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.

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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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?

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

20 January 2020

Oh, what a magic date to start 🙂
We’re all back at work now.
We all have enjoyed the long season break. The whole team starts refreshed into 2020 with one mission to create your beautiful smile.
If you are back from your summer holidays, do not hesitate and call Candice 09448 1128 for your next appointment.
What can we do to make you smile?

XMAS-NEW YEAR Opening

Are you in Xmas mood?
Only a few days to go until the 24th.
We wish all our patients Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year 2020,
Claudia, Lutz and the Bachmann Orthodontics Team.

Our practice will be closed from Friday the 20th of December and will reopen on Monday the 20th of January.
Urgent advice, please text or call
Dr Bachmann on 021 029 045 39.
What can we do to make you smile?

Wear a smile.

A smile is the prettiest thing you’ll ever wear.
What can be more natural, unique and spectacular than your beautiful smile? It will last forever, and it’s never out of fashion.
X-Mas always comes fast at the end of the year. A beautiful smile with straight teeth can be an outstanding present. Give your loved ones a lifetime smile and ask Candice 09 4481 128, for our BachmannSmile gift- voucher.
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What can we do to make you smile?

You don’t need a Smile-Brush for your daily routine.

1. Brush Your Teeth
You have been told to brush your teeth, twice a day every day since you were a kid and for a good reason. Brush your teeth for 3 minutes after every meal to ensure excellent oral health.

2. Floss Everyday
It is impossible to reach the tight spaces between your teeth and under the gumline with a toothbrush. That’s why Albany orthodontists, Dr Lutz and Claudia Bachmann, place an emphasis on the importance of flossing every day. They also advise that the best time to floss your teeth is before bedtime.

3. Avoid Sugary Drinks and Lollies
Sugar processed by oral bacteria produce acids which lead to tooth decay. Our orthodontic specialists at Bachmann Orthodontics suggest avoiding sugary drinks, candies and lollies to make sure you don’t cause painful cavities and tooth decay.

4. Avoid Bad Oral Health Habits
To ensure that your smile remains beautiful you must avoid all bad oral health habits such as smoking, tongue piercing and excessive consumption of alcohol. 

5. See Your Dentist Regularly
Take time out to see your dentist at least twice a year to maintain your oral health.
Worried about your oral health? Want to learn more on how to keep your smile beautiful? 
Call our Auckland Orthodontic office to schedule your first consultation. 
Book a consultation today 094481128

What can we do to make you smile?

Speed up your new smile



Do you get the speed you want to achieve for your new smile?
If you want to straighten your teeth but don’t want to wear braces for the typical up to three years, short-term orthodontics can give you the smile you wish to achieve, quicker – if it’s compatible with your need. One option of “short-term” braces are Speed Braces®.
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Self-Ligating Braces
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The “Speed” approach is a trademarked term. It uses self-ligating braces, which are different from traditional braces. Usually, Orthodontist uses three main components to move your teeth into their ideal position: The bracket, which is placed on each tooth; the archwire, which runs through each bracket and places pressure on the teeth; and a tie, usually made from elastic that connects the archwire to the bracket.
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Self-ligating braces don’t use ties. Instead, a permanently installed, the clip holds the archwire in place. Not using ties reduces the resistance of friction between the bracket and the wire, letting your teeth move more freely and using less applied force.
Speed Braces are available in metal (stainless steel), other clip brackets in cosmetic porcelain.
But to be honest, it always depends on the individual case and treatment how fast you get your perfect Bachmannsmile©.
Give Candice a call: 09448 1128 and ask for “Speed-Braces.”
What can we do to make you smile?

Proper Brushing

Brush the outer side of your teeth. This is the front side of your teeth that is seen when you smile. Don’t forget to remove the plaque along the part of your tooth closest to the gum line.

Begin on the outside of your top teeth. Bite your teeth together. Rub the toothbrush back and forth across your teeth while gradually moving the toothbrush across your top teeth. Make sure you reach all the way back to your molars. Spit if necessary.

Use small circles to brush the braces. Spend at least 25 – 30 seconds on each bracket. You can also use your interdental brush to brush over the tops of your brackets. Most brackets have holes in them (very hard to see) so try wiggling the interdental brush down into each bracket

Brush the crowns of your teeth. Turn your toothbrush perpendicular to the spaces between your teeth. Rub the brush back and forth and also use a circular motion. This helps get the hard to reach crevices that can harbor plaque and food particles.

Brush the inner side of your teeth. Move the toothbrush back and forth, up and down and then with circular motions on the inside of your top and bottom teeth. When you have braces, the inner side of your teeth are usually the easiest to brush because they are not crowded with braces.

Now brush the outside of your bottom teeth. With your teeth still together, gently brush in circular motions. Make sure you move the toothbrush across all your front teeth and back to the outsides of your molars as well. It may be easier to reach the back of your mouth if you open your mouth a little.

7 Steps to a Successful Orthodontic Treatment

 

 

Ensure a successful orthodontic treatment by following these instructions from your Auckland orthodontists Drs Lutz and Claudia Bachmann.

 

Clean your Teeth and Braces

Keeping your teeth clean when wearing braces is very important. We recommend using the following tools for cleaning:

  • Toothbrushes
  • Fluoride toothpaste
  • Fluoride rinse
  • Dental floss
  • Interproximal brush – Interproximal brushes are tiny disposable brushes that are small enough to slip under the archwire of your braces and help remove plaque and food particles.

 

Follow Instructions

Follow the instructions your Auckland orthodontist has given you on wearing the rubber bands, retainers or any other fixed or removable orthodontic appliances.

Schedule Regular Appointments

Your appointments are a part of the plan your orthodontist has designed to take you through the different stages of your orthodontic treatment. Make sure you attend each scheduled appointment as it’s an important part of your treatment.

Wear a Mouthguard

Protect not only your teeth but also your braces and orthodontic appliances by always wearing a mouthguard when playing a sport.

 

Avoid Foods that are Bad for Your Braces

Make sure to stay away from hard, sticky and crunchy foods while you are wearing braces. Slice raw vegetables and fruits into bite-sized pieces to eat.

Inform your Orthodontist About Loose or Broken Appliances

If your orthodontic appliance is loose or broken call and schedule an appointment with our Auckland orthodontic office as soon as possible. It’s best not to wait until your next appointment. Bring any broken pieces of the appliance with you.

Following these steps and visiting your Auckland orthodontist office regularly will result in a beautiful and healthy smile. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or visit our website for more information.

Enquire about braces > Book a consultation today

Custom Fitted Mouthguards

Bachmann Orthodontists in Auckland is offering an Easter special:

Custom fitted mouthguards now only $48.50
(regular price $230). Limited time only until 10th May 2019

Why do you need a custom fitted mouthguard from Bachmann Orthodontics?


Playing contact sports without a mouth guard has been likened to rally driving without a seat belt! A simple injury can leave you with a gap in your smile. A mouthguard is a protective device that prevents injury to the teeth, lips and gums.

But not all mouthguards are created equal, and a store bought mouthguard will never give you the protection of a custom designed mouthguard.

Why is a custom mouth guard necessary?

Store bought mouthguards don’t encase the teeth or cover the back molars. They tend not to fit very well, lose their shape, fall out in the middle of activity, and often have to be replaced. They can also make breathing and talking difficult, and feel bulky in the mouth.

A properly fitted mouthguard is especially important for people who wear braces or have fixed bridge work. A blow to the face could damage the brackets or other fixed orthodontic equipment. A mouthguard also provides a barrier between the braces and your cheek or lips, limiting the risk of soft tissue injuries.

Bachmann Orthodontics in Auckland create the perfect fitting mouthguard that allows for speaking and doesn’t limit breathing. Our custom made mouthguards will stay firmly in place during action and help protect your teeth from injury.

If you or your child play contact sport, make a custom fitted mouthguard part of your team uniform.

Call Us Today!

Enquire about Custom Fitted Mouthguards > Book a consultation today

Got help from a specialist?

Got help from a specialist?

When it comes to your personal health, you want to make sure that you’ll get the best professional help.
When it comes to achieving the perfect smile, you want to make sure you’re in good hands. 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 like the difference between your family GP and a specialist physician such as a cardiologist or a paediatrician. Your family’s general dentist will be able to help you to improve your overall oral health, but a specialist orthodontist is the only properly 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 are being treated 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?

Straight Talk About Incognito Braces

Many people think that braces are just for teens; however a growing number of adults are deciding to brace themselves and go straight.

Dr Claudia Bachmann MDS, PhD is an orthodontist who, together with husband Dr Lutz Bachmann MDS PhD, head up Bachmann Orthodontics. This busy Auckland orthodontic practice in Albany on the North Shore state-of-the-art and offers the best of orthodontic technology and equipment available.

Dr Lutz and Dr Claudia are also the parents of three pre-teens and know first-hand the importance of straight teeth and good oral health – and they’re both passionate about creating beautiful, healthy smiles for people of all ages.

“Orthodontic treatment in later life can dramatically improve a person’s appearance ann self-esteem, and equally importantly, improve the health of their teeth and gums.”

Aesthetically, braces have come a long wayIncognito Braces and Bachmann Orthodontics is one of Auckland’s leading providers of the popular Incognito braces (lingual braces), a new orthodontic treatment where the braces are bonded to the inside of the teeth. In most cases adults can expect to wear Incognito braces for an average of 12 to 20 months.

 

So how much will adult braces cost?

Says Dr Claudia,

“This varies depending on individual requirements. We need to assess each client before we can decide on the course of treatment. The good news is that we offer flexible payment and finance options.”

Bachmann Orthodontics understands the value of a great smile.

“It’s very rewarding to see how straight healthy teeth can boost a patient’s confidence, self-esteem and attitude. A beautiful smile is a major asset and your most important accessory!” says Dr Claudia with a smile.

Article courtesy of Auckland Eye Magazine

Enquire about braces > Book a consultation today

Protect Your Teeth in 5 Easy Steps

It’s critical to protect your teeth during contact sports.

And it’s so easy – follow these steps and your smile will be safe.

  1. Come and meet one of our friendly orthodontic auxiliaries
  2. She will take an impression of your teeth
  3. The impression then goes to our lab where our technician will make the model
  4. When the mouthguard is ready, return to Bachmann Orthodontics to check that it fits perfectly.
  5. Make your custom fitted mouthguard an essential part of your sports gear

Contact Bachmann Orthodontists today to take an impression of your teeth, or for a consultation to discuss your needs.

Protect your teeth in 5 easy steps

Enquire about braces > Book a consultation today