When not fixing smiles inside Dental Center of the Carolinas, Dr. Andrew Kelly served as a deputy examiner for the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners. A Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology, he dispenses his extensive skills and experience at free dental clinics and whittles toothbrushes out of wood on the weekends.
At Fielden Family Dentistry, Dr. S. Cody Fielden and Dr. Harry R. Culp form long-term bonds with patients, maintaining chompers while minimizing pain and discomfort. During the comprehensive dental exam, the friendly tooth technicians assess mouth bones and gums and screen for lurking oral cancer. Digital x-rays then capture enamel glamour shots to identify any hidden indications of tooth and gum ailments, producing 90% less radiation and fewer crop circles than traditional methods. A full cleaning follows, dispensing clients back into the world with a glimmering smile and the minty-fresh breath of a snowman.
Dr. Robert Young and the amiable smile aligners at Brassfield Cosmetic & Family Dental Center craft beautiful mouthscapes with advanced Invisalign treatments. 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 low-radiation digital 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. Depending on the patient’s teeth, as few as 12 or as many as 48 separate aligners will need to be worn during a period of 6–15 months before the straightening effect finally self-actuates in a sudden burst of pink smoke and slobber. Aligners are only removed when eating, brushing, flossing, or modeling a finely clenched jaw. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
In 2008, husband and wife Jason and Shanon Rabon saw something was missing from their native city of Charlotte. People who wanted a more brilliant smile to display during dates, weddings, or long commutes couldn't gain one with ease. Usually, whitening one’s teeth requires an expensive visit to the dentist to brighten smiles with a combination of hydrogen-peroxide gel and LED light. Jason and Shanon offer an alternative at their seven Whiten My Smile Now locations, which provide the same treatment at a far lower cost. It’s a convenience that has rapidly ascended in popularity: over 30,000 clients have sought out the service since it opened.
During visits, a technician thoroughly explains the procedure and holds up a mirror while the client brushes the whitening gel directly onto their teeth. This brush-delivery method delves deep into the cracks and nooks of the teeth to evenly lift out discoloration and stains. With gel applied, clients relax in a private area under the LED light for approximately 15 minutes. Afterwards, they can check how many shades teeth have brightened by comparing their smiles to a whitening chart.
To make smiles healthy and beautiful, Dr. Cooper relies on advanced dental technology. Diagnodent lasers work in tandem with intraoral cameras to spot otherwise invisible decay, and digital x-rays grant glimpses of roots and bone while emitting less radiation. Once he's determined the source of dental problems, Dr. Cooper fills cavities with a white composite material that blends in with natural teeth and straightens crooked grins with clear Invisalign braces.
Dr. Candace Cole, D.D.S., may have extensive dental experience from her time serving as a dentist for the United States Navy, but it’s her ingrained sense of Southern hospitality that makes her clients feel most comfortable. Since returning from deployment in Iraq, she has only continued her training in orthodontics, TMJ dysfunction, and implant dentistry. All of this informs her practice at Smilestones Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, where she also performs teeth whitening and general dental procedures such as routine cleanigns, sealants, wisdom-teeth removal, crowns, and bridges.
Born and raised near Pompeii, Dr. Roberto Palmieri managed to gather eight years of denture-making experience by the time he was 20. Despite his tenure as a dental technician, Roberto had to start fresh upon moving to the states. After attending UCLA and graduating from dental school, Roberto became Dr. Palmieri—the head of Palmieri Dentistry.
Today, he and his staff help patients maintain their oral health in a sunlit space that offers accoutrements such as warm or chilled neck wraps, paraffin hand wraps, fleece blankets, and personalized music and movies. In this setting, which only feels unsterile, nervous minds can escape, all while the doctor examines digital x-rays, fits teeth for crowns or bridges, or reshapes smiles with ceramic veneers.