Look sharp, live smart

The link between smiling & happiness

Smiling is a universal sign of happiness. No matter what country you go to or what culture you take in, smiling is seen as a sign of happiness and acceptance. The main reason for that is because studies have shown that when a person is smiling, it actually affects specific muscles that can make that person feel happy. When you use these particular muscles, your brain will release endorphins, which are brain chemicals that induce feelings of pleasure and euphoria. Smiling truly does have the ability to make you happier.

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What can we do to make you smile?

Call Candice and make an appointment today.

The smiling man

L’uomo che sorride

(The smiling man)

The real power of man is the smile of the woman sitting next to him.

So everybody knows these guys …

Who’s got an amazing way with the ladies …

And you know what’s funny?

He’s not the tallest or most athletic guy … and doesn’t really dress as well as you do.

But for some reason – women keep on approaching him.

Why?

He has one simple weapon: a great smile.

People take smiling for granted these days – especially with all the fake million-dollar grins we see on TV shows, ads or flyers.

But there’s such a thing as an attractive, genuine smile

It lights up the room from a distance and captivates women.

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A Smile That Attracts Women!

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Make an appointment today and ask about treatment options with speed braces, invisible incognito braces or clear aligners.

What can we do to make you smile?

Why has chocolate hidden dangers?

Did you consume a lot of chocolate this Easter weekend? 

Chocolate is a nice treat; however, be careful of hidden dangers.

  • Chocolate with fruit and nut: the nuts are too hard and may cause brackets to come off. The raisins are very sticky and will get stuck around your appliance.
  • Chocolate that contains caramel is very sticky and chewy and should be avoided.
  • Chocolate that contains nougat: Nougat gets stuck around your appliance.
  • Chocolate from the fridge is too hard to eat whilst wearing orthodontic appliances; ensure it is at room temperature before consuming.

However, we advise avoiding sugary foods while wearing braces. While wearing your braces, you will want to avoid foods that are extremely soft, chewy or sticky and that contain a large amount of sugar or starch. Foods that are safe and unsafe while you are wearing your braces.

  • Cake and pies
  • Energy drinks
  • Extremely soft bread
  • Fruit juices
  • Gum
  • Heavily processed foods
  • Ice cream
  • Fizzes
  • Sports drinks

And it is essential to brush your teeth 30 minutes after every meal. 

This role will keep your teeth nice and healthy throughout orthodontic treatment.

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What can we do to make you smile?

Easter Bunny Smile

Many of us will be expecting a visit from the Easter bunny very soon and are looking forward to enjoying a few sweet treats and time with family and friends. During Easter, you want to enjoy the activities, but it’s essential to protect your dental health. With a bit of foresight, you can enjoy sweet treats without spoiling your smile.

However, foods to completely avoid with braces include:

  • popcorn
  • nuts
  • ice
  • chewing gum
  • hard candy
  • chewy candy
  • pizza crust
  • bagels and other hard rolls
  • crunchy vegetables and fruits
  • hard crackers
  • pretzels
  • chips

Whenever you eat something sugary, it feeds bacteria in your mouth, allowing them to produce acid that weakens and damages your tooth enamel, eventually causing cavities. 

So, while the occasional sweet treat is OK, limit yourself to only a few sugary foods and beverages a week.

Above all, make sure you take the time to brush your teeth thoroughly twice daily or more frequently as possible and floss at least once each day.

What can we do to make you smile?

Enjoy your long Happy Easter Weekend

Claudia, Lutz & Team

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Smiles are always in fashion

Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.
Smile is undoubtedly the easiest and best possible way to express happiness, and happiness never goes out of fashion.
Smile catalyses positivity. It provides a soothing atmosphere.
Smile is the ultimate weapon. It can win hearts and prevent wars. It can establish peace and restore humanity. A smile may be temporary, but its effects are eternal.
What can we do to make you smile?
Call Candice and make an appointment today. 9 448 1128
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Association of Orthodontics

Bachmann Orthodontics is happy to announce that the NZAO ( Association of Orthodontics) selected our practice to review Orthodontic Auxiliary candidates. Eight candidates from all over New Zealand (Christchurch, Wellington, Rotorua, Auckland), including two from our practice, successfully passed their exam after 2 days of review.

We are proud that we have seven highly qualified Orthodontic Auxiliary and one Orthodontic Auxiliary Trainees in our Team.

That guarantees you the highest state-of-the-art Bachmann Orthodontics smile quality.
It goes without saying that we can give a Bachmannsmile Guarantee of our orthodontic work.


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What can we do to make you smile?
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Call Candice and make an appointment today.
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Our friendly and highly professional orthodontics team is happy to work for you.

Level 3 we are closed until the 8th of March.

Level 3
Auckland has moved to Alert Level 3 under the Covid-19 Guidelines prescribed by the Ministry of Health from today.
That means we will have to close our doors for the next seven days. We will open the clinic on Monday the 8th of March. If it is safe to do so and we have confirmation that we can. If you have an appointment between Monday 1st to Friday 5th this week, we will contact you to reschedule.
However, if you have a problem with your braces during the ongoing COVID 19 lockdown, you can email us.
reception@bachmannorthodontics.co.nz

We made some short videos to show how you can solve some issues by yourself.
1) How to open or remove a speed bracket.
2) How to cut a poking or fraying wire.
3) How to remove a chain.
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You can find these little spots under the Lockdown Emergency button on our website.

Emergency


or our new Youtube channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMw1OUu5X1CZcKOrbObtdJg
We hope that helps until we can see each other for our next appointment.
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We do everything to make you smile.
Be kind, stay home, save lives. See you soon.
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Kind regards Claudia, Lutz & Team

We are open at Level 2

Level 2 in Auckland and we are ready to re-open on Thursday, 18th February 2021. We will contact all patients who had an appointment on the 15th, 16th, 17th February individually, to reschedule. Please do not call us; we will call or send an email to you. Additional security measures will be in place to minimise the risk by preventing the spread of disease. Physical distancing is an ideal precaution to prevent the spread of disease, and we will follow government advice for dental health. Everything is ready to move to Level 2. We ask that the patient waits at the door at the time of their appointment, where they will be asked a few assessment questions before entering.
It’s an advantage that we designed a huge state-of-the-art practice around the needs of our patients in Albany, North Shore. We are equipped with the newest Orthodontist technologies to create a beautiful Bachmannsmile.
Social distancing is maintained at all times. Just follow the safety lines on the floor. You won’t be coming in contact with anyone else, and everything runs in a roundabout like a clock. Of course, with the highest hygienic standards that you are used to from us.
Spread the word, not the virus.
Thank you for your understanding.
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See you soon. Claudia, Lutz and Team
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What can we do to make you smile? 

Can we open at Alert Level 3


Auckland is moving to Alert Level 3 under the Covid-19 Guidelines prescribed by the Ministry of Health from midnight tonight.
That means we will have to close our doors for the next 3 days. We will open the clinic on Thursday. If it is safe to do so and we have confirmation that we can. If you have an appointment between Monday to Wednesday this week, we will contact you to reschedule.
However, if you have a problem with your braces during the ongoing COVID 19 lockdown, you can send us an email.
reception@bachmannorthodontics.co.nz
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We also made some short videos to show how you can solve some issues by yourself.
1) How to open or remove a speed bracket.
2) How to cut a poking or fraying wire.
3) How to remove a chain.
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You can find these little spots under the Lockdown Emergency button on our website.

Emergency


or our new Youtube channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMw1OUu5X1CZcKOrbObtdJg
Hope that helps until we can see each other for our next appointment.
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We do everything to make you smile.
Be kind, stay home, save lives. See you soon.
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Kind regards Claudia, Lutz & Team
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State-of-the-art review!

What an amazing unique artwork from one of our lovely clients.
Thank you so much.

>>”Dear Claudia,
I am really pleased that you liked my cross-stitch. ❤
I am/was really pleased with your services. During the process, I really appreciated your and your staff’s easy-going, reliable, informative, professional, effective, but at the same time friendly, thoughtful and kind approach. 🙂
As I came from another practice, I have the basis to compare services. Choosing you as a practice when moving to Auckland was one of my best decision I made since being in New Zealand.
Thank you very much again.
Warmest regards,
Marta”<<

>>”Dear Marta,
Thank you so much, your hand-stitched picture looks absolutely amazing.
It will receive a special place in our practice.
Thanks again, how thoughtful of you and you have been a wonderful; patient with the cleanest teeth ever!
Warm regards,
Claudia.”<<


What can we do to make you smile?

New Team Member

We are happy to announce a new team member at Bachmann Orthodontics.


Lizette was born and raised in South Africa and moved to New Zealand with her husband and two kids in 2015. She has over 9 years’ experience working in dental and orthodontic practices. Liz is looking forward to starting her studies to become a qualified orthodontic auxiliary. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, baking and the outdoors.
“Liz, we are happy to have you on board.”

What can we do to make you smile?

Let your teeth shine.

Our new Dental Hygienist service.
Only $99
Cici, our Dental Therapist / Hygienist and Orthodontic Auxiliary has finished her university degree and is back on board. We are happy to have her at Bachmann Orthodontics.
Make an appointment today.

Leavers’ School Ball 2020

What a great day to shine and smile.
Excellent education and a beautiful smile are the most
powerful tools in global communication.
What can we do to make you smile?

#smile #Bachmannsmile #BachmannOrthodontics #schoolball #Schoolball2020 #Leaversball #ball2020 #Longbaycollege #RangitotoCollege #KristinSchool #Westlakeboys #Westlakegirls #braces #clearaligners #invisalign #clearbraces #friendship #friends #schoolleaver #leaver #PinehurstSchool #birkenheadcollegeball

Mouthguard Sponsoring

We are proud to be the official sponsor of the @RangitotoCollege www.rangitoto.school.nz Mouthguard programme and also happy to announce that @Benefitz www.benefitz.co.nz took our Bachmann Orthodontics signage in place at the Rangitoto College Hockey Turf.
We love beautiful smiles.

Protect your teeth during contact sports. Always wear a mouth guard, it will protect your teeth/lips and prevent you from biting yourself during strenuous sports like rugby, football, basketball, hockey or boxing.
Get your custom-fitted mouthguard and make it part of your team sports gear.
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WILL BRACES AFFECT your SPORTS & EXERCISE?
Your braces won’t stop you from playing sports, but you’ll need to take some extra precautions during these activities.
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Always wear a mouthguard. It is a rule you should follow even if you don’t have braces because it will protect your teeth.
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Braces are made to fit comfortably in your mouth, but if you get hit with a ball or the shoulder of a teammate, they can do some serious damage, so the mouth guard is vital whenever you head out to play.
If your school is interested in taking part in our mouthguard sponsorship program feel free to send us an email and we can discuss what we can do for you. dres.bachmann@gmail.com
If you or a loved one needs help with your smile, do not hesitate and make an appointment today 09448 1128. What can we do to make you smile?

Keep calm and smile with braces

What can we do to make you smile?
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Call Candice 09448 1128 & make an appointment today. Let’s find out what we can do for you, to achieve a BachmannSmile.
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Everyone can… Can they?

Everyone can drive!
Can they?

Everyone can play the flute!
Can they?

May it has a reason why only a few people can play with a whole orchestra or driving a racecar.
They are specialists. Like Orthodontists.
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An orthodontist is a dentist who undertakes an additional 2 to 3 years of university fulltime training and studies in Orthodontics. Only an orthodontist can offer a specialist diagnosis and see the full picture of treatment options.
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Orthodontists are focused and specialised in straightening teeth
making them bite together correctly along with treating skeletal irregularities.
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Many cases will require specialist treatment. Your dentist may advise you if the treatment required is outside their expertise.
However, if you are not sure, do not hesitate to seek a second opinion.
You don’t need a referral from your dentist or dental therapist to make an appointment with a specialist orthodontist.
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Go for the real thing!
What can we do to make you smile?
Claudia & Lutz Bachmann Orthodontics

5 Star BachmannSmile

What sets our North Shore orthodontics praxis apart from the rest?

At Bachmann Orthodontics we offer:

Advanced diagnostics

(with our intraoral scanner, we are able to make impressions more accurate, faster and convenient. All data is safely stored. Retainers and impressions can be replicated on our new state-of-the-art 3D-Printers without making a new model.)

World-class treatment and oral health education

A wide range of orthodontic options

The highest standard of sterilisation

Direct digital oral x-ray imaging

A professional team of orthodontists and orthodontic auxiliaries all dedicated to creating a positive experience.

A fun, welcoming practice conveniently located in Albany on Auckland’s North Shore.

Flexible payment plans and finance options for your orthodontic treatments

If your braces were fitted offshore and you now require ongoing treatment in New Zealand, come and see us for an initial orthodontic consultation. Your smile is important to us, and we work with any braces to ensure you get the desired outcome.

A World-Class Experience. At Bachmann Orthodontics, you are always in capable hands. Trust us to take care of you and your smile.

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Contact us today for an appointment

> Book your initial consultation today

All orthodontic tools are nearly the same….!!!

Most important is who has the best knowledge and experience to achieve the right result.
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Everybody can paint! Everybody can drive a car! Can they? 
May it has a reason why only a few people can drive a racecar. 
They are specialists like Orthodontists.
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An orthodontist is a dentist who undertakes an additional 2 to 3 years of university fulltime training and studies in Orthodontics. Only an orthodontist has the post-graduate training to practice orthodontics.
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Orthodontists are focused and specialised in straightening teeth
making them bite together correctly along with treating skeletal irregularities.
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Only an orthodontist can offer a specialist diagnosis and see the full picture of treatment options.
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Many cases will require specialist treatment. Your dentist may advise you if the treatment required is outside their expertise.
However, if you are not sure, do not hesitate to seek a second opinion. 
You don’t need a referral from your dentist or dental therapist to make an appointment with a specialist orthodontist.
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Go for the real thing!
What can we do to make you smile?
Claudia & Lutz Bachmann Orthodontics

look sharp and have a sharper look

Some things look good from the first sight, but what is if you dig deeper, and have a look under the surface. 

Can the job still be done correctly? 

Is the functionality given? 

Does it last forever?

It will be best if a specialist does the job. 

Especially when it comes to your personal or your loved one’s oral healthcare, you want to make sure that you’ll get the best professional help in achieving the perfect smile. How can I make sure that I am in good hands? First of all, go to a specialist orthodontist and NOT to someone who has a special interest in orthodontics. But what is the difference between a dentist with special interests and a specialist orthodontist? 

While dentists and orthodontists have a lot in common, specialisation is what sets an orthodontist apart.

What is an orthodontist?

Think of it as the difference between a painter and an artist. Your family’s general dentist will be able to help you to improve your overall oral health. A specialist orthodontist is the only professionally qualified person to diagnose, prevent and treat dental or facial irregularities, and correctly align your teeth, bite and jaws.

As well as completing a five-year degree in dentistry, an orthodontist also undergoes a further 5,000 hours of specialist training in the field of orthodontics. Whether you or your child has treatment with braces or clear aligners such as Invisalign®, you need to be sure you’re being treated by an orthodontist to get the best results.

That is why we can guarantee the result of our work. 

Your beautiful customised Bachmannsmile.

Have you seen a non -specialist and would like a second opinion from a registered orthodontic specialist.

Feel free to make an appointment today 09 448 1128

What can we do to make you smile?

Specialist Orthodontist

See a little difference?


It is the same as between a specialist Orthodontist and having a special interest in orthodontics.
Why choose a specialist orthodontist?


The answer is straightforward.
Only specialist orthodontists have a minimum of 5000 hours of training, three years of postgraduate doctoral training. That’s on top of 5 years of dental school and practising as a dentist for two years.
That is why we can guarantee the result of our work.
Your beautiful customised Bachmannsmile.
Have you seen a non -specialist and would like a second opinion from a registered orthodontic specialist.
Feel free to make an appointment today 09 448 1128
What can we do to make you smile?
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Everybody can make ice!

All orthodontic tools are nearly the same on the globe.
Most important is who has the best knowledge and experience to achieve the right result.

Everybody can paint! Everybody can drive a car! Can they?
May it has a reason why only a few people can drive a racecar.
They are specialists. Like Orthodontists.
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An orthodontist is a dentist who undertakes an additional 2 to 3 years of university fulltime training and studies in Orthodontics. Only an orthodontist has the post-graduate training to practice orthodontics.
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Orthodontists are focused and specialised in straightening teeth
making them bite together correctly along with treating skeletal irregularities.
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Only an orthodontist can offer a specialist diagnosis and see the full picture of treatment options.
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Many cases will require specialist treatment. Your dentist may advise you if the treatment required is outside their expertise.
However, if you are not sure, do not hesitate to seek a second opinion.
You don’t need a referral from your dentist or dental therapist to make an appointment with a specialist orthodontist.
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Go for the real thing!
What can we do to make you smile?
Claudia & Lutz Bachmann Orthodontics

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Specialist Orthodontist vs. Special Interest in Orthodontics.

 

Did you consult a specialist orthodontist or a dentist with a special interest in orthodontics?
What is the difference?
First of all, both are qualified dentists and have to work in their profession for a minimum of 3 years.
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An orthodontist is a dentist who undertakes an additional 2 to 3 years of university fulltime training and studies in Orthodontics. Only an orthodontist has the post-graduate training to practice orthodontics.


Orthodontists are focused and specialised in straightening teeth, making them bite together correctly along with treating skeletal irregularities.
The New Zealand Association of Orthodontists (NZAO) is a professional organisation dedicated to ensuring you receive high-quality specialist orthodontic care. Members of the NZAO must have a recognised post-graduate qualification in orthodontics and are required to undergo regular professional development to maintain standards.
Some dentists also provide orthodontic treatment for adults and children. They provide non-specialist orthodontic treatment and treat patients without knowledge of the full range of possible treatment options.


Only an orthodontist can offer a specialist diagnosis and see the full picture of treatment options.
Many cases will require specialist treatment. Your dentist may advise you if the treatment required is outside their expertise; however, if you are not sure do not hesitate to seek a second opinion. You don’t need a referral from your dentist or dental therapist to make an appointment with a specialist orthodontist.
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What can we do to make you smile?
Claudia & Lutz Bachmann Orthodontics

Fluoride protect your Kiwi kids teeth

Fluoride helps to protect your Kiwi kids teeth for a healthier smile. We recommend to brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste or drink water with fluoride.

Health benefits of fluoride:

Reminalzes the tooth enamel

Exerts antibacterial properties

Prevents further decay

If you want to read more about feel free to have a look at the NZHerald article below.

 ‘Woeful’ neglect of kids’ teeth: Researchers call for Govt action 

https://nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12351372

Experts have called for an end to the “woeful” neglect of Kiwi kids’ dental health, with a major new study revealing one in seven of our 4-year-olds are suffering tooth decay. The study, drawing on data ….

What can we do to make you smile?

Smile Chair

Have you ever heard of furniture with a smile?

( The ball chair designed by Finnish furniture designer Eero Aarnio in 1963). The Ball Chair is also known as the globe chair and is famous for its unconventional shape.

Have also a look for the Smile chair Designed by Lievore, Altherr & Molina or

the Hans Wegner CH07 Smile Lounge Chair for Carl Hansen. 

If you like it unique, have a look at  www.byebyelovenz.co.nz these ladies create amazing one of a kind furniture design — big smile. 

What can we do to make you smile?

Call Candice 09 448 1128‬ and make an appointment today.

A sweet smile

What is a sweet smile? What does it mean?

It means that someone has a beautiful smile

Behind every smile is something.

We would say, smiling a sweet smile, just like an angel.

What can we do to make you smile?

Call Candice 09 448 1128‬ and make an appointment today.

Do you like rollercoasters?

Our new state-of-the-art 3D-printers are in place.

We invest a lot in future technologies to be always ahead and on the pulse with the 4th industrial revolution.

Together with our intraoral scanner, we are able to make impressions more accurate, faster and convenient than ever before. All data is safely stored. Retainers and impressions can be replicated on our new 3D-Printers without making a new model.

No more gagging! It’s without saying, an ongoing process for us to provide always the best treatment for your best smile. That is why we can give you our Bachmannsmile guarantee.

Lutz also had a play and created some little sculptures with the printer.

That’s awesome, isn’t it?

What can we do to make you smile?
Call Candice 09 448 1128 and book an appointment to the future of orthodontics.

Problems to watch for in children age 6 to 8

The Association of Orthodontists recommends that children should be evaluated by the time they are age 7.

However, some circumstances may require earlier intervention, such as:


– Excessive overcrowding of teeth


– Open bites: when the upper and lower front teeth fail
to meet


– Overbites: when the upper teeth protrude past the
lower teeth


– Underbites: when the lower teeth protrude past the
upper teeth


– Crossbites: when teeth in the lower jaw overlap teeth
in the upper jaw


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Recommended and possible treatments:
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Phase I Treatment
(intervention treatment) 6 to 10 years old.
Starts before all the permanent teeth come through.
This treatment is usually recommended to make more space for developing teeth and correct oral problems, such as overbites and crossbites.
Phase I treatment often involves limited dental hardware, such as expanders and partial braces.
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Phase II Treatment
(comprehensive treatment) Age 11 to 13.
When all their permanent teeth have come through.
This treatment usually involves full braces.
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Whether your child will need phase I or II treatment will depend on the position of their teeth and jaw development.
The benefits of early examinations:
Having your children examined earlier (before age 7) has numerous benefits, including:
– Oral problems can be identified earlier
– tooth extraction can be avoided since more space can
be created
-Long-term treatment can be appropriately determined
and treatment time can be shortened
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Make an appointment today and find out what will be the best treatment plan for your child to become perfect Bachmannsmile.

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Melanie Cowan Rademeyer We followed this process with my daughter and the results have been phenomenal! Her teeth are beautiful. She is in the last phase of her braces. I highly recommend the above from an early age as stated and then also highly recommend Bachmann Orthodontist….I would not go anywhere else!

Why is there a © after Bachmannsmile©.

We from Bachmann Orthodontics are responsible for your unique smile.
Our motivation is always to achieve the best result for your individual case.
We are working hard and precise and with state-of-the-art technologies for perfection and your satisfaction. That is why we can give a guarantee for the result — the Bachmannsmile©. Is a quality mark, and you can only get the original at Bachmann Orthodontics.
By the way, it means ©laudia as well. Sorry, Lutz.
Not to forget ©andice. Feel free to call Candice: 09448 1128, and make an appointment to get your perfect Bachmannsmile©.
What can we do to make you smile?