Guide for Patients During Office Closure
Putting Your Health & Safety First
Kulits Orthodontics puts your health and safety first.
Following Governor Inslee’s “Stay at Home” order and the latest CDC and American Dental Association guidance, we’ve made the decision to close our offices and postpone non-emergency orthodontic procedures.
We’ll be reaching out to you personally in the coming weeks to reschedule your appointments.
If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a voice message on our phone lines and we’ll get right back to you.
As always, if you have an orthodontic emergency that you cannot solve at home, please call or text our afterhours emergency phone: (425) 263-6116.
You may also email Dr. Kulits directly: DrPaul@kulitsortho.com
For answers to more of your questions, please read our FAQ.
I have a loose brace, pokey wire, or other orthodontic concern.
Text us at (425) 263-6116 and our team will help make you comfortable.We may ask you to send us a few photos to assess and offer guidance. Dr. Kulits will be available to evaluate whether emergency care is needed.
I’m out of rubber bands, can I get more?
Absolutely! Please email us firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to mail them to you. Please Include your mailing address, the patient’s name, and the style/size of the rubber bands (if you know).
I’m nearing, or on, my last aligner. What should I do?
If you’ve worn your last aligner for one full week, full time, switch to wearing the same aligner only at night for 8 to 12 hours at a time.
Like a retainer, it will keep your teeth in place until we’re able to see you for your next visit.
I’ve lost my last aligner!
In this case, go back to wearing your previous aligner (or, the best fitting aligner you have) at night for 8 to 12 hours at a time. This will maintain your progress until we’re able to see you for your next visit.
If you don’t have a previous aligner or what you have doesn’t fit, please get in touch with our office.
What should I do if I’ve lost my retainer?
Text us at (425) 263-6116. If you’ve had a recent scan or impression, we may be able to make a new one for you during our office closure.
If a new impression or scan is needed, you’ll have to wait until we reopen and come see us again.
What should I do if I’m scheduled to start treatment soon?
We’re excited for all of our patients to start their orthodontic journey!
We’re hopeful that this change will be just for a short time, and we’ll reach out to you individually to reschedule your appointment.
What’s the best way to keep my aligners and retainers clean?
Brush them with water and mild dish soap daily. Or used a soak that is approved for orthodontic appliances.
Can I reschedule my appointment or schedule a new appointment?
Because this situation if still changing, we’re not rescheduling any new appointments at this time as we are unaware of the extent of the closure that will be necessary.
We appreciate your patience as we wait for further guidance on how long we are going to be required to close. We plan on having extra days and extended hours available to serve everyone once we are able to reopen. We appreciate your understanding.
What else should I do to keep my treatment progressing during this time?
Continue good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth every morning and at night and flossing regularly. Avoid foods that may break a brace or cause an appliance to come loose.Continue to wear your rubber bands as instructed at your most recent appointment.
Make sure to wash your hands before and after placing rubber bands, putting your retainer in, or any time you touch your mouth.
How can I stay up-to-date on your office hours?
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Thank you so much for your understanding during this uncertain time. We’re truly thankful that you have chosen to support our office.