Because our practice offers so many new technologies and advanced techniques and has the special ability to make a positive and healthy impact on people’s lives, it isn’t surprising that our guests have questions about the Admira Dentistry experience.
How do I know when it's time to come in for a checkup?
To maintain long-term dental health we recommend regularly scheduled cleanings and exams. With your permission, we will schedule your appointments with our hygienists before you leave our office and give you a reminder phone call, email notice, or text message shortly before your next dental appointment in our Jacksonville, Florida office.
How does Dr. Sixto keep up-to-date on all of the current techniques and materials?
Since graduation from dental school, Dr. Sixto has continued to stay up-to-date in dentistry, a field that is constantly changing. He and his smile design team believe it is vitally important to continue their education in many aspects of dentistry and general health care.
Dr. Sixto has completed a wide range of courses at the renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, and an implant Continuum at the University of Florida, giving him the opportunity to offer you a comprehensive range of treatments and cosmetic enhancements.
Pursuit of excellence is mandatory in our practice, and Dr. Sixto maintains a number of certifications that attest to his willingness to stay current with the latest techniques and technologies. We view success as a journey, requiring constant growth and an openness to change. For this, we are rewarded with increased passion in our personal and professional lives.
What payment options do you provide?
We offer a variety of payment options including cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Please ask us about our VIP express checkout services. We also offer CareCredit, for guests who are interested in exploring financing options.
Do you accept referrals?
Yes. In fact, we consider your referral of a friend or family member our greatest compliment. Our pledge to you is that we will make you proud by providing great dental work in our Jacksonville, Florida office. We will do all we can to exceed their expectations and provide them with the level of dental care you have come to expect from us.
What makes you different from any other dental practice I can visit?
We believe healthy teeth are not a separate component of good health, but an integral part of the whole. Our focus is aesthetic dentistry using a physiologic approach, which results in a healthy, natural smile while establishing correct form and function. Dr. Sixto's extensive educational background and impressive array of certifications and professional affiliations are a testament to our commitment to ensuring that guests at Admira Dentistry enjoy an experience that is truly second to none.
I really don't like visiting the dentist. Is there anything you can do to help me relax?
Your comfort is a top priority for us. For our guests who are nervous about their visit to the dentist, we offer nitrous oxide and other medications (when appropriate and as needed) for pain-free relaxation. We also offer TVs mounted on the ceiling and noise canceling headphones, as well as NuCalm neuroscience technology, an advanced wearable device that resembles headphones and is clinically proven to naturally relax the brain and body within minutes, without drugs.
I want my front teeth to look better, but I don't want to wear braces. What would you recommend?
If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, you’re probably in for a few pleasant surprises. Traditional metal braces aren’t the only cure for crooked teeth anymore, especially for adults. For many adult guests, porcelain veneers can do wonders. The placement of porcelain veneers is a procedure that might take only two or three visits with instantaneous results. In addition, many guests may also be candidates for Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of clear, virtually invisible, customized aligners. An average Invisalign course of treatment takes about one year. Braces may require up to two years for comparable results. Call us for an appointment, and we will be happy to explain more.
What is smile analysis?
A smile analysis determines the proper aesthetic appearance of your smile in relation to your facial symmetry, lip line, and phonetics (speech patterns). Each person has unique criteria for a “perfect” smile, one that is proportional and flattering to the face and functions properly. Smile Analysis is an interactive process between you, members of our team, and Dr. Sixto. The process combines your wants and desires, diagnostic and imaging technology, and Dr. Sixto’s artistic eye to assess the most ideal solution for your unique smile.
What is smile design?
In effect, smile design is the application of smile analysis. It is the process of turning your true potential into reality. The highlight of smile design is experiencing the finished product. Watching our guests react to their new smiles when they first look in the mirror is exhilarating and, even for us, almost overwhelming. We see an immediate change in their confidence and their interaction with others. A beautiful, natural-looking smile that is comfortable and healthy is a truly powerful asset. When a clinical change so drastically and positively affects psychological and emotional components in a person, it confirms the reason many of us got involved in dentistry in the first place, which is to positively impact the lives of others.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is the advanced way to straighten teeth and improve smiles. Using patented medical imaging technologies, Invisalign manufactures precision polymer aligners that rapidly straighten teeth.
Using a precise, three-dimensional analysis of your teeth and adjacent tissue, Invisalign crafts personalized aligners for a customized fit. Each aligner is worn for approximately two weeks and can be removed to eat, brush, floss, and on special occasions. During wear, the teeth are gently moved to their ideal position. The length of the process depends on the specific situation and the results each person wants to achieve.
Why are straight teeth important?
Never underestimate the value of a powerful smile. It is not only beautiful, but first and foremost, it promotes optimal health:
- Teeth that are straight and evenly spaced are easier to keep clean, leading to better oral health. Better oral health can reduce the incidence of heart disease, gastrointestinal disease, and other health conditions.
- Teeth that are properly aligned chew more efficiently, and that aids in proper digestion.
- Teeth that are straight and properly aligned create a more perfect bite, and that avoids excessive stress, headaches, and strain on your supporting bone and tissue.
The social benefits of a beautiful smile are also important:
- Confidence – in job interviews, public speaking, and personal relationships.
- Clearer speech – teeth play an important role in your ability to speak.
When it comes to creating beautiful smiles, Invisalign is the clear alternative to metal braces. Invisalign aligners:
- Are clear – Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible.
- Stay clear – Invisalign aligners do not “cloud” during treatment.
- Are hygienic – Invisalign aligners are easy to clean.
- Are comfortable – Invisalign’s revolutionary manufacturing process ensures a precise, accurate fit.
Does insurance cover Invisalign?
If you have dental insurance that covers orthodontic treatment, Invisalign should qualify.
How else can I get help for Invisalign?
Many companies allow pre-tax contributions to be set aside in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA). Orthodontic treatment is considered a qualified treatment that can be reimbursed using your FSA. Many doctors also offer flexible and affordable in-house payment plans.
Why should I choose Dr. Sixto for my Orthodontic treatment?
Dr. Sixto has had extensive training in the art and science of occlusion. Occlusion is the relationship between the upper and lower teeth when the jaw is closed and their surfaces come in contact. Orthodontics is not just about creating straight teeth; it is also about establishing a healthy, long-lasting biting position for the teeth. Crooked teeth often result in excessive wear to teeth that can result in a variety of long-term problems. Dr. Sixto understands the importance of function and aesthetics.
In addition, many people choose Dr. Sixto for teeth straightening prior to proceeding with cosmetic veneers. His ability to establish proper bite positioning before making the final cosmetic enhancement significantly improves one’s chances of achieving the most natural-looking, long-lasting results.