Braces during coronavirus bring a lot of issues. One of those issues is the continuation of health. People undergoing medical treatments will need to continue. Doctors and medical staff adjust their protocols to suit the times. In this time, we must self-isolate or social distance from the wider public. Those undergoing orthodontic treatment will find a few hurdles to climb. But no real changes. Your orthodontist will remain open for emergency and essential treatments only. In this post, we’ll take you through 3 easy steps to consider when wearing braces during coronavirus. Let’s get cracking.
Braces During Coronavirus
Visiting The Office During Coronavirus.
Stay in your car until called. Announce your arrival by calling the office. Your orthodontist will have a dedicated COVID number.
Sanitize your hands and put on a face mask.
Answer questions relating to COVID-19 symptoms.
Your temperature taken with a device to your head.
The office will seem empty. There will be a lack of magazines and iPads. Also, coffee and beverages will be missing.
Only the patient and one guardian if needed will be allowed in the office. The guardian may be asked to wait in reception.
You’ll need to stay 6 feet or more from the nearest person.
The waiting times may extend as time is needed for sanitizing the areas the orthodontist needs to work in.
It is important that you do not attend the office if you are suffering symptoms. You’ll have to wait the agreed isolation time before rescheduling the appointment.
Dental Emergencies During Coronavirus
If you find yourself with a broken wire during lockdown then call your provider. But only after sorting the problem with dental wax. Take some pliers or tweezers and bend the wire so as not to aggravate the gums or inner mouth. Bend it inward and cover it in wax. Your orthodontist will replace the wire at the first opportunity. Your trip to correct it will be always under the above protocol.
This issue is common. If a bracket is loose or broken, leave the bracket hanging on the wire. DO NOT try to correct it yourself or you risk damaging the wire and the devices will be ineffective.
Aligner Care During Self-Isolation
Invisalign Treatment During Coronavirus
If you have an issue with braces during coronavirus contact your orthodontist before visiting the office. Orthodontic treatment from orthodontist Dr. Gluck. Will be for emergencies only during the coronavirus. At Gluck Orthodontics we aim to achieve the ideal smile without affecting treatment.
Suite A-200 Nashville, TN 37215
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Dr. Joel Gluck has practiced orthodontics since 1983 when he opened his own office in Nashville. He earned his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, and his dental degree at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Gluck then completed an orthodontic specialty residency at the University of Michigan, one of the top five orthodontic training residencies in the country. He also wrote an original thesis and received a Master of Science degree.