The Orthodontic Hub | Whakatane Orthodontist | Dr Gareth Benic

Phone: landline: 07 574 7494 mobile: 027 557 5404

  • Location: 9 Simpkins Road, Whakatane, 3120
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  • Orthodontist


  • Consultation/Examination
  • Scheduled examination (recall)
  • Second opinion/treatment cost estimate
  • Orthodontics/braces
  • Invisalign
  • Cosmetic consultation/smile makeover
  • Child U18
  • Teeth whitening
  • Mouthguard
  • Incognito Braces
  • Aesthetic Braces

Dr Gareth Benic | Whakatane Orthodontist

Dr Gareth Benic of The Orthodontic Hub is a specialist orthodontist, servicing Whakatane and surrounding regions (such as Edgecumbe, Kawerau and Ohope), recently having taken over from Dr Ali Ukra.

Dr Benic provides braces and Invisalign to patients young and old. The Orthodontic Hub utilises the latest orthodontic technology advancements to enhance his treatments. These include: 3D scanning (eliminating the need for traditional dental impressions), 3D printing of patient models (reducing costs for patients), digital x-rays (lessening radiation exposure), Invisalign clear aligners, Incognito hidden lingual braces, ceramic and metal braces.

Orthodontic services provided

Metal Braces

These are standard braces. The orthodontic brackets are made of stainless steel and each one bonds directly to the surface of the tooth. When an archwire is attached into the bracket slot it enables controlled movement of the teeth in all planes of space. Archwires nowadays are made of different materials which provide more gentle forces than old fashioned braces and provide more patient comfort.

Clear Porcelain Braces

Clear braces do the same job as metal braces they are just less obvious and therefore more aesthetic.


Braces are not themselves coloured, but can be “dressed up” with coloured rubber rings (elastomers). 


Invisalign clear aligners are a modern way of using plastic aligners to straighten teeth. They are popular with both adult and younger patients. The benefit of Invisalign is that the aligners can be removed for that important meeting or date night and they is is barely noticeable


Incognito lingual braces are placed on the insides of the teeth. They are therefore not seen when a patient smiles. This system utilises 3D scanning to provide a really aesthetic solution to patients considering orthodontic treatment.

Custom Mouthguards

Utilising 3D scanning, custom mouthguards can be made quickly and professionally. All kinds of colours and images can be added to your mouthguard to make it your own.

These are just a few of the orthodontic services provided by The Orthodontic Hub. Please phone or email us to chat further about your orthodontic needs and we will be happy to help!