In accordance with the stay-at-home order issued by the state of California and the guidelines from the California Dental Association, we have suspended all non-essential care until the order is lifted.
If you have an appointment in our office within that time period, we will be calling you to reschedule. This will help us to manage the overall appointment calendar in order to best address everyone’s needs. We are reviewing each patient’s treatment status as appointments are rescheduled to minimize the impact this delay may have on your overall treatment time. Your understanding and patience with this very challenging situation is appreciated. If you have an urgent need during this time, we will be available for emergency appointments. Please call our office so we may determine the best course of action for your specific situation. We will update you as more information becomes available from the California Dental Association and the National Institute of Health. Thank you again for your patience and look forward to seeing you back in our office soon.
Dr.Payne and the American River Orthodontics team
What constitutes a possible orthodontic emergency?
- trauma to your mouth
- infection or swelling of the gums, mouth or face
- severe unmanageable pain/discomfort in these areas
Non-essential care includes…
- loose or broken brackets, bands or wires
- misplaced or poking archwire, bracket or tie
- loose or broken appliance