Metal braces are a big commitment

Tthe average time of completion for metal braces is around 18 months and for some people they aren’t an easy option- even though the results can be fantastic. They can be uncomfortable, difficult to clean and difficult to eat with. This is why many clients are hesitant of traditional orthodontics when looking at options to improve their smile.

If you are looking to straighten your smile but want to avoid traditional orthodontics, then Invisalign might be the option for you. Alternatively, if there is only a small area of teeth that are crooked porcelain veneers can be used to mask the teeth.


The Invisalign process involves a series of clear (almost invisible) aligners which are entirely removable and have a similar completion time to traditional fixed braces. Invisalign uses computer technology to create your custom made aligners, each with a minor adjustment to the last. By wearing the aligner trays, your teeth are exposed to a gradual force which moves them into the ideal position.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made porcelain laminates that are bonded directly to the teeth. Veneers will allow us to close spaces, transform the size, shape, position colour and position of your teeth. We love getting as much input as possible from our clients when designing their perfect smile

This is a completely conservative way to get the smile you wish for. Before beginning your treatment, you will even have the chance to see your end results in a computer generated mock-up.

How long is the treatment?

  • Invisalign – Average time 12-18 months. Cases may vary
  • Porcelain Veneers – 4-6 weeks

How long does it last?

  • Porcelain Veneers – 10 to 20+ years
  • Invisalign – Lifetime retention if you wear your retainer
There is little pain when it comes to these treatments. Regarding Invisalign, there is some discomfort after the initial insertion of your aligner trays, this only lasts for a day or two.
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Case Study

Full Mouth Reconstruction

Johnathan before and after

Jonathan was missing front teeth, and his front canines had moved into the position where his missing teeth were supposed to be. In his early 20s, Jonathan still had some baby teeth which needed to be removed, as well as missing teeth in the back of his mouth. These missing teeth had caused his bite to become misaligned, causing further problems. As he was getting married in six months, the team at ADAP chose the best treatment options for Jonathan to achieve the smile he wanted before his big day.

Can I see results of others who have had this problem resolved?

Please see below the examples of just some of our many happy clients who have closed the gaps in their smiles. We thank these clients for allowing us to share their amazing results and stories.

Want more information?

If you have any further questions or queries, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Phone - 09 528 3434
Email - [email protected]


Glen Innes Dental Centre
230 Taniwha Street
Glen Innes
New Zealand
We are open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.
Ample free parking
Wheelchair/scooter friendly access

We are members of the NZDA. New Zealand Dental Association, the professional association for New Zealand dentists.
As well as providing services for its members,, the NZDA is the one body able to speak on behalf of NZ dentistry as a whole.

We are very proud supporters of St John New Zealand, who provide an amazing service to our community.