• 205 Durham Street South, Christchurch Central City 03 595 6686

Peak Orthodontics is a locally-owned, specialist orthodontic practice in Christchurch

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Dr. John Perry

your local christchurch orthodontist

Dr John Perry is a specialist in braces and Invisalign clear aligners. As a leading Orthodontist in his field, he has examined for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and was previously Consultant Orthodontist at Christchurch Hospital providing care for patients with cleft lip and palate, complex medical conditions and those with severe jaw discrepancies.

High quality care


At Peak Orthodontics, in person expertise and at home convenience is combined with our Dental Monitoring App.

  • Appointments only when needed – less time off school and work!
  • Communicate securely with Peak Orthodontics through our app from any location
  • Your treatment stays on track as we monitor your progress remotely and in person

Dental Monitoring® is a registered medical device used to remotely monitor orthodontic treatment. Always read and follow your Orthodontist’s instructions for use.

Dental Monitoring Christchurch

Perfectly precise planning

At Peak Orthodontics, your new smile is perfectly planned using state of the art technology

Invisalign clear aligners


Peak Orthodontics is a leading Invisalign provider. Having achieved the prestigious status of Platinum Invisalign Provider, your new smile is in highly skilled and experienced hands

The Peak Orthodontics difference



Enjoy less time off school and work with our smartphone app


We are a premium level, Platinum Invisalign provider


Our orthodontics is affordable with our interest free financing


We accept downpayments that fit your budget


Free teeth whitening is included for our adult patients

Strategic early intervention

The best chance for their future smile

Dr John Perry prides himself on a conservative approach to tooth movement, waiting for just the right time to start orthodontics. In some cases it may be beneficial to start treatment at a young age to encourage healthy growth of the teeth and jaws. However, in most cases we can wait until your child has most of their adult teeth. For your peace of mind, and to understand when it’s the right time to start treatment, we recommend booking an assessment from age 7.

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The retainer club

After Care Planning

We want you to keep smiling long after you’ve finised your orthodontic treatment. That’s why your 5 year retainer club membership is included in our treatment fees.



You do not need a referral to see an orthodontist and appointments can be made directly with our practice. Always check your orthodontist is registered with the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists (NZAO) before making a booking.

Yes! You can purchase a Shock Doctor mouthguard from our practice to wear over your braces or clear aligners so you are protected while playing contact sports. We also provide custom-made professional mouthguards for extra protection and comfort once treatment is complete.

Yes, you can still play an instrument when wearing braces or Invisalign clear aligners. The more you practice your instrument, the faster you will get used to wearing the orthodontic appliance.

Most patients do not notice a significant difference in their speech when they have orthodontic treatment. However, it can take a short period of time to get used to the feeling of having metal braces or clear aligners in your mouth.

The process of putting braces on is comfortable. Your teeth and gums can feel sensitive as the teeth begin to move during the first day or two of wearing braces. The sensitivity will settle after a couple of days.

Treatment times vary depending on the individual patient and the level of treatment required. On average, the treatment period can be anything between 6 and 24 months for braces and clear aligners.

We recommend bringing your child in for an orthodontic assessment from the age of 7 years. At Peak Orthodontics, we take a holistic approach to orthodontic treatment and we will not only look at your child’s teeth but also check their jaws are growing favourably.

We combine in-person check ups with our at-home monitoring app to provide high quality care and ensure you attend appointments only when needed. On average, we recommend you attend our practice approximately every 6-8 weeks for braces or every 10-12 weeks for Invisalign clear aligners.

Yes, free on-site parking is available at our practice for your convenience.

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