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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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?

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?

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

..Mona Lisa’s smile

 

What is the meaning of Mona Lisa’s smile?

 The word “giocondo” is not only a family name but also an Italian word meaning “jovial” or “self-amused.” As it happens, enigmatic facial expressions – especially smiles – are something of a Da Vinci trademark. Yet this particular smile has sparked hot debate for nearly five hundred years.

The magic of the Mona Lisa’s smile is that it seems to react to our gaze. What is she thinking? She smiles back, mysteriously. Look again. Her smile seems to flicker. We glance away, and the enigmatic smile lingers in our minds, as it does in the collective mind of humanity. In no other painting are motion and emotion, the paired touchstones of Leonardo’s art, so intertwined.

The mystery has finally been solved after 500 years.

 

It is one of the most-discussed works of art ever, partly thanks to the subject’s ambiguous look.

According to a recent study by the University of Freiburg, though, the answer to whether she is “sad” or “happy” is simple: her expression is unequivocally “happy”.

Twelve participants were shown nine black and white photos of the Mona Lisa, eight of which had been digitally manipulated at the mouth; four made the model look happier, the other four sadder.

After shuffling the photos and showing them to each participant 30 times, the team found that the original photo was thought to be “happy” 97 per cent of the time.

What can we do to make you smile?

Maybe a magic Bachmannsmile. 

Whatever it is call Candice 09448 1128 to make an appointment today.

Molly, our new team member


The new year has started already, and we are happy to introduce Molly, our new team member.
Molly has lived on the North Shore her whole life. She graduated from AUT with a BHSc in Oral health at the end of 2019 and joined the team at Bachmann Orthodontics at the start of 2020. In her spare time, she enjoys playing social sports, swimming at the beach and in the winter, skiing or snowboarding at the mountain. We are happy to have Molly at the team.
A big bachmannssmile.
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?

Brilliant Team, Good Food, Nice Location.

What is an X-Mas celebration without our orthodontic angels?


After another successful year with happy smiling patients, we celebrate as a team by sharing a fabulous 4 course meal at @MoxieRestaurantNZ in Birkenhead.

We had a good time enjoying delicious, creative food in a pleasant, relaxing atmosphere.

We are all loving it. Big smile.

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?

Save Your Piggy Bank. 

Maybe you have heard about a cheap DIY Aligners Set to achieve a beautiful smile. Sounds good in the first place. 

As specialist orthodontists and dentists, we can not recommend any treatment without the full and ongoing support of an orthodontic specialist. 

Bachmann Orthodontics like to be as transparent as we can about the costs of orthodontic treatment. The fees do vary depending on the individual case and the course of treatment.

When a client decides to go ahead with treatment at Bachmann Orthodontics, we need to take an initial set of records. This includes two digital x-rays, photos, models, a detailed treatment plan and a follow-up session to discuss treatment options and preferences.

Cost $390

The cost of braces and orthodontics varies depending on individual requirements. All clients will need to be assessed by the Bachmann Orthodontics team before we can decide on the types of treatment available to the patient.

At Bachmann Orthodontic, we Offer Payment & Finance Options

  • Lump-sum upfront with a discount offered on the full package
  • Monthly instalments with NO interest charged

Ages 6 –10

  • Early orthodontic treatment for younger children
  • Space maintainer from $190
  • Plate, RME (upper expander), Partial braces or similar $2000 – $4200

Ages 11+ and adults

  • High-performance Speed brackets (upper & lower): from $8700, minor corrections as low as $3500
  • Invisalign from $2000 (minor corrections only one jaw) maximum $7800 (difficult cases)
  • Incognito (individually German custom made brackets behind your teeth) from $15,000
  • Clear ceramic brackets to improve aesthetics $50 per bracket

The Bachmann Orthodontic package prices cover the full cost of treatment, including all appliances, repairs and will cover all the possible complications.

The costs include the orthodontic treatment and also one year of retention checks afterwards.

As you can see, a DIY Aligners Set isn’ t cheaper. What about the result?

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What can we do to make you smile?

“Pink Tongue Day” at Kristin School.

Dr Claudia Bachmann (dentist and orthodontic specialist) established a lecture about teeth and oral health for the last four years.

Dr Bachmann has noticed that there is immediate action required concerning education in oral health. In her daily practice, she sees mostly kids and teenagers and is quite surprised how little everybody seems to know about oral hygiene. It is fun, educational, and entertaining.

The feedback from staff and parents is always positive. The highlights of the session are the pink tablets that she hands out to the kids to show them where they missed out on brushing.

If your school is interested, now or in the future, in her free service for class 7 to 8 students, feel free to get in contact with Bachmann Orthodontics 094481128.

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Trick or Treat.

Have some fun on Halloween.
Please be so kind and follow our Oral health tips after consuming all the Halloween Sweets
1. Brush Your Teeth
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.


Worried about your oral health? Want to learn more about how to keep your smile beautiful? Call our Auckland Orthodontic office to schedule your first consultation.
Book a consultation today 094481128

 


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Speed braces. Speed up your life.

Welcome to the 4th industrial revolution

Only SPEED Braces use a ‘Super-Elastic’ energy-storing component called a ‘Spring Clip’ to straighten teeth. The SPEED Spring Clip works like a computer chip inside your braces. The Spring Clip is ‘programmed’ by your orthodontist when SPEED Braces are placed on your teeth. The Spring Clip, made of space-age material, then follows the programmed instructions by applying a light continuous force to move teeth to their correct position gently. SPEED Braces have revolutionized Orthodontics with an advanced design, using space-age materials and manufacturing to deliver beautiful smiles and lasting results to Orthodontic patients worldwide.

1. SPEED Braces are 1/3 smaller than traditional braces. Patients of all ages appreciate SPEED’s small footprint and clean appearance.

2. SPEED Braces eliminate the need for the elastic ties that traditional braces require to straighten teeth. This decreases the pressure that is applied to the tooth, and decreases friction, allowing the teeth to move more freely. The result… More efficient and comfortable tooth movement!

3. The miniaturized and rounded surfaces of SPEEDBraces are easy to brush and clean, making it simple to maintain good oral hygiene.

Wire Creations

With wires, you can create a lot of beautiful things.

However, nothing can beat braces to achieve a beautiful smile.

What are your orthodontic treatment options?

While metal braces are still an extremely effective method of straightening teeth and achieving a perfect smile, alternative orthodontic treatment options now include Clear or Tooth Coloured Ceramic Braces, Lingual (inside) braces and Clear Aligners (for example, Invisalign®).

Whether you’re considering traditional braces or an alternative to braces, only an orthodontist has the training, experience and expert knowledge to be able to offer you the suite of treatment options and give you the confidence of knowing you’re in the best hands.

If you want to know more about the different treatment options, call Candice and make an appointment today. 09448 1128

What can we do to make you smile?