Wish for a Smile
The Orthodontist is proud to be a provider for the Wish for a Smile Trust.
The Wish For A Smile Trust is a public health initiative of the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists (NZAO).
The Trust aims to make specialist orthodontic treatment available to young New Zealanders who would otherwise not be able to access orthodontic care.
Wish For A Smile orthodontists are full NZAO members and registered orthodontic specialists. Participating orthodontists have undertaken to treat selected children within their community who are unable to access orthodontic care because of financial hardship. The Wish For A Smile programme is only available in those areas serviced by participating members of the NZAO.
Orthodontic treatment can make a huge difference to a child through increased self-esteem and an optimistic future outlook. Unlike standard dental care, orthodontics is not free for young people in New Zealand.