Emergency contact number is 07384 594624
Please follow the advice below for at home care.
Patient to continue wearing the current aligner at NIGHTS only as a retainer.
Patient to wear Inman nights only as a retainer (10-12hrs/day).
Fixed appliances, majority of actions e.g. Powerchain etc are self-limiting, so leaving is acceptable.
Patient with a NiTi RCOS (Rocket arch) consider seeing patient to place a passive arch wire.
Patient wearing elastics – STOP wearing elastics.
Patients with NiTi space closing springs – consider seeing patient to remove spring.
If any patients have a Twin Block Appliance and are expanding – Tell them to STOP expansion.
Extraction cases and no appliance placed;Consider making an essix retainer made to hold the spaces – post essix retainer to the patient wear night only as retainer.
Broken fixed Bonded Retainer:make smooth (slow hand piece / cut / remove; AVOID aerosols) and make essix ; post retainer to the patient wear night only as retainer.
Broken Essix: Scan if possible or Impression (disinfect before sending to lab); if patient has model drop model off to clinic, make new essix post essix retainer to the patient.
Also see self help brace care section.