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.
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.
Take care of your gums. That's one piece of advice from the staff at Universal Smiles DC. Gum problems can spread to the teeth and cause damage to the enamel, which could eventually necessitate extensive restoration or total tooth replacement. Although Dr. Bilal Ahmed specializes in prosthodontics treatments, such as dental implants, veneers, and crowns, he and his team would rather maintain teeth.
To ensure patients stay healthy, when crafting crowns, Dr. Ahmed fuses the porcelain with pure gold because gold is more organic and better accepted by the body and most monarchs than nickel, silver, or mercury. Laser gum treatments reduce the excessive bleeding often found with blade contouring, and digital x-rays cut down on the patient's exposure to radiation.
The staff also looks out for patients’ comfort with cable TV in every operatory. Patients waiting in the reception area sink into the pillowy depths of oversized plush chairs while snacking and sipping bottled water.
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.