WE ARE OPEN
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.
Why Smile Envy?
Paid In full treatment is eligible to receive up to $1,000 off the total treatment cost for comprehensive treatment plans.
Complimentary Teeth Whitening
Receive free teeth whitening treatment with the completion of eligible orthodontic care.
No Interest Financing
Get affordable braces for as low as $99 a month, with interest-free financing for qualifying treatment plans!
Ask about the discounts and benefits available for multi family member and referral treatments
We have FREE Wi-Fi available throughout our office.
Smile Envy Dental & Orthodontics practices Mercury-free and mercury-safe dentistry.
Does Invisalign hurt?
In general, it is less painful than traditional metal braces, and like any type of orthodontic treatment, the discomfort fades after the teeth adjust to wearing the aligners and to having new aligners swapped in and out.
How much does Invisalign treatment cost?
In most cases, the cost of Invisalign treatment is similar to the cost of braces. Your doctor will determine the cost of your treatment based on how complex your case is and how many aligners you need.
There are several options to make Invisalign treatment more affordable for you, from using insurance and tax-free dollars to a monthly payment plan.
Does Insurance Cover Invisalign?
Many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign treatment the same way they cover braces. Your insurance may pay for a certain percentage of your Invisalign treatment, or it may pay for a certain dollar amount. Often there is a lifetime cap on the amount insurance will pay for orthodontic treatment.
Does Invisalign Fix Overbites?
Invisalign is a treatment option that relies on transparent, retainer-like aligners to shift teeth into place. … As long as your overbite isn’t overly severe, Invisalign can customize a treatment plan that can shift your teeth to potentially correct your overbite.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to arrive early for my first appointment?
Yes. Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out any remaining patient forms.
What do I need to bring to my first appointment?
Please bring the following items with you to your appointment:
1. Dental Insurance Card (if applicable)
2. Identification such as Driver’s License, Military ID or State ID
3. Any previous dental records you’d like to share with the doctors.
What is the best way to whiten my teeth?
Patients ask us about whitening their teeth all the time. It’s a tough question because there is no universal answer that applies for everyone. The fastest and most effective way to whiten teeth is typically an in-office professional whitening procedure. However, depending on how dramatic you need your results to be, you may not require this type of procedure. Our best advice is to speak with your dentist or dental hygienist about what type of teeth whitening they would recommend. The best results are always going to be a result of a professional treatment, but your dentist can help you determine which treatment is right for you.
What exactly is a cavity?
Everyone knows that cavities are bad, but a surprising amount of people don’t know exactly what cavities are. A cavity is simply a small hole in the tooth that develops as a result of tooth decay. In other words, decay eats away at the tooth and results in a void space that disrupts the structure of the tooth. It’s important to get cavities repaired because they will continue to grow larger with time.
How safe are dental x-rays?
Dental x-rays are very safe. The amount of radiation that a dental x-ray produces is about the same as you would receive from a cross country airplane ride. Radiation is measured in millirems and one dental x-ray has only .5 millirems.
How often do I actually need to visit the dentist?
There are a few different ideas swirling around out there about how frequently you actually need to visit the dentist. Most people need to visit their dentist for a regular hygiene visit twice a year, or once every six months. There are exceptions to this rule, however. If you have gum disease, or a history of gum disease, your dentist may recommend more frequent visits. Another reason you may need to see the dentist more frequently is if you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.
The Difference Between Plaque and Tartar?
Plaque is a clear sticky residue that is constantly forming on your teeth throughout the day and night. Food particles, sugar, and saliva all combine to form this residue which makes your teeth to feel dirty between brushings.
Plaque begins to develop on the teeth several hours after brushing (even if you have excellent oral hygiene!), which is why it’s really important for everyone to brush and floss at least twice a day. Always remember that regular interruption of the bacteria growth in your mouth is essential to maintaining a healthy smile for a lifetime!
When plaque is not removed regularly and/or thoroughly, it hardens into a substance called Tartar (or Calculus). In other words, tartar is old plaque that can no longer be removed easily with your toothbrush and must be removed professionally by a dentist or dental hygienist. Tartar buildup gets harder to combat as it progresses.
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