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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Fast results for minor misalignment in San Francisco CA – Invisalign Express

San Francisco CA Invisalign

Invisalign is a tooth straightening system that uses a series of custom made, clear, BPA-free, thermoplastic aligners that look like teeth whitening trays. The trays are exchanged for a new set every two weeks, as tooth movement progresses. They are virtually invisible when worn; making them a popular choice for adults in San Francisco CA. Invisalign has straightened over 1.7 million smiles for delighted patients.

The aligners are removable for effective oral hygiene, as well as for eating and when drinking hot or staining beverages such hot coffee or red wine. However, they must be worn at least 20 to 22 hours a day for the treatment to stay on schedule. The aligners are smooth and comfortable, unlike the irritating wires and brackets of traditional orthodontics. Fewer dental visits are required than with metal braces, and the time in the dentist’s chair is shorter because it is usually just a quick check with no adjustments to be made.

Invisalign moves the teeth to the appropriate positions with gentle controlled force. With each set of trays, only select teeth are moved, making the treatment very comfortable. The average treatment time for standard Invisalign is 12 months, depending on the severity of the misalignment. However, for those who need minor tooth adjustment, Invisalign has developed an accelerated option called Invisalign Express. This system is great for mild spacing or crowding issues, or those who are relapsing from previous orthodontic treatment.

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Invisalign Express system is an economical five-stage treatment plan that is terrific for patients who want minor cosmetic correction in three months or less. Many have avoided treatment because they didn’t want the long treatment time and expense of full orthodontic correction for minor aesthetic flaws. Invisalign express is a very simple low cost option for minimal correction.

Invisalign offers a wide range of options to address orthodontic issues from the very moderate, to the very challenging. While the company was developing technology to correct increasingly complex alignment issues, they were developing options at the opposite end of the scale, creating a fast track to a straighter smile for those with minor misalignment.

Invisalign is a terrific system of orthodontic correction with options for all ages and stages of misalignment. For those who want the benefits of a straighter smile, it is only a phone call away 415-881-4343, or an appointment can be scheduled using the convenient form at the side of this page.

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