We are a specialist orthodontic clinic in Auckland and take pride in creating stunning smiles and perfectly straight teeth.

Find us

We're located in Newmarket/Remuera at a beautiful orthodontic clinic on the corner of Nuffield St and Remuera Rd.
  • free parking at Nuffield St Carpark
  • walking distance to many schools
  • opposite the Newmarket Train Station
  • close to bus transport
Phone (09) 520 1880 or email hello@milkorthodontics.co.nz


why choose us?

At Milk Orthodontics, our goal is to ensure all our patients are raving fans. We want you to love coming to see us just as much as we love making you smile!


Established in 2017 with
over 15 years experience in
the industry.

Teen & Tween Specialists

We treat all ages, however
we have a special focus on
teens and adolescents.

Highly Qualified

Our specialist orthodontist
has 4 degrees, including a
Doctorate, a Masters and
two Bachelor degrees.

Active Worldwide

Active member of the World Federation, New
Zealand, and American Associations of Orthodontists.

Flexible Payments

Our payment plans make
getting the smile of a
lifetime affordable.
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Your smile is worth investing in - we want to make that happen for you

Classic Braces

Timeless traditional braces
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Lightforce Clear Braces

Custom 3D-Printed Braces
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Discrete, removable clear trays
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Plates & Expanders

Custom Made Locally
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Early Braces

Traditional Mini Braces
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Invisalign for kids and teens

Clear, custom trays
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our clinic

– leaders in orthodontic care

Conveniently located on the corner of Nuffield Street and Remuera Road, our architecturally designed clinic with free nearby parking will make your orthodontic experience a pleasure from start to finish. Your care is our top priority, visit us to find out what sets us apart as leaders in orthodontic care. We are specialists in our field, so contact us if you are searching for an orthodontist in Auckland.

Architecturally designed, award-winning clinic. At the 2019 Best Design Awards, Milk Orthodontics won Silver.


– what to expect?

Different patients have different needs, but to simplify things we have

outlined the most common process below in an easy step-by-step outline.


We welcome you to the clinic, ask you to complete questionnaire, take photographs, low radiation x-rays as required of your teeth, discuss your treatment options and provide a quote.


You come in for a mould or digital impression (3D video), we sort out your finances, check your paperwork and then start your treatment. Once your braces have been placed or your clear aligners have been ordered, we teach you how to look after them.


"such a breeze"

I had the absolute best experience at Milk. Dr Shaz and her team have done a wonderful job at producing a smile that was so much better than I had ever hoped for. I always felt that my concerns were listened to and made me feel valued at every appointment. Thank you so much for creating the smile of my dreams and making the process such a breeze."

Chelsea Manukau
'brilliant results'

I highly commend Milk Orthodontics for their professionalism, efficiency, and their brilliant results.  I recently had my braces removed after being treated by Dr. Shaz MacAvoy and her amazing team at Milk Orthodontics.  Despite the difficulties that multiple lockdowns created her team remained professional, reliable, friendly, and efficient.  There are a range of different orthodontic treatments available, and Milk Orthodontics will create a plan that works best for you. They were flexible, allowing me to fit appointments around my shift work, and around my dental work.  They always listened to any concerns, helped to problem solve or reassure me. Dr. Shaz MacAvoy is meticulous, precise, and thorough, with great attention to detail.  She strives for the best results possible.  This is evident in the excellent care provided at Milk Orthodontics.  I always felt safe in her hands.  Overall I am very happy with my new smile and would recommend Milk Orthodontics to anyone considering orthodontic treatment.  

Adele Remuera
'11 out of 10!'

I completed Invisalign with the Milk team and I haven't stopped looking at my teeth since! I used to be embarrassed at how crooked they were and now I can't stop smiling and pointing them out to everyone. I am so excited about my experience with everyone at Milk Orthodontics. On top of a great result, Milk made the process so easy and comfortable. 11 out of 10!

Teagan Auckland CBD
'professional, thorough, efficient'

Our son has recently had his braces removed following orthodontic treatment with Dr. Shaz MacAvoy and her team at Milk Orthodontics in Kohimarama. The improvement in his teeth has been massive, and we are so pleased with not only the result, but the entire experience at Milk. We found the process to be straightforward and well organised from the outset. Shaz is very professional, thorough, efficient and personable, and she outlined a comprehensive treatment plan that was both detailed and easy to understand. Our appointments all ran to time, and it was great not to be kept waiting – the punctuality was notable, and much appreciated.  Shaz’s staff at Milk are excellent too. They are all positive, friendly and professional, and we had every question answered when asked. My son felt at ease throughout his treatment, and because he always knew what the next steps and timeframes were, there were no surprises for him or us. Our son now has an amazing smile, and we are so pleased with the service and results that when it came time for our second son to have orthodontic treatment we had total confidence in Shaz and the team to take care of his orthodontic treatment too. Thank you Shaz and all your lovely team for making our orthodontic treatment experience seamless, pleasant and hassle free.

Tania Kohimarama
'very happy with the results'

Milk Orthodontics has been an amazing customer service experience for us, such attention to detail, the professionalism and the empathy of your practitioners is one of a kind. My daughter was excited throughout the whole process, nothing scary as everything was well explained to her and all the steps of the treatment done with real soft hands and precision. We are very happy with the results, and absolutely relieved that we had made the right decision bring her to your practice. We are 100% satisfied and will definitely be recommending you to all our friends. Thank you!

Jennifer Kohimarama
‘highly recommended’

My daughter now 11 years, and I visited Milk Orthodontics a year ago for a second opinion when we didn't feel 100% sure of this big investment with initial consultations elsewhere. Here we are a year later with braces on, off and with a retainer. We couldn't be happier with the on-time consultations, the process, communication and super friendly service. As well as being located to suit us, it has been an easy and happy journey. Highly recommended.

Libby Glendowie
‘very flexible with requests’

Thank you very much to you and your team for doing a wonderful job with my daughter’s teeth. My daughter is very happy and has a great smile on her all the time! You’ve always been very flexible with our requests, and the check ups experience were quick and seamless. Your patients are lucky to have you as their orthodontist. Thank you once again and all the very best. Have a lovely holiday soon!

Grace South Auckland
‘exceptional service’

I would highly recommend Milk Orthodontics with their amazing staff who are always professional and friendly. My daughter feels relaxed and comfortable at every appointment.

Dr Shahrzad MacAvoy is an amazing specialist! She was always professional and extremely knowledgeable and we are incredibly happy with the final results of our daughters smile. A beautiful clinic with a great environment and exceptional service everytime. I would highly recommend Dr Shahrzad MacAvoy and the clinic to all. See you for my next daughter.

Katrina Kohimarama
‘the very best treatment’

Thank you so much Doctor MacAvoy and all your team for treating my daughter over the last 18 months. You are all so professional and friendly with flexibility around appointments where required. Appointments were always stress free due to the convenient location of the clinic including ample parking. We were always made to feel at ease during treatments. The state of the art facilities are fantastic and together with the dedicated team I always felt confident we were getting the very best treatment possible. My daughter is now braces-free and the results are amazing. I would highly recommend Milk Orthodontics.

Maree St Heliers
‘impressed with the quality’

Dr MacAvoy and the team at Milk Orthodontics have provided me with great orthodontic treatment. As an adult needing treatment, Dr MacAvoy provided me great advice over a range of options. I was inquisitive with new technology and she was always happy to take the time to put me at ease and answer my questions. I would highly recommend this professional team for any orthodontic needs. I have been so impressed with the quality of service and result I received that I have two of my children at different stages of treatment with Milk.

Matthew Mt Eden


American Association of Orthodontists
Dental Council of New Zealand
New Zealand Association of Orthodontists
New Zealand Dental Association
World Federation of Orthodontists
Southern Cross Health Society


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