Dr. Sarah Withrow’s use of dental technology makes everything from regular checkups to root canals easier. Digital x-rays provide immediate feedback on hidden cavities and Skittles, and oral conscious sedation helps patients relax without being knocked out. As the daughter of two parents in the military, Dr. Withrow offers discounted treatments for all past and present service members.
The Invisalign process straightens crooked chompers through a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics, and Dr. McKinney’s spells of good old-fashioned orthodontia. Invisalign eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. A comprehensive oral exam (a $100 value), including x-rays and photos (a $150 value), and models of your mouth terrain (a $75 value) will pave the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift your walnut crackers into perfect alignment. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment or braces treatment varies with each customer (the average cost is $4,950 for a full Invisalign treatment, $3,950 for Invisalign Express, and $4,950 for a braces treatment).
Flat-screen TVs and comfort-inducing massage chairs beckon clients in the examination rooms at Dr. Cheri Cunningham’s family dental office, where the steady-handed professional cares for the oral needs of both children and adults. The doc and her staff care for and inspect all corners of mouth caves, from creating spot-on replicas of teeth for custom-made whitening trays to examining every millimeter between the lips the uvula for signs of gum disease. The office’s No Cavity club showcases a photo montage of all the cavity-free kids that have been treated by Dr. Cunningham, a panegyric that gives young patients the incentive to brush, floss, and cut back on the sugar in their pretend coffee.
After graduating UAB Dental School, Dr. Stuart Curry joined the U.S. Air Force, where he honed his oral expertise at Tampa's MacDill Air Force Base. After three years, however, he yearned to apply his skills at his own practice on familiar ground. So he traveled back to his hometown of Birmingham and opened Stuart Curry Dentistry, where he now tends to teeth with general and cosmetic treatments?including tooth-colored fillings, crowns, whitening, and Invisalign orthodontics.
To help patients have positive associations with the dentist office, Dr. Curry has tried to emulate the calming ambiance of a spa with the center's decor and amenities. Dr. Curry also allays qualms with a host of advanced technological tools: he utilizes digital x-rays, which expose patients to less radiation than traditional x-rays, and he ups the efficiency of procedures with the help of an in-house lab.
Dr. Luis Gonzalez and Dr. Dennis Carr, the namesakes of Drs. Gonzalez & Carr P.C., both served a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery after dental and medical school to master all aspects of oral surgery, including administering anesthesia. Drs. Gonzalez and Carr are board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons. That’s why, today, they boast enough skill to enact contemporary oral- and facial-surgery techniques. Their services range from wisdom-teeth extraction to jaw surgery to bone grafting. With their team of surgical assistants and laser technicians, Dr. Gonzalez and Dr. Carr also use lasers to remove tattoos and age spots or restore skin to a youthful state.
PC Cosmetic & Family Dentistry’s Dr. Amanda L. Thompson tends to tooth needs with general and cosmetic dentistry, treating gum problems, whitening teeth, and installing ceramic veneers. While she performs a dental checkup or fills a cavity, patients watch TV or zone out as a relaxation CD pipes gentle music into the treatment room. She even improves the rest of the face with the help of beauty injections such as Juvéderm and Botox, which smooth wrinkles and plump up deep lines next to the mouth.