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My Orthodontist’s Office Is Closed, What Does That Mean for My Treatment?

Given the outbreak of COVID-19, along with the shelter in place order by the State of California, Dr. Hoff has made the difficult, but important, decision to postpone any non-urgent appointments. We are available to address any emergency and urgent needs for all our patients.  You can be assured that this decision was not made lightly but was made to protect patients, staff and families. 

Given this closure, you may have a few questions.  

Will this delay my treatment? 

We know part of successful orthodontic treatment is showing up for your appointments. If that’s not an option under these unusual circumstances, it’s okay. Don’t panic. Though your appointments are scheduled out to achieve maximum success, this hiccup shouldn’t have a significant impact on your overall treatment plan. Given the situation, Dr. Hoff and his TEAM will work hard to get your treatment plan back on track once we reopen.  

You can help keep treatment on track by following Dr. Hoff’s directions, avoiding hard and sticky foods and keeping your teeth clean.  With limited appointments available, now is not the time to be breaking brackets, and keeping your teeth clean will ensure the best possible result.

What now?  

Make sure to stay in contact with Hoff Orthodontics through Facebook and Instagram about when we are allowed to reopen and get any appointments you’re going to miss rescheduled.  A timeline as to when we reopen may be up-in-the-air, but you can rest assured we are making decisions with your best interest in mind.  

"Essential orthodontic care"   What does that mean?  

If you have an urgent need during this time, such as pain or injury, Dr. Hoff will be available for any emergency or urgent appointments. Please contact our office to determine the best course of action for your specific situation. 

There’s a lot of uncertainty right now, but what’s one thing we know for sure?  

Dr. Hoff and his TEAM look forward to seeing you back in our office soon, and are excited about quickly fulfilling your dream of a beautiful SMILE ! 


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