Dear patients.

We are happy to say that we are now open and operating under our full schedule.

COVID-19 has been a very difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care, and we deeply appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to help control the spread of the coronavirus.

Your health and well-being continue to be our highest priority, and we opened with carefully planned and revised office procedures to greatly minimize the risk of infection for our patients and our team members. Our own families are also patients here, so you can be assured that we’ll be taking care of you just as well as we’ll be taking care of them.

For your peace of mind, the measures we are taking to provide a safe dental treatment experience include, but are not limited to, the following:

Upon Your Arrival at the Office

●     Patients will be screened BEFORE treatment and temperatures will be checked. Any patients showing signs of a fever or other symptoms of illness will be asked to reschedule their appointment.

●     ONLY patients will be allowed entry into the office. Parents and other family members will be asked to wait outside whenever possible.

●     Patients are asked to wait in their cars or outside the office until their scheduled appointment time.

●     The waiting area chairs will be spaced apart to allow for 6 feet of distancing.

●     We will ask that you continue to practice social distancing measures in common areas of the office, including the front desk.

●     The front door and the door between the waiting area and operatories will be propped open all day.

●     There will be no physical contact with patients with the exception of treatment.

During Treatment

●     All rooms will be COMPLETELY sterilized before each patient is seated, and public areas, including restrooms, will be cleaned and sterilized frequently throughout the day.

●     All operatories have high-volume air filtration and we have installed a whole office purification system. This system will kill the Covid virus along with other contaminates

●     Our team will STRICTLY follow guidelines set forth by the CDC, OSHA, and ADA in regards to personal protective equipment (PPE) and office sterilization.

●     During patient care, goggles or face shields will be worn by everyone and changed between patients.

●     All surfaces that came in contact with the patient will be wiped with disinfectant including the patient chair.

Checking Out After Your Appointment

●    We will be requesting prepayments when we know the amount of payment which will expidite your visit 

●     All efforts will be made to complete scheduling in the back of the office so you can leave without stopping at the front desk

We are proceeding with an abundance of caution, but we want you to feel as confident as we do that any visit you make to our office will be a safe one.

We also realize that many of you have been impacted financially during this outbreak, and we have solutions to keep dental care affordable for you and your family.

To discuss these payment options, schedule an appointment, or ask us any questions you may have about your next visit, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 757-473-8482

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dr. Parr, Dr. Frey and the Smile Center Team

Is Treatment for a Twisted Tooth Right for You? By drparr on August 15, 2017

A woman's straight teeth after treatment for a twisted toothA beautiful smile can do wonders for your self-esteem. When dental issues, like a twisted tooth, are present, it can be a major blow to your confidence. At the Smile Center, we offer the latest advancements in cosmetic dentistry to address a wide range of aesthetic issues and help our patients enjoy the confidence of a beautiful smile. If a twisted tooth is making you feel unhappy about your smile, treatment for a twisted tooth from Virginia Beach, VA dentists Scott Parr and Tara Frey can improve your oral appearance. Contact our team today to learn more.

Treatments for a Twisted Tooth 

Treating a twisted tooth can improve the smile's appearance and oral health. Twisted teeth can make it difficult to properly clean the teeth, increasing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. By seeking treatment for one or more twisted teeth, you can enjoy the aesthetic and health benefits that treatment brings. Fortunately, there are options when it comes to treating a twisted tooth. Some popular treatments include:

  • Braces: Braces, or traditional orthodontics, are an effective treatment option for straightening mild to severely twisted teeth. Braces correct the position of the teeth by applying continual pressure to the teeth until the desired position is achieved. Treatment times vary based on the severity of twisting or other alignment issues, but generally takes 18 to 24 months.
  • Invisalign®: Invisalign® is a comfortable, discreet alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign® uses a series of clear trays to reposition the teeth and transform the smile. Invisalign® is ideal for straightening mild to moderately twisted teeth in as little as 12 months. Because Invisalign® trays are clear, no one will be able to tell you're undergoing orthodontic treatment. 
  • Porcelain veneers as instant orthodontics: When a tooth is only slightly twisted, porcelain veneers may be used as instant orthodontics to enhance the smile in as little as two to three dental appointments. Porcelain veneer are custom-made, tooth-shaped shells that are applied to the surface of the teeth to mask dental flaws and improve the appearance of minimally crooked or twisted teeth.

Candidates for Twisted Tooth Treatment

Because there are a variety of treatment options for a twisted tooth, most people who wish to improve the appearance of one or more twisted teeth can undergo treatment. The ideal treatment will depend on the severity of twisting, number of twisted teeth, and other needs of the patient. With that said, candidates for treatment for a twisted tooth include:

  • Those with mild or severely twisted teeth
  • Those who experience jaw pain due to alignment issues caused by a twisted tooth
  • Those with relatively healthy gums and teeth
  • Those who are unhappy with the appearance of one or more twisted teeth

Find out if Treatment for a Twisted Tooth Is Right for You

A twisted tooth can make the smile look less than perfect. If one or more twisted teeth are causing you to hide your smile, treatment for a twisted tooth can help. To find out which treatment is right for you, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Parr or Dr. Frey.

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The Smile Center

The Smile Center in Virginia Beach has been providing high-quality dental care since 1988. We are proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics
  • The American Orthodontic Society
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

For more information about our services, contact us online or call (757) 473-8482 today.

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