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Junior Doctor Industrial Action update – 14 to 17 June

Planned industrial action has been announced by the British Medical Association (BMA) involving junior doctors.

The action will run for 72 hours starting from 7am on Wednesday 14 June, running to 7am Saturday 17 June. We are working hard to keep patients safe during strikes, while delivering the best care possible. Patients should continue to attend appointments as planned unless contacted to reschedule.

Industrial action is a national dispute between the Government and Trades Unions about terms and conditions. We have had to make changes to our services as a result – please visit our latest news for further information.

Your removable brace

Date issued: September 2021

Review date: September 2023

Ref: B-361 v2

PDF:  your removable brace final September 2021 v2.pdf [pdf] 138KB


Your removable brace

At first your new brace will feel very strange.  Don’t be surprised if it takes a few days to get used to it.  Speaking will be difficult for the first few days and your mouth will feel wetter than usual.

There are some important things you can do to help your treatment work well. .

  • Wear the brace all day and all night except when cleaning your teeth and brace.
  • Brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day.
  • Take your brace out to clean your teeth.  Rinse your brace in warm water and clean it gently with a toothbrush.  Rinse your brace after meals even if you don’t have a toothbrush with you.
  • Don’t eat very hard, sticky or chewy foods e.g. toffees.
  • If your brace is very uncomfortable or you have a problem, let us know as soon as you can by phoning the Orthodontic Department.  Do not wait until your next appointment.
  • Carry on seeing your own dentist for regular check-ups during your orthodontic treatment.

Your brace has been made especially for you.

Please take good care of it!

You have been given a patient statement telling you how your brace has been made.

If your brace is lost or damaged beyond repair due to carelessness, you may have to pay for a replacement.

This appliance is manufactured for exclusive use by this patient and conforms to the essential requirements of the MDD regulations S11994/3017

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