Orthodontics (Braces)

Orthodontics are the most conservative type of cosmetic dentistry, as we strive not to mask the position and shape of the teeth, but move the teeth themselves to the ideal position.  Extractions are sometimes but not always necessary. 

See the gallery for lots of before-and-afters of my patients including this one!

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About Clarence

Clarence is originally from Toronto, Canada, where she completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery and General Practice Residency at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto, respectively. Clarence's practice is mostly limited to cosmetic and restorative dentistry. She is well-published to both the local and international dental press, writing articles, reviewing and developing prototype products and techniques in clinical dentistry. She frequently and continually lectures throughout New Zealand and Australia. Clarence is the Chairperson and Director of the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She is an Accreditation Candidate and Sustaining Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and seeks to be the first in New Zealand to gain Accredited Status with them. Clarence is an Opinion Leader for multinational dental companies Henry Schein Shalfoon, 3M ESPE, Kuraray-Morita, GC Australasia, SDI, Coltene-Whaledent, Dentsply/Triodent/Rhondium and Voco. She is a passionate and approachable individual, and is committed to having an interactive approach with patients in all of her cases to maximize predictability.
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Patient testimonials

I approached Clarence a couple of years ago as I had heavily filled teeth, some missing, and an upper partial denture which was very worn.  I was so impressed with such a gentle caring person, and also with such a great sense of humour.  She did a very thorough exam, took measurements of gum margins, x-rays, and examined each tooth very carefully. She promised me a list of all possibilities in order to save my teeth.
This I received in a very short time, and I could see she took her work very, very seriously.I was given several different options, and possible outcomes.  I decided to go for the full makeover, which was a big job.
As I live about two and a half hours from Auckland Clarence made things easy by making some long appointments. The longest I believe was an eight hour sessions with a break for lunch. She even went out and bought me some chocolate milk!  I have always had a fear of the dental chair, but have to say after a couple of appointments I actually came to enjoy them, amazingly enough!  Another thing I also felt very helpful, keep your eyes closed!  Clarence is so caring and gentle even the injections I loathe did't seem to hurt. She numbs the gum and gets you to breath, and it makes a huge difference.  At the end of many months of work I ended up with a smile I could not believe,and also felt I had made a lovely friend.  Clarence is a true perfectionist, which I loved, and I am so grateful I had the sense to choose her to do my teeth!  I can honestly say that apart from the initial consultation and first treatment, I never again went in there feeling nervous.
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