Christchurch Orthodontics Ltd. - Russell Lovatt & Christine Bailey


Using the latest proven technology and materials Dr Russell Lovatt and Dr Christine Bailey of Christchurch Orthodontics are committed to providing comprehensive orthodontic care tailored to your unique characteristics and requirements.


Christchurch Orthodontics - Dr Russell Lovatt, Orthodontist

A beautiful, beaming smile, and successful orthodontic treatment can be an important component of improved self-image, confidence and optimal oral health.

Teeth are meant to last a lifetime but they sometimes need a little help to develop their proper role and ideal positions to remain strong and attractive.

Misaligned teeth can cause a lot ofproblems, not just in appearance but also in dental health.

Today dental science has made it easier to straighten teeth. Just about anyone of any age can have an attractive smile and good dental health, and it has become increasingly popular with adult patients.. The dental skills for correcting irregular or misaligned teeth are called Orthodontics.

These orthodontic skills are obtained after 5 years of University study to become a general dentist, a period of general dental practice,  followed by 3 years post graduate study and research culminating in a Masters Degree in Orthodontics.

Dr Russell Lovatt is a full member of the World Federation of Orthodontists, the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists and the New Zealand Dental Association. He is bound by these organisations’ codes of ethics and codes of practice.

Dr Christine Bailey is a member of the Australian Society of Orthodontics, the Australian Orthodontic Board, the Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and the Edinburgh College of Surgeons, and the New Zealand Dental Association and is in the process of re-joining the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists now that she has returned to Christchurch from Australia.

Russell and Chrissy are skilfully assisted in their work by a dedicated team of registered orthodontic auxiliaries,  and administration staff all working together to provide you with an outstanding service and experience.  The practice prides itself of keeping up to date with technological advancements in the Orthodontic industry to best serve your needs.