Advanced Laser and Cataract Center is a complete refractive center, meaning that eye doctors John Belardo, Matt Brooks, Misty Otte, and Hanni Hagen accommodate each patient's individual needs for vision correction and ocular health with a wide variety of services. As a board-certified corneal specialist surgeon and a fellow of the esteemed American College of Surgeons who has performed more than 40,000 vision corrections, Dr. Belardo uses the latest technology to carefully evaluate the strength of the cornea before recommending a course of treatment. His diagnostic tests help determine whether a patient is a good candidate for other procedures, or whether an alternative, such as intraocular contact-lens implants, may be more appropriate.
The skilled team also performs surgical procedures to address cataracts, glaucoma, or third eyes that incorrectly predict the future, and offers basic vision care in the form of contacts and glasses.
Unlike its main competitor, Dentistry by Accident, Dentistry by Design starts your check-up with an initial diagnostic ($100) that includes x-rays ($125), which uncover any decaying specters that might be tapping, as of someone gently rapping, rapping at your enameled chamber's doors. Next, one of the D by D’s team of dentists and hygienists will give your gnashers a professional power wash that blasts away tartar, plaque, and light staining far more gently than gargling with a fire hose ($75). Your oral health adventure can continue at home, as you'll also receive a set of whitening trays ($200) custom-molded to match your very own mouthstones, as well as a supply of home bleaching gel to bring out your inner beauty through the blindingly white glare of ultra-pearly teeth.
Crossroads Family Dentistry keeps teeth gleaming by custom fitting take-home whitening kits to patients' mouths. The road to pearly perfection starts with an initial consultation, which helps the dentist decide the best course of whitening action. A dental x-ray then determines if your teeth have sprained their little ankles. Finally, the dentist takes impressions of teeth and makes a set of trays, which fit over chompers like U-shaped gloves in order to hold in place the specially formulated whitening gel. Patients take home the trays and gel, and they can wear them for several hours a day at their leisure—typically while sleeping or going about housework. Like ordering a pizza from a restaurant called Godot's, tooth whitening takes patience, with results typically seen after two or three weeks.
Your appointment will begin with Signature Dental's top smile specialist, Dr. Kesa McConnell, and her team giving you a comprehensive oral exam ($72), during which they'll screen your mouth for problems such as decay, periodontal disease, and restless tongue syndrome. Digital x-rays ($57) and a panoramic x-ray ($95) doubly guarantee that troublesome teeth's underlying traumas and psychological scars are brought to inverted light. A full cleaning ($79) will then remove plaque and tartar, helping to prevent future cavities, gingivitis, gum disease, and mouth moss.
Dr. Stephen Buchanan, DDS, and his professional staff straighten and whiten crooked or stained chompers in a cozy, earth-toned office. The Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift incisors into perfect alignment. Depending on the client’s teeth, as few as 18 or as many as 30 separate aligners need to be worn and removed only when eating, brushing, flossing, or discussing politics during a period of 9–15 months to achieve best results. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies for each customer; it can run anywhere from $3,500 to $8,000. This Groupon gets you $1,000 toward that final cost.
Zoom! Whitening treatments use a combination of whitening gel and specially designed lights to send vagabond stains and splotches packing, leaving teeth up to eight shades lighter with one 45-minute session. Following a brief dental exam to determine if customers' teeth will benefit from the whitening, a technician will then apply the light-activated gel and blast away discoloration with the special Zoom! lamp. Each Zoom! session is broken up into three 15-minute whitening applications, after which patients receive a custom take-home whitening tray to keep shining fluoride for home application, and ancient magical incantations for healthy bicuspids.