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COVID-19 TREATMENT GUIDANCE

 

 

We have developed this webpage to help assist our patients in active orthodontic treatment or retention during COVID-19.

For more information or for individual questions, please email us at contact@breasmiles.com. If possible, please include photos. We will be checking for messages during our normal business hours and we will do our best to respond back to you promptly.

 

Curtis Orthodontics Instructions for Patients


  

1. Invisalign

  • Continue to wear and change your aligners as prescribed.
  • Once you have finished with your current set of aligners, continue to wear the last pair for a minimum of 12 hours until you see us next. This is to ensure that your progress is maintained.
  • If you lose or break that last aligner, wear the previous one for a minimum of 12 hours.
  • Continue to wear your elastics as prescribed. If you run out of elastics, e-mail our office at contact@breasmiles.com and we will mail you more.
  • Brush and floss your teeth to keep your mouth clean and healthy.

 2. Braces 

  • Continue to wear your elastics as prescribed. If you run out of elastics, e-mail our office at contact@breasmiles.com and we will mail you more.
  • If you have a poking wire, trim it using cuticle scissors or a nail clipper. Use wax for temporary relief.
  • If you have a bracket that separates from the tooth, use your finger to gently slide it to a comfortable position. Use wax as necessary. We will fix it at your next appointment.
  • Avoid sticky and chewy food to avoid damage to your brackets and wires.
  • Brush and floss your teeth to keep your mouth clean and healthy.


 

3. Carriere Appliance

  • Continue elastics as prescribed. If you run out, let us know and we can mail you more.
  • If you have a questions or concerns about your bite or your progress, please email us at contact@breasmiles.com. Include photos, if possible.
  • Brush and floss your teeth to keep your mouth clean and healthy.


          

    4. Retainers

  • Keep wearing them as prescribed!
  • If you lose or break your retainer, let us know. Please email us contact@breasmiles.com. 
  • If you have a permanent retainer that has come loose on one or more teeth, be sure to wear your removable retainer for a minimum of 12 hours per day, until we are able to bring you into the office for a repair.
  • If you have any questions regarding your retainers, please email our office at contact@breasmiles.com so that we can advise you further.

 

Photos are extremely helpful. Using spoons (to retract your lips and cheeks) and your mobile phone, take photos similar to the one below. Please email your photos to contact@breasmiles.com with your questions or concerns. We are continuing to check our messages during normal business hours and one of our team members will get back to you promptly.