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Laura’s Invisalign Diary: Month 2

Are you considering orthodontic treatment, but don’t like the idea of having fixed braces?

Then Invisalign may be the perfect solution for you, clear retainer braces that gradually move the teeth.

Laura, one of our current patients, is keeping a diary about her Invisalign experience. Here is the next instalment:


Month 2: Start Of August


As I was on school holidays for the whole of August, I found that it was harder trying to brush my teeth after every meal. This was because when I was away on holiday if I ate out at a restaurant (like we did almost every night) I couldn’t take my toothbrush with me, so I had to put my aligner over my dirty teeth until we got back to the hotel. I would have to spend a lot longer on washing the aligner out and that was really annoying but what I did notice was that I really would forget sometimes that I had them on, because they felt so normal. One night I was about to bite into a cucumber slice or something when I realised that it didn’t feel right and then I remembered I hadn’t taken the aligners out yet, so I guess I really have gotten more used to them than I thought I would. So far, I haven’t had any real problems with them, apart from eating out. The aeroplane journey was also hard. The journey was about ten hours and because I knew I would have to ear during that time I bought myself a disposable toothbrush. I kept it in my bad so that I could brush my teeth without having to put my aligner over my dirty teeth for another 7 hours without being able to clean them.

A couple of weeks later though I was wondering if any changes had happened to my teeth so I took out the aligner I have now which is the fourth and tried to put in the first – I couldn’t! My teeth had actually changed so much and I didn’t realise it because it was happening slowly – this excited me because if in 2 months my teeth had already changed so much and I can’t wait to see what they look like after 12.

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.