Christchurch Orthodontics Ltd. - Russell Lovatt & Christine Bailey


Level 1, 91 Picton Avenue, Riccarton 8011.

With ample carparking onsite and on the roadside adjacent to our new building..

UPDATE 31 March 2020

We hope you are staying safe and sane during this COVID-19 lockdown period.  If you have an emergency whilst we are closed please go toe the "for our patients" tab across the top of this page which has a lot of handy information.  There is also a new video ther eto show you how to take at home photos of your teeth/braces/appliances which you can send to your Orthodontist or if you have urgent issues over this time.  They will then get in touch to help you out.

Stay safe from the whole team at Christchurch Orthodontics.


COVID-19     23 March 2020


As you may be aware the Prime Minister has announced that we are at Level 2 regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic.  This means that it is contained but there is a growing risk of community transmission with an increased number of diagnosed cases.  At this level, workplaces are asked to reduce person-to-person contact where possible.

As an oral health practioner we have a new directive from the Ministry of Health and New Zealand Dental Concil as of March 22nd 2020 that highly recommends 'the suspension of all non-essential and elective dental services' because of the high risk of transmission posed by working in the oral cabity and generating aerosol.  This includes all orthodontic treatment.

We believe that the health and wellbeing of our community, including patients and staff, must take precedence at times like these and we must do our part to reduce ther risk of community transmission however we can.  We are therefore following the above directive and limiting our services to provide treatment only for dental emergencies.*

For you, (Our patients) this means any upcoming appointments with us are postponed until further notice.  At this stage there is no definitive date that we can resume practicing so we will be in contact with a rescheduled appointment when it is safe for us to do so.

Although a delay in treatment can be frustrating, this is an unforseen development and we deeply regret any inconvenience this may cause. We will continue to update you as new developments regarding your treatment arise and endevour to continue your treatment as soon as we can, but strongly believe that we must delay in the interests of our community.


Thank you for your understanding at this time.  Again, we offer you our deepest apologies for this inconvenience and will be in touch with you as required.


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns or feel that you are experiencing a dental/orthodontic emergency. (

Stay safe and we will get through this together.


The team at Christchurch Orthodontics






Now offering FREE screening consultations with one of our specialist Orthodontists:

Have you ever wondered whether Orthodontics is an option for you? Dreamt of a better smile, but not sure what's involved? Would Invisalign work for you?

We are now offering free 10-15min screening consults for a limited time with one of our Specialist Orthodontists.

At this appointment you will see one of our Specialist Orthodontists who will hear your concerns, have a brief look at your teeth and jaws and let you know how we might be able to help with Orthodontic options. A broad idea of the costs and time involved would also be discussed, however a full exam and analysis of records would be needed to confirm the treatment and costs.

Should you be ready and wanting treatment we would then need to book you in for a more in-depth examination, including photos, x-rays and treatment analysis. This visit would take approximately 1 hour and at this visit you would get a detailed booklet outlining your concerns and our findings, the treatment options available, the pros and cons of these and the various costs for your particular case. This visit would cost $120 (all inclusive). If you think this might be what you want you can jump right in and book the full consult from the start.

If for whatever reason, you are not ready for treatment, or we need to monitor additional growth before treatment, then we can organize an additional future appointment at a relevant interval of time, and at that stage we can do a full exam and analysis when that becomes more appropriate.

Ring us today if you want more information, or to book a full or free screening consult Limited times only.  Ph (03) 9620334




We warmly welcome you to Christchurch Orthodontics Limited, the home of Specialist Orthodontists Dr Russell Lovatt Formerly part of Riccarton Orthodontic Practice for 13 years, In June 2012  Dr Russell Lovatt set up a new specialised practice, Christchurch Orthodontics Ltd when the practice was forced to close due to Christchurch earthquake relocations.

Russell is a specialist Orthodontist, proud to have been improving Christchurch's smiles and confidence for the past 18 years.   Dr Christine Bailey joined the practice in 2015 and this has allowed us to offer a full service 5 days a week at our Christchurch based practice as well as allow us to further develop our North Canterbury patient base at our Rangiora branch practice operating out of the newly built Rangiora Dental Centre.

This expansion of our practice has also meant that we are now able to cater for many more new patient consultations and offer increased flexibility in scheduling of appointments.  With the choice of both a male and female experienced Orthodontist we are very pleased to be able to offer an even better service to further met the needs of all patients. Click here for more about our Orthodontists

Along with the friendly caring team of staff, Russell and Chrissy deliver complete orthodontic care tailored to meet your individual needs and desired results.

Christchurch Orthodontics is a leading edge Orthodontic practice with a strong vision to provide excellence in orthodontic treatment and service.  We pride ourselves on keeping up with the ever changing technological advancements in the Orthodontic industry.

Our goal is to make you smile!

Please feel free to browse our website and if we can be of any help whatsoever please do not hesitate to contact us via email, phone or facebook.




Phone: (03) 962 0334

Fax: (03) 962 0354


Level 1, 91 Picton Avenue
Riccarton, Christchurch 8011