I would like to thank our Suburban Orthodontic Family for your patience and understanding during this uncertain time with COVID-19. Unfortunately, due to NYS Mandate and ADA regulations we are to remain closed until May 18th for all non-emergency care. We will be working on rescheduling all appointments when we have a more definite open date to avoid rescheduling appointments multiple times.
In the meantime, here are some helpful tips to ensure all orthodontic care proceeds normally during the closure:
- If you are in braces and wearing elastics, please discontinue wearing elastics once you have reached your originally scheduled appointment date.
- If you are an Invisalign patient and have run out of trays, wear your last tray at night until we can see you again.
- If you have a true orthodontic emergency, please contact our office at 716-649-5254.
We are available all week to answer any questions you may have regarding your treatment and/or discomfort that may arise during this closure. You can contact the office at 716-649-5254. The doctor will also be available for emergency appointments such as:
- Any significant pain, not controllable with over the counter pain relievers.
- Significant bleeding that cannot be controlled.
- Swelling that compromises the airway (throat).
Suburban Orthodontics’ is dedicated to our patients and employees and want to make the best decisions for everyone’s health and safety. As we begin to learn more, we will share that information with you. Please continue to follow us on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SuburbanOrthodontics/) for any updates.
I will continue to pray for my staff, patients and their families during this uncomfortable time. Be safe, we will see everyone as soon as possible!
How can you prevent contracting or spreading COVID-19?
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If you don’t have access to soap and water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Maintain at least six feet of distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Do not use your hands.
- Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Calling in advance will allow your healthcare provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility.
If you would like more information about our office’s dedication to your health and safety, please give us a call. For more information about what you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please visit the World Health Organization website.