Dear Orthodontia Studio patients,
We are happy to let you know that our office is now open and we are looking forward to seeing you in person!
These last months have been an unprecedented test of endurance, resilience, and sacrifice for all of us. We hope you found time to read a book, enjoy family meals together, play a game, complete a project, and take good care of your Orthodontic appliances.
It is now time for your orthodontists to evaluate your progress and work with you to bring treatment back on track.
We thank you in advance for your patience with re-scheduling missed appointments, limiting one family member in the reception area, restricting entry to the clinic for non-patients as well as other measures mandated by the American Dental Association and the Center for Disease Control.
If you prefer one of our doctors to evaluate the state of your appliances remotely, please contact us to schedule a virtual consultation.
It's a new normal
What to do before you arrive
Brush your teeth and rinse your mouth at home before your appointment.
You will also be asked to rinse before seeing the doctor in an effort to eliminate transfer of bacteria or viruses as much as possible.
Do not drink anything cold or hot before you arrive. We will be checking your temperature with a forehead scanner to determine if you have a fever of 100.4 or greater.
If you should feel poorly or have a temperature, please call to reschedule your appointment as we will not be able to see you.
Call our office at 201 714 9800 and let us know that you have arrived.
Stay outside or in your car if you prefer and we will call you when ready for you or your child’s appointment. This will assist us in meeting our social distancing and infection control requirements.
You will be asked to fill a supplemental health questionnaire, we will record yours and your child’s temperature and provide you with hand sanitiser.
You will also be asked to sign a Release to Treat in this Covid pandemic period.
Remember everyone must wear a mask/bandana into the office
You will then be directed to the tooth brushing station to rinse with Peroxyl or Listerine anti-bacterial mouthwash
We ask that the patient proceed to the clinic unaccompanied by family members except under special circumstances
Note: Should a parent accompany a child into the office, temperature and health questions will be asked as with the patient. We’ve always loved inviting parents into the clinic, however parents cannot enter the clinic until further restrictions are lifted.
Dismissal from Appointment
Once the orthodontic appointment is completed, if you are not present in the office, our clinical manager Miss Kim Ugalde will share information about today’s appointment with you by phone. She will also collect your monthly payment and schedule the next appointment.
Early Interceptive Orthodontic treatment
In general, Early Interceptive Orthodontic treatment does not require very intense maintenance of appliances.
For example, lip bumpers can stay safely in place and active as long as they do not touch the gums in front of the teeth.
Palatal expanders can stay in place for long periods of time, which can increase the stability of the expansion.
All other appliances can be used as prescribed by your orthodontist for several months without adjustment.
If you are using braces you can help keep treatment on track by following your orthodontist’s directions, avoiding hard and sticky foods and keeping your teeth and braces clean.
Now is not the time to be breaking brackets, and keeping your teeth clean and appliances intact will ensure the best possible result.
Here you can read our extended guide to safe-guarding your braces.
If you are using Invisalign appliances, you can help keep treatment on track by using your aligners as prescribed by your orthodontist, and keeping your teeth and appliances clean to ensure the best possible result.
We can send you more aligners in the mail if you want to avoid coming into the office during this time.
Please stay healthy and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Your Orthodontia Studio family.