Invisalign straightens crooked chompers through a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of good old-fashioned orthodontia. Three different practices feature orthodontists specially trained and certified in 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, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain ($325), 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 varies with each customer (it can run anywhere from $4,000 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 to put toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
At Dynamic Dental Design, Dr. Beckles specializes in prosthodontics. That means he can restore and replace teeth, giving patients a fair shake at a flawless smile. He fits teeth worn by years of neglect with porcelain crowns that look and act like real teeth?as do dental implants, which replace teeth that are missing entirely. An advocate of advanced technology, Dr. Beckles snaps shots with digital x-rays that not only use less radiation than traditional x-rays but also develop in about the same time it takes the Road Runner to run across Rhode Island: a few seconds.
Shila Yazdani, D.D.S., an expert implantologist, and Michael M. Mortazie, D.D.S., a specialist in prosthetic and neuromuscular dentistry, join forces at Revive Dentistry. Though they oversee standard exams and cleanings, these multi-talented dentists also improve dental appearance and function through a range of cosmetic and surgical services. Porcelain veneers and crowns are custom-fit to protect and restore the appearance of damaged teeth, while Invisalign straightening and teeth whitening make chompers precise and attractive enough to cut the ribbon at an opening ceremony. Technicians' adept hands also correct jaw function with neuromuscular therapy and specialized dental implants. The clinic doesn't just fix problems, though: diagnostic equipment from OralDNA Labs helps to uncover mouth disease and prevent additional damage.
Smiling Bright makes mouth-illumination easy, shipping complete whitening kits straight to eager chomper-owners' doorsteps. The X Cell Erator professional teeth-whitening system purifies pearls in just 20 minutes, wrapping them in a mouth-guard-shaped tray preloaded with carbamide gel capable of whitening teeth 2–5 shades. An included light triggers the formula's stain-blasting abilities, which can be tracked with a complimentary shade guide or an especially color-keen courtroom sketch artist. A list of tips and instructions helps guide users through the process, though a stealthy team of teeth-whitening professionals is available by phone should ornery cuspids refuse to shed their gold lamé suits.
A quest for continued education is what fueled Dr. Ivory Hancock's rise from dental student to CEO. In the years after graduating with a doctorate degree from Temple University’s School of Dentistry, she became chief resident at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York City and later studied advanced aesthetic dentistry at the Rosenthal Institute at New York University. Today, as CEO of Presidential Dental Group, she and her experienced team schedule preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services that range from routine cleanings to Invisalign teeth straightening. But what may be most striking about Dr. Hancock's office, perhaps, is her team's commitment to patient comfort and dental technology. Each location pampers patients with aromatherapy, blankets, and warm towels, and employs advanced tools such as diode lasers, digital impressions, and entertaining holograms of straight, white teeth dancing.
When searching for a new dentist, patients prize a light touch almost as much as they do extensive training or whiz-bang technology. Fortunately, Tarek Mogharbel, DDS—who worked in District of Columbia General Hospital’s oral-surgery department and is a certified Invisalign and Lumineers practitioner—and his partner, Sun Park, DDS, both describe themselves as gentle people. This character trait translates to each of their cosmetic and family dentistry services. The doctors take special care no matter the procedure, whether it’s an exam for an anxious youngster, a teeth-whitening treatment for an adult, or a new set of porcelain veneers for a ventriloquist’s dummy locked in an eternal, unfeeling grin.