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What is the best colour for braces?

Author: Katie Beazley
15 Feb

CustomiSing your braces by changing the colour of the elastic rubber bands that go around the brackets is a fantastic way to have a little fun with them along your journey to a straight smile, but what colour is best? There is a wide variety of colours available in modern orthodontics, making it easy to …


25 Jan
girl smiles with straight teeth, one of the Invisalign benefits

There’s no doubt that Invisalign has provided a fantastic option for many kids and young people seeking orthodontic treatment. The aligner trays are an excellent choice for anyone who doesn’t like the look of traditional metal braces. It’s no surprise that many young people opt to wear them because they’re worried about how they’d look …


18 Jan
woman need orthodontics straightens teeth

At times, it can be apparent if you need orthodontics, or if somebody you know requires treatment. Other times however, it might be hard to tell. It’s advisable for children to have an initial assessment by age 7; this enables an orthodontist to plan early and direct the permanent teeth properly. A dentist can tell …


11 Jan
Man investigates the costs of ceramic braces vs traditional metal braces

When it comes to choosing between traditional metal braces or clear ceramic braces, the cost is almost always one of the deciding factors. While the costs of ceramic braces are generally higher than those of traditional metal braces, there are a few factors that can affect this. The Difference between Ceramic & Metal Braces 1. …


4 Jan
patients wear Invisalign for 22 hours a day to straighten teeth

How long do you need to wear Invisalign aligners for? Well, how long your Invisalign treatment will take depends on a variety of factors. One of the most influential factors is how many hours you wear your aligners each day. Many orthodontists will advise that Invisalign treatment can take between 6 – 12 months or …


28 Dec
woman with orthodontic treatment adults wear braces longer than children

Even though many people associate wearing braces with being a teenager, the fact is that more and more adults are choosing to have orthodontic treatment. One of the myths that needs to be busted straight away is that teeth don’t move as we get older. This is simply not true. Our teeth can be moved …


21 Dec
close up of woman wearing clear braces

Some people don’t like the look of conventional braces. The metal wires and brackets are quite noticeable and can make a person feel self-conscious. This is especially problematic for adults seeking orthodontic treatment who are concerned about their appearance – both professionally and socially. So, wearing clear braces is the obvious way around this problem. …


14 Dec
happy holidyas from bachmayer orthodontics

The holiday season is well and truly upon us and what better way to welcome the New Year, than to thank all our patients for a successful 2018! It’s been our pleasure to perfect so many smiles and have the opportunity to change our patient’s lives for the better – there’s no better gift than …


7 Dec
wife is kept awake in bed due to husband's sleep apnoea

Sleep Apnoea is a condition that is all too common. In fact, many people suffer from it and don’t even know it! As the tongue and soft palette slide to the back of the throat, they can obstruct breathing. In some people, this can happen multiple times per hour. When it does happen the brain …


Do Any Dental Plans Cover Braces?

Author: Katie Beazley
30 Nov
Do Any Dental Plans Cover Braces

Braces, whether for cosmetic or medical purposes, are a life-changing smile-transformation treatment. But, there’s no denying they can sometimes come with a significant financial investment. If you know braces are in your future, it’s never too early to start talking to your insurance company about your coverage options. Before you pick up the phone, start …


What is the Best Age to Get Braces?

Author: Katie Beazley
23 Nov
What is the best age to get braces

A child’s mouth is still in the formative years of growing and changing, which can make it good time to start considering braces. Braces can help to correct many smile concerns such as an underbite, overbite, crooked teeth, overcrowded teeth or uneven spacing between the teeth. These dental imperfections can worsen over time. Typically, they …


16 Nov
Man selects an Australian Board Certified Specialist Orthodontist to straighten teeth with perfect results

Due to the fast technological advances in the different fields of dentistry, it can be nearly impossible for any single general dentist to be totally proficient in all of the technologies. That is why many patients prefer to visit a certified specialist orthodontist to treat their dental problems. Just as medical doctors choose to specialise …


9 Nov
man has orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth with perfect result Bachmayer Orthodontic

Not everyone is blessed with the genetics for perfect, straight teeth. But remember, if you have teeth, you can have orthodontic treatment. Is Orthodontic Treatment for You? If you have been considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or someone else, you may be wondering when the right time to see an orthodontist is. This is a …


Can Your Teeth Move Overnight?

Author: Katie Beazley
2 Nov
Can Your Teeth Move Overnight

Numerous people think that adult teeth won’t change or move over their lifetime because they’re permanent. This is false: adult teeth do and can shift over time, whether or not you had braces as a teenager or child. So yes, teeth move overnight, though the change might be imperceptible at first. Regardless of dental decay …


26 Oct
How often does a teen need to wear Invisalign? 22 hours a day minimum, for the duration of treatment.

One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign treatment is one of its drawbacks as well. The aligners are detachable, making it a cinch to sustain oral hygiene while ensuring there’s no need to modify diet throughout treatment. However, the fact that they’re removable also implies that patients may forget to wear them as recommended. Your …


19 Oct
Why See a Specialist Orthodontist at Bachmayer Orthodontics Rather Than a General Dentist for My Invisalign

These days, numerous options exist for teeth straightening and there’s no doubt that Invisalign is a great option for numerous patients. However, you might wonder whether it’s necessary to see a general dentist or a specialist orthodontist for your treatment. While numerous similarities exist between the two professionals, various differences distinguish them. For instance, all dentists …


How Effective Is Invisalign?

Author: Katie Beazley
12 Oct
How Effective Is Invisalign? Just as effective as traditional braces

Choosing to get your teeth straightened can be a major decision. There are a few things to consider, too, including time commitment, convenience, and appearance. The results of a straighter smile can last a lifetime, giving your teeth an ideal position, proper function, and improving the look of your smile. If you’re looking into invisible …


5 Oct
How Long Is The Invisalign Treatment? Invisalign Clear Aligner trays can correct your smile in as little as six months I Bachmayer Orthodontics

Transforming a smile is a process that requires the hands and mind of an experienced orthodontist. It takes both advanced dental technology and many years of study and practise. Invisalign has many advantages over the traditional metal and bracket braces – the most important being that Invisalign is virtually invisible. Invisalign fits your lifestyle and doesn’t interrupt it, …




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    About Katie

    Katie is a passionate and experienced treatment coordinator, having spent the last 17 years in the dental field, seven of which focusing specifically on Orthodontics. She loves to interact with all patients and in particular, watching their smiles transform over their treatment journey. During her spare time, Katie enjoys fine food and wine, outdoor activities, and relaxing with her family.