WE HAVE RE-OPENED

Our community has been through a lot over the last couple months, 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.

Here are some new changes we have made 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.

Sincerely,
Dr. Leo Arellano

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The cost of Invisalign is comparable to traditional braces in San Francisco

Invisalign Cost San Francisco

How much does Invisalign cost? This question is typically the first one patients ask when they visit Dr. Leo Arellano to discuss orthodontic treatment. The short answer is that Invisalign treatment costs about the same as traditional metal bracket and wire braces. Just as with traditional braces, the cost of Invisalign is dependent on a number of factors, including the duration of treatment, the complexity of the case, and the patient’s insurance coverage for orthodontics.

Invisalign and Insurance

Some dental insurance policies offer the same coverage for Invisalign as they do for traditional braces. About 25 percent of patients receive insurance benefits for Invisalign. The insurance carrier can help patients determine their exact coverage for Invisalign. On average, the carrier will pay approximately $500 toward the cost of treatment.

Some companies offer flexible spending accounts to their employees, allowing them to put aside a part of their paycheck, free of payroll taxes, for qualifying medical expenses. Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment, and therefore is a qualified expense in most cases. Patients who plan to seek Invisalign treatment can prepare by contributing payments to a flexible spending account.

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Advantages of Invisalign

Although the cost of Invisalign is comparable to traditional orthodontic treatment, this system has a number of advantages over conventional braces:

  • Patients can eat all of their favorite foods – no food restrictions
  • The aligners can be removed for photos and special occasions
  • The clear plastic aligners allow patients to straighten their teeth discreetly
  • The removable aligners allow patients to brush and floss their teeth easily and effectively, without trying to clean around brackets and behind wires
  • The aligners are made of comfortable, smooth plastic, rather than sharp wires and brackets that can poke and irritate tender oral tissue
  • Fewer and faster office visits save a lot of time in patients’ busy schedules

One of the biggest advantages of Invisalign is that more people than ever before are seeking orthodontic treatment. Those who had always wanted to straighten their teeth, but would not consider wearing metal braces are happily straightening their teeth with Invisalign, thereby enhancing their smile while protecting their oral health. Untreated orthodontic issues can have a significant impact on a patient’s oral health. Misalignment can increase the risk of periodontal disease as well as jaw problems and excessive tooth wear.

Call 415-881-4343 today to schedule a consultation for Invisalign, the discreet path to a healthy, beautifully straight smile.

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Before and After Photos

Many times crowns can be repaired simply with bonding for amazing results.

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