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We would like to update you on our response to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. This is a rapidly changing situation but as of March 16th 2020 the government has advised all individuals to limit social interaction in order to reduce the transmission of the virus.

In line with Government guidance all dental and orthodontic practices have been instructed to temporarily cease the assessment and treatment of orthodontic patients.

If you or your child has an extreme problem which cannot wait, please contact the practice  on 01454412053 and follow the recorded message.  The message will provide details of how to access the emergency advice, including ways of trying to resolve the problem at home.  Please also visit the British Orthodontic Society website on https://www.bos.org.uk/ for advice.  There are some useful patient information videos and a fact sheet on common problems with braces and solutions to manage your brace at home.

You will no doubt be concerned about the implications for you or your child’s orthodontic treatment being suspended and we understand this.  Please be aware that the main effect of suspending treatment will be that the overall length of your course of treatment will increase but the final result is likely to be the same and we will do our best to continue treatment in a timely fashion once the pandemic is controlled.

There are some important steps you or your child can follow to ensure the best results from orthodontic treatment are achieved:

  1. Please ensure the highest level of oral hygiene is maintained by brushing effectively at least three times a day and using the correct size interdental/interspace brushes to clean behind the wires. Use a fluoride mouthwash once a day.
  2. Please ensure to stick to the following necessary dietary restrictions: no fizzy drinks (including diet/sports drinks), reduce acid and sugar (snacks, sweets and biscuits) as much as possible and if you have as a treat, then limit this to mealtimes. Avoid hard, tough, chewy and sticky foods to reduce the risk of breaking your brace.

Please do not attend the dental practice but if you require some advice please contact the practice on the the phone number above.  Until you hear otherwise, please continue to wear your brace as you have been advised.  If you have completed treatment and are wearing retainers, please continue to wear your retainers as advised.  Once the government guidelines advise that we can see you again, we will contact you as soon as possible to arrange an appointment to continue your orthodontic care.

Thank you for your support and patience during these difficult times and please look after yourself and your family, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Bank Cottage Orthodontic Team

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As a person with a fear of dentists who had not visited one in 8 years I can honestly say Dentist Tim Lindop and Nurse Lisa made me feel at ease. They were friendly and professional and I cannot recommend them highly enough. Tim took the time to thoroughly explain to me what he was going to do before beginning which took a lot of my anxiety away. After explaining my concerns Tim was very patient and understanding and the injections I received were very gentle. Excellent dental practice with exceptional staff, I won't be going anywhere else in future.

Richard

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