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
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.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
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.
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.
We want to see our patient healthy.
What can we do to make you smile?
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
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.
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?
What can we do to make you smile?
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