Terms and conditions: This offer is valid for new and existing patients who attend a free Invisalign® consultation from 1 March 2024 and confirm their course of Invisalign® treatment by 31 March 2024 to receive free whitening treatment and £500 off total Invisalign® treatment cost. Any decision to have Invisalign® treatment after 31 March 2024 will be at full cost. Consultations must be booked in advance and are subject to availability. Full details of offers will be given by the Treatment Coordinator upon enquiry. Teeth whitening is provided post Invisalign® treatment and available to over 18s only. Under 18s are eligible to receive a free whitening toothbrush and toothpaste in place of teeth whitening treatment. Patients must be dentally fit to proceed with courses of Invisalign® treatment. Whether a patient is deemed dentally fit for treatment will be at the clinician’s absolute discretion. Additional treatment required to make a patient dentally fit and suitable for Invisalign® and whitening treatments will be charged at an additional cost. St Michael’s Orthodontics reserves the right to change or withdraw this offer at any time. This offer is non-exchangeable, non-transferrable and is not redeemable for cash or other treatments.
Now your teeth are straight you must wear your retainers as advised by your orthodontist.
Your teeth will move throughout life if you do not wear your retainers because the fibres between them retain a force for a long time after treatment. When we remove the braces the force in these fibres may make your teeth try to twist back to where they started. The teeth need to be held straight until these forces reduce.
Your retainers must be worn full time for the first 2 days and every night after this, gradually reducing over time as advised. As part of your aftercare the orthodontist will continue to check on your retainer wear for 18 months after the brace is removed and you should bring your retainers to the appointments.
If your retainers begin to feel uncomfortable, you should contact us immediately and increase the wear as it maybe due to the teeth moving position. If you retainers are lost, broken or stop fitting then replacements are charged at £149.00 per appliance.
If you have a wire retainer behind your teeth you must contact us immediately if this is broken or loose. You must also wear your removable retainer full time until the wire retainer has been repaired.
You should keep your retainers in a box when not wearing them and let us know if there is a problem with them as soon as you can.
Please do not use toothpaste on your retainers as this will damage them – Retainer-Brite cleaner is advised. Use lukewarm water (NOT HOT) to dissolve the tablets.
In these strange times that we are living in, it’s been so good in recent weeks to be able to welcome our staff and patients back to St Michael’s Orthodontics.
Of course, as restrictions relating to Covid 19 still apply, it’s far removed from business as usual but with adjustments to procedures and extra safety measure in place, we are confident we are able to make our patients’ visits to us as reassuring and safe as possible.
So, what can you expect in this ‘new normal’ at St Michael’s Orthodontics?
Your treatment will be delivered by one of two designated professional, qualified clinical teams.
You will receive a health check call 24-48 hours before your appointment.
You will be asked to contact us from outside the building to let us know that you’ve arrived. When your clinical team is ready for you, we will escort you in.
You will be asked to attend your appointment alone.
Once inside, your temperature will be taken, you will be asked to sanitize your hands using alcohol gel and another health check for Covid symptoms will be carried out.
We will be practicing social distancing at all times except while treatment is being carried out.
After treatment you will be asked to re-sanitize your hands before leaving the treatment room and will be escorted out of the building.
These measures are being supported by rigorous cleaning procedures between each patient in treatment rooms and contact points along the route into and out of the building; a virtual reception service for arranging appointments and taking payments and the appropriate PPE – with strict processes for taking it on and off – for the treatment being provided.
Virtual appointments for retainer checks, initial assessments and treatment planning and appliance fitting are also being continued.
We appreciate that these new procedures will seem a bit strange at first but our fully trained staff are on hand to guide you through each step of the way. While you may not be able to see our own smiles behind the facemasks which have fast become part of normal life, you can be sure we remain committed to keeping your treatment on track to delivering your own healthy, beautiful smile.