Ilam Orthodontics is a leading orthodontic practice in Christchurch. Recognised as Diamond providers of Invisalign’s virtually invisible aligners, the team at Ilam Orthodontics take great care in delivering the best quality treatment to all patients. With treatment suitable for a range of ages, from children through to teens and adults, Ilam Orthodontics has become an orthodontic practice of choice in Christchurch.
Led by two specialist orthodontists, Ilam Orthodontics offers patients a warm and welcoming environment and treatment using the latest orthodontic techniques and technology. The team have experience using a range of different treatment options, from traditional metal braces to Invisalign, functional appliances to removable appliances and retainers for post-treatment care.
To help make orthodontic treatment affordable, Ilam Orthodontics offers patients different payment options to suit their budget. Family discounts are also available. The team prides themselves on delivering an enjoyable orthodontic experience culminating in excellent orthodontic results that ensure patients have the confidence to smile, whether at school, work or attending family occasions.
Originally from Hampshire in South-East England, John qualified in dentistry at Glasgow University, Scotland. John practiced as a dentist in Ashburton, where he met his partner, Morgan. John then travelled to the United Kingdom to train as an orthodontist. John holds Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Membership of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in Specialist Dental Practice and a Master of Orthodontics from Cardiff University School of Dentistry, Wales. He is also a registered orthodontist in New Zealand.
John has completed orthodontic fellowships at Oslo University Hospital, Norway and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, where he had clinical responsibilities for patients born with cleft lip and palate and craniofacial anomalies. He is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, taking time out each year to set the standards for the next generation of dentists.
Outside work, John enjoys mountaineering and skiing and spending time with his partner, Morgan. John also enjoys playing guitar.
Marguerite has a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and a Masters Degree in Orthodontics from the University of Otago. It is these qualifications which enable Marguerite to be registered as a Specialist in Orthodontics. Marguerite has been practicing as a Specialist Orthodontist in Christchurch since 1996. Marguerite also has a Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Otago.
Marguerite is an active member of the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists and is currently vice president, and has previously held the positions of secretary and councillor twice. Marguerite is accredited with the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists' Practice Accreditation Programme. Marguerite is also a member of the World Federation of Orthodontists, the New Zealand Dental Association including the Canterbury branch, the New Zealand Orthodontic Study Group and a Christchurch Dental Study Group.
Marguerite is married with two daughters, threedogs and enjoys gardening, yoga, walking and horsey things.