Torque Orthodontics is one of Australia’s leading Invisalign providers. Based in Mackay, Torque Orthodontics has Diamond Invisalign Provider status in recognition of the experience and knowledge the team has using this orthodontic treatment system of virtually invisible aligners. Torque Orthodontics can treat a range of orthodontic problems in both teens and adults using Invisalign.
At Torque Orthodontics, family matters. The team has worked hard to create a family-oriented orthodontic practice, led by specialist orthodontist Dr Peter Monckton. Dr Monckton is widely recognised as a specialist in the industry and holds memberships of both Australian and American orthodontic societies. He also treats patients using clear and self-ligating braces.
Torque Orthodontics is conveniently located in the heart of Mackay and is open five days a week. Flexible payment options are available to help with the cost of treatment. An upfront deposit is required, followed by monthly payments over 18-24 months. Patients can find out if orthodontic treatment is right for them by booking either an orthodontic consultation or free Invisalign assessment.
Dr Peter Monckton
Dr Peter Monckton was born in Mount Morgan, raised in Baralaba and completed his schooling in Rockhampton. He graduated from the University of Queensland in 1985 and spent three years as a flying dentist in the outback. In 1989 to 1992, Dr Monckton practiced general Dentistry privately in Goondiwindi.
Trained in top orthodontic programme
In 1992, Dr Monckton was accepted at the University of Pennsylvania where he undertook postgraduate training in Orthodontics. Penn is the second oldest dental school in the US, opening its doors in 1852.
After returning to Australia in 1995, Dr Monckton set up practice in Mackay. Over the past 26 years, the practice has grown from one chair and one staff member to the successful practice that it is today. Dr Monckton is proactive in providing is team members with the ongoing training required to deliver a high level of quality orthodontic treatment and service to our patients. Some of his staff have been with him for the entire time he’s been in practice.
Current specialisation and advanced technology
Dr Monckton is a leader in technological advances in his practice. This includes the use of laser technology and a 3D cone beam imaging machine. Dr Monckton uses this technology to provide patients with individualised and detailed treatment plans involving Braces, Invisalign or early intervention Orthodontic Treatment. He also stays on the cutting edge of orthodontics by participating in a variety of continuing education.
Dr Monckton is a registered dental specialist with AHPRA and is a member of the following industry Associations:
- Australian Dental Associated Queensland
- Australian Society of Orthodontists, and
- American Association of Orthodontists
Excellent patient interaction
Dr Monckton has an excellent manner with his patients and keeps his patients and parents informed throughout all stages of orthodontic treatment. Outside of the clinic, Dr Monckton enjoys exercising, fishing and sailing with his family and friends. His community involvement includes Mackay Athletics and Mackay Hockey. He also sponsors Renegades Basketball, Norths Cricket, Mackay Pioneer BMX, and Lions Football.