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Auckland Orthodontics - Dr Nitin Raniga

Orthodontist Service


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.


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 options such as clear braces, Invisalign aligners and completely invisible Incognito lingual (behind the teeth) braces available
  • dedicated, highly qualified staff
  • committed to creating beautiful smiles using the latest technology and modern techniques 

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.

Contact Us

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. New Zealand Association of Orthodontists (NZAO) is the professional organisation committed to ensuring you receive specialist orthodontic care. The NZAO is the orthodontic authority in New Zealand.

It is important to note that for a dentist to become an orthodontist, they must complete an additional two to three years of full-time, specialised university education. This means that only orthodontists have the knowledge and training to advise on the full range of orthodontic options and treatment. As specialists, they know what’s appropriate for you or your child, including when to start treatment.  

An orthodontist can provide benefits for you and your family that you will value for a lifetime. 


Dental Team

How do I access this service?

Make an appointment

Call and schedule an assessment appointment with Dr Nitin Raniga and the Auckland Orthodontics team on (09) 627 3555 or  to book your consultation.


We accept school dental therapist referrals and referrals from your general dentist.

Dentists can refer using our online referral form


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Thu8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).

Languages Spoken

English, Gujarati, Hindi

Conditions and Treatments

  • Orthodontic Treatment

    Treatment times vary but are between 1-3 years depending on the severity of the problem, individual characteristics and the cooperation of the patient.… More

  • Crooked Teeth

    Crooked teeth can result from a combination of factors such as genetics and early loss of primary teeth.… More

  • Malocclusions

    Malocclusions (bad bites) are predominantly inherited but some are acquired.… More

  • Orthodontic Appliances

    Teeth Straightening
    Braces are commonly used to correct crooked teeth and correct malocclusions.… More

  • Cosmetic Dentistry

    Cosmetic dentistry combines a variety of techniques with the aim of giving you improved confidence and a better, whiter smile.… More

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Free patient parking is provided at the clinic.

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6 Exminster Street
Blockhouse Bay

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6 Exminster Street
Blockhouse Bay

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6 Exminster Street
Blockhouse Bay
Auckland 0600

This page was last updated at 12:32PM on June 17, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland Orthodontics - Dr Nitin Raniga.