Invisalign straightens crooked chompers with a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia. The Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial 30-minute exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies for each customer, and normal-bite cases cost $8,000 on average; this Groupon gets you $2,000 toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
Dr. Broc Brimhal and the staff at South Anchorage Dental Center brighten smiles with one-hour in-office teeth-whitening treatments. During the treatments, tooth technicians apply a layer of protective gel to sensitive gums and soft tissue, then swaddle teeth in whitening gel. The low levels of heat from the ezlase 940 laser activate the whitening gel, which works to break up stains and yellow tones without creating high levels of tooth sensitivity or intermolar conflict. Finally, the smile-savvy staff takes impressions of teeth in order to create trays for at-home touchup, and imparts instructions for keeping pearly whites visibly brighter and away from melted crayons.
Dr. Patrick Dorman draws on his 20+ years of experience to perform custom cleanings, and wayward and delinquent teeth quickly fall in line at the command of Dr. Bradford Allen—who moonlights as a captain in the U.S. Air Force. Together, Century's two devout dentists hunt for cavities, seeking out muddy tracks of plaque to gently scrape away with their advanced instruments. At times, ultrasonic scalers are employed to loosen the grip of codependent plaque, and a fluoride treatment helps to harden tooth enamel with the concentrated power of a toothy Tesla coil. Medicated gels and prescription mouth rinses sometimes supplement the treatments, which are customized on the basis of each patient’s gum and bone health. Digital bitewing and panorex x-rays minimize radiation exposure and maximize the efficacy of each diagnosis, posing teeth for flattering portraits to aid in diagnosis and send to their distant dentine relatives during the holidays.
BE Salon Studio's chief stylist Branden Elde unleashes her ever-evolving beauty toolkit on everyday clients and brides-to-be, exclusively wielding Paul Mitchell products and mineral makeup. Clients can enjoy the plasma fireplace and complimentary tea and coffee while waiting for their hair to be done in this refurbished warehouse modeled after spaces Branden experienced in Seattle. At wedding venues, she sculpts, pins, and sprays 'dos before dusting makeup on cheeks to keep brides blushing and cover up cat whiskers from pre-ceremony face-painting sessions. Branden and her staff are constantly undergoing training, allowing them to style locks with precision cuts, accentuate hues with color services, or flesh out manes with Ultratress extensions.
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From simple monochromatic Celtic knots to complex and colorful portraits of people and even peacocks, the artists at Serenity Tattoo Company handle all requests with equal aplomb. They tackle each project armed with clean needles and traditional art skills.
Back in 1991, Kevin McKinley was in the middle of his last day as a banker, his future career path uncertain. Just before punching out, he found himself in conversation with a customer sporting an array of piercings. The man told Kevin about each of his piercings, where he got them, and what they meant to him. An admirer of free-spirited creativity, Kevin was immediately intrigued by the piercing philosophy.
"It's all about feel," he explains. "With change, there's pain. With pain, there's clarity."
More than three decades after piercing his first client, Kevin helms a team of 30 tattoo artists, piercers, and laser technicians at Body Piercing Unlimited. He calls the team a collective “jack of all trades,” with the ability to craft or alter virtually any tattoo or remove unwanted ink altogether. His studios combine modern inks, needles, and lasers with a vintage atmosphere that displays antique bicycles and wall panels bearing artistic works. The black-and-white checkered floors reflect Kevin's reverence for tradition, harking back, he says, to the East Coast tattoo parlors of the 1970s and their legendary face-offs between Garry Kasparov and a computer.