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Laura’s Invisalign Diary: Month 3

Looking for orthodontic treatment that doesn’t involve fixed braces? Invisalign may be the perfect solution for you.

Laura, one of our current patients, is keeping a diary about her Invisalign journey. Read about her experience today!


Month 3: Start Of September


At the very end of the last month, I had a dentist appointment to get these attachments put onto my teeth and to get the next four aligners. The attachments did not hurt – the only thing I didn’t enjoy during my time in the dental chair was the sour taste in my mouth from the procedure, however, after I drank some water the taste went away. The best way I can explain the attachments is that they look a bit like tiny teeth and they’re on top of my teeth. They don’t feel weird and I ate as normal with them on, but when you’re not wearing the aligners, they scratch at your lips for the first few days. The point of the attachments is so the new aligners stay on even tighter and my teeth move faster, but when I first put my new aligner in, I hated it. They were so tight it felt like my teeth were being pulled out. I didn’t enjoy the first three days of wearing them because they hurt a lot. I would try and leave longer intervals between eating because it would hurt a lot when I took them out and then put them back in.

However, after those horrible three days, I got used to them completely and they felt very normal.

This month was also when I broke the aligner for the very first time. I had about two days of wearing the aligner left so it wasn’t so bad, but one day whilst I was taking them off, the aligner around my back two teeth snapped off. It was really weird because for those two days I had two teeth which didn’t have the aligner on them and all the others did so when I drew my tongue to the back of my mouth I could feel where the aligner ended.


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.