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Welcome to Paterson Orthodontics, Dunedin's locally based specialist orthodontist practice. Our team is passionate about giving you the smile that you always wanted in a warm and professional environment.


Book a consultation with our friendly team and enjoy the many benefits that braces and aligners can offer you!

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Dr. Marguerite Paterson

BDS (Distinction) Otago, DClinDent,


Dr Marguerite Paterson is a Specialist Orthodontist. She graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (with Distinction) from the University of Otago in 2013. Upon graduation she worked as a Dental and Maxillofacial House Officer at Waikato Hospital before moving to Auckland for two years of general dental practice. She then returned to Auckland and Middlemore Hospitals as a Paediatric Dental Registrar where she developed a love for Orthodontics. After three years full-time specialist postgraduate training at the University of Otago, she graduated with a Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry.

Dr Paterson is a member of the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists (NZAO), the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. She is also involved in the Wish For a Smile Charity which provides free access to treatment to those whose families would otherwise be unable to afford orthodontic care. 


Paterson Orthodontics offer a wide range of orthodontic services in a warm, friendly and professional atmosphere. Our treatment options include clear aligners (including Invisalign), metal and clear braces, removable and functional appliances. Your comfort and concerns are a priority to us, as is achieving a great result as efficiently as possible. 


What is a Specialist Orthodontist? 

Specialist Orthodontists have undertaken extensive training to understand the nuances of creating beautiful smiles. In New Zealand, Specialist Orthodontists undertake 8 years of full-time university study and must be registered with the Dental Council of New Zealand under the Specialist Scope of Orthodontic Practice.

Orthodontists have trained as dentists, completing a five year degree in dentistry, before returning to university to complete a further three year Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics, comprising both clinical treatment and research leading to publication of a thesis.

Dr Marguerite Paterson received both her Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Distinction) and Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics) at the University of Otago.

Smile with confidence

Creating a beautiful smile can be life changing, improving both self-esteem and confidence. Patients in our practice receive personalised treatment, using the latest technology with treatment plans tailored to their own individual needs.  Every patient who attends our practice undergoes their own bespoke orthodontic journey leading to the best orthodontic treatment outcome for each individual and a smile for them to  be truly proud of.

Get in Touch

55 Crawford Street, 

Dunedin, 9016

021 244 9212

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