Our COVID-19 safety tariff
At ORTHO the health, wellbeing and safety of our patients, their families and our people is our priority and always will be.
That’s why, following the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve taken the essential decision to put extra patient safety measures in place right across our practice.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has always been worn by our clinical teams in the practice, but due to the global demand for PPE, the cost for this PPE has increased significantly. Additionally, for some treatments, new guidelines mean that our clinicians have to wear more enhanced PPE to minimise the risk of cross contamination during treatment. Unfortunately, we’ve had to introduce a safety tariff that will be applied to each private appointment, adjusted to the level of PPE required during your appointment.
There are two main types:
|Type||What this means||PPE needed||Cost|
|1. Non-Aerosol Procedures
Consultations, reviews, tightening of wires, replacement aligners
|No aerosol sprays are produced in these procedures||Normal PPE with some additional elements or increased quantity||€6|
|2. Aerosol-Generating Procedures
Placing or removing brackets as part of fixed braces
|Aerosol sprays are produced which may contain virus particles from your mouth||Enhanced levels of PPE conforming to higher standards of protection||€18|
- These charges are per appointment. So if you need more than one appointment for your treatment, you will be charged each time you visit the orthodontist. We will do our best to keep the number of appointments to a minimum with careful treatment planning.
Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.