Due to the transmission of COVID-19, NZ Prime Minister has announced that we are at Alert Level 3 and Level 4 in 48 hours (Wednesday 25th March). This means all non-essential businesses must close, which includes us.
We will close the practice until we receive further updates from the relevant authorities that it is safe to resume practice.
Any upcoming orthodontic appointments with us are postponed until further notice. We will contact you to reschedule immediately when it is safe to do so.
If you have any orthodontic emergency that causes pain and is restricting your daily activity, we can be reached via email – please take a photo of the issue we will respond as soon as possible. Please note that a broken bracket or a long wire is not an emergency.
If you run out of elastics, do not worry, we can resume treatment after.
If you need more Invisalign aligners, keep wearing your current aligner every night and be gentle with them until we can resume treatment.
Although a delay in treatment can be frustrating, this is an unforeseen development and we deeply regret any inconvenience this may cause. We will continue to update you as new developments regarding your treatment arise and endeavour to continue your treatment as soon as we can, in accordance to the government’s guidance.
We thank you for your understanding in controlling the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
Stay safe and we will get through this together.
Coreen and Team
Botany Orthodontics takes an innovative approach to patient care that puts their needs first and their fears at ease. We provide healthy, happy smiles one patient at a time and it is our mission to provide compassionate specialist orthodontic care to patients of all ages. Our team is fully trained and we have the experience to make our patients smile with confidence.
Dr. Coreen Loke
BDS (Otago), DClinDent (Orthodontics)
Coreen Loke is a certified orthodontic specialist and prides on providing personalised orthodontic care and experience her patients need. Coreen founded Botany Orthodontics with the goal of expert specialty care to every patient and to provide them with the best smile possible. Every member of her team is standing by to ensure your needs are met and your smile is our top priority.
Born in Kuala Lumpur, Coreen moved to New Zealand in 2000 to pursue her dream of becoming an orthodontic specialist and help as many people as possible feel confident with their smile. She studied at the University of Otago and earned her BDS (with honours) and DClinDent in Orthodontics. Coreen’s passion and commitment show in everything she does and every new smile she creates.
Clinically, Coreen adopts an evidence-based approach to orthodontics, ensuring that the recommended treatment options have been proven scientifically to be the best course of action that can save her patients both time and money. She is multi-lingual and can communicate in some Malay, Cantonese and Mandarin, if needed.
Coreen’s natural ability to instill trust in her patients instantly relieves their anxiety and comforts even the most apprehensive of patient. She takes the time to explain each procedure and to help her patients to better understand their treatment plan from start to finish. By educating her patients, Coreen has found that treatments progress smoothly and that makes everyone happier.
Coreen is a published author with several articles in internationally acclaimed journals. She is certified with the Australasian Orthodontic Board and is also a member of the NZ Association of Orthodontists, NZ Dental Association, World Federation of Orthodontists, and an international member of the American Association of Orthodontists.
(what to expect)
Some cases benefit from early orthodontic treatment, before all the adult teeth are through.
We use coloured rubber rings with low profile metal braces. There's a wide range of colours to choose from, take your pick! The coloured rings are changed at every adjustment visits.