The skilled doctors of St. Louis Orthodontic Group straighten the gum bones of both children and adults with professional precision. During a comprehensive exam, a specialist pours over the inner workings of mandibles, combing mouth real estate for common problems such as crossbites, spacing, crowding, and irritating gangs of popcorn kernels. A round of x-rays and photos thoroughly captures the mouth's essence, ensuring treatment is best suited to each patient's individual needs. A teeth impression immortalizes the mouth's every curve without the discomfort of being cast in bronze, and readies chompers for their choice of braces including metal, clear, or Invisalign models, preparing cuspids for a comfortable corrective fit.
An arsenal of high-tech tools designed for improved patient safety and results bends to the will of Dr. Seth Gladson and Dr. Menaka Chandra at Chesterfield Park Dental. Digital x-rays expose patients to less radiation than traditional skeletal snapshots and can be viewed from any office computer, including the tiny screen in the receptionist's watch. An intra-oral camera displays its vantage point on flat-screen monitors during thorough mouth investigations, and laser detectors scan for cavities that might otherwise be mistaken for raisins. Once mouth health is in check, the team at Chesterfield Park Dental can enhance the appearance of chompers with cosmetic procedures such as Invisalign and Zoom! whitening.
Dr. Jacqueline Demko, who has worked on more than 500 Invisalign cases, oversees a team of enamel experts who discreetly arrange crooked teeth in handsome order with Invisalign, which combines highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics with the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia. The Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial 90- to 120-minute exam––which includes x-rays, photos, and impressions of mouth terrain––paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. Depending on the client’s teeth, as few as 12 or as many as 48 separate aligners will need to be worn during a period of 5–12 months before the straightening effect finally self-actuates in a sudden burst of pink smoke and slobber. Throughout the teeth-straightening journey, aligners are only removed when eating, brushing, flossing, or modeling a finely clenched jaw.
All aspects of dentistry, including restorative & cosmetic dentistry, sedation, oral surgery, orthodontics, partials, dentures and more. With over 20 years of experience, we will work with you to get the smile you desire!
Joan Krueger?a certified hypnotherapist who has been practicing since 1994?has her own metaphor to describe the subconscious mind: she likens it to a filing cabinet filled with the programs that help you function. She believes the key is to rewrite the programs, changing the information so we can function in different ways.
At Joan Krueger Hypnosis, she helps to change habits such as smoking cigarettes overeating, or biting your fingernails. She does this by bringing clients into a relaxed state during which their subconscious mind becomes receptive to suggestions. She then delivers the suggestion that will enable you to create the changes you desire. Krueger claims a high success rate: according to her website, 80% of clients are able to quit smoking after just one visit.
Dr. Pete Pagano is following in the family footsteps: after practicing dentistry with his father for 15 years, during which he augmented his formal education with the knowledge gleaned from his real-world experience, he took over the practice after his dad retired. Today, at Artistic Dentistry, Dr. Pagano still treats patients whose teeth were inspected by his father, as well as those of their children and grandchildren. With the aid of a skilled staff, Dr. Pagano delves into patients? facial caverns to seek out tooth decay, oral cancer, and gummy bears wanted for arson. Then, he treats mouths with any necessary procedures such as fillings, implants, and crowns or brightens smiles with teeth whitening. Whether performing a root canal or polishing teeth until they shine more than Zeus?s trophy for Best Deity, the dental professionals at Artistic Dentistry make sure to treat their patients as whole people and not just mouths by thoroughly discussing procedures and answering any questions.