The latest information and advice from Armagh Orthodontic Clinic on Covid-19

In order to ensure that Armagh Orthodontic Clinic continues to be a safe place for our patients and staff, the following safety procedures are in place:

Here are some of the changes that you will experience:

  • Rigorous cleaning takes place throughout each day
  • When you arrive in the car park please text/Whatsapp on 07988049445 or phone us on 00442837525665 to inform us of your arrival and wait in your car until we ask you to come inside
  • All patients and escorts must wear a mask or face covering while in the building. Our staff will all be wearing masks also.
  • We will ask you some questions to screen for Covid-19 by email, 3 days before your appointment and again upon arrival
  • Please observe social distancing and wear a mask when in the waiting room
  • A maximum of one escort permitted into the building with each patient. If possible, it is best that patients attend unaccompanied.
  • Please sanitise your hands upon entering and leaving the building
  • Please brush your teeth before you come for your appointment as our toilets will not be in use
  • If you are unable to attend for your apppointment please contact us by email at appointments@armaghortho.co.uk or by phone on (0044) 2837 525665 to cancel your appointment giving at least 24 hours notice.  We shall be happy to offer you an alternative appointment.

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 infected with the covid-19 virus
  • Are self isolating
  • You have symptoms of infection with the Covid-19 virus
  • Government Covid-19 guidelines advise that you should not attend a hospital

If you do have concerns about your safety coming for orthodontic treatment in light of the COVID-19 pandemic please call email us at appointments@armaghortho.co.uk or phone US on (0044) 2837 525665 and one of us will discuss any concerns you have with you.

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