Invisalign premier provider Dr. Catherine M. Foote crafts stunning smiles on faces of all ages with personalized Invisalign and Invisalign Teen treatments that earned her a top orthodontist award in 2010 from Philadelphia Magazine. During the first visit, expert technicians snap shots of preening teeth with 3-D photo technology and take digital x-rays to check for stowaway plaque. Dr. Foote scrutinizes images to determine whether Invisalign is right for the patient and creates a customized treatment plan to address specific oral issues. Invisalign manufacturers use the 3-D imaging and molded impressions of teeth to craft a series of clear, calibrated, and removable aligners that cradle teeth for two weeks, comfortably and subtly correcting crooked bites. Over 9–24 months of treatment, patients receive a new set of aligners every two weeks until teeth have reached their desired location, such as a vacation house in Acapulco.
Plush gray couches and contemporary black tables induce states of calm inside the Philadelphia Institute of Cosmetic Surgery's waiting room. The corridors and reception area inside the beauty-bolstering office eschew the clinical appearance of traditional medical facilities for more a home-like décor, such as warmly lit floor lamps, paneled curtains, and porcelain figurines enveloped in snuggies. In the experienced hands of the office's highly trained staff, led by founder and medical director Dr. Zaki Ftaiha, a slew of surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic services, such as Botox, implants, and microdermabrasion, smoothes and reshapes corporeal housings. Philadelphia Institute of Cosmetic Surgery's standards for patient care and treatment match the goals set by hospitals, earning the office accreditation from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Dr. Ufberg and his friendly staff at Ufberg Dental cultivate friendships with their clients, who relax with entertaining amenities while their teeth undergo professional sprucing. During the dental package's 90-minute roster of treatments, guests recline atop TempurPedic cushions with a client-chosen movie while a camera projects up-close chomper shots onto a viewing monitor. The scrutinizing session is followed by the handheld ViziLite cancer screener, which sheds light on any problem areas with a pen-size lamp. To express teeth's poetic inner thoughts and track cavities, a quartet of digital x-rays snaps interior shots of maws, and a fresh coat of fluoride fortifies enamel strength. Smiles finish up by previewing a simulated portrait of what they'd look like with veneers, allowing them to try on a new identity without the hassle of tooth toupees. For those opting for the two-hour Zoom! treatment, a stain-blasting lamp illuminates teeth to make chompers up to eight shades whiter.
Richard Berman, D.M.D., a dental instructor and practitioner, opened Dental Art and Science in 1996 with a guiding philosophy of providing minimally invasive and functional cosmetic dentistry. He uses advanced technology, such as microscope-assisted dentistry, to give his procedures a level of accuracy and insight not available to the human eye. Armed with this knowledge, he then corrects all manner of dental imperfections, such as restoring pearly smiles with porcelain veneers, bleaching away unsightly stains, and turning frowns upside-down with a resident clown troupe. Regardless of whether procedures are simple or complex, Dr. Berman consults closely with his patients, using digital dental impressions and x-rays to demonstrate his plan of action for toothscapes.