Following government policy sent to all dental practices in Scotland, we regret that we are unable to see or treat any patients for the foreseeable future. However, we are here if you need us for anything: please check the ‘Help & Advice’ section of this website or get in touch via e-mail or phone.
For those wearing braces, you’ll be pleased to hear that they will continue to work safely for weeks without our intervention - as long as they are kept CLEAN and not damaged. Retainers must continue to be worn as prescribed by your orthodontist.
If you run out of aligners or elastics, stick with your last set and we will get things back on track when life returns to normal. Until then, we hope that our patients, their friends and families all stay healthy during these worrying times.
Stay safe everyone.
Nearly all brace breakages are avoidable if you follow the instructions we give you when your brace is fitted. Most of the breakages occur when a patient has been fiddling with the brace or eating chewy, crunchy or sticky food.
A breakage is not an 'emergency' unless you are suffering pain from the broken piece but please call or e-mail us to let us know: our experienced team are happy to give advice over the phone and plan your next visit to get you back on track.
Remember: Your brace is designed to be taken off one day – they are fragile!
The video below details what to do with braces problems: pain, sore teeth, loose braces, broken bands, protruding wires, or other problems with your braces and how to handle them.
Please contact us if you have any problems with your broken brace, or contact NHS 24 on 111 if out of hours.