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Laura’s Invisalign Diary: Month 1

If you are considering orthodontic treatment, but don’t like the idea of having fixed braces, then Invisalign may be the perfect solution for you. Laura, one of our current patients, is keeping a diary about her Invisalign experience.


Month 1: Start Of July


I have been wearing my Invisalign for about 4 weeks now, I had them put on at Shifnal Dental Care by Dr Amy Hughes. When I first put them on it was the weirdest feeling and I couldn’t stop smiling because it felt like my teeth were wearing clothes. It didn’t hurt at all; it just felt a bit abnormal and funny. That day I felt fine, however when I woke up the next day my teeth felt really sore and when I took the Invisalign out to brush my teeth my mouth really hurt and for about 3 days, I ate softer foods that didn’t require a lot of chewing, but after those first 3 days my teeth completely stopped hurting and it felt normal with the aligners in than with them out.

At school, many of my friends did not know that I had Invisalign and one day whilst I was taking them out my friend was watching me and I could tell by her expression she was very confused, it was really funny and we laughed about it a lot. A lot of people also had the same reaction because they actually couldn’t see them even when we were sitting next to each other talking, so it was very confusing for them when I took them out of my mouth. The only way people could guess I was wearing Invisalign was the way that I talked for the first week because I had a strange lisp, I just couldn’t pronounce my “S” and one word that I couldn’t say for the life of me was suspicious so that was a huge inside joke of mine and my friends.

Because I have been wearing Invisalign for a mouth that means that I am on my second aligner out of 27 when I first swapped them it wasn’t like the first time it didn’t feel strange it just hurt more than the first time because they were tighter, but the pain lasted for only about a day this time so it wasn’t hard to deal with at all I am enjoying that stat of this year-long journey.


If you are interested in the possibility of Invisalign, give Shifnal Dental Care a call on 01952 460119. Katherine, our Treatment Coordinator, will be more than happy to help! 

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June 05 2020 Update – Reopening Soon!

We are excited to be preparing for our return to the practice as soon as possible after the 8th June.  We know it is important to keep our patients as informed as possible and we wanted to let you know there will be some slight changes in your visits during the next few months.

Shifnal Dental Care has always adhered to the rigorous cross infection procedures set out by the governing bodies and all of our team members are highly trained in all aspects of cross infection control.  However, there are some additional Covid-19 procedures to follow and one of these is the social distancing rules that we have all become used to over the last couple of months.

You will receive information  before your appointment, this may be via email or via the post or a telephone conversation this will include some details you will need to complete before attending.  This will help us to continue to keep our patients and teams safe.

Things to know about your next appointment:

  • Before leaving home please remember to brush your teeth, use the toilet and wash your hands for 20 seconds before leaving.
  • Please bring the minimal number of belongings with you.
  • Please phone us once you have arrived in the carpark.
  • Please wait in your car or by the door and we will call you in as soon as possible.
  • Please attend unaccompanied unless you require a carer or parent.
  • On entry into the practice – we will have a welcome point and a member of our team will take your temperature, ask you to sanitise your hands.
  • In the surgery , we will be wearing full PPE- please do not be worried it is still us!
  • Before you leave the surgery we will ask you to sanitise your hands.
  • When you leave the surgery we will begin the disinfection and sterilisation process of the surgery.
  • Payments and future bookings will be organised at reception keeping within the social distancing rules.
  • On leaving the premises we will ask you to sanitise your hands and we will look forward to seeing you again!

We hope you understand that this is for everyone’s safety and we would appreciate your patience and cooperation as we negotiate these difficult times.