Dr Nitin Raniga is a registered specialist Orthodontist and a full member of the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists (NZAO). He brings extensive experience in orthodontic treatment of both adults and children of all ages.
Nitin gained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (with credit) from the University of Otago. He then worked as a dentist for 6 years in private practice in Auckland before returning to Otago in 2007 to complete the doctorate program in Orthodontics (DClinDent). His doctoral thesis involved analysing bite irregularities and tongue pressure generation during swallowing and has been published in reputable international journals.
To attain international recognition of highest standards, Nitin then went on to receive the prestigious orthodontic membership examinations from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.
What Makes Auckland Orthodontics Unique?
- Registered orthodontic specialist
- patient-friendly practice
- commitment to high quality treatment and personalised service
- specialist orthodontics for all ages
- all treatment options provided and discussed before an informed decision is made
- cosmetic appliances such as clear braces, Invisalign available
- dedicated, highly qualified staff
- evening and Saturday appointments available.
Why is Orthodontic Treatment Important?
The value of an attractive smile should not be underestimated. A pleasing appearance is vital to self-confidence. Self-esteem improves as orthodontic treatment brings teeth, lips and face into proportion. In this way, orthodontic treatment may benefit social and career success, as well as improve general attitude toward life.
Crooked and crowded teeth are difficult to clean and maintain. This can lead to numerous dental problems such as decay, gum disease, abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, inefficient chewing, excessive stress on gum tissues and bone supporting the teeth.
When left untreated, many orthodontic conditions become worse. Treatment by a specialist to correct the primary concern is often less costly than the additional dental care required to treat more serious problems that can develop in later years.
The team at Auckland Orthodontics are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our practice and our orthodontic treatment. We have a comprehensive range of orthodontic treatments available to give you the ideal smile you have always desired.
To book a consultation appointment or if you have any queries please feel free to contact Dr Nitin Raniga and the Auckland Orthodontics team on (09) 627 3555 or .
What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a specialist branch of dentistry concerned with the correction of malocclusions (bad bites) that may cause crooked teeth and/or disproportionate jaw growth. Orthodontic treatment improves physical appearance and self confidence, in addition to providing a healthy functional bite that is more resistant to disease.
Orthodontists diagnose and correct malocclusions. Orthodontists fit orthodontic appliances, in particular braces, and may use other appliances to fix jaw and facial abnormalities. Orthodontics is a recognised specialty of the New Zealand Dental Council and orthodontists have undergone specialist training and additional qualifications.