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Laura’s Invisalign Diary: Month 5

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 journey to achieving straighter teeth. Read about her Invisalign experience today!

Month 5: Start Of November

This month I went to the dentist for a check-up, Dr Hughes told me everything was fine with my teeth, all my attachments were still present and no work was needed so I wasn’t there long.

My teeth have been straightening well and they have changed a lot since I started, I am very happy that I made the choice to have Invisalign treatment, and so far, everything has been going very well. 

I have just started the eleventh set so I am a bit early (because I should be on the tenth) this is because if you remember I had to go onto the next set when I lost one of them last month. Changing sets still for the most part doesn’t hurt however I have been wearing them less this month because I have had a lot of sport competitions in the past couple of weeks including a swimming gala which I was at for a whole day and because I had a race every twenty minutes I didn’t have enough time to put them back in so I didn’t wear them that day. Because of this I have been changing them less frequently (wearing them more than the 10 days) in order for my teeth to straighten out fully into the shape of that set – this is slightly annoying because after a while of wearing the aligner’s they get slightly discolored even after cleaning them. 

However, this only happens after around twelve days of wearing them, so it doesn’t make a difference usually. Apart from the dentist visit nothing much has happened this month regarding my Invisalign so goodbye for now.

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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.