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To Our Valued Patients,

As this newest challenge continues to unfold with COVID-19(Coronavirus), we wanted to give you an update. First, we are currently maintaining our regular schedule. As of now, the Arizona Department of Health Services is not recommending closure or modification. We will continue to closely monitor information from the CDC and AZDHS and follow their recommendations. We will keep you up to date on any changes we may have to make via emails, our website, and social media.

Second, we would like to give you some insight into our practices to keep our team and patient family safe and comfortable. Dentistry is uniquely positioned to protect our team and patients. On a daily basis, we practice ‘Universal Precautions.’ This means we ALWAYS assume that every patient may be carrying a contagious, dangerous disease and we follow strict guidelines to prevent the transmission of any potential disease, including Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, HIV, AND COVID-19(Coronavirus). This has been standard of care and regulated by the Centers for Disease Control since the 1980s with the AIDS
epidemic.

These measures include:
1. Strict hand hygiene protocols.
2. Use of single use disposable protective equipment and barriers.
3. Thorough disinfection of exposed or potentially exposed surfaces after every patient visit.
4. Disinfection and high-heat steam sterilization of instruments. Routine monitoring of sterilization verification.
5. Continual education on infection control techniques.

In addition to these mandated measures, we have also implemented:
1. Disinfection of common area surfaces every 30 minutes.
2. Availability of hand sanitizer in common areas.
3. Screening everyone who enters based on CDC recommendations.
4. Pre-procedural mouth rinse.

We are happy to address any concerns you may have. We will continue to care for our patient family during this time following all best practices and will monitor CDC guidelines for any new recommendations.

Thank you for being a part of our family. Thank you for allowing us to care for you and your family. Please know we are here to support you and help you in any way that we can.

In good health,

Link to article:
https://bangordailynews.com/2020/03/12/opinion/contributors/dentistry-is-well-poised-to-ensure-the-safety-of-our-patients/

Limited Orthodontics
Surprise, AZ


Girl with braces at Surprise Smiles in Surprise, AZ.Limited orthodontics may be absolutely necessary for optimal oral development. It can help you fix teeth alignment and solve various other issues as well. With limited orthodontics, the earlier you diagnose the problem and start the treatment, the better.

At Surprise Smiles, we can help you determine whether your child can benefit from limited orthodontics or not.

What is Limited Orthodontics?


Limited orthodontics is a term encompassing a variety of treatments. Put simply, it is the general term used for various targeted treatments that can improve and aid the alignment and function of the jaw as well. Often your dentist will do this by analyzing the appearance of the bite to identify alignment issues. Limited orthodontics is also known as interceptive orthodontics and is essential for the overall dental health in the long run. The treatment plan can span over a few weeks or months, depending upon the condition.

What Can Limited Orthodontics Treat?


Limited orthodontics can treat various issues. Most of them revolve around oral and structural development and teeth placement.
•  Crowded teeth
•  Spaced out teeth
•  Delayed loosening of baby teeth
•  Protruding teeth
•  Misaligned jaw structure
•  Harmful oral habits

To identify the exact treatment method and the condition to be treated, dentists analyze the jaw and bite joints at regular checkups to ensure they are developing as they should. Thumb sucking and other bad habits can often hinder development, which impacts the function of the jaw in the long run.

Limited Orthodontics Treatment Methods


Limited orthodontics uses various treatment methods to treat primary teeth and jaw development issues in children. The child may need to opt for braces on a few teeth or get partial aligners. In some cases, the child also needs retainers to help with the alignment.

Your treatment may involve the use of palatal expanders, partial braces, spacers, and various other tools to ensure the job is done right. After you get treated with limited orthodontics, you may need to consult an orthodontist to begin the second phase of the treatment.

Benefits of Limited Orthodontics


The treatment time for limited orthodontics is substantially lower than that of normal braces. Limited orthodontics only requires a few months at max. Plus, you may not need to get braces at all.

If you can detect abnormal development early on, you may only need retainers or aligners, which you can remove for events and photographs. They also help prevent the need for lengthier treatments later on besides protecting your child’s smile. Whether your child has spaced out, crooked or protruding teeth, limited orthodontics can fix it all. It can help protect your child’s smile.

At Surprise Smiles, hygiene is our top priority. We pay special attention to oral health, reducing the risk of infections that can potentially hinder the healing process. We can help you identify whether your child needs limited orthodontics or not and provide the necessary treatment. Also, we provide quality care and treatment. Quality care and treatment we offer includes tooth extractions, dental cleanings, dental exams, and dental fillings.

To learn more, do not hesitate and give us Surprise Smiles a call at (602) 842-4864.





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Surprise Smiles
15128 W Bell Rd, Suite 12
Surprise, AZ 85374
(602) 842-4864

Prescott Valley
7136 East Pav Way
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
(928) 277-0076

Chino Valley
1260 Hwy. 89, Ste. G
Chino Valley, AZ 86323
(928) 589-1776

Prescott
172 E Merritt St.
Suite F
Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 443-1200


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