Our philosophical approach to orthodontics is simple.
We treat each patient according to their particular needs. Each orthodontic case is unique and requires treatment accordingly.

My outlook is to treat a malocclusion (as defined earlier) to a normal occlusion within the unique genetic makeup of the patient. Every effort is made to minimise discomfort during treatment and to reduce the post-treatment retention time to a minimum by working within the known principles of growth and development and the genetic makeup of the particular patient. Tooth movement is carried out with light forces to maximise physiological tooth movement and to minimize any root resorption which may take place in certain circumstances.

Treatment is designed with the end in mind. Hence, before treatment is commenced, a comprehensive plan is established and this goal is then achieved by appropriate treatment strategies. A considerable amount of time is spent diagnosing and planning the treatment procedures in order to achieve a stable result. Not all teeth will, therefore, have “braces” placed on them at the beginning of treatment. This minimises the number of teeth to be moved at any one time so that there is no “round tripping” ( moving teeth in one direction, only to reverse this movement later ). I can clarify the significance of this in my office.

In my practice, the Orthodontist does all the clinical work. No treatment is carried out by non-specialists. For the whole duration of every appointment the patient is assured of being in the hands of a specialist orthodontist.

My treatment philosophies have been influenced by the teachings of well known Orthodontists such as Reed Holdaway and Charles Tweed of America and Demetri Patrikios of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. I frequently attend international conferences where the most up to date research is being taught.