New Team Member

We are happy to announce a new team member at Bachmann Orthodontics.

Lizette was born and raised in South Africa and moved to New Zealand with her husband and two kids in 2015. She has over 9 years’ experience working in dental and orthodontic practices. Liz is looking forward to starting her studies to become a qualified orthodontic auxiliary. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, baking and the outdoors.
“Liz, we are happy to have you on board.”

What can we do to make you smile?

Can I drink tea with braces?

A common question in the orthodontics community is whether or not you have to give up tea, coffee and other hot beverages or food items such as soup. The short answer to this question is no; you typically do not have to give up coffee, tea, or soup when you have braces. You do, however, need to make sure that you exercise proper care of your orthodontic appliance. Whether you have Invisalign, ceramic braces or traditional metal braces
Tea can help fight the bacteria found on teeth due to the compounds called polyphenols they are made of. The best way to drink tea while wearing braces is to drink it as is – no sugar or honey added. For those who prefer a sweeter taste, use sugar-free sweeteners instead.
What can we do to make you smile?

Leavers’ School Ball 2020

What a great day to shine and smile.
Excellent education and a beautiful smile are the most
powerful tools in global communication.
What can we do to make you smile?

#smile #Bachmannsmile #BachmannOrthodontics #schoolball #Schoolball2020 #Leaversball #ball2020 #Longbaycollege #RangitotoCollege #KristinSchool #Westlakeboys #Westlakegirls #braces #clearaligners #invisalign #clearbraces #friendship #friends #schoolleaver #leaver #PinehurstSchool #birkenheadcollegeball

All orthodontic tools are nearly the same….!!!

Most important is who has the best knowledge and experience to achieve the right result.
Everybody can paint! Everybody can drive a car! Can they? 
May it has a reason why only a few people can drive a racecar. 
They are specialists like Orthodontists.
An orthodontist is a dentist who undertakes an additional 2 to 3 years of university fulltime training and studies in Orthodontics. Only an orthodontist has the post-graduate training to practice orthodontics.
Orthodontists are focused and specialised in straightening teeth
making them bite together correctly along with treating skeletal irregularities.
Only an orthodontist can offer a specialist diagnosis and see the full picture of treatment options.
Many cases will require specialist treatment. Your dentist may advise you if the treatment required is outside their expertise.
However, if you are not sure, do not hesitate to seek a second opinion. 
You don’t need a referral from your dentist or dental therapist to make an appointment with a specialist orthodontist.
Go for the real thing!
What can we do to make you smile?
Claudia & Lutz Bachmann Orthodontics

look sharp and have a sharper look

Some things look good from the first sight, but what is if you dig deeper, and have a look under the surface. 

Can the job still be done correctly? 

Is the functionality given? 

Does it last forever?

It will be best if a specialist does the job. 

Especially when it comes to your personal or your loved one’s oral healthcare, you want to make sure that you’ll get the best professional help in achieving the perfect smile. How can I make sure that I am in good hands? First of all, go to a specialist orthodontist and NOT to someone who has a special interest in orthodontics. But 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 as the difference between a painter and an artist. Your family’s general dentist will be able to help you to improve your overall oral health. A specialist orthodontist is the only professionally 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 has treatment 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?

Specialist Orthodontist vs. Special Interest in Orthodontics.


Did you consult a specialist orthodontist or a dentist with a special interest in orthodontics?
What is the difference?
First of all, both are qualified dentists and have to work in their profession for a minimum of 3 years.
An orthodontist is a dentist who undertakes an additional 2 to 3 years of university fulltime training and studies in Orthodontics. Only an orthodontist has the post-graduate training to practice orthodontics.

Orthodontists are focused and specialised in straightening teeth, making them bite together correctly along with treating skeletal irregularities.
The New Zealand Association of Orthodontists (NZAO) is a professional organisation dedicated to ensuring you receive high-quality specialist orthodontic care. Members of the NZAO must have a recognised post-graduate qualification in orthodontics and are required to undergo regular professional development to maintain standards.
Some dentists also provide orthodontic treatment for adults and children. They provide non-specialist orthodontic treatment and treat patients without knowledge of the full range of possible treatment options.

Only an orthodontist can offer a specialist diagnosis and see the full picture of treatment options.
Many cases will require specialist treatment. Your dentist may advise you if the treatment required is outside their expertise; however, if you are not sure do not hesitate to seek a second opinion. You don’t need a referral from your dentist or dental therapist to make an appointment with a specialist orthodontist.
What can we do to make you smile?
Claudia & Lutz Bachmann Orthodontics

Fluoride protect your Kiwi kids teeth

Fluoride helps to protect your Kiwi kids teeth for a healthier smile. We recommend to brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste or drink water with fluoride.

Health benefits of fluoride:

Reminalzes the tooth enamel

Exerts antibacterial properties

Prevents further decay

If you want to read more about feel free to have a look at the NZHerald article below.

 ‘Woeful’ neglect of kids’ teeth: Researchers call for Govt action

Experts have called for an end to the “woeful” neglect of Kiwi kids’ dental health, with a major new study revealing one in seven of our 4-year-olds are suffering tooth decay. The study, drawing on data ….

What can we do to make you smile?

A sweet smile

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.

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.

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

Recommended and possible treatments:
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.
Phase II Treatment
(comprehensive treatment) Age 11 to 13.
When all their permanent teeth have come through.
This treatment usually involves full braces.
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
Make an appointment today and find out what will be the best treatment plan for your child to become perfect Bachmannsmile.


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?

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

Don’t gamble; getting the best smile is your choice.

Why it pays to choose a specialist orthodontist.
Specialist orthodontists have the knowledge, training and experience to advise on the full range of orthodontic treatment options.
An orthodontist is a registered dental specialist who has undertaken an additional three years of full-time postgraduate university study specialising in orthodontics.
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.
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.
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.
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?


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.
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.
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.
C. If you are feeling unwell, have a cough, fever or other cold/flu symptoms, we ask that you reschedule your appointment.
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.
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.
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?

A day off work

Nau mai haere mai e te tī, e te tā,

Yay, a day off work! 

On the 6th of February 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi was signed by Rangatira Māori and representatives of the Crown.

2020 is the 180th anniversary of the signing of the Waitangi Treaty. 

Waitangi Day gets its name from the name of the treaty document.

The public holiday falls on a Thursday this year, and there’s plenty going on around Auckland. For example:

Summer Vibes North Shore Festival 

Summer Vibes is the first event of its kind at Awataha Marae, which you’ll find behind AUT North Shore Campus. 

There will be entertainment from local and international acts, a kids’ zone and the chance to learn about te reo and Waitangi.

The event is being put on in association with Auckland Council and Waitangi ki Tamaki Collective and will run from 10am until 4pm.

Sundown Sessions 

ASB Showgrounds is being turned into an inner-city beach for Waitangi Day, complete with 100 tonnes of sand. 

Armand van Helden will be headlining the party, joined on the line up by house hero Erick Morillo and a host of local and international DJs. 

Sundown Sessions runs from 2pm until 10.30pm and tickets start at $149. 

Enjoy your day.

We are back at work on Monday to create beautiful smiles.


7.45am – 5.45pm Monday to Thursday

51 Corinthian Drive Albany, Auckland 0632


What can we do to make you smile?


Make an appointment today 094481128 or

..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.

Let your teeth shine.

Our new Dental Hygienist service.
Only $99
Cici, our Dental Therapist / Hygienist and Orthodontic Auxiliary has finished her university degree and is back on board. We are happy to have her at Bachmann Orthodontics.
Make an appointment today.

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?


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.
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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#pumpkin #DamonBraces #SpeedBraces #IncognitoBraces #Invisalignaligners #oralhygiene #kids #teenager #brushing #halloweensmile #frankenstein #bestawards2019

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.