teeth have been positioned in their ideal place they will be retained in their new position.