How Will the Quarantine Affect My Braces?

04/28/2020

Given the outbreak of COVID-19, it is mandatory that we postpone any non-emergency appointments until further notice from our governor. You can be assured that this decision was not made lightly but was made to protect patients, staff and families.

Given the closure, you may have a few questions.

Will this delay my treatment?

We know part of successful orthodontic treatment is showing up for your appointments. If that’s not an option under these unusual circumstances, it’s okay. Don’t panic. Though your appointments are scheduled out to achieve maximum success, this hiccup shouldn’t have much of an impact on your overall treatment plan. Given the situation, Dr. Reynolds will work hard to get your treatment plan back on track as soon as we’re allowed to reopen.

You can help keep treatment on track by following Dr. Reynold’s directions, avoiding hard and sticky foods and keeping your teeth clean.  With limited appointments available, now is not the time to be breaking brackets, and keeping your teeth clean will ensure the best possible result.

What now?

Make sure to stay in contact with us about when we plan to reopen and get any appointments you’re going to miss rescheduled. Information regarding this is available on our practices’ Facebook page and/or website.

An exact timeline as to when we will reopen may be up-in-the-air, but you can rest assured we are making decisions with your best interest in mind.

My orthodontist said they will continue “essential dental care.” What does that mean?

If you have an urgent need during this time, such as pain or injury, we are available for emergency appointments. Please contact our office to determine the best course of action for your specific situation.

There’s a lot of uncertainty right now, but what’s one thing we know for sure?

Dr. Reynolds and the team look forward to seeing you back in our office soon!