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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What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is the most well-known brand name that uses clear plastic aligner trays to straighten teeth. Other brand names include Clear Correct, Red White and Blue, Essix, and Smart Moves. They are all an alternative to conventional braces and removable retainer-like systems.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Teeth move whenever a constant long-term force is applied to them. Invisalign consists of a series of clear plastic trays designed to follow the position of each tooth at each step of the straightening process. When wearing an aligner for the first time, it feels tight like it does not fit correctly. This tightness forces each tooth to move in a direction that makes that tooth fit into its corresponding tooth shape and straighter position in the aligner tray. It takes at least 2 weeks for the teeth to move and the aligner not to feel tight anymore. Then you change to the next aligner and continue this process till your teeth are straight. 

What Are the Advantages of Invisalign?

The most obvious is its cosmetic advantage. Compared to braces, well-fitted aligner trays are generally not noticeable, nor do they interfere with your speech. Also, since the aligners are removed when eating and cleaning your teeth, there are no restrictions to what you can eat compared to braces. There is also less chance of getting tooth decay since it is just as easy to keep your teeth clean. Aligners are also more comfortable than braces. Compared to other aligner brands, Invisalign is the most sophisticated in its use of computers and technology, its commitment to the education of its certified providers, and in its advertising. Invisalign is suitable for the simplest to the most complex cases. 

What Are the Disadvantages of Invisalign?

The advantage of being able to remove the aligner trays is also its biggest disadvantage. First, any aligner system is dependent on your commitment to wearing the aligner trays as directed; otherwise the teeth will not move as expected. Also, aligners can be lost.

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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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