The NZAO is the professional body of orthodontists in New Zealand. Our members commit to continuously improving their education and professional development in the art and science that is orthodontics. Orthodontists specialise in straightening teeth, making them bite together properly and creating a great smile. All our members are dentists who have undertaken an additional 2-3 years of specialist university education in the discipline of orthodontics. Specialist orthodontists have the knowledge and training to advise on the full range of orthodontic options and treatment. As the orthodontic authority in New Zealand, we oversee all professional development of our members and ensure the highest standards of care are adhered to at all times.