The teeth-whitening technicians at Smiling Bright help customers forge whiter smiles with professional-strength in-office and at-home treatments. Cool gray walls and rich, mulberry-toned ceilings envelop Smiling Bright's inviting interior, accented with undulating mirrors, a sleek leather sofa, and private, curtain-drawn treatment rooms. In-office sparkle sessions outfit chompers with a tray preloaded with clinical-strength whitening gel, after which an LED light activates peroxide molecules to coax out stains and nesting yellow finches obscuring the enamel. Smiling Bright's specialty at-home X Cell Erator whitening system comes equipped with the same powerful gel as the in-office treatments, along with a battery-operated whitening light, a list of tips and instructions, and a shade guide to assess how much teeth have improved and whether to ground them from after-school privileges.
The mouth doctors at Art of Modern Dentistry's Lincoln Park and South Loop offices hail from some of the top dental institutions in the country and attend to the multitudinous needs of teeth with preventive, restorative, and aesthetic treatments. As patients recline in comfy exam chairs while watching movies flash across flat-screen TVs, dental hygienists evict tartar and temporary tooth tattoos during routine cleanings. X-rays capture images of roots and jawbones that dentists can later glue to their break-room collage, and whitening procedures brighten smiles by removing coffee and tea stains. The team also performs surgical procedures, such as implanting custom-made artificial teeth.
Invisalign Premier Provider Dr. Dan Drach and his staff of trained tooth techs straighten crooked chompers with Invisalign’s combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and old-fashioned orthodontia. The Invisalign process, recommended for patients in their teens through age 60, eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. Relax inside brightly hued treatment rooms as technicians administer an initial exam, which includes x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain, to pave the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
Dr. Lillian Obucina draws on two decades of dental experience to beautify pearlies in her well-appointed, welcoming office. Kick back as chompers reveal their dazzling secrets in an examination, allowing the doctor to personalize the whitening treatment and audit embezzling tooth fairies. An in-office whitening treatment lasts approximately one hour, with protective barriers placed in the mouth to carefully shelter sensitive gums from the Pola whitening solution. Dr. Obucina may decide that some patients are better candidates for the in-home process, which uses custom, professionally crafted trays that are worn for one hour at a time, gradually revealing ivory elegance like an elephant behind a stage curtain.
Dr. Perlin and Dr. Jonynas lead a staff of trained technicians at Smiles By Design to even out unwanted fine lines and wrinkles with crease-targeting injections of Botox Cosmetic. Each microneedle injection works to reduce muscle activity to temporarily soften the appearance of facial furrows until countenances are as smooth as cashmere-clad clouds. Patients consult with a healthcare professional to focus on flattening pesky creases in areas such as the forehead, upper neck, brow, and lips. The procedure takes a few minutes, depending on the number of treatment areas, but the effects of treatment may not become apparent for several days after the session. Results, like a snowman's life-insurance policy, may last up to anywhere from three to six months.
The staff at the rehabilitation-focused Millennium Wellness Group employ their pliant paws to work away patients' bothersome bundles of tension and other muscle ailments. During the one-hour customizable massage, an experienced therapist chats with the patient during a complimentary chiropractic or physical-therapy consultation to get to know the patient's specific needs before treatment. Back and neck pain are no match for the massage therapists who knead through tautness with the precision of a stilt walker navigating a pothole-riddled sidewalk. Each specially appointed stroke alleviates anxiety, activating the body's blood flow and stimulating sleepy lymphatic systems.
Located on the second floor of the boutique-style Raffaello Hotel, SpaBar offers visitors cocktail-themed treatments that are as fragrant and soothing as the drinks themselves. During the Side Car couples massage, pairs share chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne while relaxing during a patchouli footbath and a full-body massage enhanced with cinnamon-clove oil. The Stomping of the Grapes mani-pedi nourishes hands and feet with vino therapy, including Bella Luccè's Chianti and Grape Seed Crush scrub and a wine- and polyphenol-rich mask. The Moisture Drench facial quenches thirsty skin with the hydrating black-currant oil found in Naturopathica's Cassis Ultra Replenishing cream.
After their spa experience, patrons can head to the rooftop to sip adult beverages and search for martini-glass-shaped constellations at Drumbar, a speakeasy-inspired indoor lounge and outdoor garden terrace.