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Laura’s Invisalign Diary: Month 6

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 6: Start of December

This month my Invisaligns sets really hurt , probably because they were a bigger change to my teeth compared to all the previous sets. I wore each set longer then I usually do so that my teeth would eventually become accustomed to the shape and after the first week they didn’t hurt at all , however they  hurt so much the first few days that I had to keep taking them out . If I were to explain how they felt then I would say imagine that your teeth are being tightened really bad and pulled up into your gums but even though they hurt so much the pain only lasted a few days so it wasn’t too bad. What I did find really strange was all the other times certain sets would be quite painful my teeth would ache when I ate hard food ,so I would have to eat softer foods for that week  , however this time they wouldn’t hurt at all so I ate whatever I wanted and I couldn’t understand why because the sets from this month hurt just as bad if not worse as the other ones.

This month was I think the first time where I could actually see the difference in my teeth because before now I could tell my teeth have changed by trying on previous sets and them not fitting but now when I look at the mirror I can see how the gaps in between my teeth have changed and the shapes of some of my teeth are also different so I was very happy with that. However nothing much apart from that has happened this month and if you were wondering, I still take my invisaligns out for sport because I find it hard to breathe with them in after a while because when I’m really tired and gasping for air they sometimes get in the way and I will have to take them out.

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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.