Our community has been through a lot due to the ongoing pandemic, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority of our dental practice, and you may have seen that we take great pride in this. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep the patients, staff, and the ones we come in contact with in our daily lives safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

Upon the emergence of COVID-19, here are some additional measures we take to ensure your safety:
  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office, and we will be taking your temperature. Based on your answers and if your temperature is 100.4°F or higher, we will need to reschedule your appointment.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect. Similarly, please limit the personal belongings that you bring inside to your appointment.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients when possible. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment. Please respect the social distancing requirement of 6 feet where practical.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time. To that end, please consider calling from your car to check on the status of the reception area and be on time. Also, please come alone to your appointments. If needed, one guardian/caretaker is permitted, but they must remain in the reception area.
  • Please arrive with face masks/coverings for they will be required at all times for both patients and staff when appropriate.
  • An antiseptic mouth rinse will be used just prior to treatment for the health and safety of all. Where possible, expect changes in how we do certain procedures to eliminate or reduce the spread of aerosols and splatter during treatment. For example, for now we will be temporarily eliminating ultrasonic tools and teeth polishing during your teeth cleaning appointments until further notice.
  • Clear sneeze guard barriers between you and our front desk personnel will be used to aid in social distancing, and we ask that we all limit our conversations to what’s necessary to limit contact time. More regular and frequent sanitizing of high touch areas and items will be done for your health and safety. This includes door and other handles, light switches, countertops, etc.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 415-752-8311 .

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.

Dr. Leo Arellano

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Invisalign dentist of San Francisco explains the cost, results, and benefits of Invisalign treatment

Cost and Benefits of Invisalign with Dr. Leo Arellano in San Francisco Area

In the past, the only way to straighten the smile was with traditional braces. However, continued advances in dentistry now allow patients to have a choice when it comes to treating a misaligned smile. Dr. Leo Arellano of San Francisco, CA is pleased to offer solutions such as Invisalign for patients to choose from. Our dentist educates patients on the benefits of Invisalign, as well as candidacy and cost.

How does Invisalign work?

Dr. Leo Arellano describes Invisalign as a clear aligner therapy option for straightening the teeth without conventional metal brackets and wires. With 3D images of the patient’s current smile, the Invisalign laboratories create a series of trays that are made from durable, professional-strength plastics. They are clear, allowing them to be practically invisible to others when being worn. This makes them a discreet solution for patients who do not want to cover their current smiles while achieving their dream smile.

How much does Invisalign cost?

There are several variables to consider when a dentist quotes a patient for Invisalign aligner therapy. To get a more accurate determination of the final cost, we encourage patients to come in for a consultation appointment with our team.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign is:

  • Fast
  • Effective
  • Easy to use
  • Simple to keep clean
  • Better for oral health
  • Discreet
  • Affordable
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Who is a candidate for Invisalign?

Dr. Leo Arellano encourages interested patients to book a consultation appointment at his practice to discuss the possibility of using Invisalign to straighten the teeth. During this visit, a series of x-rays may be taken to decide if the teeth could benefit from repositioning with this method. The best candidates for Invisalign are patients who want to realign their smiles and have mild to moderate misalignment of the upper or lower teeth. Invisalign can also address poor bite alignment, including underbites, overbites, and crossbites.

Call the practice of Dr. Leo Arellano to learn more about Invisalign

Contact our facility at 415-881-4343 to connect with our team and discuss the benefits of using Invisalign to straighten your smile. Our practice is conveniently located at 3030 Geary Boulevard in San Francisco, CA, and is always accepting new patients and families.

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I’m happy to wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Leo Arellano. Dr. Arellano has been my dentist since the late 1980s, shortly after he established his practice, and I have relied on his expertise since then. He is an exceptionally skilled and caring dentist. Everyone who is part of his team represents the practice with a very high degree of professionalism and sincerity.

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