We work closely with the wider dental community to give advice on the management and timing of orthodontic care.
Honest expert advice achieves the best results and sometimes avoids the need for braces. We work with Community Dental Clinics, and regional specialists in gum health, facial surgery and oral health. We are an accredited ACC provider and have a close relationship with the dental team at Nelson Marlborough District Health Board.
We’re a proud member of the Nelson branch of the New Zealand Dental Association.
Each year Nelson Orthodontics sponsors a mouthguard for each junior rugby player in the Tasman region.
Each year thousands of children are treated for dental injuries which could have been prevented or minimised, by wearing a protective mouthguard. We strongly advocate that all participants in a sport that carries a risk of contact to the face should wear a mouthguard.
A mouthguard helps absorb the shock experienced by a blow to the face, which might otherwise result in an injury to the mouth or jaw.
In April 2017 Andrew Marriott celebrated 10 years of donating mouthguards to junior rugby players - that's 50,000 mouthguards protecting Nelson Tasman kids' teeth.
Andrew Marriott also sponsors a trolley each year in the Nelson Trolley Derby, and provides sponsorship to the Tasman Rugby Union.
We’re open to applications from our existing or previous youth patients for assistance with their sporting pursuits – each year we have a small amount of funds set aside to sponsor our up-and-coming sports people.
The Wish For A Smile Trust is a public health initiative of the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists (NZAO).
The Trust aims to make specialist orthodontic treatment available to young New Zealanders who would otherwise be unable to access orthodontic care.
Nelson Orthodontics is proud to support this initiative to treat selected children within the Nelson Tasman community who are unable to access orthodontic care because of financial hardship or severe malocclusion (misalignment).
Promoting research and education in orthodontic health
Dr Andrew Marriott is a Trustee and founding member of The Foundation for Orthodontic Research and Education NZAO Charitable Trust (FORENZAO). The Trust was set up in 2005 to promote and encourage research into orthodontic advancement. Specifically, the Trust
- funds scientific and clinical research exploring methods for improved orthodontic care
- encourages and supports scientific and clinical research and specialist orthodontic health care
- supports post-graduate education associated with the discipline of orthodontics within New Zealand, including the support of students and lecturers involved in such education
- promotes education about orthodontic health care in the community generally
- assists movements, groups and organisations endeavouring to support and promote these purposes.
FORENZAO assists in funding projects run by the Education and Research Development Group (ERDG) of the NZAO. FORENZAO gathers funds for the ERDG through NZAO member contributions and sponsorship from related orthodontic businesses.