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Family Dental Care Uses Invisalign ® For Orthodontics and Orthodontic Treatments

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One of the primary concerns people often have about dental braces is the aesthetic impact of the metalwork on their smile. Especially for adults, the prospect of wearing unattractive metal braces for long periods of time can be very discouraging. Family Dental Care decided to dedicate their orthodontics to Invisalign®, offering an almost invisible aligning system that straightens teeth fast and contains no metal.

WHAT DOES INVISALIGN® TREATMENT INVOLVE?

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Invisalign® treatment consists of a series of custom-made aligning trays. The dentist changes the trays every several weeks to fit the new tooth configuration. In addition to the reduced visual impact, Invisalign® aligning trays can be temporarily removed for important occasions.It is essential to remove the trays when eating or drinking because food can become trapped between the tray and the teeth, causing tooth decay. There is no doubt that Invisalign® aligning trays have revolutionized orthodontics. Invisalign® is renowned for being both comfortable and effective. A significant number of people report complete satisfaction with both the Invisalign® treatment and the stunning results.

WHAT ADVANTAGES DOES INVISALIGN® OFFER OVER TRADITIONAL BRACES AND VENEERS?

Invisalign® differs from traditional braces in that the aligning trays are fully removable. Since the trays are comfortable and nearly invisible, patients are more dedicated to the completion of the treatment.

Veneers are thin covers that the dentist permanently affixed to the teeth. Almost identical results can be obtained by using either treatment. Invisalign® is preferable to veneers in many cases because unlike veneers, Invisalign® straightens the teeth.

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WHAT KIND OF BITE PROBLEMS CAN INVISALIGN® CORRECT?

Invisalign® corrects the same dental problems as traditional metal braces. The only difference is that Invisalign® trays are almost invisible to the naked eye, and can be removed at will. Some problems that are commonly corrected with Invisalign®:

  1. Overcrowding
  2. Large gaps between teeth
  3. Overbite/Underbite/Crossbite

With Invisalign®, we offer profound orthodontic care for patients of all ages. Our team at Family Dental Care focuses on helping patients feel at ease before, after, and during treatment. We are proud to build connections with our patients and help them develop healthy, beautiful smiles for life. We are a family-friendly practice and are ready to answer any of your questions about Invisalign®.

Patients, Parents, and Guardians

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few 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 safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. 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 patients and staff 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. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some pretreatment screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again immediately before you come into the office and update your health history.
  • In order to limit the number of people in the reception area, upon arrival in the parking lot please call the office at 814-899-0602 to check in.  A treatment room will have already been set up for you and we will call your cell to let you know when to proceed into the office.
  • An associate will take your temperature prior to leaving the reception area and then you will be escorted to your treatment room immediately.
  • Please wear a mask on entering the building, just as you would any other place of business at this time.
  • We have hand sanitizer in the entryway that we will ask you to use when you enter the office.
  • 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. Also, the waiting area will be used minimally if at all.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. Unfortunately, that will mean that you will be offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment than previously.
  • We will will allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the office at any given time.  At the same time, we have many, many patients who have been waiting months for care and a balance will have to be made between limiting office capacity and restricting access to urgent dental care. Of course, we will do our very best to serve your dental needs.

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 814-899-0602 or visit our website at www.fdcoferie.com.

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. Nicole S. Johnson, DMD and the Family Dental Care, PC Staff