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?

sign to beautiful smiles

Follow the sign to beautiful smiles.
We are proud to announce our new outsight signage.
You can see it by day & night.
A big bright smile and 1000 thanks to @Benefitz.
What can we do to make you smile?
Call Candice and make an appointment today.

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Smiling Queen

It’s Queens Birthday on Monday the 01/06/2020.

We wish you all a long weekend with a lot of smiles.

Our practice will be closed from Friday to Monday. 

As an effect of the covid19 travel regulations, we didn’t get an invite from Elizabeth to celebrate her Birthday in London. So we would be back on Tuesday 02|06|2020. 

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Call Candice 09448 1128 for an appointment to get an audience with our royal tooth princesses and the bracket king.

They will do everything that you will get a royal smile.

What can we do to make you smile?

new smiles welcome

 

“A smile is the universal welcome.” – Max Eastman

Smiling is a universal sign of happiness. The main reason for that is because studies have shown that when a person is smiling, it affects specific muscles that can make that person feel happy. When you use these specific muscles, your brain will release endorphins, which are brain chemicals that will induce feelings of pleasure and euphoria. Smiling does have the ability to make you happier!

There is always the right time for a Bachmannsmile.

 New patients are welcome.

What can we do to make you smile? 

Call Candice 09 448 1128 and make an appointment today

World of smiles

world of smiles film
Movie World of Smiles at COVID 19 click at the picture

There’s only one way to your perfect smile. 

Since, 14th May 2020, is a ONE WAY entry and exit system to the building, 51 Corinthian Drive and also to our practice in place. The entry door will be on the roadside of the building, and the exit door will be on the car park side.

We are ready to re-open on 🙂 We will contact you all individually, to organise appointments. Do not call us, we will call or send an email to you. We can not see all the patients at the same time, so please be patient. We have an excellent system in place to know exactly when your last appointment was and what the next steps in your treatment plan will be. We will spread out our time-table and opening days from Monday to Friday at 7.45am – 5.45pm to make sure that Bachmann Orthodontics will be a safe environment for our patients and staff at all times. 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. 

Please note that we are accepting New Patients.

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Spread the word, not the virus.

Thank you for your understanding.

See you soon. Claudia, Lutz and Team

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What can we do to make you smile?

Only one way

There’s only one way to your perfect smile. 

Starting tomorrow, Thursday, 14th May 2020, is a ONE WAY entry and exit system to the building, 51 Corinthian Drive and also to our practice in place. The entry door will be on the roadside of the building, and the exit door will be on the car park side.

We are ready to re-open on 🙂 We will contact you all individually, to organise appointments. Do not call us, we will call or send an email to you. We can not see all the patients at the same time, so please be patient. We have an excellent system in place to know exactly when your last appointment was and what the next steps in your treatment plan will be. We will spread out our time-table and opening days from Monday to Friday 7.45am – 5.45pm to make sure that Bachmann Orthodontics will be a safe environment for our patients and staff at all times. 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 wait 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. Please note that we are accepting New Patients.

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Spread the word, not the virus.

Thank you for your understanding.

See you soon. Claudia, Lutz and Team

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What can we do to make you smile?

Don’t gamble; getting the best smile is your choice.

Why it pays to choose a specialist orthodontist.
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Specialist orthodontists have the knowledge, training and experience to advise on the full range of orthodontic treatment options.
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An orthodontist is a registered dental specialist who has undertaken an additional three years of full-time postgraduate university study specialising in orthodontics.
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An orthodontist focusses exclusively on straightening teeth, improving bite patterns and creating great smiles. Early treatment by a specialist can reduce or eliminate the need for more extensive treatment later in life.
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A specialist orthodontist is well-equipped to diagnose what is the best treatment for your case.

Age is not a barrier to receiving corrective orthodontic treatment as healthy teeth maintain their ability to move within the jaw bone throughout a person’s life. An increasing number of adults are seeking specialist orthodontic treatment to enhance their smile, correct a bite problem and improve their self-esteem.
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Be confident that you are in the care of a specialist by looking for the NZAO logo
All members of the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists (NZAO) are well trained. As a requirement of their ongoing professional registration, they must keep up to date with the latest trends and improvements in orthodontics.
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You don’t need a referral to see a specialist orthodontist – call your local NZAO member like Bachmann Orthodontics and make an appointment. 09448 1128
You don’t have to gamble to get the smile you deserve.
What can we do to make you smile?

Re – opening

Spread your smile, not a virus.
The Prime Minister announced Level 2 yesterday.
We are ready to re-open on Thursday, 14th May 2020.

We will contact you all individually, to organise appointments. Do not call us, we will call or send an email to you. We can not see all the patients at the same time, so please be patient. We have an excellent system in place to know exactly when your last appointment was and what the next steps in your treatment plan will be. We will spread out our time-table and opening days from Monday to Friday 7.45am – 5.45pm to make sure that Bachmann Orthodontics will be a safe environment for our patients and staff at all times. 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 wait 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. Please note that we are accepting New Patients.
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Spread the word, not the virus.
Thank you for your understanding.

See you soon. Claudia, Lutz and Team
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What can we do to make you smile?

Spread your smile, not a virus.

The announcement yesterday afternoon by the Prime Minister about expectations at Level 2 is extremely encouraging.
Bachmann Orthodontics will be a safe environment for our patients and staff at any time. 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, which is announced hopefully on Monday 11th May.


It’s good 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 standard that you are used to from us.


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Spread the word, not the virus.
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Please call Candice 09 448 1128‬ and make an appointment.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Level 2.
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What can we do to make you smile?
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COVID-19

We care about our Kiwis and take infection control very seriously.

We are taking additional precautions to protect your patients from COVID-19.
Our team is thoroughly trained in infection control. Our standard protocol is to disinfect each treatment room between every patient and thoroughly sterilise instruments.
And, of course, we use gloves, masks, and other protective gear all day long. We have a huge waiting area to keep the distance to each other.
We closed our Kids Playzone Area and have also removed books and magazines for now.
As an added measure of protection, we are wiping down waiting rooms on an hourly basis.
We continue to follow the situation closely and are abiding by all recommendations made by the Ministry of Health and the Dental Council.
Your safety is our top priority.
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We have installed a Patient pre-screening before arrival at the practice for all appointments by phone:

1. Are you or anyone coming with you to your appointment feeling unwell?

2. Have you, anyone coming with you to your appointment or anyone in your household returned from overseas in the past 14 days?

3. Have you been in contact with a person with confirmed or suspicion of exposure to COVID-19 in the last 14-days

If the answer is YES to any of these questions, then any non-urgent treatment should be rescheduled until the person is well and/or the isolation period is completed. If the answer is ‘no’, then a routine
appointment may proceed

A. We ask that when you arrive for your appointment, you use the hand sanitiser that is available in the waiting room.
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B. We ask that only the patient being treated attends the clinic. If the patient is under 16, one parent/guardian is allowed to accompany the patient. At this time, we ask siblings, friends and other family members to remain outside or to wait in your car.
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C. If you are feeling unwell, have a cough, fever or other cold/flu symptoms, we ask that you reschedule your appointment.
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What can we do to make you smile?

Are we running out of masks?

Facemasks are strictly limited at the moment, and it isn’t straightforward to get the number of masks we are usually using. However, we are prepared and have always enough in stock.

If you are wearing a mask, please keep in mind the following.

  • If you are healthy, you only need to wear a mask if you are taking care of a person with suspected 2019-nCoV infection.
  • Wear a mask if you are coughing or sneezing.
  • Masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
  • If you wear a mask, then you must know how to use it and dispose of it properly.

What can we do to make you smile

4th industrial revolution

Welcome to the 4th industrial revolution.

Enjoy the scan.
To make an intraoral impression is now more accurate, faster and convenient than ever before. All data is safely stored, and retainers and impressions can be replicated our new 3D printer without making a new model. No more gooey stuff in your mouth, no more gagging! That awesome, isn’t it?
We do everything to be the state-of-the-art orthodontic practice around Auckland.
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What can we do to make you smile?

We can detect smiles from far away.

Humans can detect smiles from more than 300 feet away, which developed out of a need to be able to distinguish friend from foe.

Keep your distance and smile.
The WHO World Health Organisation advises keeping a distance of at least two meters distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Wash your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
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Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
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Practice respiratory hygiene.
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
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If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early.
Stay home if you feel unwell. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
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We want to see our patient healthy.
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What can we do to make you smile?

Our Practice practices


Every athlete knows that you have to train old and new techniques to get better and better.
It’s the same reason why our employees practice hard to be the best in their profession.
The better our staff, the better our treatment, the better your result.


Today a whole day of external training took place for our employees.
It’s about working with a perfectly trained team.
Our goal is always to achieve the best smile for our patients – a perfect Bachmannsmile.
What can we do to make you smile?

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Message in a bottle.

A message in a bottle thrown into a river in Germany has travelled more than 18,000km around the world and ended up in Auckland seven years later.    What a trip.
“It has travelled a long way!” said the letter, signed by Scott, Lea and Alice Joy from Auckland.
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Sadly for Julia Gogos, a resident of the German city of Bonn, the letter did not supply any contacts. The letter, dated February 7, was signed off by Scott, Julia, Lea and Alice Joy.
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Now they try to find the Joy family from Auckland via Facebook.
If you know the Joy family do not hesitate to contact us.
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By the way, seven years is also the age we recommend that kids have their first orthodontic screening.
By this time the first permanent teeth will have come through.
So we will have a pretty good idea if an orthodontic treatment needs to be started. However, we offer a free, regular oral development monitoring program for your child.
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What can we do to make you smile?

Why see a specialist orthodontist?

Why is it important to see a specialist orthodontist when it comes to tooth movement? 

You may have seen the advertisements from do-it-yourself online companies during your online search for braces.

They lure you with clever marketing and promise unnaturally rapid tooth movement in 6 months or less. 

 

Why choose a specialist orthodontist?

All orthodontists are qualified dentists and take an additional 3 years of specialist study and practical training to become a specialist orthodontist.

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

 

Your smile is a big deal and not a cheap DIY set. 

It pays to find out who is straightening your teeth. 

Make sure you are seeing a specialist orthodontist, who you can find on the NZAO website: https://www.orthodontists.org.nz/about-us/our-members.

What can we do to make you smile?

Call Candice and make an appointment today. 09 448 1129

Prevent your child from a tooth extraction.

Early screening and orthodontic treatment can prevent your child from a tooth extraction.

 

Early treatment is one of the keys to avoid the need to extract perfectly good teeth.

When should a child see an orthodontist? 

The Association of Orthodontists recommends kids have their first orthodontic screening when parents notice signs of an orthodontic problem or, by age 7. 

By this time the first permanent teeth will have come through.

So we will have a pretty good idea whether or not treatment needs to be started.

We will offer a free, regular oral development monitoring program for your child. This allows us to begin their individual treatment at the best time possible. 

A referral from your dentist is not necessary.

We have many years of experience & training in assessing a child’s pace of oral development. As such, it is usually immediately obvious to us what level of treatment will be required. 

In most of the early treatment cases, it is UNNECESSARY to remove a tooth for any reason.

1. We can identify extra or missing teeth

2. Correct harmful habits

3. Guide tooth eruption 

4. Correct jaw growth problems and sleep disorder breathing (sleep apnea)

5. Make room for crowded teeth

6. Boost self-esteem 

7. Prevent damage and trauma to the teeth and gums

What can we do to make you smile?

Make an appointment today 09 448 1128