Good for your teeth

Using state-of- the-art technology combined with our patient-centred approach ensures that you and your family will receive quality service and bespoke orthodontic care.
We are the people to see if you are looking for an orthodontist in Auckland.

benefits

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!

Experienced

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

Teen 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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treatments

Your smile is worth investing in, we want to make that happen for you

Classic braces

American Orthodontics Mini Master

Classic braces are the gold standard when it comes to aligning teeth. Orthodontic treatment with classic braces is predictable, efficient and the best option for most people.

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Clear braces

American Orthodontics Radiance

Clear braces are a discreet and reliable way to achieve a beautiful smile. Clear braces are made out of a sapphire-based ceramic material.

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Clear aligners

INVISALIGN & Spark

Clear aligners are the most discreet option when it comes to aligning your teeth. These are removable so your lifestyle doesn't need to change if you can resist the temptation to remove them.

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Limited braces

American Orthodontics Mini Master

Limited braces are a short course of braces treatment applied to a few teeth to help correct early problems.

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Plates & Expanders

Custom Made Locally

If your child has a narrow jaw, or a crossbite, an expander may be used to correct it. We can discuss the benefits of expander use with you to see if it's appropriate for your child.

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Clear Aligners

Invisalign First

With Invisalign First, we can achieve the same results with expanders and limited braces in a more discreet way. These are a removable product, so excellent compliance is a must.

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our clinic

– leaders in orthodontic care

Conveniently located at Eastridge Shopping Centre in Mission Bay, our architecturally designed clinic with ample parking onsite 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.

process

– 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.

1

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 a quote.

2

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.

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testimonials

'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

Associations

American Association of Orthodontists
Dental Council of New Zealand
New Zealand Association of Orthodontists
New Zealand Dental Association
World Federation of Orthodontists

Blog

21 April 2020 COVID-19 Update

We hope that you have been keeping safe and well during the time in Alert Level 4. As you are aware, we will be moving into Alert Level 3 on Tuesday the 28th of April. At this stage, we are awaiting guidance from the Dental Council of New Z...

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6 April 2020 Emergencies During Lockdown

Broken braces - they happen. But, are they an emergency? The short answer is no. Here we help you work out what exactly is an emergency so that you know what needs attention during the Alert Level 4 lockdown. Let’s begin....

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23 March 2020 Alert level 3 - COVID-19

As you are aware, New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 3, moving to Alert Level 4 effective midnight Wednesday 23 March, 2020. As directed by our Government and the Dental Council of New Zealand, we will be temporarily closed. We look to...

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17 January 2020 X-rays Are Scary! Or Are They?

What does a banana have to do with straight teeth? Well, to make an accurate diagnosis and effectively treatment plan a case, we need to have X-rays done.  This allows us to see your teeth and bones, determine where we position your...

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11 August 2019 Anyone Can Straighten Teeth, Right?

Someone once said to me “Anyone can straighten teeth”. Perhaps there’s a little truth to that? Perhaps. But what if someone said to you, “Anyone can cut hair”. I have enough friends who have had bad hair experiences to know that’s not tr...

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27 June 2019 When Should My Child See An Orthodontist?

Seven. A lucky number to most. And if you’re as old as me, you’ll remember when George Costanza wanted to name his future child Seven. Why am I bringing up the number 7? The American Association of Orthodontist recommends that children a...

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11 April 2019 Be Fully Informed

We throw a lot of information at you when you see us as a new patient. The intention isn’t to overwhelm you, instead it’s to ensure you have your full health information, and your right to be fully informed is exercised. We make sure that e...

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