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Chingford Mount Dental Practice
35 Hall Lane,
Chingford,
London E4 8HH
Email: info@chingfordmountdp.co.uk
Call us today 020 8529 1246
Orthodontics - Chingford Mount Dental Practice, London
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Re: Urgent. Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a significant risk to individuals especially if they are older (over 70) or have a pre-existing medical condition. As it is caught by person to person contact, we as dentists are at risk because we see lots of patients and are in very close contact with the mouth and nose where the virus incubates. In this pre-symptomatic phase, we are also highly contagious to others if we already have the virus.

In the last few weeks, with disease prevalence in the community being low, we have maintained our service to patients taking sensible precautions such as screening temperatures and increased disinfection measures. We have been ahead of many clinics in this respect and reflecting the excellence of our team and service.

Unfortunately, the disease prevalence in the community is now rising steeply and so the risk to ourselves, our colleagues, our patients and others is also increasing. This is not a linear rise but an exponential one.
Should you get infected then you will almost certainly recover and may even have a very mild illness. However, you will infect others during this process adding to the pandemic. A small percentage (higher in elderly and medical conditions) of infected individuals will require hospitalisation and ventilation.

Having considered the current risk of infection to our team members and patients, and our risk of contributing to community infection, (and balancing the risk of not providing a service), I have decided that our clinical service at Chingford Mount Dental Practice will be drastically cut down from Tuesday 24th March.

We will have staff answering the telephone and operate a skeleton service for strict acute emergencies only 9.15am - 1pm for this week only. We will then be closing the practice completely until further notice , but expected to be at least 8 weeks.

We will keep patients informed through notices on our website, on our answering machine, via a further newsletter, on Facebook and on Instagram.
Otherwise , patients are advised to call NHS 111 for assistance because emergency dental treatment centres are currently being set up.
We are sorry if this lack of service causes inconvenience to any of our clients.
May I wish all of you and your families good health in the months ahead.

Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatments are used to treat crooked teeth, spaced teeth, problems relating to extra teeth, missing teeth, crowded teeth and misaligned jaws. The correction of alignment problems can be undertaken at any age and, although many people still associate orthodontic treatment with childhood, the development of less noticeable or “invisible” braces has prompted many more adults to explore and opt for this line of treatment.

Everyone wants the very best result from their orthodontic treatment and we have a highly-experienced Orthodontic Specialist available to our clients. Dr. Pratik Sharma is a hospital consultant in Orthodontics and a member of the British Orthodontic Society and European Orthodontic Society. He is an established specialist in his field and has extensive expertise in treating both adults and children with all the most up-to-date brace systems.

He will advise the best option for you from a range of orthodontic treatments including the new, more aesthetically-pleasing and invisible systems such as Invisalign ® (clear aligners), Inman Aligner ™, Clarity ™ (tooth-coloured ceramic braces) and Incognito ™ (invisible lingual braces). He also uses Damon ® braces, the more advanced type of traditional metal braces.

Types of brace treatment

Clarity ™ Brackets

Clarity ™ brackets are made from ceramic materials. They are designed to blend in with your teeth and smile, so are far less noticeable than traditional braces.

Invisalign ®

The Invisalign ® treatment uses a series of aligners that are clear and virtually invisible. While traditional braces need to be retightened regularly, Invisalign ® patients need only visit our orthodontists when it is time to pick up a new set of clear aligners. Invisalign ® wearers reap all the orthodontic benefits of traditional braces without letting anyone know that they are undergoing an orthodontic treatment.

Inman Aligner™

Inman Aligner™ treatment is normally completed within 6 to 16 weeks. It can be used to re-align teeth which are crowded, rotated or protruding, or where there is a crossbite. It is also suitable for treating orthodontic relapse. The Inman Aligner™ system uses aligners which are removable, so they can be taken out to fit in with specific lifestyle requirements.

Incognito™ Lingual Orthodontics

Lingual braces are fitted to the inner surfaces of your teeth and provide the most “invisible” type of orthodontic treatment. These are fixed braces which are able to achieve effective tooth movement but with the advantage of the braces not being visible. The Incognito™ system offers the highest patient comfort that is technically possible and both of our orthodontists are Incognito™ certified and able to provide this type of orthodontic treatment.

The Damon ® System

Damon ® System braces are self-ligating brackets which allow the teeth to move freely, quickly and comfortably. Unlike conventional braces, Damon ® braces do not require elastic ties to hold the wire in place. This results in less plaque collection, making dental hygiene easier to maintain throughout treatment. This system often requires fewer adjustments resulting in less interruption to your daily schedule.

If you are looking to book an appointment with an Invisalign Chingford Specialist, please call us on 020 8529 1246.