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Orthotropics Christchurch

Welcome to Orthotropics Christchurch at Smilesville Dental. The first and only orthotropic practitioner in Christchurch. Our friendly,  professional and experienced Orthotropist and team are always looking forward to helping you and your child(ren) achieve the best in oral & facial functionality and aesthetics.

A patient displaying beautiful smile after undergoing treatment at Orthotropics Christchurch
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What is Orthotropics??

Orthotropics is a form of Dentofacial Orthopaedics that is based on early treatment. It works by guiding and developing the growth of the muscles, teeth and bone into the ideal shape and their relationship with each other in a “non-surgical, non-extraction” way, creating stable bites using postural changes. This treatment focuses on creating space to accommodate all the adult teeth, alleviate crowding and produce a more balanced facial profile.

Orthotropic treatment not only creates a full profile and a wide natural smile, a more open airway (addressing breathing problems such as asthma, mouth breathing, snoring and sleep apnoea) but also promotes the healthy positioning of the jaw joints (TMJs).

Talk to us today about how Smilesville Dental can transform your child’s face, jaws, teeth and life!

For years, patients have depended on us to provide this valuable service. We offer this and other specialized options to anyone in need of a dentist performing Orthotropics, they can trust. We are Orthotropics Christchurch, and we are dedicated to building long-lasting relationships based on trust and medical integrity with every single patient.

Through this and other services, we’ve cared for numerous patients throughout our career  practising Orthotropics. To us, nothing matters more than your health and comfort, which is why we’ve put in so much time and effort into advancing our practice and techniques. Please get in touch to schedule an initial consultation.

Through a holistic approach to dentistry, We try viewing each child as a whole rather than a single symptom to be treated. This is just one of many procedures we perform when coming up with any diagnosis. Your child's health deserves proper care and attention and we are able to provide. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Why Early orthodontics??

Early orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics focuses on proper growth and development, straightening teeth and training facial muscles before permanent teeth are set thereby bringing balance and facial symmetry. By using early orthodontics our goal is to maintain or provide space for permanent teeth so they grow in straight. This minimises the need for more extensive and painful intervention later.

We believe from 6 -7 years of age is a great time to assess if your child would benefit from Orthotropic treatment. 

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Our Background


Dr Ruchika Sachdev has been practising dentistry for over 20 yrs with many years in orthotropics, orthodontics and advanced complex dentistry. She has a special interest in Orthotropics care for Children. At Christchurch Orthotropics at  Smilesville we believe facial, dental and skeletal disharmony can relate to several medical issues. Our primary aim is to look at the face,  teeth and jaws holistically both with respect to aesthetics and functionality to achieve overall health and well-being and looks. This is done by finding the underlying cause of your malocclusion and provide treatment accordingly.

Only three dentists in New Zealand are trained in this groundbreaking technique, with one being Ruchika.

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Very happy with the good care taken of my children during their orthodontics. Some nervous moments as the treatment involved an 'ugly duckling' phase but as a result they have fabulous smiles and we are all very pleased. Rusheka is very patient with people and accommodating and I recommend coming when your children are as young as 8 to be able to take advantage of the most options for their treatment.


Was a very quick, easy and mostly painless experience. Amazing service and I am very very happy with the outcome. Thank you so so much for an overall absolutely amazing treatment, couldn't of asked for better.


Dear Ruchika
Thanks for the wonderful work on my orthodontic treatment over the years. It's been a pleasure to meet you. You have made me much more comfortable coming to the dentist's office. Your team is always so friendly.
I look forward to seeing you in the future!
Best wishes,


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Talk to us today about how Smilesville Dental can transform your child’s face, jaws, teeth and life! Contact our dental office at 0508 468 474

Mon - Wed : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thur             : 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Fri                 : 9:00 am - 1:00 pm   

Sat/Sun: Closed

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Christchurch Orthotropics | Smilesville Dental

131 Riccarton Rd,
Westfield Riccarton Mall,
Above ASB bank (Access via Farmer's Lift)
Christchurch, 8041
New Zealand

0508 468 474

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Helping you smile is our pleasure...

Dr Ruchika Sachdev

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