What Happens with Your Treatment when the Office is Closed?

Hey everybody, this is Dr. Karpac.

Given the outbreak of COVID-19, the government has made the difficult, but important, decision to postpone any non-emergency appointments. You can be assured that this decision was not made lightly but was made to protect patients, staff and families.

Given the closure, you may have a few questions.

Will this delay my treatment?

We know part of successful orthodontic treatment is showing up for your appointments. If that’s not an option under these unusual circumstances, it’s okay. Don’t panic. Though your appointments are scheduled out to achieve maximum success, this hiccup shouldn’t have much of an impact on your overall treatment plan. Given the situation, we will work hard to get your treatment plan back on track when we reopen.

You can help keep treatment on track by following your orthodontist’s directions, avoiding hard and sticky foods and keeping your teeth clean.  With limited appointments available, now is not the time to be breaking brackets, and keeping your teeth clean will ensure the best possible result.

What now?

Make sure to stay in contact with us about when we plan to reopen and get any appointments you’re going to miss rescheduled. We will do our best to ensure our website and social media pages are updated frequently to reflect the most up to date information.

A timeline as to when we reopen is still a bit uncertain, but you can rest assured we are making decisions with your best interest in mind.

What happens if I have an emergency?

If you have an urgent need during this time, such as pain or injury, we may be able to help. Please contact our office to determine the best course of action for your specific situation.

There’s a lot of uncertainty right now, but what’s one thing we know for sure? 

We miss you, and we look forward to seeing you back in our office soon!

For more information on AAO guidelines during this unprecedented time, visit aaoinfo.org/virus.

Be safe, Be aware,
-Dr. Karpac

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