Brace Information Videos
For useful information videos on how to look after your brace during the lock-down period please visit the British Orthodontic Society website here https://www.bos.org.uk/COVID19-BOS-Advice/Patients-Advice
Green Light for Face to Face Orthodontic Treatment
Friday, 29 May 2020
The Government announced that we can re open for Face to Face contact with patients from the 8 th June. This is of course the most welcomed news for both the Practice and our patients.
It has been 10 weeks since the practice has had to close. We have over 1,000 patients in Active Treatment and many more waiting to be seen as new patients, reviews and in retention. We shall be working very hard to get everybody back on track as quickly as possible.
I must ask for your continued patience.
We shall need to work very differently from now on and into the future. The safety of patients, staff and the greater public requires adequate risk assessments, social distancing measures and enhanced cross-infection routines with adequate PPE.
Our daily capacity to treat patients will be reduced by almost a half. The use of Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGPs) requires careful consideration and we shall therefore not be allowing patients to schedule appointments at this time. I therefore request that you do not PHONE/EMAIL or TEXT the practice to arrange an appointment.
We shall start re-scheduling appointments and communicating, if possible through our texting service in a timely manner.
We shall be prioritising patients who are in active treatment who have had problems with their braces over the closure, taking into consideration the date their original appointment was cancelled. You will be requested to complete a pre appointment Questionnaire prior to your appointment and we will be reviewing your Medical History.
Only patients with an Appointment or an Agreed Arrangement will be given access to the Premises as part of our Social Distancing measures. On arrival you will be asked to phone the reception before you enter the building.
I shall be updating the website and social media pages regularly with content to help explain our new way of working.
If you do have a new problem with your braces, the number to contact is on the Practice answer phone message.
We are very much looking forward to welcoming you all back over the next couple of months
AboutBedford Specialist Orthodontic Practice
We offer Orthodontic Treatment both Privately and under the NHS.
All ages are welcome as we have a range of treatments available. As well as conventional treatments we offer Invisible Braces, including Lingual Appliances, Clear Bracket braces and Invisalign Clear Aligners. We are proud to be an Invisalign Gold Level Provider.
Our Orthodontists have undergone Specialist Training to ensure the best possible care producing beautiful, natural smiles in a friendly environment.
As part of this Quality Assurance we are Members of the BDA Good Practice Scheme.
You can achieve the perfect smile at any age. Contact us today, we look forward to meeting you.
What Our Patients Say
I would just like to say I am delighted with the results of my orthodontic treatment, which has produced the perfect smile I have always wanted.Sarah
To Mrs Turner and to all the lovely assistants, thank you for all the time and effort you spent on my teeth and making them perfect.Sammy
Thank you so much for giving me the confidence to smile again!Amy
Thank you so much for giving me a beautiful smile.Melanie
Thank you for doing such a fantastic job with Holly’s teeth. She is so pleased with the results and cannot stop smiling…..Denise and Holly
Thank you so much for sorting my teeth out. I can’t stop smiling!Natalie
… a very big thank you for all the wonderful work you have done on my teeth over the last year…I am delighted with the result…..Thank you very much for all your patience, care and understandingFiona
Thank you so much for friendly, reliable and effective service and care. Kate is delighted with the result.Sally and Kate
I would like to thank you for the help, support and beautiful teeth you have given my daughter Holly Smith over the last 3 years….during her treatment with you we have found all staff working at the practice to be kind, patient and very helpful…..at every stage of the process we have both felt fully informed of what was involved. Your kind caring approach has been reassuring for both of us…the before and after results being stunning.Sarah