Coronavirus Updates

Time to start thinking about “What’s next?” 

Hopefully we will be entering Phase 2 very soon and this will signify that less of the virus is around, but we still need to keep our guard up! Let me share with you exactly what we have done to protect us all.

One of the major improvements we have done is to install 4 Reme Halo air purification systems to protect the entire office. 

These units have the following features and benefits:
• Dual ionizers to reduce airborne particulates (dust, dander, pollen, mold spores)
• Kills up to 99% of bacteria, mold and viruses
• REME® reduces sneeze germs by 99% in the time a sneeze can reach three feet.
• New zinc ions kill 99% of viruses on surfaces
• Unlike portable units that are limited to the room in which they are placed, the REME HALO® provides whole home and building purification.
• Easily integrated with your existing HVAC system. The unit doesn’t take away living space and operates silently.
• Two (2) quick release features for easy, no tool, cell replacement
• Incorporates an adjustable shroud around the REME® cell, which allows customization of the advanced oxidation plasma output.

It has the following applications:

• U.S. Military approved for mold reduction in field hospitals.
• U.S. and International Hospital approval for the fight against infectious diseases: 99% reduction of Staph (MRSA).
• Major U.S. city school reports 20% reduction in absenteeism.
• Tested and approved by the Chinese Government for protection against the deadly SARS virus.
• Approved by the USDA, FSIS, and FDA for use in food processing plants. Employed to reduce microbial contamination of food being processed.
• Cruise lines use it as a safety measure against Norwalk Virus outbreaks

The REME HALO® can be installed in a wide variety of residential, commercial and industrial applications where a ducted HVAC system exists. Here are some examples:

• Single family homes, apartments, condos
• In hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and doctor’s offices
• Schools, daycare centers, colleges and universities
• Fitness centers, locker rooms, athletic facilities
• Office buildings
• Veterinary clinics, animal hospitals, kennels,
• Hotels, motels, and resorts.
• Food processing and manufacturing plants/facilities
• Restaurants, diners, and bars
And to review, some changes and protocols you will see when it is time for your next appointment:
  • 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.
  • Other than when you are having dental treatment, wear a face mask at all times.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • We will take your temperature with a hands-free forehead thermometer.
  • Once seated in the dental chair, we will ask you to gargle with hydrogen peroxide.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines,  since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect. Please ask Elena or Bonnie for cups.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • 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.
Types of appointments we are now scheduling
  • Emergencies of any kind
  • Patients in which treatment may have been delayed, but could cause more damage by waiting any longer
  • Patients in the middle of treatment and any delay would cause more problems
  • Hygiene appointments for all patients that have active periodontal disease
  • Anybody that has had gum disease in the past, and could develop an emergent problem if a cleaning appointment  is postponed any further
  • As always just call if you have any questions on what can be done at this time

ClearCorrect™ Can Straighten Your Teeth Discreetly for a More Beautiful Smile

Close-up of a hand holding a clear orthodontic alignerDr. William Papadopoulos offers ClearCorrect™at our Brookline, MA practice as a nearly invisible alternative to traditional braces. Guiding the teeth into position with a series of clear plastic trays, ClearCorrect™ can realign your smile in significantly less time than traditional braces and even Invisalign®. ClearCorrect™ may be an excellent orthodontic solution if you have mild to moderately misaligned teeth. This treatment option is commonly used to prepare a patient’s teeth for other cosmetic procedures. 

Am I a Candidate for ClearCorrect™?

What is ClearCorrect™? ClearCorrect™ is a treatment option for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic issues including:

  • Gapped teeth
  • Crowded or crooked teeth
  • Overbites, underbites, and crossbites

If you wish to straighten your teeth to improve the aesthetics of your smile and do not suffer from any underlying oral health issues, ClearCorrect™ may be the right solution. It is important to note that patients with more severe alignment issues may be better suited for Invisalign® or traditional braces. The clear aligner system offered by both ClearCorrect™ and Invisalign® cannot correct an impacted tooth that must be moved vertically.

Guiding the teeth into position with a series of clear plastic trays, ClearCorrect™ can realign your smile in significantly less time than traditional braces and even Invisalign®.

To achieve the best results in the shortest period of time, patients must be willing to commit to wearing their aligners a minimum of 22 hours each day.

Benefits of ClearCorrect™

ClearCorrect™ offers many benefits:

  • Minimally Visible: ClearCorrect™ aligners are nearly invisible. Unless someone is examining your smile up close, no one will even know you’re wearing them.
  • Comfortable: Your ClearCorrect™ aligners are custom-fitted to your smile, making them comfortable enough to wear the minimum 22 hours each day. Additionally, unlike traditional braces, there are no metal brackets, wires, or rubber bands that typically cause discomfort.
  • Removable: Your ClearCorrect™ aligners are removable, making it convenient to take them out when you eat, or for photos and special occasions. Removable aligners also make caring for your teeth during your treatment period much easier than with traditional braces.
  • No Food Restrictions: Because there are no metal brackets and wires attached to your teeth that can be damaged by certain foods, you have the freedom to eat whatever you want, including foods that are typically off-limits for patients with traditional braces, such as popcorn and taffy.
  • Shorter Treatment Period: ClearCorrect™ can realign your teeth in as little as nine to 18 months, whereas traditional braces can take upward of two years to properly align your teeth. Additionally, removable aligners mean you’ll spend less time in our office. Rather than getting frequent and painful orthodontic adjustments with traditional braces, you’ll simply visit our office every six weeks or so to update your progress and pick up your new aligners.

Schedule Your ClearCorrect™ Consultation

Clear aligners are a great, modern option for many patients to achieve a straighter smile. If you would like to learn more about this orthodontic option, contact our office today to schedule a consultation for ClearCorrect™.

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1371 Beacon St
Ste 101
Brookline, MA 02446

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