25 Jun

The great beneft of Invisalign treatment is that it provides an aesthetic, more fexible way to give teenagers the confdence of a great smile. The Invisalign system uses a series of clear aligners to gradually move the teeth into the desired position. The aligners are changed every 1-2 weeks and there are no metal brackets […]

22 Dec

Just a quick note to make our patients aware that the practice will be closed from Tuesday 22rd December re-opening on Monday 5th January 2015. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our patients and their families a very safe Christmas and New Year!!! We will still be operating out of […]

16 Oct

The team at nq ortho have been invited to walk for Women’s Cancer on Sunday the 26th October 2014 by Lorraine Craven who has done a lot of volunteering for the Queensland Cancer Council. We would like to invite you as well!! This year the Cairns district has been able have been able to organise […]

12 Jun

Dr Rhonda is competing in The Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge 2014 to help raise funds for the Kokoda Youth Programme. Go to to read more about this worthy fundraiser and help support Dr Rhonda and her team“THE TOOTHFAIRIES” on the challenge! The Kokoda Challenge on the Gold Coast is hailed as Australia’s toughest endurance […]

23 Apr

Meet Doctor Rhonda Coyne, the Far North’s leading lady in orthodontic care. From leading touch football teams to victory, to extreme adventure racing, being a mum and partaking in the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage in Spain, Dr Coyne is not your average orthodontist. In a short period of time Rhonda has earned a reputation that […]

13 Mar

At the end of March Dr. Rhonda and her Team of oral health therapists, Helen and Sam, are travelling to Adelaide for the ASO (Australian Society of Orthodontists) congress. At this congress, orthodontic specialists Australia wide come together to share the latest and greatest advances in orthodontics. Our oral health therapist Helen has been invited […]

19 Sep

Dr. Coyne and our team understand not everyone is always thrilled about visiting their orthodontist. But at nq ortho, we strive to bring you the best and most comforting experience at each visit. Today, we’d like to know: What is it about our Cairns, Atherton, or Innisfail office that makes you comfortable or puts you […]

12 Sep

If you have been thinking about getting a piercing, or if you already have one or more, there are some health risks our team at nq ortho wants you to know about. It’s important to know the risks involved with oral piercing, including infection, chipped teeth, gum damage, nerve damage, loss of taste, or tooth […]

11 Sep

Patients with special needs, conditions and disabilities deserve a team of professionals who are experienced and willing to work with them to create a comfortable, relaxing environment. We warmly embrace special needs patients in our office, and as a result, have enjoyed their unique talents and gifts. Some of our most amazing and compliant patients […]

Make every day earth day

Author: admin
10 Sep

During the early days of the environmental awareness movement, those who demonstrated against pollution, toxic chemicals, and the general public health were known as hippies. The early 1970s were a time of change, and assertions that we needed to pay more attention to the Earth’s atmosphere were generally dismissed. But within a couple decades, it […]

5 Sep

Xylitol is a naturally occurring sweetener found in tree bark, plants, fruits, and vegetables. The human body also produces it in small amounts. It looks and tastes like sugar, so as part of a health regimen, most people require no willpower to use it. Xylitol is safe (approved by the World Health Organisation) because only […]

29 Aug

A lot of patients ask us why Dr. Coyne and our team at nq ortho work tirelessly to give our patients straight teeth. Of course it’s nice to have a smile full of evenly-aligned teeth, but did you know that straightening your teeth can keep them healthier as well? Straight teeth lead to better oral […]

22 Aug

Wearing orthodontic braces may be the best choice for correcting your teeth and improving your smile, and that’s why you’ve come to see Dr. Coyne at nq ortho. Braces, which consist of brackets and wires, work by gently applying pressure to the teeth, and that pressure causes them to move into the correct position. In […]

8 Aug

Sports and energy drinks cause irreversible damage to the teeth of teens and young adults. A study which was published in the May/June 2012 issue of General Dentistry states that energy and sports drinks contain so much acid that they begin destroying teeth after only five days of consistent use. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, […]

1 Aug

Although major orthodontic emergencies are relatively rare, when they do happen it is important to seek immediate attention. By comparison, a minor orthodontic issue is something you can usually take care of yourself, or wait until your next scheduled appointment for care. Here are some guidelines to help you understand the difference between an orthodontic […]

18 Jul

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) have put together a helpful list that outlines when you should call Dr. Coyne to schedule an initial consultation. Here are 12 warning signs indicating it’s time to check in with us: 1. Early or late loss of baby teeth 2. Teeth that meet in an abnormal way 3. […]

11 Jul

Most of our patients at nq ortho will need to wear rubber bands at some point during their orthodontic treatment. The main reason our patients are instructed to wear rubber bands is to correct their bite. If your teeth do not fit together properly, Dr. Coyne will recommend that rubber bands be used. Dr. Coyne […]

4 Jul

As more people turn to bottled water and away from the tap, they may be missing out on one important ingredient that most brands of bottled water fail to include: fluoride! Because fluoride helps strengthen teeth, it is an important component of maintaining good oral health. Our friends at the American Dental Association have endorsed […]

1 Jul

Since the introduction of the power toothbrush in the 1960s, this tool has undergone many technological advances, from design and bristle motions to rotation oscillation and sonic vibration. What is rotation oscillation? That’s when the head of the toothbrush alternately rotates in one direction and then the other. Power toothbrushes can deliver up to 50,000 […]

27 Jun

We love when patients ask us that question! Now that you’re wearing braces, it’s even more important to maintain a good oral hygiene regimen as you begin your orthodontic treatment. Braces are known to trap food particles and make it difficult to brush or remove plaque, which is why our team at nq ortho recommends […]

25 Jun

We’re pleased to announce nq ortho achieved the esteemed Australian Business Quality Award for successfully adhering to its high service standards and going beyond customers’ needs! Now in its 5th year, the Australian Business Quality Awards acknowledges enterprises that exhibit outstanding service levels as assessed by their customers. The organisation measures businesses against a range of internationally […]

20 Jun

Now that you have braces, it is more important than ever to maintain good oral hygiene during your treatment, as Dr. Coyne will tell you. While we trust you will continue brushing and flossing on a regular basis throughout your treatment at nq ortho, you also have to mindful of what you eat. While all […]

13 Jun

Everyone wants a naturally aligned and beautiful smile, and it is no secret that orthodontic braces from nq ortho can help deliver one. However, there are greater benefits to wearing braces than just having straight teeth. You’ll gain many oral health benefits in addition to the cosmetic ones. Tooth Decay and Gum Disease Crooked or […]

30 May

This may come as a surprise, but brushing your teeth right after a meal can be one of the worst things you can do for your healthy teeth. A toothbrush can be considered an assault weapon against your smile if used immediately after eating certain foods. Enamel is like the tooth’s shield. It is a […]

The evolution of braces

Author: admin
23 May

Did you know that even in ancient times, people wanted to improve the look and function of their smiles? nq ortho thinks of modern orthodontic appliances as sleek, efficient technology, but this was not always so! Take a look at the highlights in the evolution of braces. Ancient Times: From Greece to Rome According to The […]

Aging and oral health

Author: admin
16 May

As you age, it becomes even more important to take good care of your teeth and dental health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one-fourth of adults age 65 and older have no remaining teeth. What’s more, nearly one-third of older adults have untreated tooth decay. Oral health, regardless of age, […]

9 May

If you’re wearing braces, then you know they are working hard to straighten your teeth. However, those hard-working braces are also preventing you from easily cleaning your teeth. It is essential that you put some extra attention into preventing tooth decay while wearing your braces. When your braces are finally removed by Dr. Coyne, you […]

2 May

The number one goal of orthodontic treatment is to give you or your child a beautiful, healthy smile that will last a lifetime. One of the first things people notice about others is their smiles so take the first step towards getting the smile you’ve always wanted and make your initial consultation at nq ortho […]

25 Apr

While everyone understands that a dentist takes care of teeth, not everyone is aware of what an orthodontist does. This confusion sometimes leads to misunderstandings about what nq ortho does for our patients and how exactly Dr. Coyne can help them. Let’s take a closer look at a couple of the myths and misconceptions about […]

18 Apr

At nq ortho, there are a few things we want to remind you of when you’re on a holiday, so that a day with friends and family won’t be spent dealing with an orthodontic emergency. Firstly, we are here for you whether you are in town or out of town on vacation. Give us a […]

Play it safe this spring

Author: admin
5 Apr

It’s springtime and it’s again time to remind our patients at nq ortho to protect their faces and pearly whites while out on the field playing sports. According to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, children, high-school athletes and adults have more than 5,000,000 teeth knocked out in sporting events annually. If you are planning […]

29 Mar

It’s almost Easter again and at nq ortho, we thought we’d share some Easter candy tips with you all! To protect your braces, steer clear of the following Easter treats, or recipes with these ingredients: • All hard lollies • All chewy lollies • Caramel • Nuts • Licorice

14 Mar

Millions of people wear green on St. Patrick’s Day so they can show their spirit for the holiday and avoid getting pinched. While it may be easy for you to throw on a green shirt, sport a St. Patrick’s Day button, or wear a pair of emerald-hued shoes, if you’re an avid St. Patty’s Day […]

8 Mar

This is a question we hear all the time. Malocclusion, or what we call having a “bad bite,” is the improper alignment of teeth and/or jaws. When your teeth and jaws are not properly aligned, it may impact your bite, the ability to properly care for your teeth, your gum tissue health and even your […]

2 Mar

As you may have heard, the Cairns City Council is planning to remove the fluoride from our city’s water! As a members of the medical and dental community of Cairns, we’d like to share with you a petition our colleagues in the dental and medical community have put together, and share a little about why fluoride is […]

23 Feb

Day after day, our goal is to create healthy smiles that will last a lifetime. Our mission is to be a happy, efficient team of professionals who exceed our patients, parents, referring dentists’ expectations. Whether you’ve just come in for an initial consultation or your family has been visiting our office for years, we’d love to hear […]

15 Feb

With Valentine’s Day almost here, and all that candy making its rounds this week, it’s once again time to remind all our patients to be extra careful when choosing those candies and treats! All those sweet, sour and sticky candies may taste great, but these treats are known to damage teeth, as well as braces! […]

2 Feb

From your very first visit to our office, we strive to provide superior treatment in a pleasant, friendly atmosphere. We are always updating our office with the most advanced and up-to-date technologies and methods and are here to get to know you personally and find out how we might make your visit to our office […]

19 Jan

If you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment, brushing and flossing after every meal and snack is the only way to prevent plaque build-up, tooth decay and gum disease. Your teeth will need extra care, especially during treatment at our office. Our goal is for you to have a beautiful healthy smile, and in order for us to […]

11 Jan

The dreaded cold and flu season is here again! After recovering from your cold, one of the most important steps you can take to avoid becoming reinfected is replacing your toothbrush! Germs can linger on the bristles, and you risk prolonging your sickness by continuing to use the same toothbrush. Be smart – keep a […]

29 Dec

Millions of patients undergoing orthodontic treatment will not be smiling this holiday season, and not because they didn’t get the gift they wanted. These are people whose teeth and/or braces fall victim to the hard, chewy, gummy or sticky holiday treats. We know orthodontic emergencies are never convenient nor timely. If you are a patient […]

Merry Christmas!

Author: admin
22 Dec

In this season given to tidings of comfort and joy, and as we reflect on the year that was, we’d like to ask you, our wonderful patients: What do you love about the holidays this year? Being with your loved ones? Hitting the slopes? A clean slate for 2013? Opening presents by the fireplace? All […]

Welcome to our blog

Author: admin
25 Aug

Thank you for taking the time to visit our blog. Please check back often for weekly updates on fun and exciting events happening at our office, important and interesting information about the orthodontics and industry, and the latest news about our practice. Feel free to leave a comment or question for our doctor and staff […]

Recent Posts