Invisible brace technologies – Invisalign & Incognito

Phil was the first specialist orthodontist in New Zealand to be awarded Platinum status by Invisalign®. This is a recognition of him treating 50 patients with Invisalign® in one year.


Invisalign® is a near-invisible brace technology. Instead of having metal or clear brackets glued on to their teeth, Invisalign patients wear a series of clear, thin, removable mouthguards, known as aligners. The aligners are very much like bleaching trays and gradually move the teeth into the desired position. They are almost invisible to other people and are comfortable to wear.

The main benefits of Invisalign® are:

  • It is invisible
  • The aligners are removable (so they may be cleaned, food does not get caught in them and the patient has greater freedom with the range of foods they can eat)
  • The aligners are comfortable
  • Patients can view their virtual treatment plan before treatment begins to see how they will look in the end.

To find out more about Invisalign, please visit the Invisalign® website. View the Invisalign® You Tube channel for commercials and celebrity testimonials.


Incognito® Orthodontic Braces are lingual braces, which means they are glued onto the inside (back) of the teeth so they are virtually invisible from the outside. The brackets are made from a gold alloy and are made specially to fit each of the patient’s individual teeth using precise impressions taken by Phil. The robotically bent wires fit into the custom-made brackets and gradually move the teeth into the desired position.

The benefits of Incognito® are:

  • the braces are completely hidden, placed behind your teeth.
  • utilises digital technology to engineer brackets and wires to deliver a precise, targeted result.
  • 100% customised for you for improved comfort and an efficient treatment.

For more information visit the Incognito®  Hidden Braces website. To discuss either of these invisible options, please arrange a no-obligation initial consultation by phoning 03 3754418.