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San Francisco, CA area dentist explains the benefits of Invisalign braces

Dr. Leo Arellano is proud to offer an alternative known as Invisalign. San Francisco, CA area dentist explains the benefits of Invisalign!

Realigning the smile often brings to mind unsightly traditional braces. However, with continued advances in orthodontia, Dr. Leo Arellano is proud to offer an alternative known as Invisalign. San Francisco, CA area dentist explains the benefits of Invisalign! What is Invisalign? First, patients need to understand what Invisalign is and how it works. Invisalign is a type of aligner therapy that uses clear, medical-grade plastic aligner trays that patients wear to gradually reposition their teeth. Dr. Leo Arellano helps patients in creating a beautiful smile by starting with impressions of the natural teeth in their current positions. This is sent … Continue reading

Invisalign orthodontic treatments offer an alternative to braces in San Francisco

Braces Orthodontics San Francisco

A great smile is about more than white teeth, fresh breath, and lack of cavities. It’s also about having teeth that are properly aligned. However, many patients believe that the only way to get a straighter smile is with traditional braces. Dr. Leo Arellano of San Francisco offers his patients an alternative with Invisalign orthodontic treatment. How is Invisalign different from traditional braces? Invisalign works by using a series of comfortable plastic alignment trays to shift the teeth into proper positions. Instead of traditional metal braces with sharp wires and tiny rubber bands, Invisalign’s trays offer patients discretion during their … Continue reading

Dentist in San Francisco describes Invisalign treatment

Invisalign Dentist in San Francisco

Dr. Leo Arellano is a well-known San Francisco dentist who has helped countless patients improve their smiles with cosmetic dental treatments. Dr. Arellano and his team understand that when patients feel more confident about their smiles, it can improve their self-esteem and their personal and professional relationships. Patients who are unhappy with the alignment of their smile often want results, but they don’t want to undergo the traditional orthodontic treatment with braces that utilizes brackets and wires. Dr. Arellano can ease these fears and improve his patient’s’ smiles using Invisalign. This treatment adjusts teeth using high quality, comfortable, and clear … Continue reading

Enjoy discreet orthodontic correction with invisible aligners in San Francisco

Invisible Aligners San Francisco

Dr. Leo Arellano helps image-conscious adults in San Francisco straighten their smiles with high tech invisible aligners. Invisalign provides orthodontic correction without the obvious brackets and wires inherent with traditional metal braces. The flexibility, convenience, and aesthetics of the treatment fit in seamlessly with the personal, social, and professional lifestyles of today’s busy adults. Simple Dr. Arellano takes pictures, x-rays, and impressions and sends them to Invisalign, where a 3-D image of the teeth is created. The doctor designs a step-by-step plan based on the digital model, determining the precise movements of the teeth and the length of the treatment. … Continue reading

Clear plastic aligners can improve San Francisco patients’ oral health

Clear Plastic Aligners San Francisco

According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III, more than 50 percent of the adult population in the U.S. has some degree of malocclusion. Poorly aligned teeth can negatively affect the health of periodontal (gum) tissues. Crooked teeth are harder to clean thoroughly, which can lead to serious dental issues, especially periodontal (gum) disease. Evidence-based research has shown that by eliminating crowding, the risk for periodontal disease is significantly decreased. Periodontal disease can have a negative effect on patients’ overall health leading to serious concerns such as: Increased risk of strokes Heart problems Premature delivery and low birth … Continue reading




Addressing gum recession with gum grafting and the Pinhole® Surgical Technique


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I've been going to Dr. Arellano for about 20 years and I continue because of the excellent care and treatment I get with him and his whole office team. He is both professional and personable.
Recently I had a newer technique of gum surgery/grafting at his office called, "Pinhole Surgical Technique of gum grafting." I personally found this to be much easier to handle than the other style of gum grafting that I received years ago for the other side of my mouth. That worked, it was where part of my roof of my mouth was cut and surgically sewn onto the gum. However, I much prefer the pinhole technique. It was actually the easiest dental work I've had (beyond regular cleaning.) It didn't take too long and it didn't feel uncomfortable getting it done. I was swollen, but I think that happens regardless of what kind of gum grafting is done. I needed ibuprofin for a few days, no major pain. It healed well and just felt easy. I am not a fan of having any work done in my mouth because that's me, but this was the easiest work I've ever had done.
So, if you are debating which kind of surgery to do I personally would recommend the pinhole surgery.

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We've gone to Dr Arellano for many years and have never been disappointed with any of the work he's done. Recently my husband broke a tooth and Leo got him in and had the tooth repaired within a few short hours. Service like that is very hard to finds these days. His office staff is fantastic. Nice people you are always glad to see. I would highly recommend Dr Arellano to anyone who is searching for an honest, competent, well trained dentist.

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I recently had a dental implant procedure performed by Dr. Arellano.
I could not be more pleased with the results. From the initial consultation to insertion of the implants, Dr. Arellano made this entire procedure understandable, easy, & pain-free !!
Highly recommend this professional dentist.

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