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

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

Richard D. Weigand, DDS

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Clear Teeth Aligners Offer Benefits for Your Smile

Invisalign clear teeth aligners are available in Spokane, Washington, at the practice of Dr. Richard Weigand. What is Invisalign? Invisalign is an innovative method for correcting mild malalignment and malocclusion. In the same way, traditional metal braces do, Invisalign clear aligners move your teeth to a straighter position using consistent and gentle force. However, Invisalign is completely different from traditional braces because they are nearly invisible. Plus, you remove them to eat, brush and floss your teeth.

Clear Teeth Aligners Benefits in Spokane WA Area

What does Invisalign look like? They are also called clear braces, and Invisalign aligners look similar to the mouthguard you sometimes see athletes wear when they play sports. However, Invisalign is very thin and much more discreet.

How Can Invisalign Benefit Your Smile?

When you wear Invisalign clear teeth aligners, you can accomplish all these things:

  • Reposition teeth that are turned
  • Close gaps in your teeth
  • Correct mild bite problems such as overbite

How Does Invisalign Work?

The Invisalign process is specifically designed to be easy and efficient. Instead of simply relying on standard impressions and x-rays that are usually done, the process for Invisalign aligners involves more detailed imaging of both the mouth and teeth. The resulting images are sent to a state-of-the-art laboratory where your customized Invisalign aligners are created.

At the lab, trained technicians use advanced computer software to create a map of your existing teeth formation. Then, the lab techs expand the map using a step-by-step animation that will show you exactly how your teeth will look throughout your smile transformation.

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New Patients : (509) 485-8620 | Existing Patients : (509) 747-5812
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How Long Does the Entire Invisalign Process Take?

You will wear your Invisalign aligners daily and remove them to eat and perform oral care like brushing and flossing. Your process will be complete between six and 18 months, and your retainer will be made at that time.

Clear Teeth Aligners Benefits in Spokane, Washington

Dr. Richard Weigand and the team at the office of Richard D. Weigand, DDS in Spokane, Washington, are here to answer your questions and serve you. Give us a call at (509) 485-8620 or contact us online for more information.

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Dr. Richard Weigand

Richard D. Weigand, DDS

Dr. Richard Weigand is trusted and respected by the communities in Spokane, WA for his skill and expertise and his genuine concern for patients. He has won numerous accolades for his services.

He is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and World Clinical Laser Institute and a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Spokane District Dental Society, and Washington State Dental Association. He is certified with the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies, Pacific Aesthetic Continuum (Live), World Clinical Laser Institute, and the Spear Center in Scottsdale, AZ. He is also co-founder of the Spokane Practice Management Club.

Dr. Weigand shares his knowledge and experience through journal and magazine articles and media interviews. He has also contributed to many community projects.
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