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

Breaking down the ClearCorrect Timeline

Misaligned teeth can not only detract from the beauty of your smile, but can also have a negative impact on its function and your overall oral health. Patients interested in straightening their teeth without metal braces can take advantage of ClearCorrect™ at our Brookline, MA, dental practice.

The ClearCorrect treatment requires patients to wear a series of clear aligners for 22 hours each day. This treatment can take anywhere from six to 18 months to complete, depending on the severity of the misalignment. Here, our team at Beacon Place Dental Group explores the ClearCorrect treatment process and timeline so patients can be well-informed about their treatment options.

How ClearCorrect works
Teenager waiting to receive ClearCorrect aligners

Because ClearCorrect is an orthodontic treatment, wearing aligners is not usually a comfortable experience. However, our team strives to ensure that they fit as precisely as possible to lay the groundwork for a straighter smile. 

How ClearCorrect Works

ClearCorrect treatment is personalized to the needs of each individual. However, the general steps of the process include:

  • Initial consultation: During your first visit, your doctor will perform a comprehensive assessment and discuss your personal goals with you. This will help him determine whether ClearCorrect is appropriate for you.
  • Impressions: If you are eligible for ClearCorrect, we will take impressions of your teeth, which will serve as the basis of your aligners.
  • Fabrication of aligners: Your impressions are then sent to the ClearCorrect lab, where a skilled technician will create your trays based on your unique treatment plan.
  • Receiving your trays: Once your aligners have been made, we will schedule you for another appointment. During this visit, your doctor will have you try on your first set of trays in order to ensure that they fit appropriately.
  • Active treatment: You will be sent home with your first set of aligners, along with instructions for proper wear and maintenance. Keep in mind that patient compliance is one of the most important factors of ClearCorrect treatment. It is essential that you wear your aligners for at least 22 hours every day in order to achieve your ideal results.

ClearCorrect Treatment Timeline

To be effective, trays should be worn at least 22 hours every day and should only be removed during meals or when cleaning your teeth. In most cases, your aligners should be worn for two to three weeks before moving on to the next set in the series. Generally, patients will receive a new set of aligners when they attend their routine check-up appointments.

Wear and Tear: What to Expect While Wearing ClearCorrect

During ClearCorrect treatment, it is normal to experience some degree of wear and tear. For example:

  • You may notice that your aligners do not fit the same way they used to. This is because normal wear can cause the trays to lose their elasticity over time. Your body temperature can also cause the aligners to soften.
  • Eating or drinking certain foods while wearing your aligners can cause them to become discolored.
  • Saliva can wear down the aligners to some degree.
  • Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding or clenching, can cause damage to the trays.
  • The aligners can become damaged if you do not practice proper oral hygiene.
  • Patients who are missing teeth may experience faster wear of their aligner trays.

Learn More about ClearCorrect

If you are interested in learning more about ClearCorrect, schedule an appointment at Beacon Place Dental Group. You can contact us online anytime or call us at (617) 738-0700.

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