At Gemini Dental, oral care is a family affair: the sons of a prominent Peruvian dentist in Lima, brothers Luis and Jorge Velis opened their own clinic after graduating together from the University of Florida in 1998, helping them stay as close to each other as two front teeth. Dedicated to keeping their skills sharp, the brothers and their staff undergo continuing education. It allows them hone their skills with such smile-improving procedures as affixing Invisalign braces, performing virtual imaging, and teaching the hygienically correct way to pull back lips and pretend to be in a wind tunnel. Besides regular dental care, the six staff doctors render such advanced services as low-radiation digital X-rays and single-visit, ceramic crowns.
Dr. Raul Gonzalez and his team commit to making every appointment as stress-free as possible. One technique for putting visitors at ease is to employ an arsenal of cutting-edge dental technology intended to diagnose and treat patients with greater speed and comfort. The practice’s signature microdentistry procedures use lasers to treat gum disease without resorting to invasive surgery or wishing on a star. An in-house CEREC system can create porcelain fillings, crowns, and veneers in one visit, and the center’s diagnostic equipment gives the technicians greater insight into patients’ dental, medical, and neuromuscular health.
As passionate as they are about dentistry, the doctors at Concierge Dentistry of Florida like to keep their handiwork a secret between you and them. They do this by using tooth-colored fillings for cavities, which blend in with natural teeth better than the metal amalgams they replace. Porcelain veneers and dental implants resemble natural teeth in both look and function, and Invisalign braces straighten smiles while remaining nearly impossible to see, like a contact lens's ghost.
The highly trained dental do-gooders at Taylor Orthodontics investigate inconsistencies in oral architecture and meticulously fashion mouths with a variety of state-of-the-art orthodontic technologies. An initial exam, including panoramic and cephalometric 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. The Invisalign process ($2,000–$8,000) eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. Incognito braces implement computer-aided design technology and robotic wire bending to shape 100% customizable brackets, form-fitted and placed behind the teeth, and traditional metal, colored, and clear-ceramic braces strive to straighten out teeth with their traditional tough love.
For more than two decades, Dr. Lilian Gonzalez and her team of specialists at Dental American Group have cared for teeth using the latest equipment and techniques. The crew—which includes an orthodontist, a periodontist, an endodontist, and oral surgeons—performs services ranging from practical to cosmetic. Doctors may straighten smiles with braces, or replace missing teeth with dental implants. Wrinkle-relaxing Botox injections are also available, leaving faces youthful enough to re-grow their baby teeth.
With more than 30 years of experience, orthodontist Juan de Dios Garcia, D.M.D., P.A. knows that teeth aren't just for eating. They're support structures for the middle and lower part of the face, which influence facial appearance, speech, and self esteem. Specializing in dento-facial orthopedics, Dr. Garcia keeps this fact in mind when guiding patients' teeth toward healthier, more aesthetic and functional positions.