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

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Adult Orthodontics

No matter your age, crooked and uneven teeth can leave you feeling self-conscious and less likely to share your smile with others.

Adult orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign®, ceramic braces, and traditional braces can help you achieve your ideal smile.

What makes adult orthodontics such a great option?

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Adult Orthodontics Offers Several Effective Ways to Straighten Your Smile

A Boost in Confidence

Increased confidence can significantly improve your quality of life, extending to your social engagements, work performance, and relationships.

Oral Health Benefits

Misaligned teeth can make it a challenge to maintain proper oral hygiene, as hard-to-reach areas are difficult to brush and floss. A straight smile is easy-to-clean, lowering your risk of decay and gum disease.

More Comfort and Better Dental Function

Some patients with severe malocclusion experience regular discomfort, including soreness in their jaw, as well as difficulty chewing. Orthodontic treatment can alleviate these issues.

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But Isn't Orthodontic Treatment Expensive?

Fortunately, there are a range of treatment options available at varying price points, so you can choose the best option for your budget. It is important to keep in mind that your personal cost will depend on the extent of treatment required, your location, and the doctor’s expertise. Your insurance plan may also cover a portion of the cost.

Traditional metal braces typically range from about $3,000 to $7,000. Invisalign and ceramic braces are available for about $4,000 to $8,000. Lingual braces are more expensive, with an average cost of $8,000 to $10,000.

What to Expect

Depending on whether you decide to receive braces or clear aligners, your orthodontic treatment process will typically follow one of two timelines:

Braces Timeline

The doctor will apply dental cement to the front of your teeth and strategically place a bracket on each tooth.
 

The wire and rubber bands will then be attached. 

Over the next 18 to 24 months or so, you will visit your doctor every four to eight weeks. Your doctor can evaluate your progress and make necessary adjustments. 

Clear Aligners Timeline

The doctor will take impressions of your teeth, which will be used to craft custom clear aligners. 

Every one to two weeks, you will receive a new set of aligners in the series. Each set will gradually straighten your teeth. 
 

Over the next 12 to 18 months, you will visit your doctor about every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is on track.

Once treatment is complete, you will receive a retainer to wear in the evenings. This will help you maintain your results.

Orthodontic Treatment Can be Tailored to Your Lifestyle

While some patients with minor misalignment can improve the appearance of their smile with porcelain veneers, there is no substitute for the results that can be seen after full orthodontic treatment. Veneers only conceal imperfections and need to be replaced every few years. With adult orthodontics, you have several options that produce lasting results and can be tailored to your lifestyle.

Do not allow your smile to hold you back. Orthodontics can renew your self-confidence and transform your quality of life. Talk to your doctor and find out which treatment can help you achieve the smile you've been dreaming of.

The Smile Center

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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