Wednesday, 25 March 2020
To Our Turner Lim Orthodontic patients,
As you are aware, our practice is now closed until the Ministry of Health deems it safe for all non – essential dental care to be available again. This means that all appointments have been cancelled. We will keep you informed when our practice is able to open again.
Our focus now, is that our community stays safe during this lock down period. For our patients who are currently in treatment, here is some general advice:
If you are currently wearing retainers or removable appliances: Please keep wearing them as instructed by Donna or Fiona. When they are not being worn, please make sure they are stored in their retainer case, so they don’t get lost or damaged.
Elastics: if you are wearing elastics as part of your treatment, keep wearing them as instructed. If you have any concerns about your teeth moving in the wrong direction, please email us a photo of your back teeth biting together to email us so we can asses and advise what to do. If you need more elastics or wax, please email our team so we can arrange for you to get more.
Broken appliances like brackets: We are only permitted to see patients in extreme emergencies and when the patient is experiencing severe pain or discomfort. We are unable to replace broken brackets. For any immediate concerns or emergencies, please email us with a photo so we can let you know what to do.
Sharp/pokey wires: As above, please email us, ideally with a photo
Dental Monitoring patients: please continue submitting your scans at your scan intervals.
Invisalign patients: We worked hard to get plenty of aligners to all our current Invisalign patients, please email us if you have any queries.
General Care for your orthodontic appliances:
Please remember to keep your teeth, gums, braces and any appliances clean. Be very careful about the foods that you eat and remember to avoid anything sticky, hard or chewy.
Keep sweet foods and fizzy drinks to a minimum as they are very high in sugar and can cause tooth decay.
Stay away from hard foods like pork crackling, fruit bursts, hard toast, pizza crusts, nuts and hard biscuits to avoid breakages of your appliances.
We will keep you posted with any updates on our social media accounts and website.
Stay safe everyone!
From the Team at Turner Lim Orthodontists