The trend-savvy stylists of JayAhnest Salon beautify clients from cowlick to cuticle. Alongside modern cut and color services, hair specialists reframe the eyes with brow shaping, and nail techs conjure symmetry with meticulous manicures. For special occasions or a high-stakes staring contest, a makeup artist can gussy up the eyes, lips, and cheekbones.
At Lake Eastbrook Family Dentistry, Dr. Ellen Tavarone and her dedicated staff refurbish smiles with a bevy of dental services. During the one-hour visitation, Dr. Ellen explores mouths’ nooks to unearth cavities and any problems lurking under gum lines and in between teeth. X-rays further reveal furtive goings-on, exposing any decay and ponzi schemes invisible to the naked eye. Once exams conclude, a skilled hygienist sloughs mouths in a foamy bath of scrubbing and flossing, extricating plaque and tartar. Patients looking to brighten teeth can cart home a 10-day supply of Day White whitening treatment. After the initial appointment, Dr. Ellen spends 30 additional minutes crafting custom molds of mouths that the patient later fills with professional grade whitening gel or spillover from piggy banks. The gel’s oxygenated muscles heft out stains caused from coffee, tea, and tobacco.
After spending more than 25 years perfecting the balance between technical know-how and attentiveness to patients' needs, Michael Crete, DDS, was named the best dentist in 2012 by Grand Rapids Magazine. Dr. Crete shares his extensive knowledge and caring nature at Rivertown Dental Associates, alongside a talented and caring staff. Together, the team performs general and cosmetic treatments for every member of the family.
Visitors to the practice are immediately put at ease with warm blankets, pillows, and freshly brewed headphones. The office has also been designed with children's comfort in mind: they can spend time in a colorful play area and give mid-cleaning hugs to Oliver, the resident teddy-bear puppet with a winning smile. That same thoughtfulness extends beyond the office walls: Dr. Crete gives back to the community by supporting a local ballet company and a nonprofit group that helps people with disabilities.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers through a combination of highly advanced 3-D computer graphics and the spells of good, old-fashioned orthodontia. At the two practices, Dr. Kristine West, Dr. Donald Burkhardt, Dr. Nikole Pecora, and Dr. Louis G. Chmura usher patients through the Invisalign process, which eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial exam, including x-rays and impressions of mouth terrain, will pave 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 with each customer (it can run anywhere from $3,500 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 to put toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
Mobile Laser Kombat's laser tag simulates realistic squad-based fights between opposing teams with myriad adrenaline-pumping missions. Players arm themselves with infrared-firing guns and don laser sensors, which record hits, before defeating nemeses with crack marksmanship, tactical prowess, and a reckless disregard for the photons sacrificed in the name of victory. The missions are based on popular video games and include Capture the Flag (modeled after Battlefield), Hostage Rescue (based on Rainbow Six), and Final Infection (influenced by Left 4 Dead), pitting shooters against waves of implacable zombies and manatees. Between games, light-based warriors can recuperate on the festival's grounds, sampling local food, taking in musical entertainment, and browsing the arts-and-crafts market.