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.
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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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.
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?
Spring is in the air, can you sniff it. The warm season has officially started on Sunday 01/09. We are going out, having fun and smile a lot.
So much positive energy everywhere. It looks like your best spring ever.
It’s going to be heaps of fun. Smile! 🙂
If you want to discuss what we can do for your energetic smile, call Candice for an appointment 094481128. What can we do to make you smile?
For some of our clients, we are not just around the corner, but they are happy to come to us from far away like South Auckland, Warkworth, Keri Keri, Coromandel, Dunedin, Wellington and Christchurch.
But the winners of the longest distance to visit us are our patients from Sydney and Melbourne in Australia.
They consult us to check their invisible Incognito braces.
We are happy that clients are so satisfied that they stick
with us even when they move to another town or country.
Check out our state of the art service. We are just around the corner.
Call Candice 094481128 and make an appointment today.
What can we do to make you smile?
Oral piercings and braces are not a good combination. Drs. Lutz and Claudia Bachmann share with their patients the threats oral piercings pose when it comes to oral health and orthodontic appliances.
ALBANY, AUCKLAND – So, you love your oral piercings. But how do you feel about chipped teeth, receding gum lines and adding months to your orthodontic treatment?
“I love that my patients have all developed their own unique ways of expressing their individuality,” says Lutz Bachmann, a family orthodontist who provides orthodontics for adults and children. “However, I’m not a fan of oral piercings because of the havoc they’re known to wreak on teeth, appliances and health.”
Since the health of our patients and their mouths are what is most important to us, let’s start with the reasons why oral piercings aren’t synonymous with a healthy mouth.
Everyone likes to think they have a clean mouth, however, on average “800 to 1,000 different bacteria may call your mouth ‘home,’” says Dr De Vizio of Colgate.
When you get an oral piercing, the open wound gives these bacteria a direct route to your bloodstream. And playing with and changing the jewellery only introduces more strains into the mouth. A piercing also leaves one more nook for food to get trapped in, providing additional food and breeding ground for bacteria; bed and breakfast for bacteria, if you will.
2.) Nerve Damage
There are many nerves and blood vessels in the tongue and several ways they can be damaged by piercings. First, if the piercer accidentally hits a nerve or wrong blood vessel, there is a chance you will suffer from numbness or excessive bleeding. Second, if your jewellery gets hung in your braces or anything else, there is always the possibility that it could be ripped from your mouth and result in scarring or nerve damage as well.
3.) Gum Disease
A large number of people with oral piercings experience gum erosion, which if not stabilized can lead to tooth loss and even death.
“Patients often have an overwhelming urge to play with oral jewellery, but even if they don’t, the gums still incur constant trauma from contact with the lip or tongue ring,” says Dr Claudia Bachmann. “Over time the jewellery wears the gums away, exposing the tooth’s root.”
Once the gums recede, they do not grow back, and the exposed roots make patients prone to gum disease and tooth loss.
“I’ve seen gum recession in patients who have had their piercing for as little as six weeks,” says Dr Lutz. “It happens fast and is especially difficult to spot in cases of tongue piercings since the damage is often isolated to the area behind the teeth. Patients should remove their jewellery at the first sign of erosion and seek treatment which often involves a skin graft if decay or infection hasn’t already occurred.”
4.) Damaged Teeth
Teeth can be chipped or fractured while eating, talking and even sleeping when there is an oral piercing involved.
“The most common problem we see is patients wanting to chew on their metal barbells or run them across the backs of their teeth like they’re playing a xylophone,” says Dr Claudia. “This constant contact is disastrous for teeth and if a patient falls or their head is jarred while they are chewing on their jewellery it often results in chipping.”
Even the constant drip of water can carve a hole in a stone. So you can only imagine what metal does to a tooth when it is constantly rubbed against it. Enamel does not regenerate itself so when it’s gone patients experience extreme sensitivity, discomfort and possible need for extraction.
Many pierced patients request Invisalign under the impression that it will protect their teeth from damage. While Invisalign does cover the surface of each tooth, it’s a common misconception that it makes having oral piercings safe. It does nothing to protect the gums from the constant contact and pressure that erodes them permanently, which is the most problematic type of damage caused by piercings.
5.) Longer Orthodontic Treatment
It’s great if you enjoy wearing braces, but the fact of the matter is that most patients don’t, which is just one more reason why we don’t approve of oral piercings during orthodontic treatment.
While being treated with orthodontics even things as hard as an apple have the potential to dislodge brackets and bend archwires. When the jewellery in your mouth gets hooked to your braces, it can happen so fast that before you know it, you’ve either broken your braces or your jewellery has torn from your tongue or lip, which as you can imagine, is not a pretty sight. Damaged braces or a massive amount of oral trauma has the potential to add months to your orthodontic treatment.
What If You Can’t Give Them Up?
“At Bachmann Orthodontics we are extremely against oral piercings and will not treat a patient unless they agree to remove their oral piercing(s),” says Dr Lutz. “We hope our stand against piercings speaks volumes to their dangers and causes those with piercings or considering them to think twice before subjecting their smile to irreversible damage. You only get one set of adult teeth; we want them to last.”
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.
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:
- 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 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.
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.
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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?
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 way 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
It’s critical to protect your teeth during contact sports.
And it’s so easy – follow these steps and your smile will be safe.
- Come and meet one of our friendly orthodontic auxiliaries
- She will take an impression of your teeth
- The impression then goes to our lab where our technician will make the model
- When the mouthguard is ready, return to Bachmann Orthodontics to check that it fits perfectly.
- 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.