Calls are being made to overhaul a system that allows dentists to perform orthodontics after five children required years of extra treatment after orthodontic work overseen by a dentist.

The Herald is aware of at least two families whose children needed tens of thousands of dollars of corrective treatment after orthodontic work at a clinic where there are no specialist orthodontists.

In one case, the parents of three siblings chose the Auckland clinic where they believed there were specialists, and because it promoted less time in braces and no tooth extractions.

The mother of those children, Cath Darroch, said the

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