Is Visiting The Orthodontist Safe?

tools for orthodonticsThe answer is yes! We know that right now, many people have put off doctor visits, vacations, family get-togethers, an yes, even a visit to our team in the name of safety. We understand, and urge everyone to do what makes them feel safe and comfortable during this uncertain time. However, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist also knows that lack of treatment could mean major complications for your smile down the road. In today’s blog, we’re talking about the changes to our protocols we’re making to keep everyone safe.

Watch Out for Common Symptoms

First, before you contact our office for an appointment, make sure you haven’t had a fever in the last 24 hours, and watch for other signs, such as serious fatigue and trouble breathing. If you visit an area with high infection rates, let us know. We may recommend waiting another 14 days before scheduling an appointment. When you arrive, we will ask you a series of questions about your current health.

Wear Your Mask (We Definitely Will)

We will space out our appointments to make sure the waiting room is nearly empty in order to provide good social distancing and protect our patients and team members. We will require you and your family to wear a mask, and our team will be doing the same. In addition to masks, we will also don other PPE, such as gloves, gowns, and face shields. We will have plenty of hand sanitizer available, and glass partitions at the front desk. We want to make sure you stay safe and comfortable when you visit our office, and that you obtain the care you need to enjoy straighter teeth and healthier smiles.

Attend Routine Visits

We want to see children as young as age seven, as the earlier we begin the treatment, the less time they may need to wear braces or aligners in their teen years. If you’re an adult with issues related to dental misalignment, we have an array of treatment options that not only correct uneven teeth, but are nearly invisible too! Invisalign® aligners are made of clear acrylic material, and for braces we create brackets we attach to your teeth from ceramic, which we tint to blend with your tooth. If you have any questions about treatment or our new health and safety measures, then contact our team today.

Schedule Your Next Visit Today

We know that addressing your misalignment isn’t just about improving esthetics, but helping you maintain a healthier smile too. To learn more about our cosmetic approach to family orthodontics, then please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in White Settlement, North Fort Worth, and all surrounding communities.