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INVISALIGN HOME CARE ADVICE FOR PATIENTS DURING THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC
We understand that the coronavirus pandemic will be concerning for anyone who is currently in treatment with us for Invisalign treatment. As you will be aware, as part of the national plan to reduce the impact of the disease and save lives, dental practices have to shut for anything other than absolute emergencies such as uncontrollable swellings and infections. As such we are unable to see our patients for Invisalign treatment at the moment but will resume normal treatment as soon as possible. In the meantime here is some general advice. If you have any special concerns please contact the practice by phone 01617664506 or email Saira at treatment firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may be able to supply you with more aligners if there are no interventional stages to your treatment to be done. Please contact reception if you do not have enough aligners and we can review your treatment plan to see if this is possible. It could be that with the additional aligners you could continue your treatment as
If it is not possible to continue your treatment as normal, although we generally recommend changing aligners every week, we would recommend changing your aligners every 2 weeks. If you have a limited amount of aligners available, spacing them out like this will limit the wear and tear on each aligner. As soon as we are allowed to do so, we will see you to allow you to move on to the next stage of your treatment.
If you are on your last aligner or cannot proceed any further at the moment we would recommend that you wear the last available aligner full time for a week as normal and then switch to night time wear only. Once the aligner has done its job, wearing it just at nighttime will prolong its life so that you can use it for longer.
Cleaning your aligners.
If you are having to wear your aligners for longer it is likely that they will become less hygienic per time. As per our usual instructions we would recommend that you brush them when you brush your teeth with toothbrush and toothpaste to remove any physical debris. To kill off bugs we would recommend that you steep your aligners in a dilute solution of Milton sterilisation fluid as you would for a baby’s bottle – watered down at least 1:1 with cold water. Do not use
hot water or you may damage your aligner.
What if I break or lose an aligner?
Please let us know if you break or lose an aligner. Invisalign can provide us with a new aligner if required as long as we tell them which aligner number it is. Invisalign will charge £50 for a replacement aligner. Normal turnaround times from manufacture to delivery is usually 7 days. We have not had to order any replacements as yet so do not know if this turnaround time is affected by the pandemic but we would expect that it may be given they are not manufactured in the UK.
We thank you for your patience and understanding through this difficult time. Please stay at home and stay safe to protect you, your family and others and we look forward to seeing you after this has passed.
We offer a range of orthodontic treatments to straighten misaligned or crooked teeth, to close up gappy smiles or widen the arch to give patients a fuller smile. In addition to the traditional method as of teeth straightening such as metal and ceramic braces, we are very experienced in using the world-renowned Invisalign system.
As an Invisalign patient at Inglewood House, you would benefit from Dental Monitoring at home using a Scan Box. This means that throughout your treatment journey you will be advised when to change each aligner, which will be as soon as your teeth are ready. It also allows the Dentist to check that your treatment is on track at all times.
We are proud owners of two Invisalign Itero Element Scanners – ensuring our patients get the perfect result every time:
- no need for old-fashioned putty-style impressions as the scanner takes digital impressions
- see an instant smile simulation of your new Invisalign smile before you go to Clin Check stage
- accuracy and fit of your aligners is greatly increased due to the digital scanning system
- speed of treatment commencement is greatly increased as there’s no need to ship impression trays to California anymore, we send them digitally
When you choose Invisalign to straighten and reposition your teeth, you’ll receive a virtual 3D Clin Check plan, showing how your teeth will move into their new, correct position over the weeks. It can even show you your progress at a particular date in time if you are planning to look your best for a big occasion. Our experienced team will be on hand to guide you along every step of the journey to a new, winning smile.
For more information, visit our dedicated Invisalign website.
In addition to Invisalign, we also offer traditional metal or ceramic braces, you can find out about all the options at your Free Teeth Straightening Consultation. Please contact us to book your FREE consultation.