It’s critical that our teeth and jaws align properly to ensure good function, reduce the risk of TMJ disorder and ensure an attractive aesthetic. At Gentle Dental Northwest Reno, we offer comprehensive orthodontic treatments, designed to straighten teeth, correct jaw alignment issues and help patients become happier with their smiles.
A specialized branch of dentistry, orthodontics focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of dental malocclusions, which refers to imperfect positioning of teeth when the jaw is closed. Using specialized treatments, an orthodontist is able to treat an array of dental issues, including overcrowding, overbites, underbites, crossbites and open bites.
In addition to traditional dental school, orthodontists must complete a residency program, along with three extra years of study. All of this expertise allows them to deliver effective treatments that provide amazing aesthetic benefits, while relieving jaw discomfort, improving speech and reducing the risk of tooth decay.
The talented orthodontists at Gentle Dental Northwest Reno provide diverse orthodontic treatments that address each patient’s unique needs. Orthodontic treatments usually involve appliances, such as braces, headgear and sometimes spacers. Traditional braces involve metallic wires and brackets, which are attached to the teeth and regularly tightened to ultimately shift them into alignment.
Our orthodontists can also use spacers to maintain open space for adult teeth if your child prematurely loses a baby tooth. They can also use lip bumpers to create space between the teeth and lips and/or splints to position the jaw into proper alignment.
In many instances, adult patients can also get straighter smiles through the use of Invisalign®. These innovative orthodontic treatments involve a series of clear plastic aligner trays, which fit over the teeth and shift them into proper alignment over a period of time.
The cost of orthodontics varies based on the specific treatment and extent of your individual issue. Many dental insurance plans will pay for a portion of the treatment costs for young children and teens. On the other hand, adult patients usually have to pay out-of-pocket. Our knowledgeable orthodontists will discuss the most effective treatment options for your dental issue based on your needs and budget.
FRIENDLY, CONVENIENT & FLEXIBLE
Our experienced Dental Professionals use the latest techniques to be as gentle as possible.
We accept most insurance plans, have a discount plan for those without, and offer flexible payment options.
We make your life easier with convenient hours including evenings and weekends.
Our general dentistry services take care of the daily dental needs of you and your family.
Our cosmetic services include a variety of treatments for patients looking to enhance their smiles.
Our extensive network of neighborhood practitioners make it easy to find dental specialists.
Our pediatric services include a variety of treatments and specialties for patients looking to enhance their smiles.
Gentle Dental accepts most dental insurance plans and options. If you do not see your insurance plan below, contact us and we will be happy to assist in confirming your existing insurance provider.
If you have dental insurance and are concerned about coverage do not hesitate to reach out to our friendly staff. Our team here at Gentle Dental will help you with any payment or insurance questions you may have and will work closely with you to help you get the most out of your dental plan.
Gentle Dental aims to be as gentle on your wallet as our dentists are when providing treatment. Our professional staff will help you get the most from your dental insurance benefits and explain any deductibles and co-pays to you.
Payment options include cash, major credit cards, discount plans, and private financing.
The Gentle Dental Smile Plan is perfect if you don’t have dental insurance and offers significant savings. The plan has no waiting period, involves no paperwork, and covers all pre-existing conditions.
You can enroll as an individual, couple or family and receive significant discounts on preventative services including exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, and x-rays, as well as a host of other dental services. All other services including specialty care such as extractions, root canals, and orthodontics are discounted 20% from our list prices.
The Smile Plan is effective immediately and there are no claim forms to fill out and no maximums. Seniors 62 and older receive additional discounts on enrollment fees and parents can keep children on their family plan until age 26.
Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for everyone to obtain quality dental care at an affordable price.
To sign up or for questions, please call us at 800-277-1112.
You can also enroll at one of our locations.
We understand that you don’t always have the cash at hand, that’s why we accept most major credit cards and offer flexible financing options which can be helpful if you require more extensive work, orthodontics, or cosmetic procedures that aren’t covered by insurance. These plans can offer:
We want to make paying for dental services as easy as possible. For more information, call us toll-free at 1-800-GENTLE1 to get in touch with the Gentle Dental Office in your neighborhood.
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LEARN ABOUT US
Gentle Dental Northwest Reno is conveniently located on Mae Anne Ave.
Our friendly office staff is available to help you schedule your appointment or answer any questions you may have. We offer flexible hours as well as several ways to pay for dental procedures you may need. We also accept nearly all major dental insurance plans, allow payment plans for many services, and offer a Dedicated Dental Plan that reduces costs by 20 percent or more on most procedures.
We specialize several areas of dentistry including; cosmetic dentistry (such as teeth whitening), dental implants, orthodontics, dentures, and prosthetic dentistry, which restores or reconstructs missing teeth, missing parts of teeth, jaws, and palates. We also offer routine checkups, biannual exams, general family and pediatric dentistry, and emergency dental services.
When you visit Gentle Dental Northwest Reno, not only do you receive affordable dental treatments and flexible payment options, but we also ensure you receive high quality dental care from our highly-trained dental professionals who bring gentleness and compassion to every procedure.
Call us today to schedule your appointment or to speak with one of our helpful team members. We will be happy to assist you with your dental health needs.
WHO WE ARE
D.D.S. General Dentist
D.D.S. General Dentist
Dr. Dilan Munaweera (known as “Dr. Dilan”) chose dentistry because it combines two great interests of his: working with machines and caring for people. One of the aspects he appreciates most about his role is the ability to see a positive outcome from his work. He strives each day to deliver the best possible care to his patients, and he truly enjoys making people feel better.
Dr. Dilan received his Bachelor’s of Dental Surgery from the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka. During this time, he was awarded the Uni Lever Brothers Gold Medal for Community Dentistry. After practicing dentistry in his home country for several years, he moved to California and completed his D.D.S. degree at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.
Outside of the office, Dr. Dilan remains active within the industry through memberships to organizations such as the Academy of General Dentistry and the Northern Nevada Dental Society. His personal interests include traveling and photography, and he loves to spend time in the outdoors.
B.D.S. – University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka)
D.D.S. – Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Academy of General Dentistry
American Dental Association
Nevada Dental Association
Northern Nevada Dental Society
Dr. Novick’s favorite part of Orthodontics is being able to positively affect people’s lives. He says, “We often don’t realize how important one’s smile is. It’s one of the first characteristics that people notice about each other. Smiling helps us reflect positivity onto others and ultimately makes us happier!”
Dr. Novick attended the University of Texas at El Paso for undergraduate studies and continued his professional education in Houston, earning his dental degree. After seven years practicing general dentistry, Dr. Novick returned to the University of Texas at Houston for two years of post-doctoral Orthodontics training.
He is a firm believer in the benefits of continuing education for both himself and his staff, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
B.S., Biology–University of Texas, El Paso
D.D.S.–University of Texas School of Dentistry, Houston
Certificate of Orthodontics–University of Texas Dental Branch
Diplomate–American Board of Orthodontics
DDS, MS, Orthodontist
DDS, MS, Orthodontist
Dr. Jewell says, “As your orthodontist, I am dedicated to providing you with quality care that best addresses your concerns and oral health.”
“I enjoy every step of orthodontic treatment from getting to know my patients and their family, the challenges of the treatment, and most importantly, seeing the beautiful smile that I strive to create for every one of my patients at the end of their orthodontic treatment.”
After graduating from UCLA, Dr. Jewell received both her Dental Degree and her MS in Orthodontics from the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. To keep up with evolving technology, she’s a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Nevada Dental Society and the Northern Nevada Dental Society. Sha also speaks Farsi.
Dr. Jewell says, “I love hiking, yoga, cooking and entertaining. I’m also a travel enthusiast and love to learn different cultures and languages, so if you know any, make sure to share them with me! I also love to give back to my community and have been involved in a number of mission trips and provided dental care to those in need.”
D.D.S.–Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
M.S., Orthodontics–Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
American Association of Orthodontists
Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
American Dental Association
Nevada Dental Society
Northern Nevada Dental Society
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