Dear Patient:

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. 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.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

  • 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.
    • 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.
    • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
    • 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.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (509) 485-8620 or visit our website at www.drweigand.com

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Sincerely,
Richard D. Weigand, DDS

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Benefits of Invisalign for All Ages

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Orthodontic work is often associated with teenagers and young adults, but it is never too late to fix problems with your teeth. Many of our patients of all ages take advantage of the benefits of Invisalign to get the smile they have always wanted. Dr. Weigand often recommends clear aligners to those who do not need significant alterations to their bite or smile because of the following benefits.

Appearance

When you undergo orthodontics work, you no longer have to worry about its impact on your appearance. These aligners are made to almost disappear on your teeth to make it hardly noticeable that you have anything on your teeth. This is beneficial for teenagers who already stress out about the potential of teasing from the peers, and it is likewise helpful for adults who might be embarrassed to have orthodontic treatment.

Removable

Although you must continue to wear your Invisalign appliance to gain the benefit of it, it is removable. This allows you to easily maintain your oral health through brushing and flossing your teeth. You can also remove the appliance for eating, so you do not have to give up any of your favorite foods during the orthodontic treatment. Anyone at any age will appreciate the ability to eat any of their favorite foods without worry. Additionally, you can remove them for an important event, as long as you keep the aligners in your mouth for 20-22 hours each day and follow the instructions of Dr. Weigand.

Less Time

Another advantage of clear aligners for all ages is that they require less time. Not only do you need to wear them for a shorter treatment period, but you also need fewer appointments with your orthodontist. This makes it easier to fit it around your busy schedule, and that of your family.

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Ready to get the smile you have always dreamed of? Contact us in Spokane, WA to schedule an appointment with Dr. Weigand to discuss the potential of this treatment!

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