Dental Treatment and COVID-19

​Dear Patients,

On 25th March 2020 Sara Hurley (Chief Dental Officer England) and Matt Neligan (Director of Primary Care and System transformation) released their latest statement on the rapidly developing COVID-19 pandemic.

We would like to update you on how this will affect our service provision at Dentalcare Group. The guidance is clear that all routine, non-urgent dental care, including orthodontic treatments must be deferred until advised otherwise. We are still here to support you and your dental needs through this unprecedented time.

We want to take this opportunity to reassure all our patients that we take the spread of the COVID-19 in the UK very seriously. The health and safety of our patients, staff and visitors to our dental practice is our main priority.

Here at Dentalcare Group we will be providing all our patients with a remote service during normal working hours. Our dentists will perform telephone triaging for: advice; analgesia; and antimicrobials (if appropriate) . We will not be able to see you at the practice.

If it is not possible to manage your symptoms remotely, you will have to be referred to a Local Urgent Dental Care Centre. Details of these are currently being established in our area and we will update you as soon as we have further information.

We will use our best professional judgement in the triaging process and work collaboratively with our Local Urgent Care system, possibly volunteering our expertise where necessary to help meet the demands imposed on this new emergency service.

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We would like to thank you for your support and cooperation in the interest of our patient’s health and safety. We will closely monitor this situation and will update all patients accordingly.

Stay safe.
Kind Regards,
Dentalcare Group Team


at West Swindon Orthodontics

Get beautiful, straight teeth with Invisalign

Invisalign braces have revolutionised the way that patients have their teeth straightened. 

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign braces are made from a thin, flexible plastic that sits over the top of your teeth. With these braces there is no need for brackets, wires or elastic bands. 

Patients love Invisalign because they are clear and practically invisible, so no one needs to know that you are wearing braces unless you tell them! Invisalign braces work quickly with most patients completing their treatment within 12 months. The other big difference is that these clear braces are removable; you can take them out to eat, drink, to brush your teeth and for special occasions such as a wedding. 

At Dentalcare West Swindon Orthodontics, our professional orthodontists will work with you to understand what you want to improve about your teeth and what you want to achieve Book an appointment to find out more about how Invisalign braces can straighten your teeth quickly and invisibly.  


How Invisalign braces work

At your initial appointment, we will take 3D images of your teeth using a special scanner. These images will form the basis of your treatment and will be used to create your bespoke series of clear aligners.

You change the aligners on a weekly basis which accommodate the gradual movement in your teeth. Invisalign braces use gentle forces to straighten teeth, so many patients find that these clear aligners are comfortable to wear.

It is essential that you wear your Invisalign braces for a minimum of 22 hours a day, so we recommend only taking your aligners out to eat, drink and to brush your teeth.

Your Invisalign treatment plan will show on a weekly basis how your teeth will move, which gives an upfront indication on how long you will be wearing your braces to get straight teeth.

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The benefits of Invisalign clear braces in West Swindon

Invisalign braces have many advantages including: 

  • Treatment time is fast with most patients having their teeth straightened in a matter of months
  • Most people won’t know you’re wearing these clear braces as they appear to be invisible on your teeth
  • You can take these braces out for extra special occasions such as a wedding. We ask only that you wear your clear aligners for a minimum of 22 hours on usual days
  • With Invisalign it’s easier to maintain a better oral hygiene as you brush your teeth as usual. There’s no risk of food getting trapped in your braces
  • Invisalign braces can tackle most orthodontic problems including protruding and crowded teeth plus problems with an underbite, over, open and cross bites
  • Gentle forces mean that these clear braces work with your teeth and are comfortable to wear
  • With Invisalign, there’s no need for brackets, wires or elastic bands
  • Invisalign braces are suitable for most adults
  • At Dentalcare West Swindon Orthodontics we offer 0% interest and finance plans to help spread the cost for Invisalign braces
  • We work with you to achieve a personal, holistic approach to straighten your teeth. This will take into account your dental and general health as well as your lifestyle

Frequently asked questions about Invisalign

Why do I need to change my aligners every week?

You need to change your clear braces every week to allow for the gradual movement in your teeth. Invisalign braces work quickly and there will be small changes every week. In order to accommodate these small movements, you need to have a different set of braces every week. 

Should I throw my clear aligners away after wearing them?

We recommend that you keep your Invisalign aligners after wearing them, just in case you are asked to repeat a week of treatment or in case you lose or break one of your other braces in the series. 

What can I do to help my treatment so that it ends quickly?

The most important thing is to make sure that you wear your braces for the minimum of 22 hours a day. There is sometimes a temptation when you remove your braces to eat or drink to not put them back in for a long time, but this will only delay your treatment time. We suggest only removing your Invisalign braces to brush your teeth and whilst you are eating and drinking. The other thing that you can do to improve your treatment time is to spend 10 minutes each day biting down on the soft chewies that we give you. This helps to tighten your braces and you will notice the effect immediately after doing so.