The Victorian Government has introduced a seven-day lockdown across all of Victoria from 11.59pm Thursday 27 May 2021 to 11.59pm Tuesday 3 June 2021.
This will affect non-essential patient treatment and procedures at practices within the state. If this impacts your treatment, your orthodontist will be in touch to reschedule your appointment. If you have any concerns or if you are unsure if this will affect your treatment, please contact your treating orthodontist for more information.
All other states are currently operating as normal, with enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place.
Are there any considerations about orthodontic treatment in this time?
Some things you can do to reduce the risk of contracting or spreading the virus throughout the community include:
Many orthodontic clinics are taking additional precautions to protect the community, to aid reduction of the spread of disease. Some practices may still be closed or only seeing emergencies – please check with your orthodontist.
Individuals undergoing treatment with clear aligners may be able to reschedule their appointments to a later date and have their aligners posted to them to enable continued progression of their orthodontic treatment .
Some orthodontic practices offer teledentistry – whereby you are able to communicate and obtain advice regarding the progress of your treatment via apps, emails and video conferencing. Please contact your clinician for any further information.
Your health and safety is their number one priority so ensure you speak to your orthodontist about any concerns you may have.
As each orthodontic practice is different, we ask that you get in touch with your treating orthodontist to understand their policies and what is best for your treatment plan.