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 came to Clarence Tam with a mouthful of problems that had developed over years of grinding, wear & misuse.  Clarence worked extensively over 7-8 months to rectify these problems, to give me trouble free teeth & a more confident smile.  From the first consultation to the last, Clarence and her team were professional in every way. Putting the customer first and making me feel comfortable.  Clarence is passionate, a perfectionist at her trade and has an impressive attention to detail.  Ask her a question and you will be blown away by her depth of knowledge.  With a great sense of humour also, Clarence is simply the best."

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