For Dr. Julie Elessawi, it’s good to be a dentist in the 21st century. With more advanced dental technology rolling in every year, patients now have a better-than-ever chance of keeping their own natural teeth for life. When that isn’t possible, dental implants replace missing teeth with crowns sculpted from modern materials to blend seamlessly with neighboring molars and their prized collection of daguerreotypes. Natural chompers that need refurbishing can don porcelain veneers or brighten after applications of hydrogen peroxide.
Dr. Elessawi doesn’t stop at mouth-beauty alone. She and her team, first and foremost, stress the importance of oral health and put this philosophy into action by championing preventative care. The team believes that today’s precision tools make it easier for patients to overcome the dread associated with visiting the dentist. The doctor also steps out of the mouth entirely to target facial wrinkles with Botox injections for new patients, new new patients, and not-so-new new patients.
Magic Touch Skin Care’s technicians rely on lasers to help solve all their clients’ aesthetic issues. They wield laser beams to remove unwanted hair, shine laser light into mouths to whiten teeth, and even use lasers to help slim and shape the body. One of the spa’s only laser-free services is a relaxing deep-tissue massage that focuses on smoothing knotted muscles and tendons.
Dr. Dibling has topped thousands of implants with crowns and performed a panoply of implant procedures since 1988. The general, cosmetic, and implant dentist is passionate about lavishing every single patient with personalized care and attention. A variety of sedation options, including non-IV treatments and masks that pump out smooth jazz, assuage the worries of anxious patients.
Oakwood Dental Arts spreads its 10 dentists out across three locations, where they sculpt smiles with both preventive and cosmetic treatments. When they aren't fending off cavities with regular cleanings and fillings, they improve smiles with in-office whitening treatments and no-prep veneers. The latter fix chipped, crooked, and discolored teeth while preempting the pain associated with traditional veneers. The process begins when dentists craft custom porcelain shells and ends when those shells bond to existing teeth in spite of their crippling fear of intimacy.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers through a combination of highly advanced 3-D computer graphics and the spells of good old-fashioned orthodontia. Orthodontists specially trained and certified in the Invisalign process eschew cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial exam, including x-rays and photos ($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 $2,000 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 to put toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.