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Laura’s Invisalign Diary: Month 7

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 7: Start Of January

Happy new year!! Unfortunately, the end of December didn’t go very well with my aligners: it turns out my aligners were hurting so much because I hadn’t been putting them properly so the back of the aligner wasn’t sitting over my teeth correctly and I hadn’t noticed. I became aware of this when the following set of aligners didn’t fit, and I realised my teeth hadn’t been moving fully.

As you know from my last blog my teeth have been recently hurting much more than normal and I didn’t know why. I figured that it was just a bigger change for my teeth but it turns out I was wrong, because as it turned out I wasn’t putting them in properly.

As we only realised this a few days before my holiday, I didn’t have time to book an appointment to see the dentist. So I had to go on holiday only wearing the bottom aligner. As I only had the bottom teeth covered it felt incredibly weird and uncomfortable – that’s why I encourage you if you get Invisalign that you use the rubber chewies which make your aligners go in properly so you don’t have an uncomfortable two weeks like me.

During those two weeks my dad was worried that my top teeth would go back to how they looked at the start, I was also worried. There was nothing I could do apart from wait and see what happened.

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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.