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
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If you are researching orthodontists and different types of
braces for yourself, your children, or a loved one, you hit the target.
Just like every mouth is different, each
orthodontic practice is different. In your search to find the
right orthodontist for you, you will most likely be presented
with similar treatment options. Different practices may even
share the same manufacturer for braces or Invisalign.
Not all treatment is the same and your experience
will be quite different. At Bachmann Orthodontics, our mission is always doing the best for you smile.
That is why we are able to guarantee our work.
There is no better reward than seeing how happy our patients are after we help transform their smile.
Please choose a specialist orthodontist who is registered at
the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists
and not dentists who have a special interest in orthodontics
to become your perfect smile – even if it is not us.
Have a look at our website www.bachmannorthodontics.co.nz
to see what kind of treatments we offer and make an appointment today.
What can we do to make you smile?
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