We will be resuming seeing patients for routine orthodontic treatment on Monday 29th June and beginning on Monday 22nd June, our staff shall begin to phone all our patients to schedule an appointment for them.
We have kept a record of every appointment that we had to cancel and we will use this to ensure that we get in contact with everybody. It will take us some time to make our way through the whole list so please be patient with us if you are waiting for an appointment.
We appreciate that you may be anxious to get an appointment and our wonderful staff have pledged to work extended hours in order to get everyone booked for an appointment as quickly as possible but due to some of the changes we will be implementing, we will not be able to see as many patients each day as we used to. Bear with us and we will be in touch with you soon.
We have always had extremely high standards of infection control but we will be taking additional measures to ensure that Armagh Orthodontic Clinic remains a safe place for all of our patients and staff.
We encourage you to pay by card and for your convenience we have removed our minimum spend amount
All missed appointments will incur a missed appointment fee (minimum charge £40)
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE CLINIC IF YOU ARE SELF ISOLATING IE IF YOU HAVE HAD A COUGH OR FEVER OR ALTERED TASTE OR SMELL WITHIN THE LAST 7 DAYS, HAVE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH ANYONE WITH A COUGH OR FEVER OR WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS WITHIN THE LAST 14 DAYS OR IF YOU ARE INFECTED WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS.
We understand that some people may be a little anxious about their safety as life returns to a more normal way after the lock down. We will continue to take great care to ensure that Armagh Orthodontic Clinic is a safe place for our patients and staff. However if you do have concerns about your safety coming for orthodontic treatment in light of the COVID-19 pandemic please call us on 02837 525665 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and one of us will discuss your concerns with you and hopefully reassure you.
We appreciate that some of you may be concerned that your orthodontic appliance is not being checked as regularly as you are used to but please be reassured that for the vast majority of patients the worst thing that can happen with this delay is that your orthodontic treatment may (but won’t necessarily) take a little longer than we had planned.
Here are some tips to help you take care of your teeth and appliance:
If you wear a fixed brace
Make sure you avoid eating hard or sticky foods that can break your brace
Make sure you avoid all fizzy drinks and keep sweet foods and drinks to a bare minimum
If you are going to take sweet foods or drinks take them with meals and not in between meals
If having a snack between meals stick to healthy foods such as cheese, fruit, yoghurt
Remember to take extra care and spend extra time cleaning your teeth
Use a fluoride mouthrinse every day to strengthen the enamel of your teeth and reduce the risk of enamel damage
If you wear Invisalign aligners
If you are due to get new aligners we may be able to provide you with them depending on what stage in your treatment you are at so please contact us by phone or by email and we will be able to advise you whether or not we can give you your next set of aligners
If you have reached the final day of your current set of aligners and we are unable to give you further aligners you can either continue to wear your current set full time as normal or alternatively you can change to wearing them just at nights: in this way they will act as retainers, keeping your teeth in their current positions until we are able to progress you to the next set of aligners.
If you are wearing a removable or functional brace
Continue to wear your appliance as you have been instructed to
Avoid eating hard or sticky food that may break it
Maintain good oral hygiene (toothbrushing)
If your brace is hurting you and you are unable to attend to have it checked, try to wear it part time (eg just during the day or just at night) so that the teeth do not move out of line