Covid-19 Pandemic

Following advice, from the NHS and British Orthodontic Society, Smiles Orthodontic Practice is closed to patients. All appointments for the foreseeable future have been cancelled.

If you have a fixed brace and wear elastics please continue with these. Leave a phone message if you run out so we can send you some more. Removable appliances and retainers should continue to be worn as instructed.

If you have a problem with your orthodontic appliance there is guidance in the Orthodontic Emergencies Protocol on the British Orthodontic Society website.

At this stage please only contact the practice if you have a concern or orthodontic emergency that is causing discomfort. Unfortunately we are unable to replace brackets, repair broken removable appliances or provide replacement retainers.

These are extraordinary times and the safety of our patients, staff and families is paramount.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Smiles as soon as possible.

The Smiles Team

The Dental Nurse’s Guide to your Perfect Smile

DO’s & DON’Ts

  • Avoid foods which are too hard, crunchy, sticky, or chewy.
  • No one wants to see your lunch after you munch so keep your brace clean.
  • Avoid biting and tearing food. Cut food up as much as possible and take smaller mouthfuls. This helps put less stress on your brace.
  • Avoid sweets & chewing gum. These are a definite NO! NO!
  • Fancy a snack? Keep it sugar and fizzy free.
  • BAD FOODS for braces are crusty breads, French stick, corn on the cob, ribs, steak, crunchy potatoes, pizza crusts, peanuts, crunchy cereals etc
  • Feel like a sweet treat? Remember one a day keeps the dentist at bay!
  • GOOD FOODS include soft bread and rolls, pasta, soft meat, flaky fish, minced meat and eggs. Also soups, chip shop chips, soft vegetables and potatoes.

Read Our Pefect-Smile-Booklet

We do not want this to be you!