We are continuing to monitor advice from the government and NHS England. You can find updates to our response to the COVID-19 situation below.
Updated Tuesday 24th March 2020:
We have postponed all appointments and are now seeing patients who need emergency treatment only. You don’t need to worry about being in braces for longer than expected. Appointment intervals can be stretched during this worrying time.
It’s important, however, to be additionally cautious about your diet. By inadvertently eating food which is crunchy or hard you could dislodge a bracket or break a wire. Most breakages to braces are caused by food so please do try and stick to a diet which is soft or involves small bites. No crunching into apples or baguettes and remember to avoid foods like popcorn or anything very sticky. As well as keeping your braces in place, you want to look after the health of your teeth so brush well after every meal.
Please be assured, the welfare of our patients continues to be our priority. If you have any issue with your braces, please contact the clinic or Dr Chatoo directly.
While Dr Chatoo is available for emergency appointments, he would rather that his patients continued to self-isolate and avoid any travel to Wimpole Street.
Please be assured, the welfare of our patients continues to be our priority. If you have any issue with your braces, please contact the clinic or Asif directly.