Coronavirus Update: Orthodontic Care & Emergency Treatment

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Coronavirus Update: Orthodontic Care & Emergency Treatment
Posted on 05/13/2020
Coronavirus Update

At Embrace Our World Orthodontics, we understand the severity of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and we are deeply concerned about the health and wellbeing of our patients and community. Our hearts go out to anyone suffering during this time for one reason or another. As orthodontic healthcare professionals, it is our job and responsibility to protect patients and staff by continuing to work safely and diligently as always. 

 

Disease Prevention & Sanitation at Embrace Our World Orthodontics

 

Orthodontic healthcare professionals are experts in orthodontia, as well as disease prevention and sanitation. Not only are we passionate about keeping a clean, germ-free environment, we are also legally obligated to do so. At Embrace Our World Orthodontics, our staff has been trained to provide the highest quality care in an office that is safe and disinfected. To combat any type of infectious disease, including Coronavirus, we take the following precautions every day:

 

 

  • Surgical Masks, Protective Eyewear, & Gloves: all of our team members wear masks, eyewear, and gloves to protect themselves and our patients from any type of fluid or germ exchange.

 

 

 

  • New Masks with Every Patient: we keep our patients safe by changing our masks between every patient, and sometimes even during a patient’s orthodontics appointment if the mask becomes wet.

 

 

 

  • Mask for Patients: if necessary, we can also provide masks for our patients while they undergo their orthodontics appointment.

 

 

 

  • Staying at Home When Ill: our staff members stay at home if they are ever feeling even slightly ill, and we ask the same of our patients. 

 

 

 

  • Clean Hands: all of our orthodontics team members wash their hands with antimicrobial soap and/or regularly apply an alcohol-based hand gel. We ask all of our patients to do the same while in our St. Louis office; soap and/or alcohol gel is provided. 

 

 

 

  • Routine Cleaning & Disinfecting: at Embrace Our World Orthodontics, we disinfect everything between patient appointments, including surfaces and orthodontic chairs, and we ensure new orthodontic instruments are used. 

 

 

Our orthodontics team has always and will continue to practice high quality infectious disease control in our St. Louis office. If you or a family member are experiencing respiratory infection symptoms or any other symptoms of illness, we kindly ask that you stay home and reschedule your appointment for when you are feeling better.  

 

Embrace Our World Orthodontics & Your Orthodontic Care!

 

As orthodontic healthcare professionals, it is our priority to offer the most secure and clean facilities to our patients at all times. Embrace Our World Orthodontics will continue to do so through this difficult climate and beyond. Please do not hesitate to contact our St. Louis office with questions or concerns about your orthodontic care, or if you need help with an orthodontic emergency! If you had a regular orthodontics appointment scheduled during this period, please call us to check up on your appointment. Thank you for your patience! Our team is inspired by the sense of community that this unprecedented situation is creating. We will get through this by working together! 

 

Be kind. Be smart. Be safe. Be healthy.
We’re all #InThisTogether

 

-- Your Friends at Embrace Our World Orthodontics