During the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic the dentistry industry, are adapting to support dental patients remotely, as best they can in the short term. The British Orthodontic Society has released a series of Home Repair Videos as follows:
- Replacement Of Lost Module
- DeBonded Loose Bracket
- Lost Module Loose Wire
- Broken Bonded Retainer
- Sharp Wire Modification
- Broken Elastic Chain (Power Chain)
- Broken Long Wire (Ligature)
- Exposed Metal Tie
- Placing Wax To Prevent Rubbing
- Interdental Brushes
- Toothbrushing For Braces
The British Orthodontic Society is advising that no orthodontic patient should attend any dental clinic at this time. In an extreme emergency, the patient should contact their local dental practice by phone and discuss ways of resolving their problem at home.
Patients should be deterred from attending clinics for their own protection and that of the clinical staff. If you’re existing patient of Aspects Dental and you have an Emergency Orthodontic Care requirement, please Contact Us as usual and we’ll do everything we can to support you remotely.
The British Orthodontic Society has released other helpful information including the following:
In the meantime, it’s important to reduce the risk of needing an Emergency Orthodontic Appointment, by maintaining a high standard of Oral Hygiene and avoiding Broken Braces, by following some top tips below:
- Avoid hard, sticky and chewy sweets and foods. Remember to cut up foods such as apples, carrots and crusty bread before eating them.
- Avoid sticky, chewy or hard sweets, mints and sugared chewing gum.
- Preventing damage to the tooth enamel and gums.
- Avoid sugary snacks and drinks between meals and at bedtime.
- Avoid fizzy drinks (including diet drinks and sports drinks) and large amounts of fruit juice.
- Brush your teeth for 2 minutes at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
- Rinse your teeth at a separate time to tooth brushing with a alcohol free fluoride mouthwash on a daily basis.
Once, we’re able to safely conduct Emergency Orthodontic Appointments at the Aspects Dental Clinic in Milton Keynes again, we’ll be very happy to see both existing and new patients, whom might require Emergency Orthodontic Care.
Until then, we very much hope this information helps orthodontic patients and we hope you and your family stay safe during Covid-19. If you have any questions regarding the above information, our in-house Orthodontist Dr. Oana Alexandra Omer, is here to help our existing patients.