We Understand Chalky Teeth

Here at Ilam Orthodontics, we are especially aware of the problems associated with chalky teeth and stop at nothing to ensure best levels of care. We respect that special considerations need to be made not just for the dental treatments we apply, but also for the way we interact with our affected children and families. As orthodontists, we work with your child's paediatric or general dentist to determine the best plan for their chalky teeth, taking into account the type of bite and many other factors. We understand that chalky teeth often incur higher costs and so encourage discussion about financial solutions that work well for you.

We Keep Up-To-Date On Chalky Teeth (D3s)

To keep up with the latest information, we belong to The D3 Group whose mission is ‘Better understanding and care of people with chalky teeth’. This Australasian network brings together interested dental professionals, doctors, scientists and healthcare companies to share knowledge, discuss research needs, and formulate best standards of care and education. The D3 Group has a special interest in chalky molars (‘Molar Hypomin’), a disturbingly common problem that affects about 1-in-6 schoolchildren worldwide. And in case you’re wondering, ‘D3‘ is just another way of saying Developmental Dental Defects (DDD), which is the technical term for chalky teeth.

Helping you learn about chalky teeth

To assist your learning about chalky teeth, our Practice makes available the full range of educational resources produced by The D3 Group. These include some really cool stickers and an easy to understand storybook made especially for children with Chalky Molars. For those of you wanting to learn more about Chalky Molars and other types of chalky teeth, we recommend you visit the Chalky Teeth Campaign website.

This is an authorised satellite page of thed3group.org (copyright The D3 Group and iOrtho Ilam Orthodontics). Enquiries to D3-Sam@thed3group.org


What our
patients say

Thank you for your expertise, friendliness and professionalism,but most of all for the expert results and beautiful smiles all our three boys are now proud of. - Andrew & Christine

Patient stories

I can smile with confidence now! Lovely staff, very homely and exceptional service. Thank you iortho! - Te-Atawhai

Patient stories

Great investment – being confident to smile, you can’t really put a price on that. - Nadine

Great quality service! 10/10! I would never have thought through surgery and braces it would have been possible. The team catered for my every need. - Cole

I just wanted to say thank you for all you did to help Maddy get her teeth sorted before she heads to Dunedin for uni this year! I really appreciated you fitting her in with all her appointments just before her departure and for your great service as well. Thanks again for everything. - Tracy Taylor